Good morning foolish mortals.  This is a little late from my customary 1st day of the month post and I also haven't updated since Jan1st.  Have had some family issues where my mother was put into the hospital in the second part of January. Been a lot of heavy emotions and difficult times to process during that time.

It is with a heavy heart that we said goodbye to her on Feb 2nd.  While she'd been having trouble and we all wanted her pain to end, it was still hard for us, especially my dad who was with her for almost 62 years. She went peacefully and hopefully painlessly as we were all around her for her last breath.

This quote means so much to me and I think it is very appropriate for this now:

There is a sacredness in tears.
They are not the mark of weakness but of power.
They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love.

Mom was an amazing woman and we all loved her dearly.  She will be missed tremendously.

We love you mom.