Thank you all sincerely from the bottom of our entire family's hearts. We have been blessed by your prayers and thoughts.
Today would have been Mom's 72 birthday, but she is now in heaven with her parents and other loved ones. When I heard of Bully's moms passing the same day, I knew that heaven had gained not one but two new angels.
Please continue to pray for my father. He and my mother began dating when she was 15 years old and were married for 52 years so had been together for a total of 57 years. He is devastated by this loss none of us expected and his heart is truly breaking.
My mom had retired the day prior to her surgery and she and my dad had many future plans, some of which I am positive included visits to our beloved Aruba. They had traveled together to Aruba 6 times, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends and sometimes with just us family, but they too returned time and time again.
My brother is spending time with my dad while I am home regrouping for a few days before returning to Florida for mom's funeral. Dad wants to cancel Thanksgiving, but mom would have wanted us to celebrate and would not have had it any other way.
Thanks for understanding my absence and kudos to Andrea for pulling up the slack even while on vacation.