My sister-in-law died today after a year long battle with cancer. She loved reading my blog, when she saw me she would quote her favorite lines and laugh and laugh. She commented as TxSiL. I wish I could have cranked out some funny stuff for her but my heart has been filled with infinite sadness these past months for many reasons.
I sent her a GetWellBear; she named it Truly. She texted me a photo of her and Truly snuggled in the hospital bed. Oldest Brother tells me Truly was with her to the very end. That's a good thought.
My most ferverent wish was that she would not suffer, that she wouldn't linger on and on until a miserable end. And that my brother would not have to endure watching her go through it. It was the only thing left to wish for.
My brother said her death was incredibly peaceful. She just slipped away without making a sound or stirring. She was just gone with that last breath. For that wish granted, I am very grateful.