She loved me without judgement. When I came home with my MBA and a baby, she loved me. When she met Hubby, she loved him because she loved me. When each baby was born, she loved them because she loved me.
Her friendship with my mom was great. They laughed and strategized and supported each other. All the time. So close they were that she became my Aunty. I could drive home and find Aunty and Mommy hanging out on their mutual days off from work.
She became a very quiet force in our community. Humble and powerful. She touched us all. So I’m on my way home to grieve my loss…our loss. And to celebrate her life and what she meant/means to all of us. We have a new angel now. That doesn’t make this weekend any easier but it will be comfort in the years ahead.