Since Labor Day, my MIL has been in failing health ... just around Turkey Day, the mental changes became alarming. An MRI disclosed a glioblastoma - her age and health precluded any biopsy to stage it. Family opted for comfort and support.
We lost her on Thursday night.
Bessie was a grand and elegant woman. Dignified, opinionated, strong willed, compassionate, devout in her faith. I was so very fortunate to have had her for a MIL ... and she gave me a grand gift in her son.
The Dapple Duo accompanied me up to Haven, KS to attend the Visitation and the Service. It has been a very, very long two days.
Prayers for my FIL, Paul ... missing his Sweetheart. He has had increasing dementia/mild alzheimer's for the last few years. He knows, but we don't think is processing entirely that Bessie is gone. It will hit him harder in a few days, I think ... but he is in a lovely place with a great Staff and my SIL is staying on in Haven through the new year.