Hi friends--I got a call from Mel's husband. She passed away in his arms at a little past midnight today, 12/1. Her best friend Rhonda was there, too. I will post funeral info when he has completed the arrangements. He said the funeral would be Monday. I know that she will be buried next to her dad in Ada, OK.
Mike said that she hadn't spoken more than 10 words in the past 6 weeks, but when Rhonda came for this visit, she was able to talk to her. He said Mel & Rhonda were joking and laughing so much that Mel's MIL accused them of having a party LOL. What a way for Mel to go out!!
While there is sadness in my heart, the overwhelming feeling that I have is elation that Mel has gone "home." She was ready and my heart feels lighter knowing that her struggle is over. I have been mourning her these last few months as this was NOT how she wanted to linger. I am sad that she won't be here to raise Ian and lend support to her DSS Kai (whom she raised as her own).
Her candle is lit, as she requested me to do a long time ago.
I will be sending flowers. If anyone wants to contribute, you can let me know.
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