We are staying in a hotel tonight with wi-fi so I wanted to update the previous post. Before we even got to the Alabama state line we received a call from my cousin informing us that my Aunt had taken a turn for the worst and he feared she would pass before we could get there. The Lord was on my Mother's side and we arrived in time. My mother was able to be at her sister's bedside for ten hours before her sister's time on this earth ended. My Aunt's funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon and we will be headed home as soon as possible thereafter.
My mother is having a difficult time with all this. My Aunt's death leaves the oldest and youngest of the six children surviving. My mother is the youngest at 87 and the oldest sister is 93. Both my mom and her sister are in good health for their age but the death of their sister leaves them feeling ever closer to the time when they, too, will be gone. It reminded me of an old song by Neil Diamond which went: We all sweat under the same sun, we all look up in wonder at the same moon, and we all weep when we are done, for being done too soon.