Our dear Lee passed away yesterday morning at 11 AM. She was confined to bed only for her last 3-4 days and was gradually more comfortable. Most conversation had ceased (although she had a burst of energy on the day after Thanksgiving!) and she was moving inward, gathering strength for the journey to come. The day before her physical death, in one of her semi-lucid moments, she had told me "one more day, " and one more day it was. I climbed next to her in bed to rest yesterday morning, turned my head and she had just taken her last breath. I had already been talking to her, offering prayers and recitations from early that morning, knowing that, as usual, she would be right about the day of her transition. It was as peaceful as could be, and as time went on, she became more peaceful and beautiful with every passing moment.
As Forrest Gump would have said: "...and just like that, she was gone" and " that's all I have to say about that." (for now)
There will be ongoing postings from me about Lee's journey and plans for life celebrations, etc., but for now, I would like to thank all of you who knew Lee and were part of her life for what you did for her. Thank all of you for your cards, emails, text messages, prayers and other gifts of support. Thank you, thank you, thank you. May you have everlasting peace and happiness.