The lapse in blogging is because...
Our family has, to yet again, say goodbye. Or as my darling niece put it "This is see you later....I'm not into goodbyes."
She was talking about her mom. My ex-sister-in-law who died unexpectedly on Friday. She was two years younger than me.
And even though she and my brother were divorced they had managed to stay friends. In fact I saw her in the store a few days before she died and we had a nice little chat. I thanked her for being there for Ben and for being a friend to him.
Kodi had a big heart and was willing and wanted to help out those she loved. My heart breaks for the three kids she leaves behind.
Her oldest just got engaged. She is a strong, beautiful, amazing girl. Who, as she sat waiting for her grandpa to come and drive her home from college after receiving the tragic news, thought to herself, "Well, now mom will be able to be there for my wedding." She will be married in the Salt Lake Temple and her mom wouldn't have been able to be there for the ceremony. She is already planning on going to the temple to do the work for her mom when the time comes.
Kodi will be missed. I know her children are in good hands. They have some of the best grandparents anyone could ask for, my mom being one of them. They have many aunts, uncles and cousins who love them dearly and will be there for them in the years to come.
I am concerned for my brother. This has hit him hard and I'm not really sure what I can do, if anything to ease what he is going through. The future is uncertain. I hope and pray that we don't have to say "See you later" to anyone else for a long, long time.
*edited...I put that she died Saturday but it was Friday so I corrected that.