This past week, my mother-in-law Lynn passed away due to complications from a sudden case of pneumonia. The entire family was blindsided. D and I had just seen her during our family trip to Colorado, though our time with her was limited by the fact that I got so sick. We’ve spent the past couple weeks traveling back and forth between here and Arkansas; over the last week in particular, it seemed the airline industry was conspiring to make an already unbearable situation even more impossible.
We’re shocked, exhausted, and sad in ways I’ve never experienced before. And yet, every time I think about Lynn, I picture her laughing, like she is in my favorite family portrait from our wedding.
She must have endured us all with amazing reserves of good humor.
We miss her terribly, and we won’t stop.