as many of you know,
my mother was diagnosed with advanced cancer in July this year.
it was her intention to make my 50th birthday in February 2010 but that was unlikely,
so it was her intention to make xmas 2009 so she could have a last xmas dinner with us.
In the last week it became unlikely that that could happen also. Sadly on the 23rd of December she slipped away after lunch time.
What gives us comfort though is that she has been suffering terribly and is now at peace. She looked better than we have seen her in months and like I said we draw enormous comfort from this.