I learned today how very important a mother is to her children.
I went to my cousin-in-law's funeral today. It was just a sad experience, as most funerals are.. but what broke my heart more than anything was watching the kids just hanging onto their daddy. You know they don't completely understand it all and it probably hasn't totally hit them as to what has really happened. Their mother is gone. And she is never coming back. It just completely broke my heart. I stood there and all I could do was look at those kids and see how easily it could be my kids. Granted, I'm morbid.. just ask my husband. But I think anyone who is a mother would have been thinking the same thing. The thought literally makes tears well up in my eyes and brings a knot to my stomach and a lump in my throat. Just so sad.
The exact cause of death I'm not too sure about. I've heard two or three different things it could have been. I do know that she has had a lot of health problems over the last year or so. She had just had gastric bypass surgery a few months back and she also had some breathing problems but I'm not sure if they were caused by her weight or something else.
Anyway, please continue to keep the family and especially the kids (girl and boy) in your prayers.