Last month my cousin, who lived in the U.K., died. It was very unexpected. Still in her 40s, she had only gotten married 3 years ago. Some of us were there for her wedding, it was a happy time.
Now, for better or worse, another family member this year has left this world we live in.
The last time I saw her was in March when she and her two sons came for our grandmother's funeral. I appreciate now that she was here and we got a chance to be with her before her death.