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My sister died yesterday, a few minutes after Munchkin The Elder left to pick up his father from the doctor. She died while being given CPR, which strikes me as a violent kind of way to go, but she had been unconscious for hours at the time, so I doubt she felt anything.

Today, James and I will go to the hospital to fetch her belongings. Monday, the social worker will contact me about arrangements for her disposition.

The kids are fine. James and I are fine. My mom is alternately fine and wrecked, which will probably be the way of things for a while.

We lost her a long, long time ago. There's some finality in the past day's events, but not much has changed.

Munchkin the Younger came up yesterday to check in, to tell me that I am her real mother, and to get comfort in talking to someone who understands not having any emotion left for the person we lost all those years ago.

I'm sorry there was no way for us to reach her. I'm sorry her life was sad and hard, and that she caused so much damage in our family.

Date: 2017-06-24 05:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] loracs
Her life was sad, even more so for the havoc she created for the people around her. Please give mom my condolences. Love to all.

Date: 2017-06-24 06:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eeyorerin
I'm sorry her life was hard, and made your life harder, and that your mother is sad. I hope you can get through all of this as easily as possible.

Date: 2017-06-25 09:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nitoda
Sorry for your loss and the distress for so long; may you all be comforted.

Date: 2017-06-26 03:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lcohen
even if you knew that the story would never have a happy ending, endings are complicated. love to all of you--please extend my condolences to your mother.

Date: 2017-06-27 10:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tenacious_snail
my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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