Today was supposed to be different than what it has turned out, as not only is it New Years, but also my sister-in-laws birthday. We found out though that my wife's great-grandmother who lived only 5 miles from us passed on this morning. She was 99 years old. And though she was sick for awhile, and this was expected, it still hurts. My wife, who she was named after her is broken up, as is our children, because she was an exceptional person to say it mildly. I have witnessed this woman deal with problems in life that I know would break most down, yet she met them with a smile. She has buried 6 of her 7 children, and that alone would break most people down, myself included. As for me, I know that she is now among those most honored ancestors of us all, and that she was met with open arms. But mostly, for me, she has earned this rest. It hurts family, it truly does because I loved her very much, and I selfishly miss her. But as I said, she has earned this rest, and I am happy that she is getting it among our ancestors. I ask for your blessings and thoughts family. not for me, but for her family who is devastated by this passing.