My beautiful, smart, funny, insightful and courageous sister passed today at 2:30 in the afternoon surrounded by people who loved her beyond words. Her passing was peaceful and gentle and we are all relieved she has no more pain.
At the moment life support was removed the hospital played the music that means that a baby is born, and then they played it again - twins! None of our family had said it aloud but we had all been hoping that would happen, the circle of life continuing in such an obvious way and it would take two babies to fit the personality of our sister.
Our brother had the idea to buy a card for the family of the new babies and he composed a beautiful letter, which I edited and we all signed explaining that they did not know us but our sister/daughter was removed from life support at the moment of their daughters' birth, we had been hoping to hear the music play and that we wished them a life time of happiness with their daughters.
For those who asked in e-mail: services are as follows: visiting hours 4-8 PM Tuesday, March 25, Blake Funeral Home, Chelmsford, MA and funeral mass, St. Mary's Church, March 26th 9 AM.