Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thanks for the moments, thanks for the memories
I got a call from Eric that Gail died in the wee hours of this morning. She was on schedule to come back to Culebra today to make that exit from here, but it didn't happen that way. I know she is glad to be out of that hospital, and I'm glad for her.
Friends and family will be taking many trips down memory lane in the following days and nights, sometimes laughing, sometimes crying. Because one thing is for sure, Gail didn't choose to go gently into that good night, not taking her leaving any differently than she lived, and that was a big part of what made Gail...Gail.
Eric doesn't stop amazing me with his maturity and huge love for his mother. He shares a passionate core that we knew in Gail - some traits are too powerful to resist, and I'm glad Eric doesn't even try. What a legacy, Gail...you mother-loved well.
I'll miss you.