Wow - I cannot believe that the last of the "fabulous four-some" of John, Jane, Chic, and Anna has passed away.
I can still hear your mother's usual exclamation of "Blessed Mother" and see her putting out the glass of water on the kitchen table every night (for the angels or spirits who might come during the night).
I am sorry that I cannot attend the funeral but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. No matter how old a mother might be and how old we are, it is still your mother and the pain is there. I know from my own mom's passing.
I think back often to those times together around the table into the early hours of the morning. The laughs and the tears.
Thank you for sharing your family with me. Know that you all have a place in my heart and always in my prayers and if there is anything I can do just let me know.
Rest in peace, Aunt Jane.
Fr David Moczulski, OFM