Dear Family of Shirley,
I am so, so sorry for your loss of such a dear lady.
I met Shirley for the first time back in the 90's when my own dear mother became ill and could no longer drive. When I first met Shirley I liked her immediately, she had a lovely smile and a sincerely warm presence. She was so incredibly kind and understanding with my Mom.
Soon after my Mom passed, may God bless her, my Dad became very ill and it was then time for me to take care of him too. My parents had a farm and Mom always kept very good records. She was always going to show me how she did everything but sadly, we ran out of time. It was then that Shirley really came through for me, with great patience too, I might add! She assisted me in getting all of the necessary paperwork, receipts, etc. that she would need for me to bring to the many appointments that I would come to see her for years to follow.
During this very same time she was also taking care of her mother in her home. We spent many hours in person as well as on the phone talking about all of the challenges that we each faced as caregivers while taking care of our loved ones. Only someone who has done this kind of 'labor of love' could possibly understand how incredibly hard and at the same time, how rewarding it can be.
I respected Shirley as an extremely knowledgeable and professional woman. I respected her even more for the way that she loved her family.
I am sure that you will all miss her very much but something tells me that she will be watching out for you all as she loved you with one of the biggest hearts that could ever be~
My prayers go out to you all~