Her 18 year old son died suddenly a couple of months ago..a blood clot lodged in his heart. She has 5 surviving kids under the age of 18. She suddenly collapsed day before yesterday and was unconscious and on a ventilator. Her heart stopped early in the morning.
I feel so much pain and fear for the children and their father and other family members. How hard it must be to go through childhood and adolescence without a mother. But I know it has been common throughout history. We forget how many young women used to die in childbirth, or who still do in some parts of the world. I am blessed that both of my parents are still alive. I'm 45. I have a 2 year old daughter who I hope is settled with a family of her own before I have to leave her life. I have older kids that I worry less about. None of us are guaranteed another minute of life.