So, I found out today that my cousin had passed away overnight. This one has hit me pretty hard, as she was like a little sister to me. Additionally, the doctors have determined the cause of death was a genetic deficiency that we shared. In my case, it was discovered after I had a stroke about a decade ago. I had been on her case for the last 10 years to get herself tested. Apparently, she never did.
She leaves behind 2 kids, one of whom is still in high school. I know it’s going to sound crazy, but the question I keep asking myself is why couldn’t it have been me instead of her. I don’t have kids, and frankly would likely have only a handful of folks to show up at my funeral. She has 2 kids, a sister, a mother, and a grandmother (not shared) who will all have to deal with a lot of grief now. It’s weird the thoughts that go through your head in a time like this.
Anyway, please be in prayer for her family. This is extremely hard on them, especially her mother - who also lost her husband a year ago. We’re all taking turns trying to stay with her.