My mother-in-law passed away last Friday. She had been in hospital for 4 days after a massive stroke, and she never regained consciousness after that. Her death was peaceful, and her family was with her when she died. She was 92, and active, bright and reasonably independent til her last day. Her death at this age wasn't a complete shock ofcourse, but now that she's gone, I feel that the centre figure of my husband's family is gone. We'll need time to adjust to that new phase in our lives.
We take comfort in the many sweet and moving reactions of family and friends.
For distraction I read Harry Potter. JK Rowling's masterpiece is the perfect way to get your mind of things, as many of you already know. I'm in book 3 now, The Prisoner of Azkaban. And I love it!!!!!