My mother, who my kids called Ama passed away the day before Christmas as I was readingone of her favorite books to her, The Wind in the Willows. How fitting that the granddaughter who was named after Ama's mother, Cecilia Keegan, was in the room with me at the time.
Keegan and Ama
This passing was not unexpected in that Ama was 96 years old after all. She had also developed some pressure wounds at the nursing home that got terribly out of control causing her to be in pain much of the time even with medication. So, while we will all miss her, it was a blessing to see her freed from her suffering.