Since returning home from Austin, another serious turn has taken place in my life. My mother passed away at age 93. Although anticipated for months now, the loss is still raw. She was a wonderful role model, in raising our family, and for me in raising my own children. Caring, loving, supportive, top the list of how she was in shaping our lives. I love seeing the next generation, my grandchildren growing up, guided by the love and nurturing of my son and his wife. The children have some big shoes to grow into to fill the quality of the lives of my parents, but I'm sure they will prove themselves 1oo%. Just give them a few years! I'm in the middle of this "Grand Cycle of Life". My emotions run the gamut each day from exhilarated to the valley of despair. I look forward to things evening out in the near future.