I still have trouble believing that you are gone. I can't call and get comfort or parenting advice. I remember the howl that came from my toes when I learned of your death. I can't understand the how and why because you were so good and did so much for all of us. You were truly the first activist, loving, energetic mom. You were the definition of mom. But you were not mine. You mothered the world and I will miss you forever. Thanks for the gifts you so freely gave me. You taught me to be hugged, you taught me to be loved. You will be missed, are missed daily but I am thankful that you were such a part of my life for 25 years. I wish you could know my children, all adults now. I wish I could have held you near the river one more time. I am glad that you did not suffer. You left in the blink of an eye.
Forever my friend, my teacher, my parent. We all know you were magic and had the power to heal. For my Jane who shocked us all by dying suddenly at the age of 70. I will know you in my heart forever.