After I received the "We lost her last night . . . " text, I cried on my walk back home. The mom that was with me when I got the message said she felt bad all day. I just started crying. I tried to control it, but the tears were rolling down my face. All I could do was to tell her that my friend's mom died and that, "I need to go now."
Then I called my mom.
April said that they are okay. I understand on the point that her mother was so ill in the very end. Happily, they were able to go on a girls only cruise a couple of months ago. Mom wanted to go to Niagara Falls and they did a day trip. (It was supposed to be an overnight, but things outside of April and her mother's control went on.) April was able to work from home and her sister was able to use some of her time at work to come up and hang out with mom.
Her sister was able to make it before the end.
They have made the necessary arrangements and will be having a memorial on Sunday at 3 PM. Of course, I've got K-'s soccer, but April told me not to worry about it. I will be staying home from church on Sunday to do the Lord's work from my kitchen. I may be unable to attend the dinner gathering they have planned, but I can cook for it and my food can attend for me.
She promises that she is okay.