I've been keeping things lighthearted here but the fact is that my aunt passed away due to advanced lung cancer on Sunday. I won't be going to the funeral. There are a host of reasons but really when it comes down to it, they don't matter. Jason pointed out that funerals are for the living, and that's the major reason that I'd like to be there. I wish I could be there with my dad, my grandmother, my aunt and uncle. As sad as I am about losing her, I am more sad for those who knew her far better and longer than I did.
It wasn't a sudden passing. It's been expected for a long time now. I knew when I saw her over the summer that it was probably the last time that I would get to do so. It's still extremely sad.
I'll miss you, Aunt Kerry.