I lost my father last December. It came suddenly and unexpectedly (aortic dissection - now well known because of John Ritter). I have read your site since 1996 and have e-mailed you only twice. However, upon reading this tragic news, I wished to express my sorrow and to tell you that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I still have not recovered fully from my loss and suspect it will take time for you and yours to recover. I found it helps to focus on other things (like work). Remember all the good in her and what she taught you and continue that with others. Again, sorry for your loss.