Thank you for giving us time and space while we worked to contact all the Jenkins and Barretts, VA friends, and others. Yes, mom was coming home yesterday from my brother’s kids’ competitions in Missouri when a jeep hydroplaned while passing the semi in front of her, bounced off the center wall and into the semi – mom had no time to respond, and hit them head on. She did not survive, and we are shocked and sad… But also relieved and thrilled for her to have been released from her very difficult mortality. We know she is so happy to see her parents and even our dad who passed away a year ago. We are grateful for eternal families, and for how she got to experience and participate in the restoration of our family these recent years… And I wouldn’t trade the last year of her living with me for anything. We are only just now able to be home and settled to sleep since yesterday, so turning off all electronics to rest and sleep. We will post funeral arrangements tomorrow evening. Thank you for your love and prayers, and for your good care and service to her.
In the meantime, I suddenly find myself to be the hosting matriarch as my brother and his wife and their six kids are here for the week.
And they are hungry.
I sent the boys back to the garden to dig up carrots and potatoes, and they did great! Mom would love it!