I have never been able to fully process the loss of Ali, and am still heartbroken about my Yoko. For the past few years, knowing and trying to accept her advancing age, I've been trying to prepare myself. That was a luxury I didn't have with any of my others. I knew that it was a matter of time, but my greatest fear was not knowing when - and I was so scared that it wouldn't be peaceful.
In that, I am extremely fortunate. I wasn't prepared, but had had sufficient time to at least be aware of the clock ticking. Neither she nor I were ready, but her body was.
Cherish each and every day with your sweet Maggie