Hi all, I just wanted to ask for prayers for some friends & family. My great-aunt Laura, passed Friday I believe, at 81, of pancreatic cancer, my dad said she went fast (she was diagnosed quite a while ago, actually) My dad was adding a room onto her house, as early back as the winter time... He had told me *then* that she had cancer, but, that she was still driving herself, etc, and that he was adding a room onto her house. It was her time, and, of course you always HOPE the person passes quickly, and without pain. Second, on Saturday morning, a friend of me & hubby's lost his mother, to a very long illness, with ovarian cancer- she fought it for OVER SIX YEARS! Whatever type it was, they had told her (as far as the rest of her body, I guess, i.e. the liver) it was 'slow growing'. She had had countless surgeries, though, through the years, they'd removed much of her colon, all the lymph nodes, etc in the pelvic/bowel area, etc.. This woman, was 61 years old, and had retired from the hospital after *36* years, as an X-ray technician. She just took a very rapid dip last week, by thursday, hospice care put a pain pump in, and gave her 2 days to live, and 2 days is what she lived... She has a son(married) and a daughter (married), and four wonderful grandchildren. She wasn't really expected to live to see her son's wedding 4 years ago, and then she lived to see her first grand-daughter born (3rd grandchild), and then she made it to see her fourth and final grandchild born, the first male to carry on the family last name... So, u can see she, or her body were certainly fighter(s)... and she passed as many milestones as anyone could ever hope for, and beyond, with her type of cancer... But, her passing, is hitting her two children & their spouses very very hard... sometimes even though you have time to prepare.... time starts to give hope.. maybe... or given enough times, and seeing enough 'lows' pulled out of....I think sometimes your mind begins to put death away for a while... since when it finally *was* her time... it did go quick, (days, and, thankfully, she really didn't wake up much at all, after the pain pump was put in...)and she passed away in her home, not a hospital/hospice environment .... I know things were as good for her, as she could have hoped... I just hope her kids can get through this ok, she also had everything already arranged for them, they only had to pick out the casket, the money was already there. Being that both of *them* have kids....I think that's just one of life's ways of kind of *forcing* us to move on... this whole thing is just a little hard on the family... they all live on the same large, large 'plot' of land, her house is the first one, then the daughter her husband, and two sons are down the lane, and the son (hubby's friend) lives at the end of the lane.. with his wife, and their 34 month old daughter, and 8 month old son.. So, if you could, just say a prayer, for Aaron & Michelle, and their spouses, to get through their mother's passing. Hubby is one of the pallbearers, along with Aaron's other close knit friends, from high school.. Our church will be hosting the lunch, after the burial, on Wednesday... Thanks all, love..