|This photo is perfect as it seems Joyce is waving good by and is shows that beautiful contagious smile|
I saw a message from my Brother Allen, stating that if we wanted to see Joyce alive, we should go to their home for a visit. She was on her death bed. We packed up and headed to Taylorsville, UT so we could see her. Joyce passed away while we were there, and this was the first time I actually saw someone pass to the other side. I was so happy that she still was conscious when we first got there and I was able to tell her that I loved her, and she told me she loved me too. I gave her a gift that Lorri, our cousin had sent up with me and she put her glasses on and read the card that came with it.
It wasn't long after our visit with her, that she went into a coma like state. Megann, Joyce and Allen's daughter is a nurse and she had been monitoring her Mom and she announced that the time had come to let her go. We all gathered around her bed, and Allen said a prayer. I watched as Joyce let out three small breaths, the third one being her last. It was a very peaceful passing, except for the sobbing of Joyce's mother, and the crying of others. All of our eyes were filled with tears. Joyce's suffering was over, but all of us were suffering the loss of a loved one. She had been such a trooper never complaining through all the cancer treatments, working, taking care of her family, and best of all was able to see three grandchildren born. She enjoyed them immensely. I don't think I could be as brave as she was.
I love you Joyce, and I miss that contagious smile. I will see you again someday and I hope and pray for peace in your family as they all suffer the loss of you.