She and my Dad are on a really long cruise and my mom developed some sort of respiratory problems a few days ago and she passed away in the middle of the night our time.
My Dad called my brother from the ship-to-shore line about 3 or 4am (our time) and there was about an 8 second delay so they talked over each other and my Dad was pretty distraught to begin with so it was hard for them to communicate.
The ship docks in Vietnam tomorrow and the process of getting her home will begin.
My Dad doesn't do very well with death or with funerals and this was their 51st wedding anniversary cruise so I can't imagine how this is going for him. So very sad.
The good news is she died on a cruise she has been waiting over a year to go on, she was happy and it wasn't a prolonged illness with hospital stays.
Tor doesn't understand why Mama is crying a lot, but Jack does and he has cried too. He is very sad. Liv will be here in a week and a half so I don't even know what I will be able to do as far as getting down to Florida. <sigh>.