Today, we are in mourning. My mother passed away Saturday afternoon. Even though we new it was inevitable, she has been ill for some time, this happened very fast. She started to decline very rapidly at the beginning of the week, and Saturday her struggle with COPD came to an end. She is no longer suffering. She is in a better place. Now my father, brother and I must grieve and put our lives back together. It will take some time, but with the support of family and friends we will get through this.