We had just walked into my house, my brother and I. We both had been having a rough day and just figured that our mom was still with our aunt, still taking care of her. Getting the dishes cleaned and working together, we cleaned the house like always. Soon the phone rang and we already knew it had happened. As the tears ran, neither of us needed to hear what my cousin told us anyway. The van pulled in just as the words came out. She’s gone. The tears ran harder the affirmation.