I just got a phone call from my dear friend/sister Monique, or Mikki as I call her. Mom Ann, her mother and my surrogate mom, just died. She went in for surgery this morning with swelling on the brain and never woke up. Fraun, the oldest sister, and Monica, Mikki's twin sister, are flying in to Greenville right now. Mikki is leaving in about 2 hours with her daughter Samantha. She said that once they were all together this evening that she would call me and we could all talk.
The day I met her she told me that I was to call her Mom and she would forever consider me one of her own. She never had any boys, so she made me her son.