I wasn't sure whether to run this or not, but I think she would have been tickled, so I did.
I am so happy to read this! Thank you for taking the time and for commenting here.
Thank you for reading this. Your comment really made me think that we shouldn't all be waiting for eulogies.
Sometimes, when I talk to women and hear these stories, I think hard about inheritable trauma. Julia's mother lost the ability to speak entirely, although, actually, it wasn't ability, since she spoke when she wanted to. I'm glad, too, that Julia kept hers.
Your mom's words are so striking. Thank you for sharing this.