Until Ann's death, I didn't realize how much she impacted me. Which surprised me since I had been anticipating this death for a couple months.
I was lucky enough to have a chance to say good bye, and tell her what she meant to me. I drove 15 hours to say, "Thank you for all you have given to me." and, if you knew her, you can guess what she said back to me.
"Thank YOU for all you have given to ME."
I know it isn't a contest, but I still think she gave me more than I could have ever given her. She helped me to live life more fully - to grab each day. She shared my children, and I think she may have loved my husband more than I do :) (she just LOVED his accent)
I wish she could have been here longer (many more minutes).