Dearest loved ones
Naomi passed at 1:20AM this morning. Surrounded by her mother, sister, brother and husband (me), she slowly and peacefully wound herself down to a final rest.
Earlier this week I was set to post an update on her condition, the details of which are now moot. By way of overview, this past Friday, Valentine’s Day, it looked as though she would pass. Our doctor and nurses were all but certain. But the day came and went, and Nate’s handing out of Elmo-hearted Valentine’s Day cards to his classmates went undisturbed.
On Monday, Family Day came and went. Family gathered, again brought together by my wife, all while she kept fighting.
Hearts and Family, two things Naomi were sure to stick around for — two things that she always stood for.
And ultimately, what Naomi tried her hardest to avoid dying for.
Mother. Wife. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Niece. Cousin. Friend. Doctor. Researcher. Teacher. Student. Hero. Warrior. Light. She did everything to her best and with character and thoughtful generosity.
And now she’s off for a well earned rest, after a courageous battle and a far too short, but otherwise gracious, adventurous and love-filled life.
Funeral planning is in progress. Details to be confirmed after the Sabbath, with services likely held on Tuesday. Stay tuned for confirmations and details.