Two years ago, my mother fell and broke her hip. She was 88, but still so active. She never recovered from the surgery and after two horrible months of suffering, she died. For the next two years, my dad endured such grief, having been married for 68 years. He was going pretty well, had a very healthy 100 year old "girlfriend," and was till camping with us and riding his motorcycle. Last September, he was riding to the mall to walk with friends when he was hit by a hit and run driver. We took him off life support that afternoon. The person was arrested, and recently pled guilty to criminal vehicular homicide. My father was laid to rest with full military honors. In October, my mother in law developed an infection, and after four days in the hospital, she also died. We buried her in November. I have been doing pretty well, and made the decision to retire in January from a job I really loved. That was also a loss of sorts, as I very much enjoyed the team i worked with. Three weeks after I retired, my sister in law called me to tell me she was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. She has a married son and daughter and 3 beautiful little granddaughters. I cannot believe that my family is facing yet another tragic situation, and it feels like I cannot get the ground back under my feet. I found this site, and thought I would share my story. I am married, have a married son and a darling little 18 month old grandson.