I really don't know what to do with myself right now. I am panicking. One of my best friends died on Thursday and I read about it in the newspaper. My kids don't have a blood grandma and so my friend Charlotte stood up and became their grandma. They are devastated. My little one had been texting her for the last weekend, and had gotten no response. She said I hope that Grandma is okay, she's not calling or texting me back. She had already died. She had pancreatic cancer. She was diagnosed last November. I had not seen her recently, but she was always cheerful and upbeat when we talked on the phone, said she was doing well and then I picked up the obituaries in our local paper and there is her picture. I can't believe we won't have anymore of our talks, or hear her crazy laugh anymore. Yesterday I could not cry, I think I was just shocked, today is different, I can't stop. Tomorrow is her funeral. She was 59 years old. I have 5 friends that I talk to a lot and 2 of them have died in the last year. I just need this to stop happening. I wish I had been able to say goodbye. I wish her husband had called me. His kids, kids are the only grandchildren that Charlotte had by marriage. Mine were by choice and it just never sat really well with him. They called him Grandpa too, but it was different. My youngest is devastated, she had asked me if we could go over on July 4th. I had told her no because I made plans with another friend after church. She never got to see her again. She's mad at me right now, for saying no. I know she'll get over it and she can be mad at me, but she'll come around eventually.