Valentine's Day, they were supposed to go to a place called "Numbers" or something and meet up with some others, but apparently Cyn was feeling very out of place, so they left. The two of them had dinner, did a little shopping, basically had a pleasant evening together, and fell asleep that night, curled up together, watching TV.
About 4am, Mark awoke, noticing that the bed felt wet. He went to wake Cyn up to ask what had spilled (Cyn was a very light sleeper), and discovered that she had passed away. Initial coroner's report says heart failure, but the full results aren't in yet. He says he will call me and let me know when he knows what they are. She went in her sleep, peacefully...we should all be so lucky.
Cyn was a very good friend to me. Many a day was spent in pouring out my problems to her, knowing that she would not give me platitudes or sugar-coating, but instead would be straight with me, giving me the real deal. Many another day was spent with me doing the same for her. She was my spirit sister, and we had connected on a deeper level than merely friends. I love her deeply, and my heart is cracked open with her loss. She will continue to live in my soul until such time as I see her again on the other side.
The family will have a small memorial/remembrance service on Wednesday. I ask you to join me in thoughts and prayers, and let them join with Cyn's family's own prayers.
I miss you already Cyn. Wherever you are, my thoughts are with you...take care of yourself. We'll meet again...and if I know you, you'd have wanted to be remembered just like this...