Spot knew that Eva's mother was ill and battling cancer. It has been a shadow on Eva's spirit since Spot has known her. Rebecca Young died yesterday.
Eva talked a little about her Mom, but it was not until Eva posted the memorial linked above that Spot knew how honestly Eva comes by her love of and savvy for politics and policy.
Losing a parent is horrible and wrenching; there is no path around the grief. Hold up your Dad, Eva, for his desolation is even greater than yours.
Peace and condolences.