Last night Alison went to live with Jesus.
Even though I've gone through my own mom's 3 year cancer battle, watching her take last breath and coping on how to be happy that she's with Jesus now... I still can't imagine what Tom and Alison's family are going through right now. The verse that has always helped me is:
"For we know all things work for good to those who love God and to those who are called according to His purpose."
If the Spirit leads you, please head over to her blog, her huband's blog or her sister's blog to give an encouraging word.