rest in peace
My heart aches. But I know Mom is no longer in pain. I know she is in Heaven with her Creator. Mom is surrounded by family and friends that have welcomed her through the pearly gates.
For over a month, I have been blogging here. Yet I haven't posted about my Mom until now, after her death.
There is a reason why I am posting now.
Everyone loved my Mom. And for those people that did not - it was because she spoke her mind. And she spoke loudly. I am my Mother's daughter. You take us for who we are.
Despite all that, Mom was very private. And while literally hundreds of people visited Mom at hospice, there were many more turned away. Mom would not have wanted them all to see her the way she was. Her quality of his life, in terms of physical activity, diminished. Most times, conversations for this talkative, outgoing woman, were nonexistent.
So why post now about the anguish?
Through it all, Mom wanted to be an example for others.
This oncology nurse would want other brain tumor patients to be knowledgeable about what happens. And this God fearing woman would want her friends to know that even at the end, her faith in God comforted her.
The journey was long and hard fought. And I know my Dad, sister and I would not have made it through without the support of our family and friends.
It is with deep gratitude I look back over the last 6 years of my Mom's journey. And now I brace myself for the future. I am eternally grateful to you for your love and support.
And to all of you, I say as my Mom said to us just a few short weeks back,
"thank you is not enough. So I will say, I love you all."
Day 15 here and here
Day 23 here and here
in my memory of my Mom