I had to reblog this beautiful post.
Losing my Mom six years ago to cancer was the most painful time of my life. She was my heart and soul, my biggest cheerleader and just an amazing person. She touched so many people’s lives with her laughter, kindness and generosity. She taught me how to live with depression, even though she never suffered from it until after a stroke many years later. She also taught me to NEVER make apologies for having a chronic illness that was just a genetic luck of the draw.
The most difficult part was learning to exist in a world where she no longer did. I can readily admit I was lost for a while. She had this way of making everyone around her feel loved and special. Over 800 people attended her wake and funeral and I know she was smiling because while she didn’t really drink, she loved a good party lol.
Although there are still times the pain cuts like a knife and I forget how to breathe, those times are increasingly rare. Mostly I find myself so grateful to have had her as my Mom for 33 years.
Her love, life and laughter live in my heart forever! So if you are lucky enough to still have your Mom, call her today and say I love you. It’s a gift and a blessing.
Have a beautiful day xo
We share a bond, you and I, if you’ve lost her. If you have watched your dearest friend leave this world, I stand with you. If you have heard the words, “She’s gone” echo throughout your existence, you are not alone. If you have felt yourself break from top to bottom with the ceasing of that once beating heart beneath your mother’s chest, you are my sister.
I do not know your name. I do not know your story. I do not know the woman you long to hug, the hands you wish to hold, or the voice you pray to hear. I do, however, understand the reaches of your grief, how it spills into every part of who you are and what you do. I know of those sleepless nights and the days you simply breathe through because you don’t know how to live anymore. I know of the…
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