Two Years After Goodbye

Today is the second anniversary of my mom’s death. It is interesting the skills you sharpen after saying “goodbye” and what a gift they are. Here are two big gifts (for two years), when looking back, I realize I gained from my mom Two Years After Goodbye.

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Goodbye for now, Mom.

Me_Mom_WeddingThis post is a departure from my regular topics, but I wanted to share how my life has been dramatically changed. A little over a week ago my precious mom died. It was sudden and unexpected. Although her health had not been great for a while, it wasn’t anywhere near life threatening…or so I thought.

However, the woman who was my rock suffered a major stroke and heart attack. The stroke destroyed the left side of her brain and the stress of that caused her to have a heart attack. She lived for three days and then passed on to continue her journey with God in heaven.

Today we bury the woman who knew me the best, loved me the most, and was my best friend. It is hard to believe, but a part of the life cycle I suppose. She was so encouraging about my blog and my writing. It is with those memories (and a million others that make me smile), I will work to live a life that would make her proud. I love you and miss you desperately, but I find comfort in knowing you are resting with the angels, so, goodbye for now, Mom. I will see you again one day.