It’s been 22 years since I lost my Mom. A couple weeks before she died we had a frank conversation about life and death. She was diagnosed with breast cancer so we both knew that death was a possibility, though no one expected her to die so suddenly.
I told her I was terrified at the thought of living without her, that she was my best confidant, and I would be lost without her.
She assured me, “If something happens to me, you’ll be fine. You’ll have a family of your own someday and find happiness in them. So don’t worry.”
Well, I was right. Losing her was devastating. But she was right also. I survived the grief and my family has brought me so much joy.
Happy Mother’s Day, Mama! Love you!