My mom and dad reunited yesterday, i know she missed him very much over the last three years, and He has been....not so always patiently...waiting for her.
The last 3 days have been difficult ones, her breathing becoming more labored with each breath, her attempts at communication frustrating her....but there were also many special moments.
My siblings and i do not always see 'eye to eye', but we do know how to support each other in times of sadness, times when we take turns being 'the strong one' for the others.
I had the honor of spending mom's last night with her..we were taking turns, not ever leaving her alone. I was awake all night, holding her hand, talking quietly to her, listening to her take each breath then listening to hear the next one. She had a couple moments of awareness, and during the last one, i looked at her and said....'I love you more'...it is how our family ends most of our conversations, thanks to mom....she in a voice that i could had to hold my breath to hear....replied...' no, I love you more'. I squeezed her hand, touched her face and said, 'i guess i love you the same, then'......she replied.....' yes, the same, that is good'. Those were her last words.
She was such an example of how to live your life. She taught many about unconditional love. She did not always agree with, or understand some of the choices others made in life, but she did not let that diminish her love for them one bit...and they knew it. Her grands and great- grands knew that a visit to memere's met fun and treats and lots of hugs and kisses. She will be missed by many.....
You taught me so much about life mom....all of the important lessons a few of them ....
.....don't hold a grudge
......giving of yourself to others is the best gift
.......love with no strings attached
.......have fun....and that includes dancing on tables!
I love you the same mom.....