Showing posts from April, 2019
A Time to Say Good-Bye

2019 was not off to a good start for me.  I found out late last year that my mom had stage 4 kidney cancer.   She's known for awhile, but didn't want us to worry, so just didn't tell us.  While I understand her reasoning, I still feel cheated out of extra time that I would have spent with her.  I'm lucky that I went as often as I had anyway, my brother has more regrets, he didn't see her much at all.  She died in February, right after her birthday.  I had flown back and forth to visit her all month.  I had my kids fly down to say goodbye.  Only one didn't make it in time.   It amazed me how fast she went.   She was in pain, so although it was very sad, I am happy knowing she is no longer in pain.  And that both of her arms work once again.   And that she can play as much Bingo as she would like.  And that she's been reunited with the love of her life - George.   George was not my father, but he was the one she truly loved all of her …