I’m afraid I don’t have the energy to make this sound eloquent or succinct, so I’ll just make it brief. My mom isn’t doing well – at all. She has suddenly taken a turn for the worst, and it seems our few week or months has likely turned into a few hours or days.
Long hours in the hospital, lots and lots of tears and an overwhelming sadness abound. How exactly do you do this? I don’t know. Watch my mom die, get more and more confused and have trouble even breathing.
I’ve had people tell me how lucky I am to have had 27 years with my mom, when so many people don’t get a chance to know their mothers. I am lucky, and I know that, but all of the “silver lining” speeches in the world won’t make me feel better right now. She’s my mom.
Please bear with me for the next few days. I will be back, that much I promise.
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Tell the people you love that you love them. Appreciate them and love them while you can.