1 Month Today

by Nela

My Mom (70) and best friend passed away Dec 21, 2011 after a 4 year battle of colon cancer. It's only one month, but it feels like a lifetime. Maybe because so much has happened since then. When I got the call on Thanksgiving that she is back in the hospital I flew back to my homeland to be with her. She decided to stop all treatments and the doctors gave her 4-6 weeks. She was moved to Hospice, where I could be with her day and night. It were the most intense weeks of my life and I never felt closer to my Mom. She didn't complain and didn't cry once while she was there. She was so prepared, ready and calm, I have never seen her so at peace. There was a lot of talking and caring the first weeks and as she got weaker just caring for her and being at her bedside was all I wanted to do. She died in my arms Wednesday morning 8:30 Dec 21, 2011. Her Memorial was Dec 27 and in between I had to terminate and empty her apartment, do all the paperwork and organize the funeral and meal. Dec 30 I flew back to my family overseas with only my Mom's picture left. I miss her terribly, I was her number 1, her only child.

Comments for 1 Month Today

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 23, 2012
Similar stories
by: Kate

I am sad too! My mom passed this past October 2011 from 3 1/2 years of ovarian cancer. She too, like your mom, never cried, never complained, was calm and ready and waiting for her life on Earth to end. I live out of town also but was able to be with her for the last 4 days of her life, by her side and watching her take her last breath. I now have lost both parents. It's hard to adjust to this change. I hope we can both grow from this. And I hope I can be just like my mom. Your picture is beautiful and I will pray that you will feel better.

Click here to add your own comments

Return to Lost Moms.

[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Add to My MSN
  • Subscribe with Bloglines

RSS Feed Widget


Tap into the compassion, support and wisdom of the


Essential Healing Guide

Grief Relief

Free Griefwork

Free Stress

SBI Video Tour!