101 - My mom just passed away today
(Cobble Hill, BC, Canada)
She was my mom - She had me when she was 45 years old, long after she thought she would become pregnant. Kids teased me and said I was adopted. Some said my mom and dad were my grandparents. Especially hard on mom were my post teenage years, the years when I wanted to go out dancing at the discos and dated different guys every week. The times when I drank too much and did not come home at all. She was hurt, but continued on, and then her husband, her stalwart mountie passed away from cancer, leaving her to bear all the troubles of families breaking up and then my little light of my life Kevin came along. He was her light too. Her coming to Fort McMurray to help me bring Kevin into the world at 80 years of age was a blessing. She drove my sports car back and forth to the hospital every day. We had our troubles, but I so wanted to say goodbye, to hold her hand in my hands. and tell her that I love, love, love her. She was the best mom in the world, and I hope that she knew that she was well loved. I inherited her love of dancing and music, and she loved to hear stories of my array of classes.
I feel so guilty that I did not get there today to catch one of her last moments of clarity. I didn't think that she would have any. I am so sorry Mom. Tell Dad I love him and miss him too!