3 Parents/Close Loved Ones in 3 Months
by Roblynne McDuffie
On August 23, 2013, my mother (who I had witnessed all summer suffering from stage 4 metastatic cancer) & my stepfather (whose body was extremely worn out from years of dialysis treatment) both went into Hospice--my stepdaddy that morning & Mama that afternoon. At 1:00pm the very next day, my stepdaddy passed away. Three days later at 10:41pm with me by her side holding her hands, Mama passed away.
Three months later, on November 14, my aunt (my mom's oldest sister) who I lived with during my teenage years, unexpectedly had a major stroke. On November 22, she passed away.
I still feel so alone without them--especially my mama. She was my best friend and the one person who could truly understand me. This is the worst hurt that I've ever felt in my entire life.