I Remember Mama
by Robert Fitzgerald Bohannon
(Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013): I lost my mom a few weeks ago on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. My mom died of a massive heart attack at home with my sister and I around her. Before she died, she said, "Children, I am getting ready to leave you all". In just a few minutes, my mom closed her eyes to eternity and was gone to be with the Lord. It hurt so bad to hear my mom say those words. I am now 44 years old and I have been a "Mama's Boy" all of my life. My mom and I could talk about anything, and I could confide in her as well. I am the third child of four siblings. I remember my mom for being the leader of the bunch, the strong and loving disciplinarian, but most of all, she was a "mighty lioness" if you messed with her children. I have been crying and crying, hearing her voice, and reliving the night she died over and over since she died and it's been really hard for me to sleep. I feel that I can't go on but I know that I must go on. I am trying so hard to deal with this and I know that with prayer and God's help, it will get better but I will never get over it. She left us with so many precious memories from our childhood until this very day. I am not angry at God for taking my mom, but I am just so hurt. I miss her so much. Mom raised her four children to be very close, to love one another, and to always be there for each other. She was a Woman of God who loved to sing, and she could really sing remarkably. I thanked God for giving me such a beautiful spirit that I could call "My Mom". One day, we will all meet again in another place and in another time where we want have to say goodbye anymore, but we will forever be together with other loved ones in that beautiful city called Heaven where no travelers have ever returned. I remember Mama in a happy way. I love you Sarah Catherlean Cole Bohannon (1941-2013)!