I've Lost My Best Friend
My mother was the sweetest, kindest, funniest person I have ever known. She died on January 7, and I find myself having trouble breathing as I type this. The tears are very near. How do I go on without the person who made everything ok? How do I ever enjoy a drive in the country or planting a flower without her? I took care of her for the past 10 years as her health grew worse. It was a privilege, and she told me that the past 10 years were the best of her life, even with her illnesses. Now she's gone. The house is so quiet. Her little dog walks from room to room looking for her. I know this heaviness in my soul will ease one day, but today all I know is that I miss my mama.