Mom died on Valentine's Day. How befitting! She was the epitome of love.
by Andrea Kustin-Mager
(Laguna Beach, California USA)
Wasn't She A Beauty!!
My Mother and Best Friend died on Valentine's Day, 2009. She was a very youthful 80 year old. She died of lung to brain cancer.
Although I am filled with gratitude that Mom was my best friend, I am aching inside and out because I miss her so much.
A dear friend of mine from Spain told me that it is "la ley de la naturaleza" (the law of nature) that a parent is suppose to die before their children. Intellectually, that all makes sense, but the sadness is overwhelming at times.
I am in therapy with a wonderful therapist. It is helping me. I just have to realize that grief takes a long time.
When I wrote the Memory Card for her, the words poured freely from my heart. It was easy to write. One of the things I wrote was that "you could taste the love in her cooking".
I will forever miss you, Dolores Esther (White) Kustin.
January 1, 1929 - February 14, 2009.