My best friend, my Mom, is gone
My 82 year old Mom died on June 30, 2012. A broken pelvis led to pneumonia and then death.
I was Mom's caretaker for the last 15 years and she lived with me for about twice that long. She went through so much the last 15 years ... An almost fatal blood disorder, abdominal surgery, kidney failure followed by 8 years of dialysis, chronic back pain. Mom had ample reason to complain and get depressed but rarely did. She even drove herself to dialysis right up until the end. Mom was a real trooper! Her poor, frail body just couldn't recover from a broken pelvis. She is no longer in pain.
Mom always said she wanted me to get on with life once she's gone. I know I'm cable of it, but right now at the three week point it seems impossible. My sisters have returned to their homes. I come home to an empty house each evening after work. I try to stay out of the house and occupied as much as I can.
Mom, I love you and miss you!