My precious mom is gone
My mother was in a nursing home for a few months before passing away suddenly early Easter morning. A week before she passed, she had insisted seeing me on Saturday, the day before Easter. I even reminded her just to be sure she didn't want me to wait until Easter Sunday, and she said "yes, come Saturday instead, and you rest, and have dinner at home on Sunday." So I cooked early to bring her a plate on Saturday, although she didn't have an appetite. It was a normal visiting day just like all the other 3 days a week visits. But as I was leaving, she hugged me and laid her head on my shoulder and said, "thank you for today, and everything you've done for me in my life." I told her thank you for just living and being my mother. Later that Saturday, I called her to say goodnight and she was in a good mood and told me to tell everyone she loved them, and said goodnight. At 4 am on Sunday the facility called to tell me she passed away. Now I know why she insisted on seeing me Saturday. I'm still in shock, as it has only been 10 days ago. I still cannot believe it. We had been expecting her to pass, but she was getting better in the nursing home, so naturally I thought she had at least a few years left. I am thankful she didn't suffer, and it happened instantly. They took good care of her. I am at a loss. She has been coming to me in my dreams, I am just trying to figure out a few of the messages. My heart goes out to all of you who have lost your mother!