Saturday, October 20, 2007

My Sweet Mommy

This certainly a post I never wanted to write, but after stalling long enough it must be done.

My dear sweet mom died on October 4th from pancreatic cancer. We were so optimistic even though we were given a 0% chance of survival, but it never occurred to me that she wouldn't be here for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. She lived 3 days short of 4 months from diagnosis...only 16 weeks and she was gone. For most of the 4 months she did well and I was fortunate to spend every moment with her. Her passing was silent, peaceful and just as she would have wanted it. My wonderful husband who had spent many nights by her side, was the one to lift her onto the funeral home stretcher and carry her out of the house. He was also the one who stayed with her during her cremation. Both amazing acts of kindness that I will never forget.