One year ago today, September 19th, at around 8pm, cancer took my Mother from this earth. We were all there with her in those final moments and despite how scary and painful it will forever be in my mind, I am thankful that each of us got to tell her over and over how much we loved her and hear her say it back before she was gone. I will never be the same person I was before she was taken from us, we all feel so lost without her - she was truly the glue in our family.
Most days I wonder how I made it a full year without her, sometimes I'm not even sure I'm really existing. But I know that she would be proud of all we've done this year - she never wanted any of us to have any regrets or worry about her. I will continue each day to strive to be the person she was to us - so wholeheartedly kind and selfless.
I can't imagine this ever getting easier, or being less painful, but thank you to everyone who's been there for me and loved me over the past year and 9 months since this all began.