Last Moments with my Mother
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
My mother passed away Thursday night, Dec 4. I was away (out-of-town) all day at a rehearsal/concert and was afraid I would get back too late. I believe she waited for me. When I entered her room at 10:15 pm, she had labored, gurgly breathing. I began to lovingly speak to her, caress and kiss her, and finally sing to her. Her breathing quieted and she seemed to react to some of the things I said and did. After 20 minutes she slipped away. It meant so much for me to be with her when she left, and I am so grateful it happened that way. I was actually the only one there with her. I will miss her so much, but she has been gone for a long time, and I'm glad her soul is finally free.
I haven't exercised since my mother's passing, up until today. My eating hasn't been that great either. I know I have gained a couple of pounds. The main thing is, I am not going to let my sorrow continue this unhealthy pattern. I am SparkPedaling right now, as I prepare this blog, and I will keep working toward good health; that is most certainly what my mother would have wanted.