Just a few weeks ago, we lost my father-in-law very suddenly and unexpectedly. He developed serious symptoms of congestive heart failure very quickly, and after being hospitalized, it was discovered that he had suffered a serious heart attack...that NO ONE knew about. By the time they realized it, there was nothing they could do...so they sent him home. On the day that he was sent home for hospice care, my mom became ill and was hospitalized. He passed 9 days later.
Now, unfortunately for me, I am facing the loss of my mom. Her health has been failing for several years, so it hasn't been a total shock that her illnesses have taken their toll. But this is my mom...the source of my life and, for much of my life, my best friend. There has NEVER been a day that she's not on my mind or her influence in my life isn't a factor. She has shared the role of best friend with my wife for almost 30 years, but, along with my wife and kids, she IS my life!
You know, a guy can confide in his mom when he can't talk to anyone else. My mom was the center of my world for a long time and I'm not ashamed to say that I am one big ole "MAMA'S BOY"! I love my mom in a a way that I can never explain, but then again, I don't think I have to. That relationship, between a boy and his mom, well...there isn't any way I can explain it, but...It's SPECIAL! My wife and my son have that kind of relationship, and I thank God that they do!
I know that she has suffered and I don't want that to continue. As much as I hate the thought of losing her, I am more heartbroken at the thought of her being in pain or suffering. All those times I got hurt, or got in trouble, or just needed her...she was there! I got
I never did finish this post...I just didn't have the emotional strength to deal with all the things I was feeling at that time. My mom died 4 days later...July 7, 2018. She was my hero and I will miss her greatly, but she's at peace and I rejoice and celebrate her love and her life. I think of her every day and I am forever her "Mama's Boy"!
Husband, father, sinner saved by the Grace of God, old teacher, wood-worker, bad golfer, USM Golden Eagle (forever) and MSU Bulldog lover (It's a daughter thing)