My mom told me she was ready to go. I told her she could not. Please stay here with us. That was two years ago and she stayed. I now realize the frailty of her body, of how it must have ached constantly, of her suffering with pain I didn’t know about until she became gravely ill. Although she required aid to move around, she was not one to complain.
She stayed for her husband, her children, and the grandkids. She stayed after suffering a major stroke two months ago. She stayed knowing we needed time to accept and to grieve. She stayed until she couldn’t anymore.
On Saturday, 11/12/2011 at 4:50 pm, my mother passed away in peace.
God Bless her.