Losing my mom before my 30's taught me a lot about life. It's short. Short in the "she was in remission for eight years, there's no way it could come back" short. Because it did. Come back.
It showed me what it feels like when the air is physically ****** out of the room - the feeling of a soul leaving the body. And that even the most private of people may still want their family surrounding them during their last breaths. It taught me how to administer the correct amount of morphine, consol a father who is inconsolable and pick the "perfect" urn. I learned there is a part of myself I will never get back because I was a part of her and she a part of me.
I will never just 'get over this.' Somedays I feel like no one remembers or cares and for that Mom, I am sorry. I know you're never coming back but I still somehow hold onto a small sliver of hope that you will. And when I realize you're not, The wave hits me again. And again Onto my *** and each time It becomes harder and harder to stand back up.