Earlier today, I was discussing with a friend about my mother who passed away from colon cancer back in 2007. You know during the past 10 years since her death, I always feel saddened and even angered about my mother dying---even in trying to move past it so that I could move forward. (In fact, I'd be lying if I didn't say I felt a little emotionally triggered in our talk.) However when my friend said that my mother was fulfilled upon death, I had to remind myself that was true.
My mother died at 48 years old. During that span of her life, she never really lacked anything. She loved God. She travelled to different parts of the world due to my father being the military. She had a man who loved her dearly and was faithful to her during her marriage. She also had two beautiful, amazing, talented and very smart children: my sister and me 😏 and even if there were times when we were upset with her for whatever the reason, both my sister and I knew that Mama was home to us. We loved her the best way we knew how to do so and she was aware of that. My mother fought cancer well for two years and died fulfilled upon seeing me---her youngest---graduating from high school while she was in the hospital.
Yes, my friend was right: She did die fulfilled and it's my duty and goal to do the same. And as I do the same, I hope you all will too. Not to say that you won't have some regrets because I'm sure she had some too, but live your life to the fullest despite all that. Make your life as great as you can make it before you breathe your last breath. (Love you Mama...and I'll keep making you proud here on earth while you watch in heaven. #RIP #loveyou
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