One year ago today, our lives were as near perfect as they could get. I would have never thought that anything could change it. It wasn’t because we had a lot of money or anything like that; it was because our family was whole. But little did anyone one know that after a day of blissful shopping with her sweetie and visiting at my house to help me with new curtains that anything would change. My mom had a wonderful day, she shopped excitedly, stopped by my house and gave me a big huge, ate supper at home with her love and watched tv. Then in an instant, her world exploded and ours came to a crashing stop.
My mom suddenly and without any warning signs at all had a massive aneurysm, which in turn caused a massive stroke. She began having a headache like no other late in the evening and everything went from there. Tonight, one year ago, my mother was taken to the hospital for the fight of her young life. My mom was only 59. She was transferred to another hospital a little while later, which was in the wee hours of the morning and by the time she arrived she was in a coma.
Little did I know that when I went to bed a year ago, that would be the last day that I would see my mother, my best friend, awake and smiling. Little did I know that I would receive that dreaded phone call early in the morning. But, God can see more than I can see and He could see what my mom’s life would be like with something called a “Glioblastoma” tumor (a type of brain cancer). I miss her more than I can say; and hurts too much to try. But I will trust that God knew what He was doing, even though I prayed He would change His mind and free her of cancer she and us never knew she had.