There's no easy way to say this. Mom's gone. She passed peacefully in her sleep Saturday morning. I am thankful she is no longer suffering or hurting. Her soul is free and she is at peace.
I am eternally thankful to the home health and the hospice staff, nurses, aids, and everyone else who helped me take care of mom these last few months, with such caring consideration and respect, and treated us like their own family. Words cannot express how much it helped and meant to us both.
Mom was grateful to know that total strangers all over the world cared so much for her. We wanted everyone who reads this ( whether you ever commented or couldn't find the right words but wished the best with all your heart ) to know how thankful she was, and I want you to know how thankful I am.
I am exhausted and hurting from crying. I am crushed, even though I knew it would happen. I am just in a worse place than I was already, now that she's gone. Forgive me if I get upset or short or anything at any point in the near future.
Just very overwhelmed right now. I will have more information about memorials and arrangements in the next few days. I will share everything when it is all set up and I know more. Mom wished to be cremated and have a celebration of life rather than a funeral. She wanted for us to remember the happy times only.
I am hurting deeply because of everything happening now, that happened with mom and family drama, and everything that happened with all the loss last year and things that happened before that, which I kept mostly to myself.
I have kept myself detached and numb to everything for a long time because I had no choice, and that is not healthy. That ends now.
I just need tons of positive support and the least amount of negativity in all things as possible.
Thank you to everyone for your continued love and support through these long months and for your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.