- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
Well, I have nowhere to vent at the moment. I have just become aware that one of my old school teachers either is very close to, or has, passed away from cancer. I’ve known she’d had it for over a year, but up until 4 or so days ago…we had hope. She has now been asleep for 3 days without food or water. Her skin is starting to change color and her heart rate is falling. She is breathing shallowly.
I am so incredibly upset. I went to school with both of her daughters. Her oldest is my age, and the youngest is a year older than my sister. They were always “the family” that everyone knew because they were so positive and such incredible role models. My heart is broken for them; I couldn’t imagine losing my mother.
I just had a total cryfest with my mom. (I still live at home because the FI and I are doing the old-fashioned thing). After finding out about my teacher’s possible/very soon death, I crawled in bed with my mom, woke her up — and started blubbering. Sobbing and blowing my nose on 100 tissues. I honestly could not imagine my life without her and apologized up and down for every time I’ve ever made her feel like she wasn’t doing something right. She is the best mother in the entire world (cause she’s mine, of course!), and ugh, I’m tearing up just thinking about with the girls are going through with losing their mother. I am so thankful for everything my mother does…she honestly could not do anything better, work harder, or try to be anything more than she is. She’s been laid off for the last 12 of 16 months, but I’ve never seen someone be so positive and uplifting when facing such a struggle. She gives and gives and gives and doesn’t ask for anything in return. She is my rock. I’d lose it if it weren’t for her.
Call your mommies and tell them how much you love them! And if you feel inclined, please pray for the Albert Family.