Daughter Keeps Promise to Her Best Friend (Her Mom)

Daughter Keeps Promise to Her Best Friend (Her Mom)

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sandra_jones_mom-historical-family-photoI love your page. It’s helpful to me to see so many great deeds performed by other people.

I suffer from chronic anxiety, depression, 3rd degree heart block, and chronic fatigue syndrome. The depression and anxiety, especially so since my mom, who was my best friend, died 12/28/2013.

And I just want to tell someone how much I loved my mom.

I have two nieces and a nephew that me and my mom raised together beginning in 1986…after she had lost my dad and her own mom eighteen months apart.

The children’s dad was fatally shot in 1981 and their mom (my older sister) left without them to live elsewhere.

When mom’s mother died, I promised that I would be with her and help in anyway that I could, for her not to worry about facing the future alone.

And, I did.

I never married or had children of my own, but, that wasn’t what was important to me…it was keeping the promise I made to stand with her through anything that came our way.

In the last few weeks of her life, I stayed with her in hospitals and nursing homes as I watched her slowly slip away from me.

And, it’s killing me to know that my mom and best friend are gone.

So, I just wanted to let someone else know, other than God who already knows, that, as hard as it was….I kept my promise.

Thank you for reading.

COMMENTS

  1. Your mom was so beautiful!
    That’s the first thing I want to say.
    Second, you are such a wonderful daughter. Your service is just so admirable.
    Third, may I suggest that you re-language your feelings about losing her? Instead of saying (and especially, writint, “It’s killing me to know that my mom and best friend are gone,” maybe try saying, “It hurts so bad that she is gone, but to honor her memory on Mother’s Day and future days, I am going to live with a spirit that she would be proud of.”
    hugs from Virginia, Geri

  2. I would like to add to the story above, on this Mother’s Day, that while it hurts so bad that she is gone, I have chosen to honor her memory on Mother’s Day and future days by living with a spirit that she would be proud of.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mothers out there!