It is coming up on the one year anniversary of my mom’s death. I have to say I’m faring very well. My mom was my best friend, and I guess still is. I would tell her everything and she always knew what to say to make me laugh. I use to tell her when I was younger that when she died I was soon to follow because I couldn’t imagine my life without her. I always imagined I’d be like 80 when it happened. But nope, one month and 11 days after my 16th birthday my mom passed. I surprised myself at how put together I stayed. I tried to be there for my family. I can still remember everything about that day.
The months after her death I thought I would never be happy again. I cried everyday and was angry that she was taken from me. I got my dog about two months after my mom passed and she has helped me so much. Her kookiness and her ability to curl up next to me when I get upset and the fact that she will always love me has healed me in many ways.
My friends and family have been very helpful in my healing too. My friends are always there when I need to talk to them. I’ve known them for years and I owe them a lot.
I guess what I want people to get out of this entry is to respect the ones you love. Life is way too short to get angry over petty things. Tell the people you love that you love them.