Today, my mother passed over in her 100th year strong to the end on the very same day that my father died – February 20th. I can only hope he came to get her today.
Many people have often asked me where did I get my strength. My mother raised me in a STOIC fashion and she was the STOIC example in my life. I never heard her ever complain in my life nor did I ever see her sick. She always was the cornerstone of the family and stood by everyone in their time of need. She nursed her mother, father, sisters, and her husband on their deathbeds. It was our turn to be with her in her final hours.
She was the cornerstone of the family. She held everyone together and taught me to always keep my head high in the face of adversity. Her greatest disappointment in life was to watch how the government treated not just me, but her and the rest of the family. She always supported me throughout my life and I promised her I would take over her role.
One hospital gave her the wrong antibiotics and that began her decline. She died peacefully today at home surrounded by family. She was always my greatest supporter. I will miss her dearly.