My sister- in- law’s eyes gave away the secret before she began to step back behind my brother’s broad shoulders. “Renee, mama’s gone…..” , he uttered as he watched my body involuntarily heave over. It was not entirely unexpected. Mama had been hospitalized once again for heart failure and all I could do was think about the smile that she had on her face when I last visited her. I could see her outstretched hands reaching towards me with a sense of peace that she somehow knew that her days on this earth were coming to an end.READ MORE
Today is day 19 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. This post is particularly difficult and personal to me. It is something that I wrote after the death of my mother. Few of us are fortunate to have no regrets or things left unsaid when losing a parent. I wrote this to give voice to the things that I learned as a result and I hope that it will affect you in a way that will make you take action.