September 24, 2014, I sat by my mom's bed and prayed the rosary and 30 minutes later she passed. My sister Consuelo sat with her as she took her last breath. After 2 1/2 years of battling cancer, my mom finally let go. This past week has been such a blur and the most exhausting. Now the grieving process begins.
Daniel has been quiet and to himself but has been handling it. I know he and my younger son miss my mom but I miss her more. I haven't quite processed all this because I was making sure her funeral arrangements were perfect and that all her last wishes were fulfilled but now it's starting to creep in. My children and I will forever be grateful for all the things she did for us. I now know where I get my strength from and it was from her. She was strong and fought to the very end and I'm so very grateful for all that she taught me.
I'm a mother with an agenda to save her son from the grips of his mental illness and stop stigma so that those who suffer in silence can seek help without fearing the worse. Join me on this roller coaster ride..you're no longer alone.