My Mom is 95, she has lived with my husband and me for 15 years. She has macular degeneration and is legally blind. On Nov 29th she said to me, 'You just never know when you get up if this will be your last day here on earth.' A few hours later she got a phone call, that her son died that morning about that same time, of a massive heart attack. He would have been 67 on Dec. 1st. Mom is in shock. No one ever thought that he would die before her. We are walking through this very difficult time with her, spending extra time talking about him when she needs to. She needs the thoughts and prayers of people who care. Unfortunately, most all of her friends and family are gone.
She is so grateful that I am there for her and that we have such a close relationship. I have always been there for my Mom and this is one of the hardest things we have had to go through. It is sad to lose my brother but I know it is so much harder for her to lose her son when she expected to be dying before him.
Thank you for listening, over the last 15 years we have had to learn to live one day at a time. Planning for the future doesn't seem possible for now.