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Saying Goodbye to Mom

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tomorrow, Friday, 7/14/17 I will be taking my dear mother's remains (ashes) to her hometown of Puerto Rico to be buried next to my father.
This is a very sad moment because mom was never able to go back to her home once she had her strokes and was in the nursing home. She would always talk about going home and now it is my duty to make sure she goes back.
These last few weeks have been so emotional and sad for me and my family. I have been with mom taking care of her for the last seven years. What do I do now? I know that time will heal this and I believe in God and know that eventually I will find peace and comfort knowing that she is no longer suffering.
I just need to finish with all the final details and much more paperwork so that I can have time to grieve for her. I have had help from my siblings but with me being the oldest they all look towards me for comfort, advice and the one that is taking caring of everything. They have gone back to their homes (some in Puerto Rico and others in Florida/Texas) but now they are calling me the matriarch of the family. I know they all love me and appreciate all I have done for mom but I just need some time for me.
So before I go to bed I pray that I get strength and peace to help me carry her ashes to her final resting place.
Thank you dear friends for letting me unburden myself.
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