My Mom died today
I found out this morning that my mother passed away after a 14 year battle with metastatic breast cancer, she was 53. I guess I am not sure how to feel.. My mother was sick for most of my life and was told she had stage 4 cancer soon after her diagnosis. The last few years have been extremely tough as her body weakened quite a bit and she was not longer able to walk on her own or drive a car, she truly lost all of her independence.
Some of my family/friends think I should be relieved that she is finally out of pain and in a better place. But I am going to miss her so much. I always knew she was sick, but she seemed to always pull through, even though it is naive she has been in hospice the last 6 months, her death has really shocked me.
I am relieved that she will no longer suffer, but I am selfish and still want her with me.