I had said, and I did mean it, that even being sick, I would do my best to post at least once a week. This was in late Nov., 2012. Well, as it always seems to happen, things went every which way but the right way!
It began with one of the worst things anyone can experience. Let me give you a little background:
My mother and father divorced when I was 4 and I was raised by dad and step-mother. I did not see my real mother again until I was about 23 or 24 yrs old. At that time, I lived with her in Alabama and Florida for just a couple of months. My sister Tye was in Jr. High, my brother Bennie was in grade school and Micah and Twilla were both toddlers. After returning to California, I spoke with my real mom now and then but we then lost contact (she was experiencing problems that we don't need to get into) due to her moving around a lot. I did not see or talk to my brothers and sisters until I found them on FaceBook..... about 25 years later!
Now....back to my original train of thought.... just a few weeks after reuniting with my sisters, brothers and mom, on-line, we found out that my mom had lung cancer. Everyone, including the doctors, figured she had at least a good year before there was a chance of her passing on. Since my boyfriend, my son, and I live on my boyfriend's seasonal work and my SSI. any trips we take have to be planned and saved up for ahead of time. We, unfortunately, don't have a 'nest egg'. So we were making arrangements to visit my mom and the rest of the family in Alabama sometime in May or June, 2013. Well, during the middle of January, 2013, I was in the hospital for one of my regular bowel obstructions when I received a phone call from my brother Bennie. The doctors had given my mom about 10 days, at the most!!!!
After getting released from the hospital and back on my feet, I hopped on a Greyhound and made the trip to Alabama, alone. (it was a 2 day trip but I actually had a nice ride and met some really great people).
Well, when I was about 6 hours from Alabama, I got the phone call. My mom had passed away. I wanted so very badly to see her before she went..... it was a very, very sad moment. However, my sisters and brothers believe she was holding on as long as she could, waiting for me. (about 3 days earlier, the doctor's had given her only hours!)
also, about 4 hours or so before I got that phone call, my brothers girlfriend, who was helping care for my mom, called me and said that my mom was in terrible pain and thought she was doing all she could to hang on waiting for me. So, I had her put the phone up to my mom and I told her, "I love you, and I want, so much, to see you, but I don't want you to suffer waiting on me. Please don't suffer, if you need to let go, I will understand. Just know that I love you". It was a few hours later she passed. I am just very happy that the weeks prior to this, we had talked on the phone sometimes for hours at a time. So, although I wasn't able to see and visit with her before she left us, I was able to reconnect with her by phone...............
Well, I am sure no one wants to visit a blog and read a novel..... so, I will continue tomorrow.
In the meantime, I am going to post my new earrings made earlier today!
Love you all!
Nutkitten's Handcrafted Jewelry