Life: Setbacks and Loss

Sorry I haven’t been blogging for a couple of months. I’ve had a few setbacks in my life that have distracted me. My mother passed away the end of April. I know every person has lost or will lose a person very near and dear to their heart. My mom and I didn’t always see eye to eye throughout the years and many of my mother’s choices were based around the circumstances at that time. How I perceived her choices from a child’s eye and as an adult were very different.

I know our experiences in life give us perspective on how those choices were made and help us understand why our parents made those choices.  When someone has lived a long life you always expect it to be easier to accept death; and in some respects it is easier. I thought I had prepared myself for that day, but when it happened I found that I wasn’t prepared at all….. I had lost my best friend, confidant and most of all, my mother… I know time heals as they say, but I had so many great years with her, it hurt just as bad if not
worse than losing my brother tragically at a very young age of 34.

I haven’t lost anyone to breast cancer, but I have just felt the full realm of people dying old and young. I believe I can truly empathize withfamilies who have lost loved ones to this horrible disease leaving young and older children. You can see how the medical costs and stress can ruin families, relationships and the individuals going through it.

I have been in the Breast Care Industry for over 30 years and have watched people
go through all of this. I believe I helped many get through this, but I have to say I think I just now “got it”.

I guess I just want to tell all of you how sorry I am for all of your losses and it is truly heartfelt!!! I take with me wonderful memories of someone I loved so much and words will never express how much she will be missed!!!


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