How was I to know that was the last time I'd hear her voice. It's amazing how your life can change in an instant.
The 1st few months of my Mom's death felt surreal; as if I was stuck in a nightmare and I just kept waiting to wake up. It felt unfair. I started to resent my friends that still had a Mom and I was angry most days. I felt cheated. She was only 65, I was supposed to have more time. Of course with time (and therapy) I started to accept the inevitable. She was gone, forever. I can now realize how lucky I was to have had her for 33 years of my life because some people don't even have that. On Wednesday I will do my best not to mourn the loss of her but instead I will celebrate her life. I will toast to all the memories I have of her and I will do my best to remember her smile and her laugh. She really did have the best laugh.
We are all going to die some day. It's a very harsh reality that I think you don't realize until you lose someone so abruptly; so cherish your life and don't take it for granted. Don't let money/societal pressures dictate it for you because you only have one. And please cherish the people close to you because really, you never know.
[Yes, everyone once and a while I still get really angry. I think the hardest thing I had to learn since going through all this is acceptance because it's easy to get angry but it doesn't help the pain of not having her here.]