Eight years ago today my mom passed away after a two year battle with cancer. It's hard for me to believe it's been that long. It's been a busy 8 years: house, married, two kids. All big events she never got to witness. For anyone who has lost a parent or someone very close you know it never seems to get easier, you just miss them more. It's possible I think about my mom more now than when she was alive and that makes me sad. It's true we often don't appreciate what we have until it's gone and it's never more truthful than when someone you love is taken from you. My mom would have been 62 now and I see so many people that age and wonder 'why her, why then?'. I suppose it's a selfish question because lots of people pass away younger than she was.
Give your mom a hug and just for a moment, no matter how much she can drive you crazy, be grateful for her in your life.