I am a 35 year old mother of a 17 year old son. Going to college for computer technology. I am also alcoholic, but haven't drank since 1994. My mother was quite proud of this especially. I have one brother, and a great father. Boyfriend Tom and I together for 2 years, plan on marrying when I get out of college Summer 1999.
It has been only a week since I lost my mother to a brain aneurysm. I was not with her at the time but my father was. It will be much harder on him than me, even though I will miss her more than I can say.
Mom had not felt truly good in a long while. In just the last month before her passing she had started to set goals and make plans for her future. I was extremely proud of her. She wanted to go back to work, get in shape, and get out in the world again. She took me on an impromptu shopping trip days before her death and we laughed and talked about mother/daughter things that we hadn't in a long time.
She and my father went to West Virginia to visit her sister Polly and brother-in-law Bob. She called me and told me she was having a wonderful time. Then she said she was talking a bit too long for she could talk to me whenever she wanted (which is something we couldn't do in the past). She told me she loved me and hung up. That was Thursday. On Saturday night, April 19, 1998 at about 10 p.m., mom & dad, and my aunt and uncle were singing and laughing and having a wonderful time. When they had finished, mom was talking about how happy she was. Then she turned to my aunt and said her head felt funny. She then looked at my dad and said "My head". Before my dad could get from the chair to the couch (about 2 seconds) she was gone.
We will all miss her very much. It was her time and I am truly grateful she passed quickly with no pain.