Topic: Mom's been gone for 6 months

It has been a year now since I first was introduced to the word Cholangiocarcinoma.  How I wish I had never heard the word!
Mom has been gone now for 6 months which is also the time we had with her after the diagnosis.  She was stage IV (like so many) when it was found and although she gave it a good fight, she never seemed to catch a break.

I know that she is in heaven as her faith was very strong, but that doesn't stop me from wondering why.  She was so healthy (at least she seemed that way) and so active. It also scares me to think how life changes in a moment.

I miss you so much mom and will always carry you in my heart!

Re: Mom's been gone for 6 months

Dearest Shar, we will never know why all the GOOD people are taken. Guess it is not for us to ask why and to just know they are needed elsewhere.

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain,
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.                   By Mary Elizabeth Frye


Re: Mom's been gone for 6 months

Hi Shar,  I understand when you wonder why. It just doesn't make sense sometimes. My husband was 59 at diagnosis and 60 when passed. He was the healthiest guy I knew, always active. Some people who are incredibly unhealthy live years. Cancer shows no boundaries, attacks the healthy and the weak. We must continue the fight until it takes no more victims!
Saw a Pooh quote today "If there ever comes a day that we can't be together.....keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever."
Hugs to you. Nancy

Loving my husband from afar.