On Sunday, my world was forever changed. As the sun rose that morning, my dear, sweet Mom passed gently away.

It was like a whisper as I held her hand. I breathed a sigh of both relief and sorrow. She had suffered and now it was over.

For the past two years my mom has battled a recurrence of breast cancer. It was only in the past 4 months or so that it began to overtake her. Even so, her courage and will to fight this horrible disease never faltered. She wasn't ready to go. She had much to live for. She loved her family and couldn't bare to leave.

The last weeks were very difficult, especially the last few days. Every day I lost a little bit more of my Mom. It was the most painful week of my life. A good friend once told me that people don't realize how horrible breast cancer can be. I know I didn't. You can't possibly until you have borne witness to it.

The past few days I have experienced an unbelievable outpouring of support and love for my Mom. She touched many lives....

Today was her funeral. It was a true celebration of her spirit.
Three dear friends of my mother spoke of her with such eloquence, emotion and love. I will always remember their words. Thank you.

My mom was my biggest fan. I hope she knew I was hers.


  1. We are deeply sorry for your loss Debra. Losing such a significant person in your life is so terribly sad. Our condolences to you and your family.
    with Love and Hope,
    Cindy, David, Sophie and Lauren

  2. Debra - all my condolences to you and your family. It sounds like your mom was a strong and much-loved woman and I know that losing her must be very difficult.

  3. Debra, I am very sorry to hear about your Mom. I truly believe that our relationship with those that have left this world doesn't stop, but continues on in our night dreams, our awake dreams, memories and conversations. She'll always be with you.

  4. Thank you for all your words of comfort. Ladeebee, I completely agree with you, thanks for the reminder :)


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