I thank God for all the lovely people in my life including my family, my friends and acquaintances who have all shown and keep showing in various ways that they care about me.
My mum is gone and there is nothing I can do about it. My grieving started a few years ago when Dementia began its terrible assault on her. Her passing last week however still was a great shock to me. What overwhelms me is that, I am not only grieving about her passing. I am almost re- grieving for the years she lost to Dementia and how it changed her so. No amount of tears can assuage the loss of the woman that she was.
But I thank God for my Children who need me to be mum no matter what is going on in my life. Because of them I have had to get out of bed and do for them what they always expect of me. Left to my own devices I will stay in bed forever and not talk to anyone. That is not what my mum would have wanted.
She would have said ‘Selasie, stop making excuses and get on with it’.
So I am not going to wait for this gloomy feeling to pass. I am going to do what is needed and pray that I will begin to feel better as time passes.
I will like to say ‘thank you’ to all of you. Your support now and in the future means a lot. Thanks. Many Blessings.