Finally think I can breathe

Today I finally decided I needed to go through my moms jewerly. She has been gone four years. She had stage four lung cancer. Never smoked. As a only child, it has been tough. No siblings to lean on. My dad and I have become closer and he has been great. I know he too has a rough go of it these last few years. To lose your other half is hard. I often am asked, how do you get over loss of a loved one. I have to say that you never get over that pain but you adjust and move forward. I must say my tears are far and few these days. But special moments, birthdays and holidays still are bit painful as someone is missing. My mother was a tough lady so I know she would be mad if I got to down in the dumps about me missing her. My faith also sustains me and I know one day I will see her again. I now do things in her honor. I discuss lung cancer and lack of media attention. It seems everyone thinks lung cancer is a smoking only diease when in fact this is not the case. No one seems to care to read the science to the diease. What I can do is offer that grief is hard no matter how someone dies and it is up to all of us to help each other get through the tough times.

 

Alison

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