Dedicated to my Mom and all Moms who are no longer with us.

It is never easy to say goodbye to a loved one. The feeling of sadness and emptiness is not something that can be put into words. Realizing that no new memories can be created, and all we are left with are the moments we had experienced in the past.

Losing a loved one changes us for life. Thinking if we just had a little more time, we could do and say more things. Have I done enough? Have I said all that I wanted to say? If I only had more time…

But there is never enough time to do and say all the things we want to say to the one we love. Even if we had extra months or years, it is not enough when someone we love is leaving us.

People say we need to celebrate life of the person who is leaving, and all the good things she has brought into our and other people’s lives. And the difference she has made in the world. That is easier said than done. It hurts so bad to know she is not going to be around anymore. That I can’t see her, talk to her, tell her about my day and new accomplishments. Not fair!

Mom, you were not supposed to leave yet! There were still so many things I wanted to do and share them with you, and see you happy that I finally did all you wanted me to do.

I know, I know. You just want me to be happy and you will look over me from the heavens. And I can always talk with you, tell you what I’m doing, share my dreams, ask you for advice…

So this not a goodbye. I will talk to you soon.

Mom thank you for being the best Mom. I love you.