She was my guiding light... my knight in shining armor... my greatest inspiration...the greatest love I'll ever have. She brought me and my brother and sister up all alone after my dad passed away when we were still in our awkward years. She did it all with the minimal retirement salary of my dad, barely enough for one person and never asked anyone for anything. She taught me how to be strong and how to keep going when all the odds are stacked against you. She loved us endlessly without expecting anything in return. She always cried when I called her and told me how much she missed me. I called her two nights ago, and she could barely speak, I could barely hear her voice over the noise of her oxygen tank. She didn't want to hang up, but instead, she struggled to talk and hear my voice.
Last night, she passed away.
I'll be home soon to visit your grave. Please forgive me for not making it home sooner.
I love you mom. Rest in Peace.