30 Years Ago

30 years ago…

A phone call…

your mom has pneumonia she’s not doing well.

Mind racing…. make a plan- an hour away I will wake up early

and go see her before work.

Walking into her room in the nursing home…

A nurse says to me… she’s moved on and walks out of the room.

Trying to process… she’s in the room…

I kiss her, her body is warm…

I watch to see the rise of her chest and it’s not moving.

5 years she has been in a vegative state and now she is at peace.

Tears streaming as I walk out of the room.



About showgem

I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.
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3 Responses to 30 Years Ago

  1. elsie says:

    Peace for your mom and you knowing she’s at peace. No matter how many years pass, the pain of the loss is always there.

  2. Tara Smith says:

    Wishes of peace from me as well.

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