Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What were they - those precious last words?

Ironically, to have endured and lived through pain and suffering is a welcome thing. It is a test of mettle, and it takes great strength to move on; to look for what can be taken and treasured from each experience. I would not wish it upon anyone.

A goodbye of sorts, though that will never be. I look for her presence in every nook and cranny of my life, I wonder what she would have done, and if she too, would have thought my child a precious gift.

There I was, a child. Leaning over my mother's bedside. It was four days until her death, but no-one was to know that at the time. I whispered in her ear.

'I love you Mum.'

'I love you too.'

These were her last words to me. The lasting words ...

It is a test of mettle.

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