My mother has had cancer and was bed ridden for over a year. She passed away last week and her funeral was held Monday. Nothing prepares you even if you know she will die and toward the end we started to pray that she wouldn't have to suffer any more.
She did enjoy cooking and always tried to make things interesting for us kids. She made meals that followed themes such as everything had to be the same color or everything started with the same letter. She loved to bake bread, pie, and cakes.
She and my dad have been married for over 50 years, they have 12 children, 11 boys and 1 girl. We hold the world record for the number of eagle scouts in a family, all because of our mother. We tell people to go ahead and break our record, have 12 sons and get them all to eagle scout.
She was fearless and only feared God trying to do what was right always. She was crazy and we will miss her. She planned her own funeral, and because of her lengthy suffering, gave her a lot time to reflect on her life. There could easily be a book written about all the things she did.
Rest in peace mom,