I watched my mom die a few days ago. It was after a long battle with Alzheimer's. I dedicated everything I had to taking care of her in her final years. I am a complex mix of emotions right now - I miss her, I am happy that she is out of her torment, I am afraid of the upcoming battle with my sibling. I feel lost with so much time on my hands that used to be devoted to her.
Watching her die was so surreal and amazing I can't get it out of my head. I watched the life slowly exit her body, and although I could not see it leaving, I knew it was not in her anymore. That she was no longer in her body. Her face changed, her hands changed in the span of about 5 minutes. It was like everything was happening in slow motion. I have watched many animals die but this was something different. It was slow. Like she was still in the room with me, in some kind of in-between spot between her body and outside of her body. I am not a religious person, but it has really made me think about what was going on.
I am curious what other people's experiences have been watching another person die.