Hello, sadly i belong to this tribe.
I haven't read all the posts yet, i'm working on it...
My mum died of Breast Cancer in April of 1998, i was 14.
It had a big impact in my life, as i was very close to her in every possible way, her prescence maked me feel good you know. We could just sit close by and do nothing but just by the fact that she was there maked me feel good.
I'm the youngest of 4 and the surprise of the family, it was a busy time for us as my dad was in the peak of his career, my mum who had just retyuned to the working field, opted to quit to raise me, just as she did with my siblings.
I grew up to be dangerously close to my mum as a toddler she couldn't escaped out of my sight becuase, oh the Drama!.
When i started kindergarten she was always helping the teachers around, becuase i insisted, i wanted to have her there with me.
It was that way all my life, she was my best friend, my everything. She was the greatest, i didn't need to say a word to her to show her my feelings.
In my teens, my friends just loved her, she was just fun.
When she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 1995, we had to spend some time in Arizona as she was going to recieve her treatment there, i had to be homeschooled as there was no way in heck i was leaving her side during those times.
She went into remission the following year, we just travelled around ice places in the US, finally she relapsed in October, she passed 6 months later, i was by her side when she died, it had to be the hardest thing to me. I felt her prescence in a very strong way during the first year, it was so strong that i could even smelled her, it was relaxing but also hurtful. And it was not only hurtful for me, but for my dad and my siblings, who felt her prescence the same.
I still feel her around me, not as strong but enough for me to call her name at times.
I think of her everyday, and of course i will never forget her.
My babies never "met her", but in dreams you wanna bet they do. I named DD1 in her honour, and you know the name fit DD and my mum