On March 30 I received a phone call that made me refocus on the truly important things in life. My mother, who has been suffering from Alzheimer's, had been declining steadily for several weeks. On that Wednesday her hospice nurse informed my brother that it was time for those who wanted to say goodbye to come to their home. So I flew to Utah and was able to spend three days with my Mom and say goodbye.
Although we were prepared for her loss, it has still been a difficult time. But I have received comfort from my knowledge that because of my Savior Jesus Christ and God's great plan of happiness we will all live again. And that because of His restored gospel and the blessings of the temple, our family can be together throughout the eternities.
So although I'll miss her dearly, I look forward to the day when I will once again feel her embrace and be able to tell her I love her.
Hopefully I'll get back into posting on a regular basis soon, but until then remember--life is short. Hug your family, tell them that you love them and spend as much time with them as possible.