July 17, 1929 - February 14, 2013
"Hello Sue? Your mom is in peace." Martine quietly spoke into the phone.
I couldn't cry. I felt relief. A huge weight lifted off my heart. Ma was now at peace. Her long life now over; a worth while life that created so much beauty. I breathed deeply.
Stephen and Martine were with Ma when she took her last breath. No suffering, just complete peace; the exact outcome that I had hoped to achieve for my mom.
My mom, she got on Heaven's Bus on Valentine's Day, 12:20 AM. Reunited with my dad, finally after 35 years, my mom is free from this life and back in my dad's arms. I can only imagine the celebration; I hope it is as grand as I had promised her.
"Ma, your hair looks awesome. Your favorite blue dress fits you perfectly. Dad is going to be so happy to see you. It is OK to get on the bus. You are an amazing lady and were a wonderful mother. What a great job you did with all of your children. Thank you for all that you had done for me to help me become the person that I am today." I suggested to her, words that I hoped would get her excited for what was to come.
Rest in peace, Ma. It sure was an adventure these last few years! See you again one day when it is my time. In the meantime, enjoy your freedom.
Love you always,