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My mom passed away 8 days ago. She had health issues the last few years, but it was still very unexpected.

She had been very swollen and not feeling great the last few weeks. She had been looking forward to going to an Elton John concert with a friend then going to a beach vacation with my dad, and even though she wasn’t in great shape, she was insistent she wanted to go to the concert then just relax at the beach.

A few days into the beach trip my dad drove her back early to bring her home and to the hospital. She wanted to sleep at home then go in the morning, but in the morning she couldn’t even walk. She was out of it and my dad had to call an ambulance.

She passed away with my dad and I sobbing with her a few hours later from liver failure, and multiple other organs shutting down. She was only 57, and she leaves me behind at only 28. She coded once then took her last breath both times with me right there. It was extremely traumatic.

A couple days ago I brought her phone home with me and sobbed as I pulled photos she had in her camera roll for a slideshow to play at her celebration of life.

That’s when I found a video of her at the Elton John concert, just 6 days before she passed, sobbing and saying “I love you” as she sang along with Elton John.

That video made me realize that she knew she was dying. I’m really struggling to process why she didn’t truly say goodbye. Let me tell her how much I loved her. Maybe she just couldn’t bear it. I’m not sure, but now all I can see is my beloved mother sobbing in my head. And all I want to do is go back in time and cling to her and stay by her side every second I had left with her.

I had to show my dad the video and watch his heart shatter again as he realized as well.

Grief keeps throwing punches at me. I’m grasping to process the reality of my life at the moment. All I want is my mom.

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