My Mom Died

So, it’s been a while. I realized that when I thought about getting back on the blogging horse, and checked this site. Not only has it been a while, something big happened since I last posted something here – my mom died.

Talking about it isn’t easy. But I feel like I need to here before I start posting about tv shows or books or something again.

She died on March 22nd, after a long fight with Alzheimer’s.

If you’ve been following along on social media, you know I took care of her with help from my older brother. Mom moved in with me in the mid-2000’s. A lot happened after that. She was diagnosed and beat lung cancer. She had a very nasty and painfully enflamed gallbladder that had to be removed. She fell and broke her leg in two places and dislocated her ankle while trying to refill a bird feeder. And then the dementia diagnosis, and the Alzheimer’s.

We buried her in her hometown of Paducah, KY, on May 21st. She rests now with her parents, brothers, and eldest sister. I built a website with a guestbook since we didn’t do a big funeral, just a Celebration of Life.

My mom was one of the strongest people I have ever known. And I miss her each and every day.