A netizen shared how she lost her mother to cancer earlier this month and she regrets not telling her how much she loved her while she was still around.
Here is the story:
I lost my beloved mom to cancer early this month. While I take comfort that our r/s had improved as we started to open up with each other more in her final months and that I was with her throughout till her last breath (literally), I am still overwhelmed with pain, regret and thoughts of all the what-ifs every single day.
The pain of this loss of interaction with someone so dear to me that I was so used to and yet took granted for in the past 2 decades.
The regret of spending too much time away from her and not saying “I love you” earlier when she was still healthy and active.
The what-ifs and all the possibilities of things that I could have done better that would have prolonged her survival.
It was until she’s gone that made me realise how much she had sacrificed and done for me. I was blinded by my own social life, my career and all the millennial stuff that I fail to see how noble and selfless of a woman she was. Till now, not single day goes by without missing her. I know it’s useless to think of this but I really wish I could turn back in time and I would definitely have done things a whole lot differently.
As for those reading this, I would really urge you to use your eyes and heart to see and feel what your parents have done for you. Spend more time with them, have meaningful conversations, and take them out for dinner (not just the usual Father’s and Mother’s Day for Instagram posting purpose). Before it’s too late guys. They are getting old.
Editor’s note: Sorry for your loss… Cherish your loved ones while they are still around, take care.