My best friend’s mother passed away this morning. It was most sudden, she wasn’t ailing or anything – a sudden cardiac arrest. Just like she always wanted to exit.
Maami was one of the strongest women I have known in life – she single handedly raised her son and daughter after her husband died when my friend was in 3rd class. She was more than a mother to my friend – she was her best friend. The woman had wonderful attitude throughout life and I can see where my friend gets her grit from. I was upset all morning, especially after talking to S. When S’s dad died, my mother and I attended the funeral. Now with maami, it would only be me. I feel a little helpless because I don’t know how I can be a support to my friend in her time of need. Perhaps just being there with her, when she reaches India, will do?
Every time some adversity struck me in the past, I had wanted to talk to maami, for some comfort and wise words, but it never happened – perhaps I should have, and she could have made me stronger. Well, no point regretting now.
May her soul rest in peace.