Sunday, February 19, 2017

To thy own self be true...

My brother, mom, and I...

Many of us are people-pleasers. My mom was not. Even as she neared death, she was true to herself. She refused to let the doctors treat her lung cancer aggressively. She knew when she had enough... When I think of all the years I spent trying to make others happy because I didn't have the courage to be real, I can appreciate the strength it took for mom to live by her own convictions. I used to think she was selfish, but now I think perhaps she was wise. Years of working on my own issues with co-dependency has given me a deeper understanding and appreciation for my mom... 

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