The rock my life is built on.

The death of my aunt and mother a few years ago had a massive impact on my life. My mother was diagnosed with a brain tumour. It wasn’t going very well with her. She has already had 2 major brain surgeries to remove the tumour but it has come back for the third time. My mother was very confused about her surroundings and then all of a sudden her youngest sister , my aunt, died. My aunt was only 34 years old when she died. I spoke to her on the phone on Thursday and by the next Tuesday she had collapsed at work and was unable to open her eyes. She died 20 days later of a brain aneurysm. This was one of the hardest times in my life. Its easier when you know someone is going to die, rather than losing them suddenly. I remember that my mother was so confused at my aunts funeral that she asked my dad “Why are they throwing sand on my sister?” She realised but also didn’t realise  what the situation was. My mother died two years later at the age of a mere 50.

What happened to them made me decide that I wanted to live a healthy life. They both died really young and I didn’t want to die at a young age.

Through all this sadness I had one person who really stood by me, he laughed when I laughed and cried when I cried. He helped me make and achieve goals when I felt that I never wanted to love anyone again. Sometimes I was so sad that life had no meaning but he showed me the meaning of my life, he made me want to live again. He is my husband.

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