On January 11, 2016, while still in Costa Rica, I received a call that my mom was rushed to Emergency because of severe pain. I rushed back to Toronto the next day to learn that her cancer had returned and the tumors were even larger than before. I was devastated.
A few days later, she suffered a massive stroke from which she never recovered. She died on January 29, 2016 at 10 a.m.
I did have the opportunity to tell her that I loved her while she was in the hospital and before she had stopped speaking.
I am grieving. Yet, those moment in Costa Rica, where I was able to formulate a new relationship with God has given me so much strength and courage to hope for an amazing future where I can be of service, and, to be present for my family that survives.