~To my mom~
With every beginning comes an ending...we welcome life into this world and as such we must say goodbye to those who leave it...
My mom Ana Mejia passed away 7/31/2018 at 9:30 am
Mom, Mana as the boys lovingly knew you, you will be so greatly missed, our lives will never ever be the same. Mom, you were such a special being in so so many ways and to so many people! And even though you and I were not always okay, different thinking I suppose, but when we were...we were perfect! And perfect is what I will remember you as. I am extremely happy that you were able to spend your life with us and my boys for the last 13 years (with exception of this past year). My boys meant everything to you and your world revolved around them. They are ever so lucky to have had you in their lives. My fondest memory of you??? Countless. One that deserves mention is that of you being there for the birth of my first born, Josh. I was so so scared, you were calm, I was young, you had experience, I was unaware of what to expect, you were there to walk me through it all. Like a mom who walks beside her child when they take their first steps, you taught me how to be a mother, not a perfect mother, but a loving mom. I could say everything I know I learned from you, but I will give credit to my dad, and I will take some credit for myself. But you are definitely that foundation I have built my life on, my rock...ever so strong! Your life could essentially be written into a book, and if that book had a title it would be: STRONG! You overcame so many adversities over the span of your life, yet you did not allow any of them to break your spirit. I feel there isn’t a need to mention all or any of the negative events that happened in your life, what matters most is that you took charge of your life and you made it beautiful. You lived your life as best you could, you helped others by telling your story, you inspired others...I admire you! I could only hope to some day do a fraction of the wonderful things you have done, and to touch as many lives as you have.
We endured so much together during the time you became sick and because of the nature of your illness, there were several times when I know we indirectly said our goodbyes...as we cried together, as we quietly held hands, I caressed your face and kissed your forehead, I love you. I always did and I always will. Time and distance were my only evils and I did not get the opportunity to be there by your side to hold you and to love you and kiss you our final goodbye.
Well, we have parted ways now, I will remain here, you have gone to meet our creator. You had been sick in pain and tired for quite some time now, you have been set free and you will not hurt anymore. He gave you to us and he has now called upon you to be by his side Your faith in him has led you straight into his arms. I will carry you with me always and our boys Joshua, Sebastian, Alejandro, and little Jaime will remember you forever.
It was such an honor having been your daughter, god indeed was good to me. Until we meet again...