Friday, May 16, 2014

Goodbye Mom.


Sorry for the delay in posts.  I spent the past week with my mom at home who unfortunately passed away from Cancer on Wednesday.  My mother was an amazing human who continued to teach me things right up until the end.  An Artist, teacher, lover of life, and a mother. Always growing and never sitting still for too long. She was a do-er till the end who held the bar high for herself and those around her. Her life was worth celebrating and thankfully she was able to come home from the hospital for the last 6 days of her life and celebrate we did. She told us all that her last wish was to die alone. We told her that was not an option - too many people who loved her had her surrounded day and night.  But being my mother (who cut her own path in life) she managed to slip away on her own terms in a brief moment when she was alone - getting her wish.  My mom was a maverick and had a thirst for discovery. She passed that gene on to me and when I begin to feel uncomfortable because I'm sitting still I know that's just my mom in me. She loved to ride with me too and never liked it when I took it easy for her, always whispering in my ear "Faster Brad!". I will miss her every day.

14 comments:

Juan Carlos said...

sorry for your loss, but glad you were able to celibate a life at the same time

Anchor Motorsickle said...

Sorry to hear that but I feel a little inspired. I can see you have the strength and the ability to take the good and leave the bad. I'll ride a mile in her honor and I will haul fucking ass till I get a little bit scared. Right to the point of living life to its fullest and knowing when to back off.

Doalldnk said...

A wonderful memory, thanks for sharing. Cherish the love you shared, there will never be another love like hers.

B.C. said...

Sorry for your loss.

Albert-one said...

RIP

Albert-one said...

RIP

B.C. said...

Mom's ,wish I could have said more to mine. Sorry for your loss.

Hermit said...

Thoughts and prayers, Man.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear. At least you had a good time with her while you could.

gstreby said...

Sorry for your loss....

katag1 said...

Condolences on your loss Brad. I lost my father when I was young and my mother was the driving influence in mine and my brothers life. We wouldn't have turned out the way we did if it wasn't for her. While I was overseas Your blog kept me going and made it seem like I had some sort of connection to a motorcycles when there were no around ( at least the kind I have any interest in). Probably doesn't amount to much coming from a complete stranger; but for what it's worth thank you.

Don

WhitelinePsycho said...

A most wonderful obituary mate, sympathies and best wishes, she'll clearly be with you every step and every mile.

Paul said...

Thoughts and Prayers go out to You and Your's... She is Living the Dream Life as we Speak, Watching over you so "Ride On"... You will Always have her Shadow with you.

motoguru. said...

I've been off the grid for a bit, and am just now reading this :( So sorry for your loss my friend! Condolences to you, your pops, and the rest of the fam. <3