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Posted 8th March 2008 at 17:26 by Quebeker

5 years ago today.

On Friday Feb.28 2003, as I was loading my luggage in my car to go to work, I got a phone call from my mother.
"Luke, I want to see you NOW."
I told her I would be there the next morning for breakfast.
(I live in Ingersoll, Ontario and she was in Amos, Quebec.)
So I called my boss and told him that I was not able to do the trip I was booked on and I was taking a week off.

See, my mom was in bad shape. She was hanging in there, still fighting, still stubborn but she knew she was in bad shape.

She had her 1st heart attack when she was 26.
Fought back, recovered, went back to work and lead a (mostly) normal life.

The second one at 39 and resulted in open heart surgery and quadruple bypass.
Fought back, recovered, went back to work and lead a (mostly) normal life.

She skipped a doctor's appointment knowing full well she wasn't doing good to come to my wedding in July '99.
She was afraid the doc would put her in the hospital and would miss the wedding.
I guess she was right, 2 weeks later, while at the doctor's office,her heart stopped.
Didn't have a typical heat attack, it just stopped.
Fought back, recovered, did NOT go back to work but lead a (mostly) normal life.

In 2001, she had a stroke in the car, going back to Quebec after a week at my place.
Luckily, my sister was driving and noticed something was wrong with Mom.
Luckier, there was a police car parked on the shoulder less than 1/2 mile after my sister realized what was going on.
Luckiest, they were less than 5 miles from an hospital.
Fought back, recovered and lead a (mostly) normal life.

At Christmas 2002-New Years 2003, we wanted to go to her house not wanting to put the travel stress on her but since we had
just bought our 1st house, she insisted in coming down. She had started being very tired very easily.
The doctors were saying her heart was working at about 15-20% capacity.
It did take a lot of her energy and never really recovered from the trip.

So, when she told me she wanted to see me, I knew why. She knew too.
She had been admitted in the hospital and doc said she probably wasn't going to be released.
I spent 6 days with her, at the hospital, sleeping there a few nights.
And we talked.
And we apologized to each other for things that were said, things that weren't said and things that should have been said.

And after a week, we tried to say good-bye.
But what do you say to someone you know you will never see again.
And on Friday March 7th 2003, I went home.

I went back to work the next day, but things did not go well.
Weather and mechanical problems kept me from crossing the border when I was planning to.
On Sunday March 9th, I was sitting 2 hours from the border with a broken down trailer.
My cell phone rang, my sister's number on the display. I knew before answering.
Eva-Marie LaPierre had died.

5 minutes later, I called my boss and told him I was driving right back home.


I still miss her.
The pain is gone, but the emptiness is still there.
I wish she could have met her Grand-daughter, Eva-Mae LaPierre.
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    I still miss her.
    This is evident from this story; as is your love for her and your family.
    I hope that you are taking good care of your heart Luke.
    Posted 9th March 2008 at 23:55 by sportytrace sportytrace is offline
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    I'm not sure you ever get over the loss of a parent that you were bonded too. It would have been nice if she could have met Eva-Mae.

    I see that this was posted back in March ......just now saw it.
    Posted 12th July 2008 at 00:34 by sportyblue sportyblue is offline
 


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