I stroked her forehead gently with my fingers and whispered to her that I loved her and I thanked her for all she had done for me. I told her that no one would ever love me like she did. A mother's love is a special love. A love like no other. I told her that she would be with her mother again and her dad. She would see her granny again and her husband. I asked her to send me a sign when she got to heaven to let me know she made it okay. I asked her to send me a rainbow.
I witnessed her last breath and saw her pass from our world into the next just as she witnessed my first breath and brought me into this world.
"I love you, I love you," I said as tears streamed down my face. "I'll miss you so much, Mom. Good-bye, my friend."