I watched my mother passed away peacefully seven weeks ago from cancer.
She was in a coma state near the end. They say that hearing is the last sense a person loses, so I played a song from my mobile phone for my mother to listen to. With the song playing in the background, my sister and I began to read Psalm 23 (The Lord Is My Shepherd) to her. Two minutes later, the monitor started beeping. Her heartbeat and oxygen saturation level were dropping. My sister rushed off to get the nurses while I stayed there with my mother. I saw a tear coming out from my mother's eye, so I leaned down to say my goodbye. I whispered to her, telling her to follow God home by taking one step at a time.
The nurses came so I moved aside. I took my mobile phone and placed it in my pocket. We stood there watching, right to the end when she took her last breath. I did not realise that the song we played earlier on, was still playing on repeat from the depths of my pocket. My sister and I both thought that the song was playing in our heads!! I think my mother heard us that day, loud and clear:
"In the arms of an angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You’re in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here"
~Angel by Sarah McLachlan~
Letting go was not easy but we all found comfort that day knowing that we gained an extra angel that would watch over us from above, where she gets a better view of everything.
Thank you for everything mum, we love you! :)