My mother passed with the assistance of the Coronavirus. I live in Flagstaff, AZ & Mom lived in Grand Forks, ND. When this horrible & unnecessary, intentional virus spread through out the entire world many many innocent people died, from this virus making many families lose family that should not have happen.
Barbara, the foundation of strength & solid in her faith with God was one statistic, I need everyone to know I don't want her just labeled as a statistic (#), but a woman that endured many roadblocks through out her life, starting with boarding school because grandma couldn't afford to care for all her children so my mom & 3 other sisters went. At a very young age she contracted TB & was admitted to a sanitarium in South Dakota where she underwent surgery in which her left lung was removed & about a 1/4 of the right lung. I believe she was there for about 1 1/2 - 2 years all alone. She also was victim to physical , mental & sexual abuse growing up.
With the strongest will power & just her & her faith in God she lived through it all. Married my dad & had 5 children one being me. My eldest sister passed 2 years ago from breast cancer, it affected Mom really bad. I lost a son in '98 in car accident he was 18 days old, my father died a month later from a broken heart from Mason's passing. Burying a child no words describe the pain. Mom, being tattered, torn & her foundation started to cracking, weather beaten she prevailed. Never a judgement word spoken from her mouth. She never payed no mind to people who may have used words to try hurt her, all she would say is "just have to pray for them harder," she was walked with a smile even through the worst of the worst storms. Prideful of who she knew she was, loving, caring, giving, & always there for anyone. Supported all of kids with any situation we were dealing with at the time with all her wisdom & never used anything against us or scolded us like we thought & never used harsh punishment either.
She is the strongest woman I could only dream of being. I owe her so much & thank her for being my Mom, I'm so grateful God blessed me with her for my Mom. I am who I am today because of this woman, my super hero, my foundation of strength holding my baby sis, my brother & I together today, my Mom Barbara. She was admitted to hospital on January 10, 2021 & passed January 13, 2021. I knew she couldn't get this virus because it would end this way.
Each day with her not here with us is the hardest, most intense & painful hurt I ever have to experience in my life. The loss of my Mom should not have happened by a pandemic that people knew about & kept secret from everybody through out the world. My sister, brother & I have each other yes, but we still need our Mom. There is no value, amount of money that could every be acceptable to compensate a heart like hers, priceless!! *we were never given any monies for losing my Mom from this pandemic* Thank you for hearing my story.