In honor of Children’s Grief Awareness Month, the National Alliance for Grieving Children has invited bloggers to tell the world how it feels to have had someone they love die. Today, college student Michelle Fulbright shares her story.
An unknown author once said, “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” This quote is one of my favorites because it accurately describes my grief journey. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was in the eighth grade. Three years after various chemotherapy treatments, herbal remedies and numerous prayers, she succumbed to the disease. My mom went from being the most energetic and hardworking person I ever knew to someone who could not even support her own weight.