A Hero in My Life

Generous. Smart. Caring. These are the words that come to my mind to describe my mom.

Mom wasn’t just the person who raised me; she was also one of my closest friends. She was always ready to listen to my stories. She gave me advice. She was my hero.

In May 2011, mom was diagnosed with cancer. The news came to my sister and me while we were on the dining table celebrating her birthday. Imagine how shocked we were.

Mom underwent medical treatments, and things got better. From 2012 to 2014, she lived a relatively normal life.

In the beginning of this year, however, the cancer returned. It got worse after mom’s birthday in May.

Mom passed away on the early morning of July 15. She was 60.

Rest in peace my beloved mommy. I love you so much.



  1. So sorry to hear about your mom. What a great picture, she was a lovely woman.

  2. Cristina Victoria Bordianu
    Cristina Victoria Bordianu

    Your mother is so beautiful and will be beautiful wherever she is!! She will be the guardian of your life, as she has been since you were born. Our parents leave this world, but they never leave us. I lost my father three years ago, he died of cancer, too. Time does not sooth the loss, but proves that there is support and love from our parents even if they are not with us anymore. My sincere condoleances and may God rest her in peace!

  3. I’m so very, very sorry for your loss.

    What a beautiful picture. I hope that you carry your equally beautiful memories with you for the rest of your life.

  4. Mother ,she is heaven on earth and she is someone who’s love is Gods presence on earth. she is one who gives , gives and gives never asks in return. I am reminded of my own mother who passed away after a stroke and left my house empty. I can feel the grief you and your sister must have gone through. my prayers go with you to bear this loss. She looks like a beautiful mother.

  5. Mojtaba Moslehi
    Mojtaba Moslehi

    I am really sorry for your loss. God bless her and you. I am sure she very proud of you.

  6. My deepest condolences for your loss. What wonderful memories she must have left behind. Thank you for sharing.

  7. My deepest condolence. Be strong and brave.

  8. Sorry for your lose. Nothing worse than lose of Mom. Mom gone family remain in the dark. Mom is the light for family. RIP

  9. So sorry for your loss. Hold on to your memories they will bring you strength and joy.May the love of your circle of close people in your life help you at this time of transition. You share so much of yourself in your posts…I am grateful for your presence.

  10. My deepest condolences for your loss. I too, lost my dad during the same time. I can understand the grief that you are going through. Nobody but the person who lost his dear one can really know how big a loss that is. Just like your mom was Hero to you, my Dad was my friend , philosopher and guide to me. Wherever they are, they will always be with us .

  11. Donald,

    I would like to extend my deepest condolences and prayers out to you and your family. I felt a bit sad from after reading your latest post. It was even surprising to me that you were able to write a new post, even though it was about your mom’s passing. That sure is persevering strength to do it.

    Another note, I would like to personally thank you for sending me encouraging posts from over the past years. They have helped me tremendously whenever I tend to have a bad day or whenever I needed a little inspiration to pick myself up. You have been a blessing when you take the time to share your wisdom and knowledge out to the world.

    You are in my prayers. I pray for your strength to be rebuild and healing spreaded out to your family. May God help restore His healing towards you.

  12. My deepest condolences. It must be terrible to lose our mom. Like another writer said…hold on to your memories because they will make you stronger. May her soul rest in peace.

  13. Joakim Sellberg
    Joakim Sellberg

    Sorry to hear this Donald! My condolences.

  14. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you will realize even more gifts she instilled in you as you go forward in life. Love and honor for your journey.

  15. Dear Donald
    I am so sorry to hear about your mum.
    you have been such a pillar of strength to a lot of people through life optimiser.
    i hope we can pay this back at this difficult time for you.
    with love and in my thoughts,

  16. Hi Donald, sorry for your loss. My mom died last March 26 with the same case as yours. Diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma last 2008 and had remission this year. It was really hard at first but that’s life is all about. People come and go, the important thing is we made everything special and memorable when we were with them.

  17. Hi Donald, your mom is beautiful, both inside & outside, you are blessed to have her as a parent…

  18. Hi Donald, life is all about relationships; the closer you are the more difficult it might be to deal with the lose of a loved one. the beauty of it is to anchor on all those beautiful memories, advices and imputs that you received from the your mom.
    My deepest condolences the Lord’s comforts will be with you always.

  19. Way too early. I’m sorry for your loss, Donald. Obviously she raised you with excellence and her legacy continues.

  20. Keep it up bro. Your mom has raised a good and smart man)))

  21. Rodney R. Morgan Jr.
    Rodney R. Morgan Jr.

    Dear Donald,

    I want to thank you for all of the advice, tips, and articles that have helped me improve myself since I have subscribed to this website, and I pray that your mother’s soul is right now in peace, tranquility, and happiness within Heaven right now. Thank you so very much for everything, and have a great day on the 10th year anniversary of this website~! Congratulations on your success and I hope that you will have even more success and positive vibes to enjoy and spread to the entire world~!See you later and have a great day~!!!

    Sincerely Yours, Rodney R. Morgan Jr.

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