The Final Goodbye…

It has been a while since the last blog, so I figured that it would be good to update everyone. For all those who have kept up with this blog and have been there since the start, I would like to thank all for the prayers and wishes that have been sent along.

You may be wondering who this is, so I’ll introduce myself: Hi, my name is Rileigh, and I’m the youngest one of my Mom’s daughter’s. In a few of her blog posts, she mentioned my sister and I, so you may know who I am. I recently turned 18 and my sister just turned 20.

My Mom’s journey was full of ups and downs, but no matter what she never stopped fighting, and she never stopped loving. Even if she was tired, she still had that spunk! Even when she was at her toughest time, she never let it drag her down. Today we are all left with memories of her, some good, some bad, but no matter what we all still loved her.

Sometimes, when you say goodbye, you know that the next day you’ll see that person again, but other times it will be the last goodbye you’ll ever say to a person. No matter what, goodbyes will always be the hardest.

My last goodbye to you was on January 6th, 2019.  Now you’re in heaven, and even though you’re not in any pain anymore, it’s still hard to grasp the fact that you’re really gone. There hasn’t been a single day since that I haven’t thought about you, with several things left unsaid along with several questions left unanswered. I often catch myself thinking of you and wishing that I could give you one last hug and be able to tell you about my day and be able to listen to you tell me about yours. I miss you Mom, and so do many others. So many prayers have been sent to our family, and we have been nothing but blessed.

On January 6th, 2019, you took your final breath, but you’ll never be fully gone. I know you visit us sometimes, and like people say, loved ones are never fully gone because they will always be with you in memories and in your heart. So this is my last goodbye here, but I know it won’t be my last.

Goodbye, Mom, I love you.


One thought on “The Final Goodbye…

  1. Rileigh, that is a beautiful good-bye letter. I never met your mom in person, but I was blessed to get to know her on Facebook and through tthis blog. A friend of mine in the Pre-vivors group “introduced” us. I know she loved you and your sister sooooo much! I came to love her and was so happy when she’d message me personally. She inspired me tremendously and she made me laugh too. God bless you and your family, who I know all miss Leanna so much! ❤️

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