I am sorry I"ll rise. ((((Hugs))))) it is hurtful that you weren't contacted.
Remember, you made the trip to say goodbye. It meant a lot to her.
I was in your place years ago. It still bothers me the last time that I saw my loved one.
It was a regular visit. We talked. I learned that she had a heart surgery coming up and she was nervous about making it through the procedure. We talked about death and what she feared about missing if she didn't make it. However, she was widowed and missed her husband. After, I left, she wrote a letter that was to be read to her loved ones after her death.
She didn't ever leave the hospital.
She loved me as much as if I were a relative.
She arranged prior to the surgery for me to read the letter if she didn't make it.
If you are reading this, I didn't make it.
I realize though that my husband has been waiting for me and it is time to be with him. I miss him.
Do not feel sad for me for leaving. I want you to live your life and carry on with the love and experiences that lay in front of you. You are loved and that hasn't changed. I will be watching over you.
I thought maybe the letter would bring comfort to you and your children as well.
I know that you and the children were loved by her.
Remember, you made a big difference in her life and she knew how you felt about her.
It was wrong for her relatives not to contact you.
"I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou