2022 was an odd year for me. It was both one of the best years and one of the worsts. Our business expanded and we have seen growth like no other year. It is also the year that we had to say goodbye to our sweet boy Nefarian less than 2 weeks after he was diagnosed with a tumor on the base of his heart. It was also the year that my mom passed away unexpectedly.
It is difficult to explain how my mom’s sudden death has effected me. For 42 years, she was a constant presence in my life. We didn’t always see each other regularly (even though we only lived about 15 minutes away from one another), but we had some contact at least once a week, and I would send her silly Tiktoks through Facebook messenger several times a week, sometimes multiple a day. I will never be able to do that again. I won’t be able to call her up to bitch about whatever is irking me at the moment, or tell her the latest antics that Fern, Ash, and Widget are up to.
She was a pain in the ass at times, but she was supposed to continue to be a pain in my ass for many more years to come. She wasn’t supposed to die suddenly at the age of 64.