Two years ago, on this day I wrote about being at the lowest point in my life. Today, I can say this day is one of the toughest. As I write this, exactly 24 hours ago, I found out my mom had passed. Shock. Disbelief. Bewilderment. Grief. All of those emotions hit me at once with one devastating phone call.
I am glad to know that she loved me and that she knew I loved her in return. I am glad to know that she is no longer in any pain and that she has received her heavenly reward. I am proud to say that Joan Yvonne Charleston Fleming was my mom and I am thankful to her for being my portal to this great world of ours.
She was devoted as a mother, wife (of 49 years), grandmother, sister, daughter, public servant, alumnae, soror and Christian. She brought joy and compassion to those that were around her. She lived a fulfilling 72 years of life and she did it her way, the right way.
She will be missed but never forgotten. Love you, Mom. Now and always.