It's quite understandable how hard it is to lose our mother. My mother died in April 1995 at 87 just like the age of Atty. JBJ's mom when his mother passed away. In the States, where my wife continues to work as a caregiver even at 67, she told me most of the old men in retirement homes always talk about how they loved their moms. And it's not surprising because mothers are already there from the moment a child first opens his eyes to see the world up to the time the child grows up and builds a family of his own, until the mother could see her grandkids growing up under her watchful eyes. But we have to realize that all of us are here on this planet on a borrowed life. And we can only be thankful for those of us who are lucky enough to have seen and witnessed our mothers turning to their old age until they unite with our Creator. Yes, of all people, our mother has the lasting memory to haunt us forever!
Footnote: This comment came out in connection with an article written by Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez for The FREEMAN, entitled, "When you lose a mother, you lose almost everything." It came out on March 29, 2015.