Just talk to my friend whose mom just passed away a few days ago. I know I should have called earlier but didn't have the guts to do it. I just don't know what to say, and even if I do, i could not say it coz I'd be all choked up. And yes, I did all the crying just now, and she sounded so calm telling me how her mom got sick and was admitted to the hospital, within 24 hours, my friend lost her mom. But she is glad her mom didn't suffer. And she had the privilege to mandi and kapankan her mom, which made cried me even harder. She really took care of her mom during her last day but she was a bit disappointed coz she was not there when her mom passed away as she was home for a while to see her three kids. All I managed to say was I hope she'll be okay and told her even though it really hurts, time heals.
This one I know as I also lost my dad 15 years ago. And it was sudden, heart attack. He left in the morning to go to a meeting when my brothers and I were still sleeping, the next thing we knew, his friend came to tell us he was in the hospital. What we didn't know, that he died on the way to the hospital. It was devastating for us especially my mom. We didn't have the chance to say goodbye and asked for forgiveness. The night before, we went out for a dinner, not knowing that was our last one together with my dad. And before he went to bed, he told me to take care of the house coz he felt tired. It sounded weird but I didn't take notice of it. Only now I know what he meant. How I wish we had more time with him but when it's to go, it's time to go, no matter what. Al-Fatihah.