I was reminded, by iCanQuit, that I have not posted in a while, in this morning's email...
It just so happens, that we buried my Mom yesterday, and this reminded me of the joy my quitting gave her. She complained about my smoking, most of my adult life, and, I have to admit, sometimes irritated me with her remarks about my smell. You know, we did not really believe we carried that much STINK, until we broke free of it.
My point here is, even though I did not quit for her, I do know that, for the last 3+ years, she was happier to see me, and that my quitting did add some joy to her time with us..
:) A hug is much nicer, when you don't stink of cigarette smoke :)
P.S. Don't be sad. She was 98 years old, and is now free of pain, and worry, and sadness. We had time to prepare for her passing..
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