Thanks for all the comments.
I am heartbroken to say that my mum passed away Thursday morning before I got out of quarantine. It was sudden and very quick. I am thankful she went quickly. It's been a horrible six months for her since Covid. She would have hated living that away. I hope she's out of pain and at peace.
It's been a rough few days. I was still in quarantine so had to be alone for a couple of days before I got my test-to-release results. My lovely daughter back in the US took Friday off work so she could spend lots of time chatting with me. She's been calling me when I'm having extra bad moments.
I am glad I am here and will be able to say goodbye to her. It seems so empty in her flat without her. I am missing her like crazy and upset with myself that I didn't come sooner. My sisters say that mum knew I was here close by. I did talk to her Monday. Her last words to me were to tell me that she loved me.
My mum was such a strong, independent woman. She beat cancer when she was well into her seventies and she survived the initial Covid diagnosis and hospitalisation. The doctor couldn't believe she had survived it. My sister said she was just tired and had had enough. She thinks mum could let go as she knew we were altogether and could help each other. I'm the baby of the family and she was always worried about me.
I'm going go miss her smile, our Wednesday chats, Saturday Skype sessions and our summer holidays. Losing her leaves a big hole in my heart.