My eternal appreciation goes out to
one Woman in particular my Mom, Luisita. She openly gave her love, compassion, friendship and
shared her love by giving everything to those she loved, simply out of
her love for giving selflessly to those she loved, her family
and friends. She never
expected or wanted anything in return other than the love she
received in return, something she already had
lots of. Her motto was "has bien, y no mires a quien",
" Do Good, and don't look at who".....
selfless love in it's purest form.
Luisa died the day after
Thanksgiving 2010, at the age of 83 of Lung Cancer. The
disease consumed her otherwise perfectly healthy body and life
going from a beautiful 123 lbs to barely 78 pounds at her death.
She smoked until her frail
little body no longer had the strength to inhale her killers.
When she could no longer smoke, the cancer aggressively took over
died a painful, terrible death. She suffered in pain for over 35
years, bent over holding her chest, in silence, smoking, denying
her pain was because of her smoking, she also suffered from
shingles. Surrounded by so
much love from her son & granddaughter and a select few of
the many she loved that cared enough to come say good-bye
to her she passed quietly, giving me one last Thanksgiving with
She will be forever be in my
heart, her spirit keeping me safe, and I hope the message of
appreciation keeps Women from smoking themselves to a
un-necessary painful end. This website is dedicated to her life and her spirit,
along with a message of hope, that if just one woman will stop smoking,
they can give their children a future full of love and opportunity
and will live a healthier, Happier Appreciated life.
Luisa left one son to carry on her memory. She was true love,
and will always be in my heart.