I am what you can call a hard core asshole I will not crack for anything, but today was something that I could not hold on. It's been about 5 years since I tare a tear, on the way home I had to stop to calm myself down. I think I have cried more than all my life put together.
Better out than in as Shrek always says.... You needed to let yourself go.
As horrible as all of this is, what is the message? How can your family go forward in a different light? Look at what led to her stroke and make sure that your Mother doesn't follow in the same path.
My Aunt and Mother both died of a lung dis-order. I just now (10 years later) am realizing that I have to stop smoking. I stopped breathing last week in an episode where I could have had a stroke. Scary shit for sure!
Fuck your job and everything else if your family needs you. Do everything you can for your Mother even if that means going back to Colombia. Your boss should