BY REBECCA PALMER
FARMINGTON — Karma is the mother of four and said her fifth, a daughter who died from complications related to a severe but rare genetic disorder, was the light of her life.
One of the best things about motherhood, besides the chance at being a grandma, is becoming friends with your adult children, Karma said.
“I think that you learn that your children can become your friends, and that’s how it occurred in my life,” she said. “They’re my best friends.”
When Karma’s daughter was just a toddler, she was diagnosed with the rare genetic disease that would disable her for life and eventually kill her. The girl stopped walking and in time, could eat only pureed food. She died at age 11.
Karma has advice for young mothers:
“Realize as a mother, your limitations, early in mothering and to pay attention to them,” she said. “ Know when you are done, as far as ‘I have to back off and take care of my own needs here.’ Sometimes that’s hard when you’re in the midst of it all.”
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