Friday, January 14, 2011

I Will Miss You...

Hello Everyone...
As many of you know...this blog is generally not about my very personal life. I try to keep things fun and light.
Today is different. Today is a day of reflection...and memories. Wonderful, happy memories...
My mother passed away on Wednesday night....
I haven't asked the official could have been just after midnight Thursday morning. Mom and Dad live in the East and so there is a 2 hour time difference. My sister was in her room, I was on the phone...we were so fortunate to be able to say our goodbyes. We were sad, but happy for her...Mom had alzheimer's for 14 years. My dear father looked after her at home for 12 of those years. The last 2 were spent in a nursing home. She lived to be 91 years old. Our family was blessed to have her that long, although the last few years were difficult ones. The pain for her is gone. She is now in God's hands...
The first picture of her is one that I have always loved...Mom was a J R Powers model years ago...and she kept her petite figure her whole life. The last time I saw her, this past October, she had a purple (her favorite color) afghan over her. She looked at me and then looked at the blanket and said: "Do you think it's too wide??" I laugh when I think of that moment...because she was always so particular.
The second picture was taken at my sister's wedding. It is one of the nicest pictures of the two of them. It was taken 25 years ago...and even though she lived as long as she did, her face was hardly wrinkled. And Dad, at age 90 now, doesn't look like he has aged much either. They had good DNA!!
They were married for 61 years. They were born on the same day a year apart...Mom and Dad truly loved each other. Dad is very sad...but is at peace knowing that he did everything he could for her.
I will miss you Mom.
All my love,
Your daughter, Nancy


ginger@bearbits said...

Hi Nancy,

I am so sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing your mom's story. In some ways it resembles my mom's who also passed away in January - two year ago this month. I wish you peace.


niknik said...

Ваша мама была очень красивая. Примите мои соболезнования! Пусть земля будет ей пухом!

Anonymous said...

Dear Nancy, So sorry for this sad time in your life. Hope you will find comfort in remembering. Although tears are shed here, there is great rejoicing in heaven. With love & prayers, Debbie

Marie said...

Nancy, so sorry to hear about your mum's passing. Sending prayers and hugs of comfort. xx

Amanda said...

What a wonderful couple. Thanks for sharing....thinking of you all.

Draffin Bears said...

dear Nancy,

Just had a quick look as I have a few minutes spare and was so sad to read of your dear Mothers passing.
What a beautiful couple your lovely parents are.
Sending my condolences and love to you and your family and may you have comfort and peace knowing that she is at rest now.

Hugs to you dear friend

Christine LeFever said...

What a beautiful tribute to her, Nancy. I have tears in my eyes. She was beautiful. :-(

But, I do understand that she is now free and on her way to bigger and better things.



Dolores said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Leny said...

Sorry for your loss,how old we get,we can not mis our parents..

Wish you peace,

Anonymous said...

Nancy what a beautiful posting, your mom was BEAUTIFUL. WOW, 61 years, how wonderful. I love the second picture they are a lovely couple. God bless you, I hope your doing okay.

Luv, Patty

Beverly...Heartland Creations said...

Nancy your mother looks so beautiful in those pictures, just like you. I hope your dong well, I know how difficult these times can be.
Hugs, Bev

Brenda said...

Nancy, I just found your blog and saw your post. I am sorry to hear about your mum's passing. It must be difficult for all of you, because although you will miss her, you know she will no longer suffer. What a beautiful couple - your dad sounds like quite a man. Take care of yourself.



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