Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Christmas Gift

Hello Friends.  Well as you may have noticed I have not been posting much since early summer. My mother has been hospitalized since June 2010 & started Hospice Oct 02 2010. Finally after long hard struggle she passed to a better place Friday Dec 17 2010.  She was so weak & sick the last 2 months that she was almost unrecognizable. It was so hard for her & her family... I am grateful that it is over. My heart would drop every time I walked into her room & I would be fearful of just how much she was aware of.  Tomorrow is her funeral & days after that will be Christmas. My husband said something so wonderful to me... He said he felt that this was Mom's Christmas present to us... It has been heart wrenching  &  long .... so this was her gift to her family... peace.
Please hug those close to you... take time to think of those who are struggling with similar issues during the holidays & say a prayer for our seniors. May they have dignity in their final stages of life.
This photo of my mom is how I will remember her! It was taken only a few weeks before she fell ill. It was Mothers Day & we were celebrating with a wonderful brunch. She is 88 years young in the photo!
Thanks again Friends! I will be back in full swing after the first of the year.
Big hugs!
Lynn :)

26 comments:

Sandi Cl~ said...

Oh, Lynn, my heart is with you! You have all had a very, very long ordeal. What a bittersweet time this will be for you. I know you will miss her profoundly. Hugs to you!

Michelle said...

Lynn, I am so sorry to hear. What a hard summer it must have been for you, your family and your mom. I think your husband is right. At least she isn't suffering any longer. Thinking of you and your family. Hugs, Michelle

Alia said...

Hugs to you, and bless your family!

Cindy Gay said...

It's a wonder photo and you are a wonderful daughter. So sorry for your loss. You have a wise husband.

Vicky Alberto said...

I'm sorry for your loss... sounds like your husband is a good loving guy to put such a positive spin on the situation.

Dara Lynn said...

Lynn, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing....my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

April said...

Oh Lynn, I am so sorry to hear this sad news hon. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your husband sounds like an amazing man and I'm sure he'll be a great comfort to you in the coming days...hold him close.
- April

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Lynn, I am so glad you have such a wonderful photo of you mom. So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family......

Diana Joy said...

Hi Lynn. My heart goes out to you and your family...I love what your husband said: Peace...yes a nice gift. You were blessed to have your mom 'so long'. Mine died at age 70; we still miss her.

Suzy said...

*hugs* to you Lynn!

Sandi Smith said...

So sorry to hear of your Loss Lynn but I think your husband may be right. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you and your family. May all of you come out of this with positive thoughts. So sorry for your loss.

Nadja

sue said...

oh lynn, i am so sorry to hear about your mum but your husbannd is so right, my love to you and your family x sue x

Julia said...

So sorry for your loss Lynn and what a wonderful thing your husband said. It must have been a great comfort to you. My heart and thoughts go out to you and your family. Take care! x

Lynn said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Lynn, especially tomorrow and over the Christmas season.

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Oh my gosh hon. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thougths are with you and your family.
Big hug,
Paulien

bakscrap said...

So sorry for your loss, and at the same time glad that your mom is no longer suffering, and that the struggle is over. Have missed your posts. Look forward to seeing some scrapping from you.

Crystal Thomas said...

Lynn,
I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you and your family during this time

Robbie said...

Lynn, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thoughts, prayers and hugs to you.

Gerry said...

Lynn, so sorry to hear about your mom! Hugs your way , my friend!!!!!! Gerry

Ashley Ladd said...

My hugs and prayers are with you and your family. I hope you had a peaceful Christmas.

Ashley Ladd said...

My prayers and sympathy are with you and yor family. I hope you had a peaceful Christmas.

Ashley Ladd said...

My prayers and sympathy are with you and your family. I hope you had a peaceful Christmas.

Tammy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss honey!! We lost my MIL on the 8th of Dec. so I know the emotions you have to be feeling although I'm sure it has to be a relief in some way. Keeping you and your family in prayer!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Lyn I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. She is at peace now and in a better place. My your memories fill your heart.
Gosh, it just seems like the other day I was with you when your father passed. Wishing you strength and peace.
xoxoxoxxoxoxo
*hugs*deb

Caitysmom said...

I miss you Lynn. You are in my heart and prayers.

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