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Monday, April 13, 2009

Peace, at last

My Mother passed today, peacefully with the love of her life, Daddy at her bedside. I'm so relieved to know she'll suffer no more. My heart breaks for him, they've been married 61 years last August. My two brothers, their wives, and my husband and I were there; though not in the room with them. I think their relationship was so very special that is nice they had those final moments together.

Daddy and I had gone this am to make arrangements. She knew we were putting things in order and I believe this too gave her comfort.

I'm grateful she's now at peace, and have begun thinking about how to best help Daddy through this next trial. It's Spring, a time of growth and renewal------he's a consumate gardner and I pray he'll find comfort in planting and tending his garden.

Thank you all for the continued support you've given, I truly appreciate it---more than I know how to express.



  1. Hang in there, Sandy. I'm always at a loss for what to say in times like this, but know that even someone you just met through Twitter is willing to help in any way I can.

  2. Oh, Sandy...My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm so glad she is at peace now and no longer in pain. It was a rough 40+ days and so sorry you all had to go through that. I'm sure Hospice was a great help to all of you. Hugs and prayers are still with you all. ^i^

  3. Sandy....My deepest condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time.....May you all feel the peace and comfort of God's loving embrace......
    Love and Many Hugs.....

  4. My dear friend,

    My heart breaks to read this, but on the other hand, I am glad that your mother is no longer in pain, and that your family will no longer struggle to figure out how to help her through the days of trial. I know how that goes.

    I have made you our star of the month over at Homespun Helpers and explained what a source of power you have been there -- I know that you know this in your head, but it bears repeating here that you have many many supporters here in the online charity world (me among them) and if you need ANYTHING (including talk of me doing double backflips, which is being discussed in our livejournal community for some reason) you just let us know.

    Take care of yourself please, my dear. Big hugs.

  5. Dear Sandy:
    I am so sorry for you and your family.
    My heart is breaking for you, and I will keep you in my prayers.

  6. I read your post this morning with tears in my eyes. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart aches for you and your family. Take care, and if there is anything I can do for you as well, please don't hesitate to let me know.

  7. I am so sorry to hear your mother is gone, but happy for her to be free of her suffering. It is nice she and your dad had that special time together before she left this world for the next. It will take time, but Dad will find his way.

  8. Hello my dear friend....

    A BIG Hug for you.....Peace is right....stay strong for Dad...he will need you...been there done that..you will bring each other through this difficult time...


  9. I'm so sorry for your loss. I had been following along w/your blog and had been sending prayers. It's been a long journey. Now, your mom is at peace. I will continue to keep you & your family covered with prayers.

  10. My heart goes out to you. May you find peace in comfort in the love and happy memories that you shared with your mom. It will be difficult for your dad, for sure, but knowing he has you will help a lot. Prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Sandy,

    Sending you all my love and prayers. I know it is a relief to know she is no longer suffering. Hugs and love to you and your family.


  12. I'm so sorry forr you loss of your dear mother. I'll be sure and keep you and your Dad in my prayers. Your Dad is fortunate that he has you to help him in this difficult time. Hugs {{{ }}}

  13. My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. She is at peace now and no longer suffering. This is a blessing.

  14. Sandy-

    I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in my prayers.


  15. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  16. Sending love to all of your family at such a hard time. It sounds like you'll be able to support each other as you cope with this loss. I'm happy that your mom is in peace now.

  17. Still covering you in prayer.
    All our love,
    Dana, Addie & Gavin

  18. Sandy,

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't see this post until just now. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    laneerg (singlefrugalton)

  19. Sandy, I have not know you before today.But You sound like a wonderful family and I am sorry you lost your Mom but I know she is better off and that is what all of you want for her.
    As someone who lost my dear husband of 48 years almost 2 years ago I tell you; please keep daily contact with your Dad while he is adjusting to being alone. That has helped me through so many weeks and months .Without my children coming by with a meal to share or just a few minutes visit it would have been much harder.My prayers are with you all

  20. I'm so sorry for your loss. Several months ago, I lost both of my grandmas in the space of 3 days. Both had been in hospice and we were just waiting for them to be at peace finally.

    I, myself, lost my mom just before she turned 50. So I can say from experience that it's always easier when they've led a full life. My thoughts are with you.

  21. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom.


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