Saturday, March 26, 2011

At Peace....

It didn't happen the way I envisioned.

I was watching the Arizona vs UConn game - not that I really care about basketball or March Madness - but that is what I was doing when I received a phone call.  Not from the hospice nurse whom I thought would call, but from the home health care provider.

photo credit:  my brother
Mom passed away quietly in her sleep around 6:40PM.  I did not fully believe it until the hospice worker officially proclaimed her death at 7:15.

It all seems so very surreal right now and yet....I am so thankful that I know she is finally at peace - rejoicing with the angels and being reunited with my dad - something that she has envisioned for over 5 and half years now.

Mom - you will be missed but I take comfort in knowing that I will see you again.  Save me a mansion next to yours, ok?

38 comments:

Inside A Book said...

What a beautiful mom! Thank you for sharing a moment of your journey. Sending you prayers of peace and comfort, strength, and clear vision to know how to handle the days ahead. May you feel guided.

Fondly...

Kim said...

How wonderful to know that she is at peace and reunited with her love. She looks like such a lovely woman. You have been walking a journey that we all will be called to with our own parents someday and I pray God gives you the peace and strength you now need for the upcoming days.
My sincerest sympathy and love to you....

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, my condolences...but I know what that journey is like, too; when my mom passed three years ago, it was a quiet moment as well.

It didn't feel real until later.

She was also receiving hospice care.

I hope that you are filled with many wonderful memories to sustain you.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Molly, sorry for your loss, and I know she will be missed, but hopefully, she is in a much better place. Lovely photo.

Better is Possible said...

Molly, sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family as you go through the upcoming week(s). Thanks for taking the time to update your blogging friends.
Blessings...

Catherine Ensley said...

Molly, I'm happy for your mother and for you that the ordeal has ended. She's where she wants to be, and you can begin to move on. Life will certainly be different, but you will grow into and cherish your new role. Your mother looks like she was a wonderful woman. Take care.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

Molly, my thoughts and prayers are with you...mothers are special and we don't want them to hurt or suffer in any way...but we don't ever want to lose them either.
Try to think heavily on the good times and the wonderful memories.

caite said...

I too am so sorry for your loss...but we pray that she is now in a better place, a place of peace, without pain or illness, a place where every tear is wiped away..

Liz said...

Thank you for everything, Molly! Really looking foward to seeing you soon. So good to picture that reunion last night. They must have had dinner reservations:)

ds said...

Molly, I am so very sorry for your loss. You have been on a very difficult journey. May you and your family find peace in each other, your friends and your community.

Vivienne said...

I like to take heart in the belief that we all may meet again in heaven. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Nise' said...

Molly, I am sorry for your loss and know you will miss her so. I am thankful that she has been set free and is rejoicing and that you rest in the hope of being reunited with her in eternity.

Carola Bartz said...

Molly, I am glad that she could go peacefully.

I am sorry for your loss, though. A mother is such a special person in one's life.

Thank you for sharing this lovely photo of your mom.

JoAnn said...

(((Molly))) So sorry for your loss...

Vasilly said...

Molly, I am so sorry.

Susan said...

Oh Molly, I am so sorry. Take care of yourself, and may all the things you remember and love about your mother bring you comfort.

C.B. James said...

Thinking of you this afternoon.

Jenners said...

I imagine it never happens quite as you imagine. My sympathies to you and your family. If you ever need to talk, I am here. Hugs.

Staci said...

She was very lovely Molly!!! I know that she is with your Dad!!

Thinking of you and keeping you and your family in my prayers!

bermudaonion said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how difficult this is and will continue to pray for you.

Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Kay said...

Molly, I've been thinking of you so much in the last few days. I'm so glad that your Mom passed peacefully in her sleep. Hugs to you. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Now, you take care of yourself. Truly. I'm always happy to talk at any time.

Kathleen said...

You have my deepest condolences Molly. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I know your mom has gone on to be with the Lord and that fact must give you some peace.

Beth F said...

Even though you were expecting it, it is still hard to lose a loved one. My thoughts are with you.

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I am so very, very sorry to hear about your loss - although it was expected it's always a shock. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Molly. My mother passed on Mother's Day 2004, and the word surreal that you used, is exactly the word that I would use as well for my experience. Sending a virtual hug to you.

Thomas at My Porch said...

I am sorry for your loss. A very sweet picture of your mom.

Dave and Tami said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. I'm glad that you know where your mom is and that she is reunited with your dad.

God bless you and may you feel his comforting arms during this time.

Dave and Tami said...

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Thanks for writing.

Cathy said...

Losing your mother is far from easy, but your attitude will help. I smiled just thinking about her being with your father again. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Margot said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Mom, Molly. My heart goes out to you as I know how you feel. A little over a month ago my mom passed away. Even though we knew it was coming, it was still hard to believe. I know you will eventually find comfort in all the happy memories. Know also that all your many blogging friends hold you in their thoughts.

lifeonthecutoff said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, Molly. No matter how prepared we think we are for these moments, the actuality of it breaks our hearts. Your Mom is at peace and you can find some comfort in that. Blessings and prayers are sent your way.

lifeonthecutoff said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, Molly. No matter how prepared we think we are for these moments, the actuality of it breaks our hearts. Your Mom is at peace and you can find some comfort in that. Blessings and prayers are sent your way.

Michelle said...

Molly, please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother.

Aths said...

Molly, so sorry about your mom. I've bee following your posts every week and been praying for your mom each time. I'm glad it was peaceful in the end and that she is in a better place. I hope you are doing fine. Take care of yourself too. (((HUGS)))

Kaye said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, Molly but at least she is at peace now. It's a blessing that she went quietly and painlessly. {{{Hugs}}}to you and my thoughts are with your family at this time.

Trish said...

Hugs to you Molly--and you're family.

Silke said...

My dear Molly, I was just coming by to see what was going on in your life and saw that your mom had passed away. It took me back to when my mother died and I know just how surreal this all seems. I will be thinking about you and keeping you and your mom in my heart! Much love, Silke

Nan said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs your way.

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