Monday, October 15, 2012

In Memory of My Mom


My dear blog friends,

Many of you are already aware that my dear mother's pain and suffering ended last Tuesday, October 9, 2012. I was able to spend the last five days of her life with her, and while there were some horrible things about those days, the blessings wrapped around that time are too numerous to count.

I feel a sadness like I've never known, but I also feel blessed beyond measure. I've traded worrying about my mom's well being to missing her so much, and I know you'll understand that I won't be blogging much over the next week or so.

The love and support showered upon us over this past week has been incredible and we are extremely grateful.

With love and gratitude,
~ Deb

26 comments:

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Oh deb! Sadly, I've walked that road and know what a hard one it is. Thinking of you, and sending our love and prayers, always. I think you have my number if you need to talk. xoxo

Karen said...

I'm so glad you were able to spend the last days with your mom, Deb. You know my prayers and thoughts are with you.

Becky said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you still xx

Susan said...

Sending love and prayers to you and your family, my dear sweet friend!

Alison said...

Love and prayers Deb....you have to take time now to gather yourselves together
Alison xx

Audrey said...

Deb, I've been following your blog for a while now but this is my first comment. It broke my heart to read this post. I'm so, so, so very sorry for your loss. I'm glad to hear you got to spend her last days with your Mom. I also know the hard part is just beginning so I'm sending you thoughts, prayers and strength in the following days. Hope you remain as well as can be expected in this circumstance. XOXO

Robyn said...

Deb….this is going to sound weird…but I've been wanting to say thank you.

I feel really, really grateful at how much you've shared with us through this journey you've been on with your mom. I feel like a lot of times people shy away from talking about their struggles…for many reasons…and I'm sure lots of those reasons are good ones…but I always feel so blessed when I come across the brave souls that are open about what's hard in life. It feels like a gift. The honesty and vulnerability…it feels like something you gave to us.

I know this part of your life has been incredibly painful…but it also seems like it's been really meaningful too…with moments of real beauty. Thank you thank you thank you for letting us in to see as much as you were able to share.

humel said...

Darling Deb, sending all our love to you and yours xxx

Kirsti said...

Oh Deb I am so sorry for your loss and like you have been there on more than one occasion this last year alone...so glad you got to spend that time with her...

Thinking of you from across the pond..
much love
Kirsti xxx

Denise said...

A beautiful rose for a beautiful family.Take care Deb - am thinking about you lots x x

helena said...

thoughts and support still beaming your way, Deb. Take your time and be kind to yourself through the coming weeks. Although such a sad subject I smiled at the end to see that you still took the trouble to change the colour of the heart to match the rose.

furrypig said...

sending many more hugs your way xxx

tainted with a positive view said...

Deb, my heart aches for you and your family. I am sure she was comforted by your presence.

Beverly said...

dear friend, I have been thinking of all of you so often. I know you are weary and in pain so please take your time, we'll always be here when you are ready. I am so thankful that you were able to spend those last days with her. When I saw the picture of Papa Rod with his girls I knew he had and will continue to draw strength from Marti's legacy.

Jimjams said...

Still thinking of you all ♥

Jo said...

I was so sad when I heard the news last week and I have been thinking of you and your family ever since xx

Amy said...

I think of you every day Deb, wishing you strength and peace, :-)

alexa said...

Continuing to think of you all, Deb, and remembering you and your Mum especially.













Lizzie said...

Deb, I was so sorry to hear of your loss.
You and your family are all in my thoughts just now. I pray that you will all be given the strength you need to get through the tough times together.
Marti must have been so comforted, to have you and the family around her, as she made her difficult journey. I'm sure her pain was lessened by the love she received - and shared - from you all.
God Bless you, Deb!

Gail said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs.

Sian said...

Continuing to think about you all, with much love and tenderness from all of us here x

debs14 said...

You have been so brave to document this journey. The end brings such mixed emotions, relief that pain and suffering has ended but a huge sadness of the loss in your life. I am so pleased that you got to spend lots of quality time with her since her diagnosis and as a family, you have certainly pulled together and have helped each other through.
Remember her with a smile, remember the happy times and remember that a little part of her will always live on in your heart.

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I was so sorry to read the sad news last week Deb. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts xx

Margaret said...

Love to you and your family.

Lady J said...

Deb,
I'm so very sorry. I'm thinking of you and your family and praying for all of you.

-Jessica

S said...

Hang in there, and cling to the good memories to give you strength. Consider yourself hugged!

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