Friday, February 18, 2011

My mother has passed away

My mother passed away February 13, 2011. She had Alzheimer's for many many years and it is a good thing that she has let go. Her body just ran out. It was a sad day for me and after we buried her today, it was a feeling of being able to let go myself.

I can now move on myself. I thought I would share this. My mother hasn't been here for years, no one behind the eyes, so hard to see your mother this way. It has been an emotional burden, knowing your mother isn't here, but her body still works. How very sad. I think the burden is lifting and I'm so glad we, her family and her friends could talk about her life at the Eulogy today. We talked about her love of dancing and her love of camping. A good ending to a life.

18 comments:

Barb said...

Oh, Arlene, I'm so sorry to hear this. I had no idea your mom had been sick for so long. Alzheimer's is such a devastating disease, and as you said, so sad. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers and I hope that the sadness will soon be replaced with the memories you have of your mom, when she was healthy and happy. Sending you a big hug, my friend!

Virginia L. said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news, Arlene! I hope the memories of your mom comfort you! She is in a better place now...we have to remember that. Sending BIG hugs to you!

Yenni Natalia said...

arlene...i am really so sorry to hear this :(. I hope your mom loves will still surround you eventhough she is in heaven..and her memories of her stay in your heart.

HUGS
Yenni

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh my Arlene, I am so so sorry to hear about your Mom. I understand what you are saying and you are a very strong and courageous person to be able to analyze her passing in such a way. I wish you and your family Peace and comfort.

{{ Hugs }}

Cathy Fong said...

Arlene, I'm so sorry to hear this :( hope all the memories about her will comfort you and the whole family.will pray for u.
Hugs
Cathy

Dorcas said...

Arlene, I'm so sorry you had to go through all this.....

Pattie said...

So sorry for your loss,that disease is a terrible thing,now to look forward and have some me time,she would want that for you
big hugs
Pattie x

walchowDesign said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss and I'll keep you and your family in my prayers! Sending you big hugs from Holland, friend!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Arlene, I am so sorry that your Mom passed away. I hope that your memories of your Mom will keep her close to your heart. I will pray for you and your family. Take care and God bless you.

Aimeslee said...

My thoughts and prayers are here for you and yours, Arlene. I lost mine last May. It's a sad time. But I'm glad you are seeking comfort, sending you hugs! xoxo, Aimeslee

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Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Arlene. I am so sorry for your loss! It is so difficult to lose a loved one to Alzheimer's. It's like you lose them twice. I'm glad that you were able to celebrate the good times with her. Great big {{{{HUGS}}}} to you. You and your family will be in my heart.

Liliana W said...

Sorry for your loss!

iReneM said...

I am so very sorry to hear your sad news.
My thoughts are with you and hope that remembering the good times of your mother's life will comfort you and see you through
Hugs for you and your family

x

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother, Arlene. I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to cope with her condition for so many years. I do hope that you will find a measure of comfort in celebrating the life that she lived.
hugs and blessings to you~

Teresa said...

So sorry to read your news Arlene...I hope you're OK. Higs, Teresa x

smdluxe said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family! I'm so truly sorry for your loss. Sending lots of hugs and well wishes your way!

jackid said...

Arlene I was just looking through your blog and came across this post I am so sorry to hear the news for anyone to loose a parent is hard as I know I undersatnd when you say she hadn't been there for a while I have just lost a relative mysalf to Alzheimer's and although she wasn't a close relative to me directly she was to my hubby's nan and from what she told us this illness is very cruel so just remember her as she was before as I'm sure you are love your creations too
Jacki xx