Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Sad Day for Us Today

Well, my Mother passed away this morning at 9:30. I wasn't ready (are you ever?).
Yesterday was such a lovely day for her and four of her Great Grandchildren brought up a darling banner they made that said "Get Well Soon" and they put it up on the wall with a photo of them together. When I went in, she was so happy and pleased and said how well behaved the kids were. She and I were making plans for two story quilts for her about her life and she wanted another pajama party like the ones we had before she ended up in the hospital. She was sweet and funny and never complained up to the end. Her surgeon said she was amazing with not complaining of pain after what she went through.
Anyway, some of you have written lovely emails and commented in the chatroom and I just wanted you to know and to thank you. You are never ready to lose your Mother and I wasn't ready to give her up this soon.
Mary Lou

32 comments:

Sandy said...

How very, very sad I am for you at the passing of your Mom. No, we are never ready, ever! Thoughts and prayers and strength go out to you in the days ahead. You'll always have the memories in your heart...always!

StuckinGeorgia said...

Sorry to hear of your loss.

Sandi said...

Mary Lou,

I'm sorry to hear of your mom's sudden passing, but glad you and the great grandchildren had such a wonderful day with her yesterday.

She will join the angels that watch over you..

you are in my heart,
Sandi in New Wetminster B.C.

Jackie said...

Mary Lou, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. But you have many wonderful memories of your mom, hold on to those forever.

Maree in NC :-) said...

Oh, Mary Lou, I totally agree! You absolutely can never be ready to lose someone so very special!!! Thank the Lord you had such wonderful times with your dear mother! While reading your post, tears filled my eyes and I'm covered with goose bumps. Dear friend, please know that we share your sorrow and our loving thoughts and prayers will continue!

Hugs and much love,

Maree in NC

Crystal said...

It is a sad day for us too.
Our hearts go out to you in the loss of your darling mother. We spent the afternoon today together reminiscing about our good times with Gen. We will all miss her terribly.
Let us know if there is anything at all we can do. With love,
Edna May, Connie, Jen and Crystal

Marie Brown said...

Mary Lou, I am so sorry to hear that your mother has gone. It sounds like her last few days were very happy, filled with family and love. I know you will miss her, but know she is happy and pain free now! Hugs, Marie

Ruth B said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother sounds wonderful and that makes the loss even harder to bear. Just know that many of us care and are sending comfort your way. (Insert virtual hug here.)

Heather said...

So sorry to hear the news Mary. I wasn't ready to give up my Dad. Perhaps I didn't have that "quality" time with him before he became ill. We had great moments and I knew he loved me but I wasn't ready. I wasn't at peace with it. Now that I have had these last 10 months with him, I tried to document as much as I could, talk as much as I could and listen as much as I could. I will never be "ready" but I feel I will be at peace. I pray that God puts peace in your heart and with your family. If you ever need anything, I'm here.

quiltteacher said...

May the memories of the good times with your mother comfort you in this time of sorrow. I lost my mother 2 years ago unexpectley also. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of her, there are still so many things I'd like to tell or ask her. Time does heal. God bless.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Mary Lou, I am so sorry for your loss. My 91 year old mother lives with me and I know her time will come someday. Like you, I know I will not be ready. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

PamKittyMorning said...

I'm so so sorry Mary Lou. xop

WoolenSails said...

Mary Lou,
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I lost my mom too early too and understand how you feel.

Debbie

Allie said...

((((((((((((((MaryLou))))))))))))
I am so, so sorry sweetie. My heart and prayers go out to you.

Mary Lou said...

Mary Lou, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. You are right. It is always too soon and you are never ready. You and your family remain in my prayers. Mary Lou from Wooster, Ohio (from your first JCC quilt class)

Judy Higgins said...

I am truly saddened for you and all of your family. Will be thinking of you and keep a prayer in my heart for all of you.

kate said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. But sooo glad you all had such a good day yesterday!

Stacey said...

so sad to hear the news about your mother - sending you blessings -
stacey

Anonymous said...

Mary Lou - Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. We're never really ready for the passing of our parents but just know she is not in pain anymore.

So glad you had good memories of her especially the last few days. These will be important in the weeks/months/years to come.

Liz

Patty said...

Dear Mary Lou,
How blessed your mother was to have children, and grand children, and great grandchildren that showed her their love. To be able to take part in the lives of our family in lovely ways is such a blessing! I feel my parents near me so often. They are always your parents! They are always with you!
Peace, lovely lady.

pat sloan said...

super big hugs to you and your family....

Donna said...

I am very sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. It can't be an easy thing to go through. She'll always be in your heart though.
D~~~~

Rebecka said...

Mary Lou,
So sorry to hear about your Mom.

Sharon S said...

Mary Lou,
So sorry that your mother is gone. There's no one quite like our Moms! Thinking of you!

Miss Tina said...

Sending you lots of love and prayers to you and your family....

Lynda said...

I'm so sorry Mary Lou. You were so close to your mom and it was so great that you lived close together. Take care and give yourself a huge hug from me.
Lynda

Barb said...

Mary Lou, I am so sorry for your loss. You are right, there is never a good time to loose your mom. Mine left when I was just 25 ~ many many years too soon. I still miss her. My thoughts are with you.

Coll said...

Just wanted to extend my sympathy on the losss of your Mom. My thoughts are with you and your family. Let the good memories of her live in your heart forever.

Jan Richards said...

I am so very sad for you and your family. My Mom died almost 5 years ago and still miss her alot. You are a very warm and wonderful woman with great talent too. So glad you have all the good memories of your Mom to get you through these tough first days.

Nikki said...

I'm so sorry Mary Lou. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Oh Mary Lou, I'm so sorry that your mom is gone now. It sounds like she was a wonderful person .. so much so that she made the effort to be cheerful and smiling when her family visited her.
Thinking good thoughts for you.

Karen said...

Mary Lou, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Mine is 86 and I cherish everyday we have together. In fact, we just got back from tea. Please know you're in my thoughts and prayers.