Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Call...




On Friday, May 20th, we got the call that everyone dreads. My Mothers health had deteriorated and we needed to get there. When my daughter Jess and I arrived, she was at home in her bed. She was unresponsive, but looked comfortable. Hospice had been called in just the night before. The Hospice nurses thought she would come around with some medications. It was not to be. Jess and I had arrived at my parents house at 3:30pm. At 7:30 pm, Mom drew her last breath, surrounded by much of her family. She had been in frail health for several years. There were no serious problems, just a lot of non life threatening problems. We are all still in shock. She would have been 72 on May 24th. Rest in Peace Mom. We all love you and will miss you terribly until the day we all are together again.

11 comments:

Robbie said...

It's so hard to lose a mother. Mine was taken at the early age of 54 and I miss her to this day. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Roberta said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I wondered why you hadn't blogged in a while.

Mandy said...

I'm so sorry, my MIL passed in much the same way at home with hospice surrounded by family. She was also non-responsive, but we knew she was happy. :-)

Carol said...

I'm sorry to hear you've lost your mom. I'm glad you were able to be with her at the end. I'm sure she knew you were there.
Much love and sympathy,
Carol

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

i am so sorry for the loss of your mom. i'm so glad you got there in time to be with her at the end. she was surrounded by her loved ones to help send her on. my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Terri said...

I am so sorry for your loss! I recently lost both my dad and my sister, so I know what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lynn said...

Oh Tracey - I'm so so sorry to hear this news. What a tough time this must be for you. I send you lots of peaceful thoughts and giant hugs.

flyingbeader said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Condolences to you & your family. I lost my Father when he was 61. I still think of him & that was 20 years ago. Thinking of you
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Mellisa said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. It is wonderful that you were able to be there with her at the end though.

char said...

So sorry for your loss.

Robin said...

Your mom has such a kind look on her face... a beautiful woman. I know of that dreaded call; I know of the shock; I know of the emptiness, raw sadness, lost feelings. I know too that something of our moms stays with us forever, we carry them in our hearts and in our memories. Hugs and love, Robin