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Monday, July 23, 2018

Life in our Small corner of the world....

The last time I wrote to you all was on June 12.  Among other things, I told you of the death of my Mother in Law in late May....little did I know then that just a few days after my post, my own sweet Mother would make her journey to her final resting place.

After a couple of falls in the mid and late winter months, our family decided, along with Mom, that she needed more supervised care than my dear Father or other family members, could provide.  After all, he was getting older too, and physically unable to handle the care.  We reluctantly placed Mom in a nursing home near our home, so that Dad could visit regularly. The hope was that she would get stronger, and I could care for her at our home.  No one is really certain what happened, but Mom slowly declined.  Tests showed nothing abnormal going on...but still...she became weaker, more sleepy, and finally, at the end, unresponsive.  We had all visited at once, just two weeks before.  She loved seeing the 5 great grand kiddos, and visiting with the family.  The next week when I came to visit (my hometown is an hour from our home), Mom was visible weaker, and sleepy, but we still had a nice visit.  The next time I came, just a few days later, I wasn't even able to talk with her.  She was in bed and nothing my Dad or I could do would wake her.  Then, we received the call on Father's Day, that she was very poor.  We rushed up to the hospital, and she was having extreme difficulties breathing, and early the next morning, on June 18th, my sweet Mother passed away.

To loose both our mothers so close together, was such a shock to my husband and I.  We are still trying to deal with the losses...not being able to speak to her is so hard.  I never really got to say goodbye...

I worry about my Dad....the first few weeks were very hard on him, but he seems to slowly be adjusting to life without Mom.  It's shocking to think that he is the last of the 'older' generation.....the last of our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles alive.  I pray for his health and welfare, for I cannot fathom losing him...

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I hate sad posts, but the reality is that sometimes sadness does occur.  This Summer had not been kind, but we try to concentrate on the wonderful things in life.

The warmth of the sun on these Summer days..

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The bounty of produce appearing in the garden...

The beauty of the flowers...

The song of the birds.

The smiles of our sweet grandchildren...

The relaxation of a cool drink on the front porch...


A casual cruise on the pontoon boat around the lake...



The gifts of health and happiness we seem to treasure so much.

RIP Dear Mom



 

1 comment:

  1. Your Mom is beautiful (just like mine). It hurts so badly to let them go, but God has taken them to be with Him, their work here was completed. Can you imagine the joy when we arrive in heaven and see them again, they are young, healthy, beautiful and we will have them again, this time for all eternity, and in the daily presence of God. Oh Wendy, knowing this keeps me going. Love and hugs and remember - we will be parted for a little while only. Blessings, my sweet friend. I know God is holding you tightly in His arms.

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