Friday, February 14, 2020

Another Sad Goodbye







I have been a little quiet on the blog this past week; neither writing nor commenting.  My mother, who has lived with Alzheimer’s for ten years, passed away suddenly and coming less than five months after my father’s quick passing, I am feeling a little shell shocked.  Our family is forever changed and I have needed time to think and reset.

Anyone who has a parent with Alzheimer’s,  knows what a long and difficult road it is.  I’m surprised it has hit me this hard, because it’s been a long time since I have been able to pick up the phone and call my Mom or even hear her say my name.  I have really been grieving for years.

We have many wonderful family memories that will give us comfort as we say goodbye to our sweet, gentle and beautiful mother of three and grandmother of seven.  She will be missed, but has joined her husband of 60 years, so we choose to look at it as the blessing it is.


16 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. Hold tight to all of your wonderful memories.

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  2. I'm so sorry. My mom also had Alzheimer's or a similar profound dementia. When she died I was grateful that she was at peace, but grieved not only her actual death but all the years before when she was living but still gone. On the plus side, after she passed I was able to start remembering before the disease changed her completely. Bless you and your family.

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  3. My mother-in-law passed away last Christmas. She lived with her husband until the last six months of her life. The only blessing was that my father in law adjusted to living alone. Take care of yourself during this time Vicki! laura in Colorado

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  4. Sad for your loss Vicki and so close to your dads death.
    Sudden, unexpected is difficult . . .
    Be tender with yourself . . .
    I am thinking of you and caring.

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  5. I am so sorry to read of the passing of your mom, Vicki! Cherish the wonderful memories of her! Alzheimer's is a dreadful disease. My mil had it for over ten years and I know what you and your family endured. Take care of yourself and don't dwell on the unpleasantness.

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose your parents at any age. My Mom died 31 years ago when I was only 29 and I've never really gotten over it. How can you? I hope now you will be able to remember her as she was before the dementia. Wishing you peace in your heart my friend. I will be praying for you and your family.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss, Vicki. Now she is with your Dad - hopefully that gives you some comfort.

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  8. I am so sorry Vicki, my thoughts are with you and your loving family x

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  9. Oh Vicki, I am so very sorry. Losing one takes all we have; losing both so close together, no matter the circumstances, is so difficult. Sending love and wishes for peace and healing.

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  10. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. It is so hard to lose a parent. ((hugs))

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  11. Thinking and praying for you all that your days will now be filled with only happy memories of your lives with her. Remember to take care of YOU now and let your soul and heart replenish themselves. Hugs my friend.....

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  12. Oh dear friend, I am so sorry to read of your Mother’s passing. I know and have known family and friends with Alzheimer’s. It is really sad to watch them drift away. I will be praying for you and sending you big HUGS❤️ Your Parents are together again๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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  13. I am so sorry for your loss, Vicki! Praying for you and your family.

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  14. I'm so sorry for your loss Vicki. Praying your memories of happier times bring you comfort. Know you are in my prayers xo

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  15. Vicki, I am so far behind and just read this. I am so sorry for your loss. To lose a parent is so hard but two in 5 months is startling. Sending you love.

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