Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sadness at 2805


Dear Friends,

Your may have noticed my absence this past week, my failure to comment and reply to your mail.

The extended family at 2805   is saddened this week.

On Tuesday of last week our Mom lost consciousness and fell in a hallway of her retirement residence.   Against her wishes (she was never one to complain)  she was taken to the hospital and kept overnight for observation.  Tests were run on Wednesday.   On Thursday we received the results of her tests and the diagnosis.   She had advanced stage cancer.  

She had previously had conversations with us all, saying she had lived and long and happy life and was ready anytime the Lord chose to take her.

We think  she chose not to fight.  She was ready and anxious to meet her Savior.   She did not tarry long in the “ valley of the shadow of death”, but passed into the loving arms of Jesus in the wee hours  Monday morning.

Thanksgiving week is a significant date  as our Daddy passed away  Thanksgiving several years ago.  Dates can actually play a part of  the terminally ill, and we think this was on her mind during the four days  between the diagnosis and her death.

Her funeral service and burial  were today.  Although we are sad, we are Thankful  and grateful  that she did not suffer the 2-3 months her doctor had suggested.   We are happy that she is at  home the Lord.

Wishing you each a very Happy Thanksgiving! 
Until next time,  Honey




113 comments:

  1. I understand your grief but also your thankfulness. My mom passed this summer and like you, I was thankful that with our Lord she will be happy but I grieved for the mom I miss so much.

    You and your family are in my prayers. May everyone find peace this Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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  2. Prayers for you and your family my Dear friend..Hugs and love Gloria

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  3. My heart goes out to you and your family during this period. Wishing you much peace and solace, I am sure she will be missed greatly this Thanksgiving and many more to come.

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  4. I'm very sorry about your family's loss. No time is a good time to lose a family member, but I can imagine it's harder around the holidays. We'll all be thinking of you.

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  5. Honey, my thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time, my friend. Just trust that your mom has found peace and is not suffering. God bless you!

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  6. I am so sorry for your family's loss. We hope you find comfort and joy in remembering wonderful times and traditions you have shared together at this special time of year.

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  7. Honey I am so sorry for your families loss, my prayers are with you. Know your mom is at peace.

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  8. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm so glad you and your mom had the assurance that she *knew* she was going to meet her Savior.

    May the Lord now grant you comfort as you grieve her passing.

    Blessings,
    Angie

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  9. Honey, so sorry to read about the loss of your mother. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, Laura

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  10. Honey I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

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  11. I am so sorry for your loss. My darling daddy passed away last year and I was incredibly grateful it was quick and (I hope) painless. I will be thinking of you and your family.

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  12. Honey, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

    May God Bless you and may your Mom Rest in Peace.

    Take care,
    Pam

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  13. Death also visited us on Monday as we lost my dear father-in-law of 92 years. I am sorry for your loss and was immediately drawn to your post when I saw the title. May your mother rest in eternal peace.

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  14. I am very sorry for your loss, Honey...I will keep your family in my prayers...XO

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  15. So sorry to hear this Honey. Your family is in my prayers.

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  16. I'm so sorry for your loss Honey, but I'm happy to hear that your mamma expressed her readiness to go be with her Lord. I lost my beautiful GM 2 yrs ago, unexpectedly, to complications after a bout with shingles. She was the woman who raised me and my best friend. I know how difficult the holidays can be with such a huge void in your heart, but our God is good and in His love he shows us grace and mercy by comforting our souls. I pray that every time you think of your mamma you see her dancing with Jesus, that's what I see my Grandma doing and it makes my heart smile every time :)

    Warm Hug,
    Irma

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  17. Honey, I'm so sorry to read this very sad post. Please know that I am thinking of you and will be praying for you and you family at this very sad time.

    Blessings,
    Natasha.

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  18. I'm so sorry about your loss. My thoughts are with you all XXX

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  19. Honey, I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I lost my Mother three years ago to lung cancer and unfortunately she lingered on and suffered for almost six months. So, it is often a blessing when the suffering is short.

    May you find peace during this Holiday season and blessings to you and your family.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  20. This is indeed sad and I want to send love and good vibes for your healing... loosing a Mom is painful. Amazing how our loved ones choose a time of year that is celebrated. I guess they don't want us to forget the date they passed. My bother chose Thanksgiving and my Mom chose Mothers Day.. how do we forget that?
    And then there are those who live on and on, My mother-in-law celebrates her 100th b/day tomorrow..

    Much love to you and your family.
    Take very good care of yourself.
    Sandy

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  21. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm thinking of you & praying for your family today. I'm glad your mother felt like she lived a full life before she left & that she is at the home now...

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  22. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  23. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  24. Very sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I am so glad she did not suffer and is now at rest with your dad.

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  25. Honey, I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  26. Honey,
    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way...

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  27. So sorry for the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Diane

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  28. So sorry for your loss Honey ~ Mothers are such a blessing throughout our entire lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  29. I am so sorry for your loss. She is in Heaven and will be watching over you. ((hugs)) xo

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  30. i'm so glad she didn't suffer long! my mother had dementia for 13 yrs & it felt like we lost her long before her death. the hope we have for the future is awesome!

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  31. I'm so sorry for the loss of you mom my prayers are with uou and your.
    God bless you anf your family
    XOX

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  32. So very, very sorry for your loss Honey. Thoughts and prayers, Laurel

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  33. My thoughts are with you sweet girl. So sorry for your loss. xox

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  34. I am so sorry for your loss. I know it's difficult, but you mom did not have to suffer through a long illness, and that's something to be Thankful for. We had to go through a 2 year balltle with my grandfather and it was brutal on my dad. Much love to you and your family during this holiday season.

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  35. My heart goes out to you and your family. As a nurse it seems the holidays are a great time of loss for some reason.
    I am glad she did not suffer long and you seem at peace. I know in the coming months you will miss her. We are here for you.
    Ann

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  36. I am sorry to hear your sad news today, Honey. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Very similar circumstances surrounded my mom and dad's deaths, and I know it's not easy, even though you knew they were ready to go. I wish you prayers of comfort during the coming days, for we are never ready to lose our parents. I know you are thankful today for the time you did spend with her. May the happy memories bring you smiles.

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  37. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My heart goes out to you.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your happy memories comfort you.
    Barb

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  38. I'm very sorry.
    About your Mom pass away on Monday. She is home with the Lord now sweet friend. I also lost my Dad on Thanksgiving Day 25 years ago. I know how hard it is lossing your Mon!! So Sorry..
    My prayers for you and your family are coming your way.
    xxoo Diabe

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  39. Oh Honey!

    I am so sorry for your loss! It really does sound like your mom was ready to see your dad again:)

    My prayer is for God's grace to give you strength, understanding, peace and joy during this difficult time.

    I'm so sorry! Praying for you and your family right now!!!

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  40. Honey, so sorry to hear about your mom. Sending prayers for God's comfort and strength for you and all your family.

    Hugs, Barb

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  41. We are so incredibly sorry for your loss Honey. We rejoice with you in the knowledge that you will see her and your Daddy again one day and that she knew where she would be spending eternity! We will be praying for you and your family for comfort during this time and just know that your blog friends love and care about you! :-)
    Heather and Vanessa

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  42. Honey, I am so sorry about the loss of your mother and my heart aches for you. I know from experience that losing a mother is very difficult. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    xoxo,
    Sherry

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  43. I am so saddened and sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother, Honey. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love and Hugs, Marguerite

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  44. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you peace and comfort.

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  45. Barbara,
    I am so sorry! May God be with you and your family at this time.
    Much love and hugs,
    Sherry

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  46. Honey, I am so very sorry for your loss. I do think though that she was ready to go and, like you, yes I believe dates are significant. My heart goes out to you and your family. If you need anything, please know I'm always here.

    Much love, strength and peace sent your way.

    xo
    Pat

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  47. I am so thankful she did not suffer long....what a blessing to know that she is with her Saviour. I am sorry for you and your family's loss. I know this will be a difficult time for you.

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  48. So sorry for your loss, Honey. From personal experience with my mom, I also believe it's a blessing knowing she didn't have to suffer long and that she's gone to a better place. I, too, believe that dates may play some subconscious role in when one chooses to go. My mom passed 40 years to the day of when her father passed.

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  49. Oh Honey, I'm so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers and I send love and blessings your way, hugs Marilou

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  50. Hello Honey...

    Sweet friend, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing but happy that she is resting in the sweet presence of our Savior! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  51. Honey... Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers... I am so glad your mother did not suffered.

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  52. I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing Honey.
    How hard this will be on you, may God bless you and yours during this difficult time.
    Gentle Hugs,
    Rosemary...xxx

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  53. Honey, I'm sad to hear of your loss. No matter the age, it is always difficult to say the final good bye. My heart goes out to you. ~ sarah

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  54. The loss of a loved one is never easy. I know there are no words to make the hurt go away.I hope you find comfort in all your happy memories and being with family that surrounds you today. With sympathy, Nellene

    “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

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  55. So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Blessings to you and your family.

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  56. Thoughts and love for you and your family at this time Honey.

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  57. I am so very sorry to hear about your loss.
    I watched my Mom die a little bit every day for 8 weeks. She had lived for 17 years after my Dad passed but for those 17 years, all she wanted was to be with him. In the end, we admitted her to hospice and she died peacefully in her sleep. The last thing I said to her was that it was time for her to go and to finally be with my Dad again. She had been in a coma but when I whispered that in her ear, she opened her eyes and looked at me and I knew she understood. She died 2 hours later.
    I understand your grief but I know your Mom is in a far better place and she is with your Dad once again!

    Many hugs,

    Debbie

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  58. Honey...I am so very sorry for your loss. Last year at this time, the week before Thanksgiving, my brother-in-law lost his 11 month battle with stage 4 lung cancer. It was especially sad since it was right before the holidays. I know this pain and it really hurts. I will be praying for you and your family...again I am so very sorry for your family's loss this week.

    Most sincerely,
    Barbara

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  59. Honey, so sorry to hear of your sad news. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers!

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  60. Honey,
    I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet mom...pleas know that I will be praying for you and your family.
    Blessings and love
    Linda

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  61. I can't imagine the sadness and exhaustion you must be feeling. Praising with you that she is in the arms of the Lord and praying for those she has left behind that you'll be surrounded and uplifted by the love of the Lord and those around you.

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  62. I am so sorry for your loss and admire your ability to be thankful and grateful in spite of your loss. Blessings and thoughts to you during this time xx

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  63. Honey, my heart is heavy for you. But I know there is some relief there in your words that she did not suffer long with this. Hugs to you from the little blue house...
    Brenda

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  64. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

    Jean

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  65. Honey, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Nothing can hurt her now, and she is reunited with your dad.

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  66. Honey,
    I'm so sorry for your loss. Both of my parents also passed in the autumn. My father first and my Mom about a year later. Although it's been several years ago, I still miss them dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Blessings to you and your family.
    Cindy

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  67. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you & your family.

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  68. So sorry to hear of your loss Honey. I'm glad that your mom knew the Lord and you can know she is at peace. Bless you and your family.

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  69. Honey, I hope you and your family find comfort and solace during this time of loss. Thinking of you, sweet friend. xo Sue

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  70. Sorry for your loss but thankful for her faith and life. May God comfort you during this time.
    ~ Julie

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  71. I am so sorry about your mom, Honey. You and your family will be in my prayers.
    Brenda

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  72. So sorry for your loss, Honey. I will offer some prayers...Christine

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  73. What a week you have had. I am so sorry to read about your loss. I'm sure that the date was on your mother's mind, and was, perhaps, some comfort to her as she slipped away to join your father. May they both rest in peace, and may eternal light shine upon them.

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  74. So sorry for your loss! It hard when a holiday reminds you of loss. I have heard of so many people who pass this time of year. Sounds like your Mom lived a long and happy life and she is in a better place now. I hope you find comfort in that. Thinking of you!

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  75. Heartfelt blessings to you and your family during this time sweetie....and if a computer friend can send a hug of genuine warmth and caring, then I'm sending you one right now.
    I will be praying for you, and may you each be upheld with the love and grace that God through His Holy Spirit can give, with peace and joy, healing and rest...
    Tender hugs,
    Doni

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  76. Honey,
    so sorry to hear your sad news, hope you can find some solace it the fact that she and your dad are together again. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time.
    Rebecca

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  77. So sorry to hear about your mum. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give you all the strength to bear your loss. Take Care. Hugs Suzy.

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  78. Honey, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

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  79. I'm sorry to hear about your Mom! What sad news this week. I'll be praying for you and your family.

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  80. I am so terribly sorry to her about your dear Mother but so thankful with you that she was a Christian and is now with Jesus. You and your family will certainly be in my prayers.
    Blessings,
    Shelia

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  81. Honey -- I have had a busy week and am just now reading this. I am so sorry about the loss of your precious Mom. May you find comfort in your memories and in the thought that she is now with both your Dad and her savior! I am betting it was quite a homecoming for her. Blessings to you!

    Gail

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  82. I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. My heart goes out to you and your family. God Bless you all.

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  83. My deepest sympathy goes out to you. Your faith will help provide the comfort you need during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.

    Danielle

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  84. Honey, may you find peace and comfort this week and the following weeks to come. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. However, I'm so happy for your Mom! She's seeing our beautiful Savior and is reunited with her loved ones who have graduated! How He Loves Us! Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  85. Honey, I am thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time.
    Kelly

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  86. I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. These things are particularly difficult when they happen around the holidays. May God give you the strength to endure.

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  87. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family as you go through this period. You know her soul is home now. God Bless.

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  88. Honey I am so very sorry to be calling by to catch up this evening, after the olive harvest, to find such sad news. My thoughts are very much with you as it is just a few short months since my own Mum died. Take Care. xx

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  89. Honey, I am so behind. I am soooo sorry for your loss. So glad she didn't have to suffer long.

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  90. So sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...

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  91. Oh my dear sweet lady, I'm sorry I'm late with my condolences, I missed your sad news! Even though we know that it was better for the loved one that they went to our Lord's loving arms, it still leaves us an empty feeling in our hearts! I'm very sorry for your loss and may God keep her soul and many blessings to you, her family.
    FABBY

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  92. Sweet Honey, I am so sorry for your loss. And, I am so sorry I am so late in knowing this sad news. I have been away from blogland for almost a week now, so I am just learning about your mother. I too am glad she did not suffer as we know how that can be, and that she is now at peace and at rest. My heart is heavy for you as I know you will miss her and pry that God will wrap his arms around you and your family and bring you comfort. Love and hugs my dear friend. If there is anything that I can do for you, please let me know. You will be in my prayers.

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  93. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.

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  94. I'm so sorry for your loss, Honey, but so thankful that your dear mother is with our Savior and you will see her and your dad once again. May that hope shine brightly for you during this holiday season.

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  95. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss, this Thanksgiving and the one several years ago. Blessings, Carol Ann

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  96. Dear Honey, I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss. You and your sweet family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  97. Honey, we lost my dad on Thanksgiving weekend 12 years ago and it's still so fresh in our hearts. I'm so sorry for your family's loss but know so well the blessing that she is experiencing at this moment. much love, Debra

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  98. I am so sorry for your loss. As an RN, I know how much suffering your mom was spared. This kind of passing is harder for families and loved ones, though. My prayers are with you. Love, Linda

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  99. So sorry about your mother, Honey. But I do understand your joy that she is not in any pain and did not suffer long. Big hugs. xoxo

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  100. Oh Honey, I am so sad for you, but happy for your mother. May God comfort your heart during this time of bereavement.
    Sending love and hugs your way, Cindy

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  101. Honey, so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how you feel, we too lost our Dad on Thanksgiving over 10 years ago. My Dad had a terminal illness and I believe he knew that Thanksgiving was "his day". God bless you and your family and sending prayers your way.

    Rose

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  102. Honey, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the heartache of losing a parent at any age. I hope you take comfort in knowing that she is in the arms of her Heavenly Father and reunited with your Dad. I will pray for comfort and peace for you and your family.

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  103. Honey, I am so sorry about the loss of your dear mother. I will be praying for you and your family.

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  104. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  105. I am sorry for your loss. What a blessing to know that she is with the Lord. Sending prayers of comfort your way.
    -Robyn from http://tipsfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  106. Honey, I'm so sorry for your loss, but what a blessing to know your mom didn't suffer long and is now at peace in heaven with loved ones who've gone before her. My 90 year old mom passed away 4 years ago, but I find comfort in knowing that she's in heaven with dad, and with her parents and siblings. My prayers are with you and your family.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  107. I'm just now catching up on my blogs after spending Thanksgiving with my parents and was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a blessing to have the assurance that your Mom is with Christ.
    Candy

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  108. Dear Honey, Sorry to read this sad news. I hope all the memories of the best days with your mom are always with you. God Bless...

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  109. So sorry about the loss of your mom. But I rejoice that you know the Lord's consolations. She is in a better place now! God bless you and your family! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  110. Please forgive my delay in sending condolences. I missed this post and I would be remiss if I did not let you know how truly saddened I am by your loss. My hand in yours as I send prayers your way for comfort in fond memories and as I rejoice with you as she rests comfortably now with our Lord and Savior and watches over you all. xo

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