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And just like the last time I read this...I'm sitting here blubbering.
Thank you, Delores! I just felt it needed to be said again! I'm really missing her today . . .
This is a beautiful tribute to your mother Diane, she sounds like she's an amazing lady:)
Oh, Launna, she was! Busy, happy, faithful, strong. And talented. I really miss her!
That is so beautiful! It has evoked some memories for me. It brings so many things to my mind, that I hope you don't mind me sharing. No. 1 - " as the minutes ticked by, we started telling stories.And laughing. Something Mom loved. And, as though that was the signal she had been waiting for, Mom slipped away. Leaving us with her sweet memory." That is exactly the way it was on Christmas Day for my husband and his family....when his mom passed away in 2009.No. 2 - "This was a woman in a coma.Seemingly oblivious to everything and everyone around her.And yet, her care-givers were concerned for her comfort." My mom was a nurse for 45 years. For 40 of those years, she worked in the extended care ward...the last place where the elderly and disabled went to live before leaving this life. She loved her patients and took such great care to make them comfortable even if they didn't seem to be aware that she was there. I wished often that I could be more like my angel mom. ; DP.S. Your mom is such a beautiful lady. I really like that picture of her. I wish I had known her in this life. She seems so beautiful inside and out. I feel a kin ship because she was raised near my own home town. ; D
Thank you for sharing you beautiful memories, Lynn! What a beautiful, remarkable time for your husby and his family with their precious Mom. And I think there is not enough tribute paid to those wonderful people who care so deeply for our aged and aging relatives. Your mom is an angel! (And I get the feeling you are just like her!) I will be happy to introduce you to my mom. on the other side of the veil . . .
What a beautiful tribute to your mother, Diane. You made me cry. My dad has been in a nursing home for over five years. The compassion of the caregivers is outstanding, but some of the smallest kind gestures are the ones that have stayed with me. A moving post; thank you.
Thank you so much, Jenny! It is so heartening to see the care these people give. And you're right. It's the smallest things that you remember . . .
What a moving tribute to your mom! She is beautiful. Thank you for posting this and for linking with us at NOBH so I could read it. Every blessing, Kelly.
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