Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rest In Peace



     My mom passed away early this morning. I am very sad, but I also know that my mom is now in a better place, where there is no pain and she can walk and speak again. Just moments before she had the massive stroke in April, she said to me, "I want you to know that I've had a very good life"! Those were almost her last words to me. She gave me a gift, one I could share with my dad, my sister and her 6 grandchildren who love her so much. We were truly blessed to have this wonderful woman at the heart of our family. We will miss her forever, but we will carry on because it is what she would want for all of us. Thank you for all of the prayers, comments, emails and kind words over the past few weeks. I am truly blessed to have found such a community of wonderful people.

52 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

I am so so sorry Sue! I hope that the comfort of family, love, and lots of hugs helps you through this difficult time. I am sure you have plenty of wonderful memories that you will cherish from your mother. I am sure your mother has left a legacy... My thoughts and love sent your way. HUGS, Jenn

Natasha said...

Sue, I am so sorry to hear this but I know that you have a beautiful family to support you and they will give you strength and love at this very sad time. Please also send my deepest sympathy to your Dad.

Kindest regards,
Natasha.

DUTA said...

My deepest condolences to you! May God comfort , strenghten, and bless you and your family in this difficult period. Hugs.

jackie said...

Sue, I am very sorry for your loss.

Blondie's Journal said...

My condolences and sympathies go out to your whole family, Sue. I am so saddened by this news. Please take care.

xoxo
Jane

Sherry said...

Sue,
I am so sorry for your loss. May you and your family be comforted at this time of great sorrow.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am so sorry Sue. I know that it's very hard to lose your Mom. What a wonderful tribute to her. Thinking of you,
Cindy

Jude@ThisJewels4You said...

Sue, I am so very sorry for your loss. Just remember that as time passes so to does the emptiness you feel. Please know my family has you and your family in our prayers during this time. Jude

kim said...

Sue, I am so sorry. I will continue to pray for you and your family at this time of sorrow. Kim

dee dee said...

Sue,
I'm so sorry.... my prayers and love are with you and your beautiful family....
Dee Dee

JUST ME said...

I don't pray much, but I'm going to say a few words for your momma and for you. You're a great person, and I'm sure she was too.

Feel everything you need to feel. It's always right.

LOVE.

Mary Ann said...

So very sorry for your loss. We all have to go thru that don't we, it is never easy, but it will get easier.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dearest Sue
My heart will be with you today, thinking of you and your dad and family. Your mum certainly did give you a special gift with those words... a gift of peace.. just as she has peace now.... and I know that she will always be 'the heart of the family'. Sorry to hear of your loss my dear friend.. thinking of you.. xxx Julie

Kimberly said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Sue -- I'm so sorry. What a gift from her to say what a good life she had -- no regrets. I know you were expecting this, but it's still not easy, I know. Know that we're holding you close in heart, knowing the pain of losing your mother. God bless.

Maria said...

Dear Sue,
There is a peace ... a special peace...

"And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful."

Your mother has perfect peace now, Sue ~ she has entered fully into the Kingdom ~

Your mother is so deeply loved ~ this light, love and joy will live on in everyone she's touched ♥
Our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family,
Love, Maria

FrugalMom said...

Sue, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, and I hope that through the love of your family you will all keep finding the strength to live your lives like your mother wished you did.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sue, My heart is so sad for you! I am sorry for the loss of your precious mother.
Your posts and tributes to her over the last couple of months were a real testiment to her and your love for eachother.
I am praying for you, friend!
Yvonne

Gypsy Heart said...

Sue, I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your entire family. There is such a void when we lose our mothers but honestly, they are in a much better place and there is no pain. My mother was ill for so long and it was so difficult to watch.

I hope that you will feel free to ask for support if you need it. I'm here! I know there are many others that are too. Rest in the comfort of knowing she is at peace and surrounded by God's love. He will bring you peace beyond all understanding...I promise!

xoxo
Pat

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am so sorry. Such a sad time for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Sandra said...

Oh Sue, I am so sorry:( My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Sending big big hugs.
Sandra

Angie said...

I'm so sorry, Sue. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. What touching last few words to have shared with your mom.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

My Dear friend...my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family with this great lost...Your in my prayers my friend...A BIG old HUG to you girl...Love Gl♥ria

Maya said...

I'm so sorry to hear..., my mom passed in May last year.

Tammy@InStitches said...

I'm so sorry Sue, I'll be thinking of you and sending hugs your way !

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sue, I am SO sorry. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Please know I'm thinking of you...

XO,

Sheila

Kathleen said...

Sue, my deepest sympathy and prayers! I know how difficult it is..she left you with a very good message, one that you will always remember..

Shellbelle said...

My dear Sue, my heart and loving thoughts are with you. Reading about her and her family, I know what a blessed life she had, just as I know she lives on through her children and grandchildren.

Warm hugs.

Amanda C. from the middle of nowhere said...

Dear sweet Sue,
I hope all of the love expressed in these comments wraps around you like a warm blanket, comforting and supporting you. Your mom's legacy is your family. The best of her will continue to live in you, her believed grandchildren and especially those two precious great grandsons. I, too, was blessed to have a few last words with my dad before he slipped away in January. He couldn't speak, but he could smile and give me the A-OK sign. In the days to come, as the family gathers, please allow yourself to laugh at your grandchildren and nieces and nephews, to talk to your siblings about things unrelated to your mother and to enjoy a few meals. Don't feel guilty if every thought isn't about your mother. Right now, I know it hurts. With time, the pain will be replaced with happier memories. (Or so I've been told. It's still very fresh for me.) I do think everyone grieves in their own way, so please do what you need to do. If you want to see a counselor, that's fine. If you don't want to visit the grave, that's fine. My sister was worried that she didn't cry enough at Dad's funeral. She'd cried three straight days at the hospital. I guess what I'm trying to say is that this is a new experience for you. You may not act like everyone else and that's fine. I care very much about you and if you need to talk, you know where I am. I'll be praying for your family, and for safe travels in the days ahead. I am glad your mother's pain is over. When grief begins to take over, I hope you are comforted by all of the wonderful (intangible) gifts you've inherited from your mom and just the simple blessing we both were given when we were born to such wonderful parents.

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

Sue, I am sorry it was your mother's time to leave her earthly existence because I know your father , you and your family will surely miss her presence. Always feel peace that your Mom knew how loved she was by her family. Even though I do not know you or your family personally you did convey to your readers the love present in your family. God bless you all in this time of sadness. Joan

Maddycakes said...

Sue,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. It is so difficult to lose a loved one especially your mother. I pray for your continued strength during this trying time. I'm also praying for your family and father. God bless you and I am thinking of you.

Michelle
Maddycakes Muse

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sue,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss...God Bless you and your family during this time.

Blessings,
Linda

Sue said...

My deepest sympathy goes out to you, Sue. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care of yourself. Sue

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sue - I am so sorry for your loss. I am just now seeing this post. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and take care of yourself.

Monica H said...

Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will forever miss your mother but she will always be with you.

i wish you peace.

Sending you hugs,
Monica

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

It is so difficult losing a loved one, especially dear Mothers. Prayers continued for you dear Sue.
Michelle

Patty Benedict said...

Sue...I'm not great with words, I'll just send you a strong supportive hug!
HUG!!!!
Patty

red ticking said...

i have just found you and i feel like God sent me here... although i do not know you or your sweet mother... my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family... family is such a gift. xx pam

Carla said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you have been able to find some time to rest and walk along the shore of the Big Lake. Take care.

BrightenedBoy said...

May God be with you during this time. I hope He is holding your mother close to Him now. She is, as you said, in a better place.

Holly said...

Oh Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a wonderful gift that you were able to spend some time with her. How wonderful it would be if we could all say we have had a wondeurful life. Thinking of you.
Holly

Silver Strands said...

I am so, so sorry Sue. How wonderful to have had her tell you that her life had been great. Prayers for you and your family Sue.
Love, Denalee

Maria said...

Hi Sue...
Just stopping by to let you know that you and your family are in thoughts and prayers ~Maria

My name means Wisdom said...

Sorry to hear about your mother, Sue. I have been computerless for a while now and this is the first I have come back to blogger. Know that the girls and I will be praying for your entire family.

Cindy~ said...

I don't know you but my heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Sue, I am so sorry to hear this. You are in my prayers. God bless.

Barb ♥

Mimi said...

Sue, my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Relyn said...

Oh, Sue! I am sorry. So sorry. I know that words are not enough, not nearly. But, from here, they are all I can offer. If I could, they would also come with a plate of cookies, time to listen to stories of your mother, and a hug that lasts till you let go. Sending you love and prayers.

Jenny said...

Dear Sue, when you are ready we are here...waiting to listen to you write to heal your heart. Sending prayers and hugs and wishes of peace and happy memories your way.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sue, I'm so very sorry to read this. Sorry I didn't realize until now. I know this is a terribly sad time. So glad you have a sweet daughter and family around you. That is amazing what your Mom said to you...gave me chills. Will keep you in my prayers sweet friend.
Love,
Susan

Rettabug said...

Sue, I am just heartsick that I didn't find out about your precious mother's passing until now. I am just so sad & sorry for your loss.
Your posts and tributes to her over the last couple of months were a real testament to her and your love.
I am holding you close & praying for you, friend! Please forgive my tardiness in expressing my sympathy?