My precious mom is gone

by Sonya

My mother was in a nursing home for a few months before passing away suddenly early Easter morning. A week before she passed, she had insisted seeing me on Saturday, the day before Easter. I even reminded her just to be sure she didn't want me to wait until Easter Sunday, and she said "yes, come Saturday instead, and you rest, and have dinner at home on Sunday." So I cooked early to bring her a plate on Saturday, although she didn't have an appetite. It was a normal visiting day just like all the other 3 days a week visits. But as I was leaving, she hugged me and laid her head on my shoulder and said, "thank you for today, and everything you've done for me in my life." I told her thank you for just living and being my mother. Later that Saturday, I called her to say goodnight and she was in a good mood and told me to tell everyone she loved them, and said goodnight. At 4 am on Sunday the facility called to tell me she passed away. Now I know why she insisted on seeing me Saturday. I'm still in shock, as it has only been 10 days ago. I still cannot believe it. We had been expecting her to pass, but she was getting better in the nursing home, so naturally I thought she had at least a few years left. I am thankful she didn't suffer, and it happened instantly. They took good care of her. I am at a loss. She has been coming to me in my dreams, I am just trying to figure out a few of the messages. My heart goes out to all of you who have lost your mother!

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Jun 06, 2014
by: Anonymous

So sorry for your loss we only realise what we had when we lose it.I hope things get better for you. Look after yourself.Anne

May 12, 2014
My precious mum
by: Anonymous

I can relate to all of what you said about your mum. My mum died ten months ago from heart problems. The truth was she was slowly going down hill. She too said her goodbyes but I didn't realise it at the time. She thanked me for all I did for her and told me she would miss me and asked to see the children.I promised to bring them in the following day but she passed away before we got in.I too miss her so much and cry about her every day. I miss our telephone calls, our shopping trips and the way we could tell each other every thing. We often had our disagreements but mum never held grudges and neither did I. I know that awful empty feeling you have and the fact you miss her so much. I wish you all the best, it is a tough journey for us and we only realise what we had when they are gone.Therese.

May 01, 2014
My precious mom is gone
by: Doreen UK

I am sorry for your loss of your Mom to a sudden death. She went peacefully and this is a blessing. She didn't suffer long. She spent time with her beloved family, and these are the memories which will carry you through your grief. Somehow our loved one's know in their spirit that they may not be here and so time is precious to them and they use it wisely to put things in place, so their loved one's can carry on living after they have gone. What our mother's put in us can never be extinguished and you will bless others by what your mother put in you. Grief days are hard, but we soldier on hoping each day will be better than the last. May God go with you and your family, comfort you and give you His Peace.

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