My Sweet Gentle Mother

We lost our Mum on the 16th of november 2013 . That day will live with me for ever . She went for her daily walk and never came home. She was killed crossing the road. What can I say about the most precious gentle soul you could ever wish to meet .At 2 weeks into her 66th birthday she was marvelling in life..her beautiful grandchildren ( 8 of them ) were around her all the time , Mum was in perfect health and fresh as a teenager ...everybody loved her...I must explain..We have a family run business (bar) where she loved to work with dad and me ..smiling ,chatting ,caring loving everybody ..she knew all our customers very closely.. 20 years ago she lost a son through suicide (my brother ) and that was such a blow .. but her nature was so wonderful and admirable ..she picked up all the pieces and filled the house with love and happiness and we all came to terms with that through her love for us..She was a wonderful person , a devoted mother and grandmother and a loyal best friend and we all miss her terribly so .I never thought life could feel like this ..its hard to see the writing on the page in front of me when i think of what a terrible thing happened to the most loving person I ever met. I think of her lying there on the road ..it must have been the most lonely thing that she ever had to do..god love her she didnt deserve such a violation ..I only wish i was there to comfort her ( help came on the scene )..I feel so heart broken thinking she had to go through that. God love her and keep her safe , the most gentle peaceful person ,the most wonderful Mother ...I Love You Always ...I think of you with granny and grandad your sister and your son(my brother) and embracing each other with love and happiness ..watching over us..I know ye are all singing in heaven ..God love you all we miss ye

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Dec 12, 2013
I'm sorry
by: Anonymous

I'm so sorry to read about your tragic loss. I lost my father suddenly as well. He died in January from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. He went to play golf and never came home. It has been such a difficult year, and the holidays seems to be unbearable, but now I am trying to honor his memory and celebrate his life. He would not want me to be sad and depressed - and I have to carry on for my children's sake. Like your mother, my father was a sweet and gentle man. I wish I could have had more time with him, and I wish I could have said goodbye, but he knew that he was loved, and I am thankful for that. He spent lots of time with my kids, and watched them grow into teenagers, and I am also thankful for that. I hope you can find some comfort along the way, and can find some peace again. I wil keep you in my prayers and in my thoughts, Barb

Dec 12, 2013
My Sweet Gentle Mother
by: Doreen UK

I am so sorry for your loss of a precious mother to a sudden death. One never knows when they get up in the morning what that day will hold for them. Life is so fragile and can end so quickly. The grief from such a loss is so great and unbearable. Especially at this time of the year when families gather together and someone significant is missing.
It must have been so difficult for your mother when she lost her son to suicide. I lost a nephew 8 yrs. ago when through depression he threw himself in front of an express train and changed our lives forever. Your mother however drew the family together and carried on to make each of your lives better. She probably tried as moms do to carry the weight of that loss so as to cushion the pain for you all.
It is worse because your mother was in good health as you say. She probably had many good years to enjoy with her children and grandchildren and this was snatched away from you all in such a cruel way. I lost my husband to cancer 19 months ago. He died 16 days before his 66th birthday. I thought he would live to his 80's as his parents did and also his two brothers approaching this age. I feel he died so young. Life will never be the same again for any of us. But we learn in time we have to go on in life and make it count for those we have left and who need us. I am sorry for your loss and hope you all find healing from your grief.

Dec 08, 2013
Sweet gentle Mother
by: Marge

What a very sad story to lose your Mother in such a sudden way. Reading your story I can tell she was a wonderful person and I am sure it was very upsetting to lose her in such a tragic way. Sorry for your loss.

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