My beautiful, amazing, remarkable mother went Home last Tuesday at 1:35 p.m.
She was in no pain, well cared for with love and at peace.
I will write more soon. I wanted you to know that I’m doing fine though and I can’t thank you all enough for your love and support.
God bless you all.
I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother….I do feel your pain because I lost mine last year on the 13th of October. It is not easy but I do know she went home to her Lord which was her Victory!
Dearest Colleen, she will always be by your side..Love never dies.
I am sorry about your mother’s passing. Take some time and when you are ready to come back, we will be here waiting. May God Bless and Keep you and your family. Hugs!
My heart goes out to you Colleen very sorry for your loss, Lyn x
Nancy Carr says
I am so sorry. Peace, Nancy
Beth Holt says
Blessings to you during this difficult time.
Randi L Bruunbv says
A beautiful woman, leaving you with many great memories. Bless you.
Lorraine Skala says
I was so sorry to see your post this morning. But she passed in a beautiful way……..among loved ones, well cared for. My prayers are with you during your grief. Lorraine
I’m so sorry for the sadness you must be feeling, but I’m grateful you’re doing well in spite of it and looking at things with such peace and faith, and, of course, honoring your mom and focusing on your love for her and the gifts of your time with her. May you continue to feel graced with serenity, and may her spirit be at rest and shine brightly forevermore! Bless you and your family.
My heart goes out to you, Colleen. Your mom was a remarkable woman and all those wonderful memories will stay with you forever. Please take care of yourself during this time of sorrow. Hugs!
Maureen Hayes says
My prayers are with you during this time of grief.
Lorrie Koenig says
I was saddened to read of the loss of your mother. Please know I have you in my thoughts and prayers. Take as much time as you need to begin healing. When you are ready, many of us look forward to seeing your posts again. They brighten our day and hopefully we are helping at this time to brighten your day a bit too.
roberta ward says
Colleen, so sorry for your loss! You are in my prayers, God bless you and your family.
Linda Sealy says
I am so very, very sorry Colleen. Your mom is in Heaven but also will always be with you. You will continue to see her in so many things, often when you least expect to. She will continue to comfort you and love you.
God Blessings to you and your family,hugs Betty from Australia
I acknowledge your grief and honor your loss. God bless you, comfort you, and strengthen you, as you travel this new road.
My heart and prayers go out to you. I lost my mother to Non-Hodgekins Lymphoma about 10 years ago. I think that might give me insight to what you are going through. Remember to take care of yourself and cherish your memories of loved ones. God bless you.
Laura S says
Oh Colleen, I am so sorry for your loss. My words are hard to write, for once….Please know that we will all be here for you, when you are ready. From your insight and what you have shared with us, Celebrate her life, for I know she would not want any of that grieving nonsense! Oh no, she was a Go Get ’em, positive energy, no one can slow me down, kind of a Gal. Always love your stories of her. I look forward to many more
Big Hugs and lots of prayers headed your way, Laura
I’m so sorry for the loss of your lovely mother… you were both blessed to have one another and you will always be glad that you spent the last years with her, and cared for her until the end. I know you will always miss her, because I lost my own mom 3 years ago. But she will always be with you… she lives on in your heart and your memories. My thoughts are with you and I send prayers for peace & healing as you deal with your loss.
Colleen, I am so very sorry to hear this. Please know I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
So very sorry for your loss. God bless you.
My condolences for your loss…hang on tight to your wonderful memories!!
I am so sorry about your loss Colleen. Thank you for the lovely article you shared about her recently.
Michelle Stennes says
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You’ve been through so much in recent years. I admire the woman you are. You’re a lovely, talented heartwarming person. Take care of yourself. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Oh honey, So sorry for your loss prayers for you & your family..
Deena Turley says
I just found your blog looking thru some of your posts. I think I got here through Pintrest. I am sorry for your loss, both of them. I truly understand your pain. I too lost my best friend and sole mate earlier this year. It was at 5:28 am on 1/28/2014. He was my biggest supporter and I miss him terribly. I have wanted to start a blog so that I can use writing to release some of my pain. It still is so bad and seems like it will never go away. I live in California too but in Fresno. I am from Washington, DC and so was my honey. He had two children of his own when we met and I had one. He saved my life. I won’t get into that now. I had one child from a previous marriage and we made one together. He was a wonderful man and was taken from me unnecessarily. I am sorry you are now dealing with the loss of your Mom now. Stay strong you have much support it seems from your followers. I have no family in this area so I know what it is like to be alone. If there is something I can do let me know. I don’t think I am terribly far? You seem to be a wonderful vibrant woman. I hope I can learn something from you about how to continue on after the loss of my husband. I am not doing very well as I cry daily. Re -purposing furniture has helped to occupy my time. I hope it will help me with income as I have very little for my children and I. He was unable to get life insurance as he had auto-immune Hepatitis. Oh Jerry Turley, I miss you and love you with all my heart and I always will.
Thank you for your posts. The hospital and emergency room posts were startling familiar and very painful to read yet also somehow comforting to know I am not the only one with this type of intensely painful and tragic experience.
I welcome any response.
Oh, dear Deena, I’m so very, very sorry for your loss. I wish I had some magic words for you. Yes, I lost my husband on May 12, 2012, then my brother on March 10, 2014, followed recently by my mother on October 7, 2014. My 3 loves in 2 years. The grief can be actual physical pain, can’t it?
Blogging helped me so much as there is so much support in ‘blogland’. Also, I’m able to contribute when I want and stay silent when I want – unlike with friends in ‘real life’. There are grief blogs but those are not helpful for me. I choose blogs that make me laugh and lift my spirits, but that’s me.
Perhaps you could find a Hospice group in Fresno? Did you husband have hospice? Again, groups aren’t my ‘thing’ but you’re able to use them for 13 months. You’ve mentioned re-purposing furniture. That’s an entire blog right there! Find some blogs you like – or I can recommend a few to get you started – so you see how they write about their projects, then just start writing! It takes time to find readers but I’d be happy to “coach” you a bit with that too. You can make a little income with blogging – very little until it grows – but every little bit does help.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and you’re welcome to email me any time to ‘talk’. I’m not great at responding in a timely manner but I will get back to you. My coping mechanism is to stay very, very busy, then fall out and take naps. But it’s what works for me. Please know I’m happy to hear from you, talk with you, coach you with blogging if you choose that pathway.
Stay in touch, Deena, and let me know how you’re doing. It’s so hard to have to build a new life when you were perfectly fine with the life you were living, but that’s what we have to do, especially since you have little ones. There are many, many memorial crafts that might be helpful for them – and you too – that would also work on a blog.
Thank you for reaching out, sharing your story. My readers are truly who get me thru the day, believe me, so I’d love to be able to pass that forward in some way. Take Care. xoxo