Laurie - I'm so sorry for your loss. ((Hugs)) I was so glad to read that you were all able to be with your mom in the end. I'm sure it was an incredible comfort to her to have all of her children there with her. She sounds like a wonderful woman who built a close knit and loving family. You and your family will be in my thoughts. (((Hugs)))
((((HUGS)))) Laurie, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. As others have expressed, what an awesome gift for you to be there with your siblings to witness her being "mom" 'til the end. I will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. If there is some other way that we can support you, please do let us know.
(((HUGS))) I'm so sorry, Laurie. I'm glad you were able to be there at the end for her. I'll be keeping you & your family in my thoughts.
"No more hurting people. Peace."
-- Martin Richard, age 8, Boston, MA
Rest in peace, Martin.
My mom really was so proud of her kids, she practically strutted when she talked about us. It meant the world to her to have us together with her and it meant the world to us too, it's a rare occasion indeed as we live in different cities and are usually surrounded by our own kids & spouses when we see each other.
We'll see each other again in Toronto in a few weeks to meet with friends & family and celebrate my Mom's amazing life.
Thanks for all the support.
I'm sorry for your loss. I'm so glad you were all able to be there for her at the end. How are your lo's holding up?
So sorry for your loss Laurie. Doesn't matter your age when it's your Mum *hugs*
Me - Kristi, 28
DD - Leia, July 5 2008
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I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner Laurie.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish I could say something that would make things better.
They are sad because they loved her, and they're sad because I am so sad.
I think it'll help us all when we gather in Toronto with the rest of the family.
I really appreciate all the notes here guys....it is not real to me that my mom is actually gone. It is beyond my ability to accept at this point, even though I was there. I suppose it will all come in time.