Update (OT, death ment)

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Update (OT, death ment)

My mom passed away this evening. I am flying out to Toronto in the morning. I will be gone for a week. We knew this was coming but it is still so hard. Not sure if I will be able to get on to update anything. At least we are not doing a cycle right now as I am flying out on my own.

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I'm am so sorry Margaret :bighug:. I'm sure even though it was expected it's still hard. I'm watching "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" right now and a quote stuck in my head earlier. "We are meant to lose the people we love. How else would we know how important they are to us?" I must've been meant to be touched by that quote so I could share it would you and hope it gives you some comfort. I'll be praying for you and your family and that God's love will be surrounding you during this difficult time. Prayers also for safe travels.

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I'm so very sorry for your loss, Margaret.
***HUGS***

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It doesn't matter whether it is expected or not. It's always hard.

Tiffany

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Margaret (((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))) I am so incredibly sorry for your loss! Please know that I will have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. If there is any other way that I can help support you please let me know! Safe travels.

~Missy

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Thank you ladies. Saturday night was rough, no sleep. I slept for 2 hours on the plane, the closer I got to Toronto the more I cried. The poor lady sitting beside me, I finally told her what had happened. Really missing Sean and Robbie right now but I will get through the week. Funeral is tomorrow afternoon and I am giving a very short speech.

Trying to deal with a different time zone and not being in my own house, staying with a friend as my sisters have pets and other family members staying with them.

Pretty sure I am Oing today Sad We dtd Saturday so there is hope.

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I'm so sorry to hear this. I lost my dad in March so can empathize and sympathize with how you are feeling right now. I know that words don't bring a whole lot of comfort, but know that I am thinking of you.

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So sorry you are going through this. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

:bigarmhug:

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:bighugs: Still thinking about you and praying. I know I would never be able to give a speech at a funeral of a loved one.

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My deepest sympathies. May the love of friends and family surround you. Big hugs. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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So sorry for your loss Margaret.

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Margaret:
:bighug:
I am so sorry for your loss, and although it was expected, it doesn't make it hurt less. I hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of her and the peace that she has found.

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Not much sleep last night but not surprising.

The funeral was today. It was nice, both laughter and tears. It was raining which I found appropriate. Mom was 74 and before the Alzheimer's was a character. My niece spoke just before me and had me crying a bit and I was emotional during my speech. Everyone said they loved it. It is nice seeing family but I am so glad that this part is over with. I am spending tomorrow with one of my nieces that I have not seen in a bit. We may go to my grandma's grave and I will try and get to my dad's grave as well.

Going to bed pretty soon.

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Your mother was so young. I'm sorry she had to suffer from Alzheimer's. It's such a sad disease process. Sounds like you did a great job with your speech. It's always such a relief to have the funeral and everything done. Everything just seems to drag from the time of death until the funeral and it's all just so exhausting. My grandma passed away a year ago and I remember the emotional drain. Her's was expected also and a blessing but was still so sad. Glad you are able to spend some time with family you haven't seen for a while. When do you go home?

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I have to be at the airport for 3pm on Saturday. Sean and Robbie pick me up at 8:30. I have to fly to Calgary first, wish it was a direct flight but it was so much cheaper to do it this way.

Spending time with my niece was really nice. This was one of my biological nieces. We went to my grandma's grave and then to lunch, then back to her place to continue chatting and see pictures of my bio-family.

Tomorrow I am seeing some friends from high school - June 2013 is our 25th reunion!!! (I am old) I will also go to my dad's grave. In the morning I will say good-bye to my niece and nephew who came from Utah.

My body is still having issues with time zones Sad by the time I adjust I will be flying back.

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