Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Missing My Mother

I am sad to report that the keeper of this lovely house died on September 28th after a 15 year battle with Alzheimer's. Mom also had heart problems that created problems that could not be overcome. She died peacefully surrounded by her family.

This is a picture of Mom at last years CMU Homecomings parade. RIP Mom.

31 comments:

  1. My heart goes out to you today! I know what a loss you are experiencing and the deep saddeness that you feel. What a lovely lady your Mom appears to be! My Mom has been gone only 6 months, I miss her everyday! What a comfort it will be to you that you were with her in the end, that's how it was for me! God Bless!

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  2. What a lovely lady. You have my sympathy.

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  3. Beautiful and fun picture.

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  4. My sincere condolences to you and your family Sue. Even when a loss is 'expected' it's very hard. Just know that your Mom is with you in your heart every day, and it'll become easier in time to have happy memories to smile about and share.
    Your Mom certainly lived in a most beautiful home.

    Hugs
    Rose H

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  5. So sorry to hear of your loss, and of the sad times you must have had as your Mom suffered from that dreadful disease. She did have a sweet smile, didn't she? The house looks beautiful.

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  6. Still beautiful, wasn't she?
    I'm sad for you. I know you miss her and it must be sad for you to come here and remember her the way she used to be - probably not the way she was in her last years. Altzheimers is such a cruel disease. I'm thinking of you and I hope you take comfort in your memories, and in the fact that as of that precise moment on September 28th she once again transitioned back to that same wonderful lady that you grew up loving.

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  7. Thank you Ladies.

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  8. I understand your grief, I know what it feels like to lose your parents.
    My deepest sympathy goes to you and your family, one day we will all be reunited...what a glorious day that will be!
    Hugs!

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  9. I'm so sorry -- I lost my own mother to Alzheimrs eight years ago in Ocotber. I know the deep sadness and depth of that wicked disease. After a while though, the memories are of the person she was -- not the person so robbed of her own self. Interestingly, I set the table this week in honor of my mother after my sister surprised me with a box of her old china -- the memories were all sweet. You have my sincere sympathy. Your mother was lovely.

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  10. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Oh Sue I am so sorry for your loss !!!

    God Bless,
    Kathy :)

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  11. May she rest in peace. I lost my grandmother this year and I know the holidays will be hard for all of us.

    Thanks so much for voting...finger crossed! xx

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  12. Oh Sue! I am so sorry to hear about this! My heart is breaking for you and your family! Tomorrow is the anniversary of my dad's death and I still find it hard to breathe when the day approaches!

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers! Take care sweet lady!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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  13. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thanksgiving Day will mark the one year anniversary of my own mother-in-law. I love the picture of your mom in her CMU shirt. I actually thought of you at this years CMU Homecoming! I was up there and wondered if you were there somewhere too, having posted such fun pictures of it last year! You take care Sue. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  14. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Alzheimer's is a horrid disease that steals life so slowly...Please know that you and you family will be in my prayers.

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  15. I'm sorry to hear about your Mom it is ones greatest loss. Blessings to you and your family.

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  16. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know the holidays are especially hard at a time like this. I hope you will be able to spend time with loved ones and celebrate the wonderful memories you have of her.

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  17. So sorry for your loss. We are in year 10 of dementia with my mother so I know exactly what you've been through. What a beautiful home...with beautiful memories to match, I have no doubt. Blessings on your and your family...

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  18. I lost my dad unexpectedly 3 years ago (Nov 24...anniversary coming up)....It is soooo hard. I still cry all the time. Life has never been the same. I totally feel your sorrow. Blessings to you.

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  19. It is a loss that saddens daily- the moment you find out a loved one is plagued with this disease. I lost my father to the same 5 Christmases ago-He is with me every day. Your mother will be with you as well.

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  20. Oh Sue, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, and I am sending you a hug.

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  21. I'm so terribly sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Praying for you and your family.

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  22. Please accept my sincere condolenses. Alzheimer's is such a horrible disease. My father in law has this along with Parkinson's and it is truly sad. :(
    Sending prayers all the way from Texas.
    God Bless.
    Sandra

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  23. Friend Sue,
    I offer you my heartfelt sympathy...what a lovely smile she had. My brother is suffering from the same....

    A verse of scripture that has meant so much in our times of grief is First Peter 5:7, "Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you."
    I'm sure He does....

    God bless you and your family...
    Betty @ Country Charm

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  24. Anonymous11:11 AM

    I'm so sorry- your Mother was so elegant! You are in my prayers....
    -linda,ny

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  25. Stopped in for a visit and saw this sad news! May your Mother rest in peace and may God comfort you in your loss. What a classic beauty she was!!! Her home was gorgeous!

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  26. Sue - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You were blessed to have such a wonderful mother. My prayers are with you. xoJoy

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  27. Beautiful memorial for you mom - I think of her every time I drive by their home....

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  28. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. What a beautiful woman. She looks so familiar too, did she live in Grosse Pointe? Maybe attended Christ Church or St. Paul's? My thoughts are with you your family. Take care, pld

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  29. So sorry about your mom. I too lost my husband to Alzheimer's in August this year. Such a terrible disease.
    My sincere condolenses

    Mary

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  30. Missing those we love is never easy. Wishing you moments of calm to reflect her spirit and all that you loved. What a regal home and a lovely lady.
    pve

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  31. Hello

    I found your blog while looking for a control journal template.

    Anyways, I lost my mom on September 17th 2010. It was sudden and unexpected. Holidays were hard. I feel your pain.

    I wish you happiness in the new year.

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Hugs,
Sue