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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mother's Journey Ended Tonight

So many of you have followed along with me for the last five months as I talked of the journey Mother was on and the sadness I felt the day we had to call in Hospice.  I want to thank everyone of you for your kind words, your concerns and most of all for your prayers.

On Tuesday I recieved the call that she had suddenly taken for the worse.  I spent Tuesday by her bedside and was back this morning.  Around 7:30 this evening Mr. P and I joined hands and prayed that God would let me be there when the time came.  The nursing home would not let you stay in the room past 11 p.m.  After our prayer 10 minutes later Mother drew her last breathe.  I was there and Kathy and Holly walked in a few seconds before the end.  God is go good.  Mother is no longer blind and can't you imagine the sights she must be seeing, and what a renunion with my Daddy in Heaven.  She lived to be 90 years old and had such a blessed life.

My heart is heavy and I am sad, but there is such a feeling of peace that overpowers the pain and loss.  Please keep me and our family in your prayers for the next few days.  Please take time to hug your Moms and Dads and your family.  Let them know you love them.  Life is short.  We are not promised tomorrow.

I love all of you.  Thanks again for your prayers.

39 comments:

  1. I'm so very sorry. The pain of loosing my Dad is still very fresh, so I understand what you are going through. Even though we know that God knows best and our parents are no longer in pain, it doesn't take the hurt away. Just know that I'm here if you ever need to talk, Dawn

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  2. O Angela, my heartaches for you and yours this evening ,I know you are hurting, am so sorry for your loss and cannot begin to imagine how you ache , a mother's Love is a true love that lasts forever in this life and the next ! Sending great big hugs your way and praying that God grants you peace through many happy memories in the coming days! I love you too and so wish I could be there for you in person , but know my friend that I am with you in thought! hugs and love lilraggedyangie

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  3. God bless you and your family......

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    My Dad past away 12 yrs ago and I still feel the pain. My mother is in a nursing home also.

    I cannot believe the nursing home doesn't let you stay past 11. I work at a nursing home, and if we have residents that are dying, the families can stay how ever long they want. We had families all ready stay for days. We provide pillows, blankets, a place to sleep and refreshments, snacks and meals.
    Take Care and I will be thinking and praying for you.

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  5. Angela, you know she is dancing with the Angels with your Daddy on her arm. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Both of my parents left me in 1993 but their spirit is with me always.
    Peace be with you tonight.
    Connie

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  6. I don't really know what to type. I am so glad I was able to be there with you these past two days and that I was able to be there to witness such a peaceful passing. If there ever was a perfect way to go, we witnessed it tonight. I love you and hope you know I am here. We will be okay.

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  7. So sorry to hear of your loss, Angela. My prayers are with you and your family.

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  8. what a heartfelt post of the last hours you spent with Mom. I am truly sorry for your loss. I know what it is like to lose a Mother. I lost mine when I was 38 and she was 55. I do not regret being with her and loving her all I could. You get some sleep and prepare yourself for the next few days. Please accept my sympathy.

    God bless,
    Susannah

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  9. Oh dear Angela...I am so sorry for your loss...No matter how "timely" it may be, it never comes welcomed for one we love so dearly. I pray that you and your family can find peace, comfort, joy, and healing in her memories and spirit. Hope you feel these hugs coming across cyberspace to you my friend....they've never been so heartfelt....Robin

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  10. Angela, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know that there is sadness but also relief that her pain has ended. God has welcomed her home and she will indeed enjoy her pain free afterlife with all those who have gone before. May Almighty God keep her safely in His loving arms for the time that you are all reunited.
    ★Linda★

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  11. Angela, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. I know how hard it is, because I've lost both parents. My prayers will be with you and your family.
    Ellie

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  12. Angela,
    I am sorry to hear about your loss. I don't think it matters how long we've been with our loved one, it just never feels quite long enough. I have read here about the ups and downs your Mom has been through over the past several months so I know there has to be a measure of relief that those difficult days for her are done. But it's still so final, right? I am sending up prayers for you and your family to have good memories flood your minds, and you will be in my thoughts especially during the weeks ahead.
    Melissa

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  13. Prayers for you today.
    ((Hugs))
    Earlene

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  14. Angela~ Take comfort in knowing your mom is living a beautiful new life.I'll keep you in prayer.So sorry for your loss.Hugs for you!~Amy

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  15. Dear Angela Friend
    Sending you big giant bear hug.
    You are in my prayers friend. I know the pain but also the joy of knowing your Mother is Home with our Heavenly Dad!
    Love In Him
    Trace

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  16. I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to let go of the ones we love, but just know that she is in a much better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Tamera
    Country at heart

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  17. My deepest sympathy is with you Angela. I am sending an email. Hugs, Shirlee

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  18. Sending you hugs and prayers. You will be in my thoughts. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  19. Angela,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Losing one's Mother is hard no matter when or how it happens. You will feel the loss each day, but that only means she filled places in your heart everyday of her life. I wish there was something to be sent or said that would ease the pain. I just give you a big ol' hug like everyone else.
    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  20. Please know that I will be thinking of you...sending hugs..

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  21. So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  22. Angela, such a hard road to walk, letting go. Holding your hand in love and prayers.

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  23. So sorry for your loss Angela. You and your family are in my prayers.

    God Bless,
    Connie

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  24. Angela I prayed for you all day off and on yesterday. It hurts, but she is whole again and what a reunion in Heaven. Prayers for all of you.

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  25. My deepest sympathies for your lass Angela. You and your family are in my prayers. May the comfort of knowing she is whole again bring you peace.

    Carmen and the Primcats

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  26. Angela~
    My heartfelt sympathy for you and the family~
    May peace be with your loving Mother~
    sending a huge warm hug my friend~ may the Angels watch over you at this time to guide you along the path~
    Teresa

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  27. My heart is heavy for you and your family Angela but remember "The eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms".

    Love to you and yours
    Felicia

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  28. My condolences for your loss. She is at peace now and in good hands. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
    Carol

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  29. I am so sorry and I know the sadness in your heart. I will send prayers your way and I hope that you find unity in her loss. Dianntha

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  30. So sorry for your loss Angela. I'm glad you could be with your mom when she needed you.

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  31. I'm so very sorry Angela! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!!

    Brenda

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  32. Angela
    You and your family will be in my prayers.
    It's good you are looking at her passing through her eyes now, and how happy she must be.
    I called my Dad today, who is 94, and I always wonder if it will be the last time I talk to him
    I'm grateful for your peace-God is good.
    Blessings-KImberly

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  33. Oh Angela, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Losing my dad many years ago days before Christmas...I know what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I know tht your mom is so happy now in heaven with your dad and now they are both up there watching over you. Take care, Janice

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  34. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I lost both of my parents within 5 months of each other and like to think of them together in heaven, sitting on a swing and being together. Take care, Cyndy

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  35. Angela I am so very sorry for your loss!I know the hurt that you are feeling .May you and your family find peace and comfort during this difficult time.You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.Hugs,Jen

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  36. Angela,
    I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sending hugs your way.
    Cindy

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  37. Angela, I am so very sorry for your loss, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

    Cathy

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  38. Hello sweet Angela.. God is so faithful... It is such a loss to lose a parent but what a rejoicing there will be some sweet day..
    Lifting you and your dear family up in prayer..

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  39. Angela~

    Sending prayers your way.

    Hugs~Becky

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