Last week my mother passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and friend, Pat Balough. She had been battling cancer for the past two years. It seemed that she was winning…but a quick turn and it went to her liver. Within two weeks a decline and now she is gone.
My mother was a religious women. She was ready to go. She told us the songs she wanted and even the color of her coffin. She was down right joyful about meeting Jesus and reuniting with my Dad who died 17 years ago. As her children we take comfort and know she is at peace. She is no doubt in heaven singing (louder than the rest I am sure of that).
It still is hard…I am not the first to mourn nor the last. Those that have said goodbye to their loved ones know how numb it all feels. You feel like the hurt will never go away…but it does get better. I do know that she will forever remain in my heart.
She will remain in many hearts. So many people have expressed there condolences and love for my mother. The outpouring that myself, my sister and brother have had is so very appreciated. It makes us so proud that she had touched so many. Her service was a “full house” she would have been so happy. The celebration reception after was just that…a celebration of loved ones that enjoyed a meal and a drink and each other. She could not have asked for anything more to honor her life. (Thank you to the many family and friends that helped us…there are not enough words to express our gratitude).
She was a warm and loving woman. Her heart was as big as her personality. She lived a good life. She set a good example of what it was to live a good, christian life. She taught us how to love and how to forgive. I know I will meet with her again…until I do mom…I have so many wonderful memories as I wait.
I have attached a tribute of my mothers life….enjoy