Thursday, February 19, 2009

I've been away for a few days...

Haven't taken the time to blog
or really felt like it.
My mom was taken to the hospital last Tuesday,
unconscious and near death.
She had emphysema and COPD.
She had just recently caught a cold or virus or
something like that...
and within 4 days she was
in the ICU, so very ill.
Her lung health was so poor
the past year that she just couldn't
fight one more illness
and I am so sad to say,
that after 6 days in the ICU,
she passed away on Monday.
What a sad day for my family...

Her memorial service was today.
My mom kept a journal, off and on.
At the service today, the pastor
read excerpts from it.
I'll post them in a few days when I get it back from my sister.
What an awesome legacy the journal left to us!
To actually read about the faith, the firmness of belief that
your loved one had...
we knew this, that my mom was a faith filled woman
but to have it in her own words to share with others...
what a measure of grace for us.

So, please join me in raising a toast
to my precious mom...


StegArt said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss Carol. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Fannie said...

Sending love, hugs and warmth. I look forward to meeting you at Inspired.

judy coates perez said...

Carol, I am so sorry to hear about you losing your mom. That is sooo hard.

Take good care of yourself, huge hugs, xoxo

Anita said...

Here's to your Mom, Carol. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Julie Bagamary said...

Know that I'm praying for you and your whole family.

Elin said...

I'm so sorry. I know it's not the same, but she'll live on in your memories forever.


Patsy Thompson said...

Gosh, Carol...I am so sorry. This is so tough and there is nothing as tender as this kind of sorrow. Please know you will be very much in my thoughts; I'm sending you big hugs. Much love,

Martha Lever said...

Oh Carol, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I lost mine several years ago and I miss her every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you.