"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rest Now, Mom

Yesterday morning my mother passed away peacefully in a hospital in Las Vegas. She was taken to the hospital from the assisted living facility when mom had trouble getting her breath. She had pneumonia. I spoke with her the day before she passed and she sounded strong and clear minded. The last thing she said to me was "I love you and God loves you".  She said her goodbyes that way the last year.

I have written about my mom in my blog(s) a few times.  Our relationship was not calm but we did learn much from each other.  It is just dawning on me that from now on I will be writing about her in the past tense.

My visit with her in September is even more important to me now. I am so glad I made the effort to spend a couple weeks with her and to be on the phone with her almost every day. We spoke for at least one hour every day. Mom kept telling me she was happy that I am living in this town and have such wonderful friends here.

Now this last picture of me and mom together in September will have a special place on my wall and in my heart.


23 comments:

Rock Chef said...

So sorry to hear this - but I it sounds like she went the way most of us would like to go.

Glad that you have good, recent memories of her too. All too often we end up thinking that we should have done this or that, if only we had known...

Sending a big hug.

Ms. A said...

Oh Cici, I'm so sorry for your loss. Blessings to both of you.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Oh no. Wow, I am so sorry.

Brian Miller said...

i am glad you had that visit...and i am so sorry cici....losing a parent is so hard....

hugs.

otin said...

My condolences to you. Sorry for your loss.

Jeanie said...

I'm sorry for your loss and glad to got to spend good time with her recently.

DJan said...

We only have one mother, and when she passes it is a moment like no other. I am so sorry for your loss, but if I could pass like your mother, I would be so very grateful. Sending you cyber hugs.

Abby said...

I'm so sorry CiCi. I'm glad she went peacefully and that you had that nice visit with her in September. Still, I'm sure it's painful for you and I'm thinking of you.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm glad it was peaceful, but it's still never easy when they leave us. Hugs and love, CiCi.

Stephen Hayes said...

I'm so sorry to hear your mother passed. She looks so bright-eyed in that last picture. I hope you can pass through the grief to a place of only happy memories. Take care.

Unknown Mami said...

I am so sorry. I hope you can feel the love I am channeling your way.

Hilary said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss, CiCi. I'm glad that you got that time with her and that her last words to you were those of such love. Big hugs to you, my friend. I'm so sorry you're hurting.

Pauline said...

Losing a parent is so hard, my deepest sympathy to you CiCi. Those last words become so important, so I'm happy yours were so loving.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh CiCi. I wish I was there to give you a big hug.
xo jj

dkzody said...

My sympathies for your loss. I love that you got to speak with your mother right before she passed away. That will be a good memory to have.

Jeni said...

My condolences to you on the loss of your Mother. Having had a relationship with my Mom that was often very confrontational, I can empathize with your feelings in other ways. It's been 33 years this past October since my Mom died. and what do I miss most about her? The daily argument we always had! (Yes, I do miss a lot of other aspects about her too but those spats -well, they really left a big gap, ya know!)

Stickup Artist said...

There is no death, only a change of worlds.
~ Chief Seattle.

I am so glad you got to spend all that time with your Mom recently and you were both on such good terms. It sounds as if she made her peace and was ready for the next stage in her journey.

Sending a giant hug and echoing your Mom's gorgeous last words...

terri said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I'm glad that you found time to spend with her recently and that you'd made peace with your relationship.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
((HUGS))

King of New York Hacks said...

Hugs and sincere condolences...tis a lovely and happy picture to reflect on.Much <3 from the NYC.

Brian Miller said...

hope you are well this sunday cici...smiles.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

How sad it is she had to go but how special it was that the last two months you had more time together. It must have been very comforting for her.
She was not forgotten in her final year. God bless you both:) HUGS to you especially now.

Mrs4444 said...

I'm sorry for your loss and happy that you have peace about her passing. The photo is pretty cute, too :)