Saturday, October 22, 2016

With a Heavy Heart I Write This...

Hello friends,
In August my husband and I drove to Washington state, while my daughter and grandson flew there. It was a family reunion that gathered for my mom's 90th birthday, which we celebrate early in August, rather than September when her real birthday occurred. My sister and her family live close to mom and my brother flew there from CA. Mom looked great and was her usual self. We all thought she would easily make 95, if not 100 years.

On her real birthday in September, which happens to be the same day as my brother's birthday. Yes mom's very first child was born on her birthday. Mom took the train to CA to celebrate her and my brother's birthday. She complained of not feeling well and having some pain. When she got back to WA, my sister took her to see the doctor, who gave her meds for what the doctor assumed was wrong. Still the pain was there. So off to the ER she went, waiting for hours! Finally they put her in intensive care. She had several issues going on it seems. These things inside of her could have been happening for weeks, months or even years before they started to bother her. Well long story short, mom refused any meds to keep her alive. She wanted to go without pain, so they gave her a morphine drip. It took a little over a day and she was gone! I can't believe how this all happened so fast. Mom was the picture of health 2 months ago and then on October 16, 2016 (the day after my daughter's birthday, mom's first grandchild and only granddaughter), she was gone. I was in shock over all of this.

I couldn't travel for the service, since I have had awful sciatica pain for 9 weeks now!!! The sciatica came on after we got back from the trip to WA due to sitting in a car for thousands of miles. While my pain is lessening and I am starting to feel better, the pain of losing my mother so soon and so quickly was heartbreaking. My daughter needed closure over this and went to the service which was yesterday. She will fly back today. This is the first loss my daughter has had in her young life.

Once I am over this sciatica pain, I will try and blog again. It has been hard to deal with this and the loss of my mother. So love your family and friends while they are still here and tell them how much you love and appreciate them while they here too, because life is so short. One day they are here and then the next they are gone.

Hugs to you all!!!

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23 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for your loss, Daryl.I will pray that God will grant you peace in your time of sorrow. Take care of yourself.

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  2. I am so sorry also. Sending T&P's for both your emotional healing as well as your physical. ((hugs))

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    1. Thank you Sandie for your thoughtful comment. I guess you a no reply or have an email that doesn't come into my inbox. Hugs to you too Sandie!

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  3. My thoughts are with you, Daryl.

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. I wish you a super quick recovery from your sciatica pain. I used to suffer from it all the time. The only thing that ever helped was stretching in bed while laying on my back. I wouldn't get out of bed without stretching first. I went from barely being able to move or walk to being normal again. I wish you the best.

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  5. Daryl Dear my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. Keep your memories close by and know you are loved. Blessings Dear...

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss and just send you a warm, warm hug from overseas. I know what you are talking about as it happend to me last year...

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss, Daryl. Thinking of you during this difficult time. I hope the sciatica pain goes away quickly. xxx

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  8. I'm sorry Daryl. I know the pain in your heart and pain from Sciatica and know what kept you from the service. Currently my husband is grieving for his father. It takes a long while to get over the grief, especially when your loss was unexpected. All of us that know you through your blog are praying for you and your family.
    xx, Carol

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    1. Thank you Carol for your kind words. I am sorry for your husband's loss too. Hugs to you and your husband too. I guess you are a no reply or have Yahoo or other email that doesn't come into my inbox,so I am responding here.

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  9. Hi Daryl,
    you have had so many challenges the last few months. To have to cope with physical pain as well as the emotional pain of loss can feel overwhelming. Coping with death is hard and sudden death especially difficult however I hope it is a comfort to you that you got to spend some time with your mom before she died and while she was feeling well.
    hugs to you my friend
    Tara

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  10. Take care of yourself. Prayers winging their way to you.

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  11. I'm so very sorry for your loss. It must be awful to go through what you are going but I pray God gives you peace in your heart. She left you a whole world of memories and lessons in life that will keep her alive in your life and heart. May she rest in peace. I hope your sciatica gets better soon too.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  12. So sorry for the loss of your mother. May the passage of time give you peace with your memories of her.

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  13. Hugs, Daryl. Losing a parent is such a hard thing (I have lost both of mine). There won't be a time that you won't miss her, but in time, your thoughts will be wonderful memories that you have of her and less painful. Physical pain like your sciatica is so difficult, too. Glad you are seeing some improvement and I hope you are feeling better soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  14. So sorry to read of your loss. I'm new to your blog, but didn't want to just read and go on to the next one. May God bless your family and may your Mother rest in peace.

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  15. I am so very sorry to read of your loss. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts in the days to come.

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  16. I am so sorry to hear this, Daryl. You are in my thoughts.

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  17. Oh, Daryl, I'm so sorry about the loss of your mother. To be so healthy and then deteriorate so quickly must really have been hard on your whole family. Hugs and wishes that your back gets better, too.

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  18. Daryl, you and your family are in my prayers. May God give you peace and the strength you need to heal from your Mom's passing. I'll will also ask for relief from your sciata pain. Hugs, my friend.

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  19. I am so sorry Daryl. Prayers for you and your family, I also hope your back pain will get better soon. Hugs!!

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  20. So sorry to read this Daryl! I will be lifting you up in my prayers as you process this devastating loss.

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