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Friday, March 12, 2010

Latest update about my mom.......

It is spring break and the Professor and I will be visiting with DS2 and family for a few days, then its back to quilting, cleaning, studying for the professor and worrying about all of lifes tragedies and comedies, and the many trials of my extended family. I am so blessed to be part of such a large and crazy IRISH family, warts and all.... and there are plenty warts, let me assure you. Then without going into much detail, I have to apologize that I have been so behind in my posts. My mother is terminally ill, and has declined quickly since her birthday. I am going up to see her in a few weeks and I must admit, because of her weakened condition, this is distressing me. My dad suffered a lengthy battle with cancer and seeing him slip away so slowly was extremely tramatic and it has happened again to Mom. I know it is a part of life, but still not easy to experience. In fact, the people in the Card section where I was buying her birthday card last month, probably thought I was nuts...as I stood there in the middle of the aisle, reading cards, and crying my eyes out. My emotions are making me a bit crazy, although I know this is what happens in life. Mother knows this is coming, she has just finally agreed to let Hospice help her out. So she is preparing for this as well. I weep for her, and want to cheer her up, make her laugh, keep her strong, but know I need to let her go too.This has been a roller coaster of emotions for my whole family and I get frustrated knowing there is little I can say to comfort her or ease her suffering. I only explain that I just don't have much to say on the blog. I hope you will pray for my extended family as they all transition to this new phase of our life, for some it will be more difficult than ever. Families are such wonderfully complicated things. Kind of like piecing a difficult quilt. Sometimes, the pieces come together in a big bump in the middle and at other times, they form a perfectly smooth and perfect piece. I am sure I will post photos of the grands as soon as our visit is over. Thanks for stopping by.

13 comments:

Miss 376 said...

It's never easy, even if you are expecting it. Will be thinking of you and your family, xx

Melissa said...

So sorry to hear. I will be thinking of you all. Safe trip!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Take lots of pictures to help precious memories last a lifetime.

Thinking of you.

Hugs~

Sweet P said...

I'm sorry to hear your mother. I'm sending positive thoughts and hugs to you as you and your family go through this time.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my, I am so sorry - it's just so hard to see it happen, and feel so helpless. I'm thinking of you, your family, and sending all I can, a warm hug and a smile of understanding and remembering those I loved.

Karan said...

Having been there I know that expecting it doesn't make it any easier to deal with. I'll keep you & your family in my thoughts & prayers. Take care (((((((((hugs))))))))).

Micki said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers go with you all!
Micki

Needled Mom said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Yes, these are such tough, tough days. I will pray for you and for your family.

Libby said...

I will surely be keeping you and your family in my thoughts during this difficult time. Remember to take some time to take care or and pamper yourself, too. Sending lots of hugs your way *s*

Anonymous said...

Love and hugs from me to you and yours!
Jeanie

Lindi said...

So many of us have to go through this, (my own experience is still raw) and we can support and offer empathy, yet each of us is on our own in dealing with it. I found sharing helped. It wasn't the total answer, but it did help. Hugs to you and your family.

ozjane said...

I think walking our parents Home is one of the hardest but also most joyous tasks we can undertake as we look toward a day when their suffering is over and they are at peace.
I also found a tremendous sense of lessening of responsibility that left me somewhat lost for a while...together with all those things you go to say to them.
But it is a journey worth the taking.
God bless your steps.

prashant said...

So sorry to hear.
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