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At Peace….

It didn’t happen the way I envisioned.

I was watching the Arizona vs UConn game – not that I really care about basketball or March Madness – but that is what I was doing when I received a phone call.  Not from the hospice nurse whom I thought would call, but from the home health care provider.

photo credit:  my brother

Mom passed away quietly in her sleep around 6:40PM.  I did not fully believe it until the hospice worker officially proclaimed her death at 7:15.

It all seems so very surreal right now and yet….I am so thankful that I know she is finally at peace – rejoicing with the angels and being reunited with my dad – something that she has envisioned for over 5 and half years now.

Mom – you will be missed but I take comfort in knowing that I will see you again.  Save me a mansion next to yours, ok?

38 Comments

  • Inside A Book

    What a beautiful mom! Thank you for sharing a moment of your journey. Sending you prayers of peace and comfort, strength, and clear vision to know how to handle the days ahead. May you feel guided.

    Fondly…

  • Kim

    How wonderful to know that she is at peace and reunited with her love. She looks like such a lovely woman. You have been walking a journey that we all will be called to with our own parents someday and I pray God gives you the peace and strength you now need for the upcoming days.
    My sincerest sympathy and love to you….

  • Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow

    Oh, my condolences…but I know what that journey is like, too; when my mom passed three years ago, it was a quiet moment as well.

    It didn't feel real until later.

    She was also receiving hospice care.

    I hope that you are filled with many wonderful memories to sustain you.

  • Better is Possible

    Molly, sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family as you go through the upcoming week(s). Thanks for taking the time to update your blogging friends.
    Blessings…

  • Catherine Ensley

    Molly, I'm happy for your mother and for you that the ordeal has ended. She's where she wants to be, and you can begin to move on. Life will certainly be different, but you will grow into and cherish your new role. Your mother looks like she was a wonderful woman. Take care.

  • Peppermint Ph.D.

    Molly, my thoughts and prayers are with you…mothers are special and we don't want them to hurt or suffer in any way…but we don't ever want to lose them either.
    Try to think heavily on the good times and the wonderful memories.

  • caite

    I too am so sorry for your loss…but we pray that she is now in a better place, a place of peace, without pain or illness, a place where every tear is wiped away..

  • Liz

    Thank you for everything, Molly! Really looking foward to seeing you soon. So good to picture that reunion last night. They must have had dinner reservations:)

  • ds

    Molly, I am so very sorry for your loss. You have been on a very difficult journey. May you and your family find peace in each other, your friends and your community.

  • Nise'

    Molly, I am sorry for your loss and know you will miss her so. I am thankful that she has been set free and is rejoicing and that you rest in the hope of being reunited with her in eternity.

  • Carola Bartz

    Molly, I am glad that she could go peacefully.

    I am sorry for your loss, though. A mother is such a special person in one's life.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely photo of your mom.

  • Anonymous

    Molly, I've been thinking of you so much in the last few days. I'm so glad that your Mom passed peacefully in her sleep. Hugs to you. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Now, you take care of yourself. Truly. I'm always happy to talk at any time.

  • Kathleen

    You have my deepest condolences Molly. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. I know your mom has gone on to be with the Lord and that fact must give you some peace.

  • Coffee and a Book Chick

    I am so very, very sorry to hear about your loss – although it was expected it's always a shock. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Molly. My mother passed on Mother's Day 2004, and the word surreal that you used, is exactly the word that I would use as well for my experience. Sending a virtual hug to you.

  • Dave and Tami

    I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. I'm glad that you know where your mom is and that she is reunited with your dad.

    God bless you and may you feel his comforting arms during this time.

  • Dave and Tami

    I know you are busy with much more important things right now, but just wanted to let you know that I am passing along the Styling Blogger Award to you because I enjoy reading your blog. If you choose to pass this award along, just tell your readers seven things about you that they may not know, and pass the award along to five more fun blogs. You can copy the button from my blog if you choose. You can postpone this to a calmer point in your life, no pressure – just wanted to let you know how much your writing is appreciated.
    Thanks for writing.

  • Cathy

    Losing your mother is far from easy, but your attitude will help. I smiled just thinking about her being with your father again. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Margot

    I'm sorry to hear about your Mom, Molly. My heart goes out to you as I know how you feel. A little over a month ago my mom passed away. Even though we knew it was coming, it was still hard to believe. I know you will eventually find comfort in all the happy memories. Know also that all your many blogging friends hold you in their thoughts.

  • Anonymous

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, Molly. No matter how prepared we think we are for these moments, the actuality of it breaks our hearts. Your Mom is at peace and you can find some comfort in that. Blessings and prayers are sent your way.

  • Anonymous

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, Molly. No matter how prepared we think we are for these moments, the actuality of it breaks our hearts. Your Mom is at peace and you can find some comfort in that. Blessings and prayers are sent your way.

  • Aths

    Molly, so sorry about your mom. I've bee following your posts every week and been praying for your mom each time. I'm glad it was peaceful in the end and that she is in a better place. I hope you are doing fine. Take care of yourself too. (((HUGS)))

  • Kaye

    Sorry to hear about your loss, Molly but at least she is at peace now. It's a blessing that she went quietly and painlessly. {{{Hugs}}}to you and my thoughts are with your family at this time.

  • Silke

    My dear Molly, I was just coming by to see what was going on in your life and saw that your mom had passed away. It took me back to when my mother died and I know just how surreal this all seems. I will be thinking about you and keeping you and your mom in my heart! Much love, Silke

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