Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Congestive Heart Failure & a great momma


I want to apologize for any of you out there that read this blog for photos..
I had SO many big plans for the Christmas season..teaching how to do ornaments and pillows and all sorts of cool decorating things with all those wonderful photos...
and then ..when i came home from france..my 91 year old momma (who i have talked about in other posts) got very ill and was sent to the hospital.
That was at the end of October.....today, December 9th, she was just placed in hospice and i, as the daughter who is the caregiver, had to sign all those forms that make you just want to cry.
She has been an exceptional mom, was married over 59 years, lived in the same home for over 60 years. She has been a great example, of a strong independant woman who loved her husband and her family, and still carved out her own niche in life. I will miss her more than words.
I opened up a scripture today in the Bible that said:
Ecclesiastes 7: 1 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth.
My mother has been a fine perfume..
for old photos..memories...lives well spent...and the tears that come from that along the way


Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Beautiful tribute to your mother! I too am going through the process with my Mother who has incurable bone cancer. It is tough! We have to be happy for mothers who loved us and for wonderful memories. Please don't go through this by yourself! I am here if you ever need to talk.

You are in my prayers.


suzanne said...

Cathi, We have discussed in the past how difficult it is when our parents get to the age where they can no longer be their independent selves. My prayers and a big hug go out to you tonight. Please remember that your Mom will ALWAYS know how much she is loved by you. From what you've written about her she is a blessing. She did a great job raising her daughter to be a responsible and caring individual. For that reason alone she is A Great Momma. God Bless You Both, Suzanne

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