I think over the last few days I’ve posted my personal information on my Facebook page than ever before. And this post, is really for me, so I’m sorry I’m not sharing any writing tip or great quote, it’s my heart instead.
This is my post from this morning on FB:
I wanted to say, thank you once again, for the love, support and prayers from everyone. The support was rather overwhelming and each time my heart filled with gratitude and love. Late Saturday afternoon my mom passed away peacefully. We knew that she was already gone and with our heavenly father, healed, happy and at peace, but under the circumstances we were able to talk to her, love on her, and spend time with our other family members, just as she would have wanted. I could hear her laughing with us. As difficult as it was to watch her those last few days, I wouldn’t trade that time with her and my family. And, I’m so blessed to have amazing and loving friends in my life. Blessings to all of you!
I’ve never lost a parent or someone so close to me. Yes, I’ve lost others, attended funerals, cried etc., but when it’s your parent, it’s a whole new level. Mom had a massive stroke, and by the time she reached the hospital, she was already gone, but my brother had them keep her on the ventilator until we were able to arrive and spend time with her. The doctor thought she would pass on within a matter of minutes after we had them disconnect her, but mom hung on for almost another 24 hours. There was no chance for a recovery, due to the amount of bleeding in the brain, and there was nothing they could do. We sat with her and watched her struggle to breathe on her own. Finally, at 4:40 p.m. Saturday, her breathing stopped. I know she couldn’t and hadn’t felt anything, thank God for that. So, over the next few weeks we will take care of things, service etc. My posts might be a bit sporadic and if I’m a little of kilter, I apologize.
Thanks for listening! Thanks to everyone who follows, comments, and shares! And what I will say, is if your dream and desires are to write (or any dream) DON”T put it off, don’t have regrets later in life.
Until Next Time…