Dear CC family,
thank you so much for all of your thoughts and well wishes. I still cannot believe this has all happened, and so quickly. During these last couple of days, I've kept you in my thoughts and prayers, using your examples to try to make sense of everything.
Darla~I can't believe my mom is gone so quickly after diagnosis. It literally pains my heart to realize she's not with me physically. I can only imagine your pain and shock at the loss of your beloved husband so soon after his diagnosis. I do admire your strength.
Gavin~I read in another thread that your mum's birthday is March 22. It is my mom's birthday, also. Please, dear cyber-friend, when you hug your mum that day, give her a second one...it will be the hug I wish I could give my mom on her birthday?
Lucille, Ron, Mary, and Gerry~thank you so much for your good wishes. It is good to hear such comforting thoughts when a heart is aching so much.
Kris~Thank you for your thoughts and wishes, too. I haven't read any other entries yet since logging on this site right now. But I remember that you have an important date with some surgeons coming up. I will read everything that I have missed since I've been away so I can catch up. I am wishing, hoping, praying for a good outcome. You truly deserve it! I am a huge admirer of yours. **I was given a bouquet of multi-colored
tulips after my mom died. I thought of you and your garden when I received them.**
My husband and I will be leaving for Montana as soon as my father-in-law chooses a date for my mom-in-law's memorial service. He's waiting for my sis-in-law to return to the US so we can all be together.
Hospice has been wonderful, even now. Oh my gosh...this organization is great! I've heard many good things about them, but wow! I am so thankful we had their assistance for mom. I'm actually going to take them up on their offer for bereavement group, especially having lost both moms in 3 days. It is the strength of this panel that helps me move on. Your examples of faith and fortitude keep me afloat!
I love you all!
"Faith in something greater than ourselves enables us to do what we have said we'll do, to press forward when we are tired or hurt or afraid, to keep going when the challenge seems overwhelming and the course is entirely uncertain." ~g. b. hinckley