Topic: God gave me strength

I buried my mother today and God gave me strength.  God paved the way to the front alter.  My adorable sons, my brother and I carried her coffin closer to God.

I did not think I would find the strength, but God guided me there.

Thank you all so much

In memory...my mum found strength to give us the best Xmas ever...this was the last photo I took of my mother before her fast decline

http://www.flickr.com/photos/38151001@N07/12649554044/

Lou

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Lou,

Beautiful post & great picture of your beautiful mom.  May she rest in peace.

Love & Hugs,
Darla

"One Day At A Time"

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Dear Lou, somehow we draw on strength that gets us to where we need to be. I just kept telling myself I needed to be strong and that I could fall apart later. I kept my eye on the singer/pianist and he would smile at me and that got me through. I looked at the photo of your Mother and my first thought was that she is just beautiful. Then I thought, oh my, we have the same color hair and next thought was I wish I had known her as I think we would have been great friends. Thank you so much for that and please let us hear from you when you can. Sending big hugs and lots of love over the water!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Dearest Lou,

I read all of your posts, and I know how hard you fought for your mom.  The picture you took of her says it all.  She looks absolutely beautiful.

I, too, am with you in spirit.  My deepest condolences for you and your family.

With warm thoughts and much love,
Caroline

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What a beautiful picture of a beautiful woman, Lou.  I'm so sorry for your loss and am glad you found a strength you didn't know you had.

With love
Julia

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Lou....thank you for not only sharing your Mom in written words, but also allowing us to see her picture as well. 
Your Mom will stay with us, on this site and in our hearts.  May all of our hearts begin to heal - one day at a time.
Hugs,
Marion

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Thank you for that Lou. What a beautiful picture of your mum. My thoughts are with you at this tough time.

Hugs,

Gavin

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Dear Lou,

What a beautiful picture and beautiful words. x

Clare

In the stars now . . . .

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Dear Lou,
Your mother is beautiful. What a gorgeous woman. Thank you for sharing the photo with us. I'm so sorry.
Margaret