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Lost my Mom yesterday
« on: May 30, 2019, 07:10:07 PM »
FF Friends,
After all the replies and following I've done here, this is my first post.
I lost my Mom yesterday morning, and I just want to proclaim (and celebrate) in some forum- what a blessing she has been to my life, and the lives of many.
Obviously with the grief and sadness, I'm feeling a little guilty. Unlike many in this situation, we've been seeing this coming for a while, and there really isn't anything that's been left unsaid. But I can't help but wish I or one of us could have been there with her.
She lived in an assisted care facility, and asked the attendant for some water at about 3:00 am yesterday, and by the time he returned- she had passed. I (and our family) believes, so I recognize that she flew into loving arms, but I just wish I could have told her I love her one more time....
Not sure what I'm looking for by posting this, but I'll just let it fly and allow the wisdom and the passion you all have happen (yes, I'm weeping as I type. Real men don 't cry, but Olcowhands do....).
They say the mind is the first to go; I'm glad it's something I don't use!

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Re: Lost my Mom yesterday
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 07:44:13 PM »
Condolences OCH. It's never easy, even when it's expected on some level. Sounds like she had a good death, and that's about the best gift anyone could get. All the best for strength going forward.

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Re: Lost my Mom yesterday
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2019, 08:30:38 PM »

Your post speaks volumes.
My condolences on the passing of your Mom,

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2019, 08:40:22 PM »
Real men of course cry, it just has to be for something that rises to that level.  does not matter how old they or we are, it is still a loss and sad for us.  Sounds like it was peaceful. she was not in pain, and you were all as prepared as anyone can be.  God bless you and your family.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2019, 08:41:02 PM »
Life has to come to an end but it is never easy to let go. She was loved and cherished, we can't ask for more than that. All the best, remember and smile at the memories of the good times.
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Re: Lost my Mom yesterday
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2019, 08:44:00 PM »
Losing your Mom changes you.  Your post made me think of my long parted Mom, and that made me smile.  I heart goes out to you and your family.
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Re: Lost my Mom yesterday
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2019, 08:54:29 PM »
Loosing your Mom creates a void that can never be refilled.  Yes, everyone wants that one last time together and we get it, but sadly, we don't know when that last time is.  I offer my sincerest condolences to you and your family during this time of both grief and celebration.
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Re: Lost my Mom yesterday
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2019, 09:08:54 PM »
That is always hard. I think of my Mother just about every day.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2019, 09:25:15 PM »
Losing your Mom really does leave a huge void in your heart and mind!

Lost my Mom back in '13 and every once in a while, through the course of the day I'll stop what I'm doing and just reflect for a couple of minutes on some of the good times we shared!

As has been said, remember the good times, those memories are priceless!

My condolences to you and the rest of the family!
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2019, 09:25:35 PM »
I am sorry to hear of her passing. As others said, real men do cry, and they cherish the good memories. I hope you find peace in this time. 
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Re: Lost my Mom yesterday
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2019, 09:32:27 PM »
Our condolences from out west. Rob
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2019, 10:16:36 PM »
Sorry for your loss. We are never ready for such a day but just remember all those days before. bg

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« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2019, 10:56:35 PM »
You will be in my prayers tonight, so sorry for the loss of your mother. I lost my mom in 2014, I miss her everyday.
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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2019, 11:10:30 PM »
Sorry for your loss.
Real men do cry.
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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2019, 11:29:48 PM »
Rhonda and I send our condolences.
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« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2019, 11:53:18 PM »
I'd question a man being "real" if he didn't cry at his mother's passing! My condolences, olcowhand- death is a rotten thing, even after a full life has been lived. But I celebrate with you the full life she lived, and pray for the void that she left.
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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2019, 07:42:44 AM »
Sorry for your loss prayers from hl

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Re: Lost my Mom yesterday
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2019, 07:59:43 AM »
Sorry for your loss, but it doesn't get better than a Parent leaving before a child, and especially being one of the lucky ones who gets to live a long, full life.

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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2019, 09:05:28 AM »
 Sorry for your loss, can't say anything else.

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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2019, 10:20:04 AM »
I am sorry for your loss.  Loosing one's mother is not easy.  She knew your feelings.  She is in a far more comfortable place. You will remember her and the experiences you had and still shed tears for she was a wonderful lady.


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