Tina, thank you for your kind words. We had the memorial service on the 6th. It was a very special day, Mom would have been proud! It was great to see all the old friends and family, we even went to a restaurant that had some of her favorite foods. Thank God I was surrounded by family, the aftermath left such a huge whole, wishing that it was under different circumstances. My sister's 50th birthday was a day later. No one wanted to celebrate.
You know she is in the hands of God right now. I'm sure she would tell you not to cry and worry about her. She would want you to go on and make your life an living example of hers! I lost my Dad now 1 1/yrs (August 2008) and it still seems like yesterday. I was Daddy's little girl! I called him everyone morning on the way to work. I sometimes catch myself in thinking I need to call dad and say good morning! When he became ill with lung cancer in 2006 I took time off from work and helped him and my mother take care of him. I would not ever trade that precious time I had with them each and every day! I miss him soooo much it hurts but I have to come to grips that I will not see him in this ilfe anymore but for the one to come! Let our heavenly father help you as he has helped me.
He is there for you, just reach out and take his hand, he is there. He will be beside you all the way, if it hadn't been for God's love I would not have made it through. I still struggle each day and I don't cry everyday now but still I cry several times a week. It seems the tears don't ever stop but God does seem to dry them at times for me! He will do the same for you! I will pray for you and your family!
May God continue to bless you during this time of your loss.
my dearest judy,i'm so sorry to hear about you'r mother's passing. i live in washigton state,my mother lived in indiana,so i didn't get to do alot of everyday thing's you did.but i called my mom everyday for the last 6yrs,sometimes 2 or 3x a day just to share some exiting news with her. she was the first one i alway's called.adn i don't have that anymore either.and when she was still in the hospital,i got fired from my job in a nursing home of all places!my mom's been gone not quite1.5mo's.i've got 9 other siblings,and when mom died,it was like,although we're adult's,there was strong sense of abandonment.we went so far as to say we felt like orphans.all alone.and then i come home here to wa.state,i cry all the time and i really can't talk to my husband,so i was glad to have stumbled across this site.god blessyou.becky