Saturday, July 14, 2007

A Tribute to My Mom

I want to keep most of this part of my life private as this is not the purpose of my blog, but since I mentioned that my mom had cancer I also want to let you know that she died last Monday, July 9. She died at home, peacefully, with her whole family at her side. I do just want to say a few things about my mom. Of course I think she was the best mom in the whole world! She gave me so many things. I have nothing but happy memories of her and my childhood. How many people can say that? My mom was so unselfish. She never cared about things for herself, her fulfillment came from being a great wife and mom and taking care of her 4 girls. She loved my dad so much and faithfully took care of him all their days together. They would have been married 50 years next month. She loved to make friends, she would talk to anyone who would listen at their senior apartment complex, a doctor's office, the grocery store. The comment I heard from people so many times at the funeral yesterday was "Your mom was such a sweet lady." I miss her so much already.

I could go on and on but I will just say "Thank you mom for everything. You're the best!!!!! I love you and will miss you incredibly."

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Thank you to all who prayed and sent cards and gave hugs and supported me through all of this. Many of you probably don't even read this blog but I'll thank you here anyway. Thank you Tamara for your "extra" prayers, the flowers, the talks on the phone. Thank you Mary Jo and Lorraine for watching my girls and taking such good care of them, I didn't have to worry about their wellbeing when I was busy with my mom and at the funeral. Thank you Sue for coming to the visitation, that meant so much to me. Thank you to my email friends - my blogger friends, Robin, the "Chatty Girls" and both of my travel groups for your prayers and words of comfort. Thank you to Traci my hairdresser who not only came in early one day last week so I could have a fresh haircut before the funeral, but didn't charge me for the cut and style. I know I'm missing a bunch of people, I'm sorry if that is you, but know that nothing said or done has gone unnoticed or unappreciated.

13 comments:

Beckyb said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom but I am sure she is in a much better place! My prayers are with you and your family.

Magi said...

Eileen,

You and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom sounds like a wonderful woman.

Stretch Mark Mama said...

[Tears]. I'm very sorry.

Alyson & Ford said...

Letting go of my Mom was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. Even knowing she would always be with me. Always...

God's Peace be with you and your family.

fm

C.J. said...

I'm so sorry about your loss. I am so glad for your family that you could all be with her when she passed.

Hugs. Thinking of you.

Stephanie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I was thinking about you and your family this whole time. I hope that you find peace.
Stephanie
forksandchopsticks.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. She sounds like a wonderful lady. Thank you for sharing just a part of her with all of us. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hopeful_Mommy
babyainsworth.blogspot.com

mom to three great kids said...

I'm sooo sorry to hear about your loss....i never commented but i came by often...You have lovely girls....

Mom of 5 said...

I am so sorry about your Mom. It sounds like she was a great lady and mother. She will be there in spirit for you and your family. I am glad she was able to be home and surrounded by your family...
Her legacy of kindness will coninue. It is obvious she raised a great daughter...
Prayers said for your family and Mom.
The Waala's

Jackie Sue said...

Eileen, I am so sorry to hear the news about your mom. I haven't been reading blogs much lately and so though I am late, please except my condolences. I hope you are doing ok. What a tremendous testimony for you to give about your mom. Wow! What a blessing. Take care and keep trusting the One who loves you. In Him, Jackie

Redheaded Chick said...

Eileen,

I am so sorry for your family's loss.

Stephanie said...

Eileen,

I am so sorry for your loss. We lost my mother two years ago and I know from personal experience that no matter how old a woman becomes, she never stops longing for her mother. May your precious memories comfort you.

Kim said...

Oh my goodness Eileen, I don't know how I missed this post. I'm sorry that I'm so late in sending my condolences for the loss of your mother. I, too, know what it's like to have such a wonderful mother and to lose her. It is a pain and loss like no other. My heart is with you.

Kim