Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Cabernet in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

Thursday, July 14, 2011

My Mom

 

Today is a sad and happy day for us as my mom passed away this morning at the nursing home she has been living at since April.

It is sad just for us that are left behind and it is a happy day for her as she had suffered with Alzheimer's for several year’s now and is now at peace and out of her own living hell she has been living in.

We will be busy for the next few day’s.

 

Me and mom mother’s day 2011

Mother's Day 2011 003 

My mom Rosemary 1925 – 2011 rest in peace.

30 comments:

Happytrails said...

Kenny, Please know that you and Angela and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Although it is a joyous time for your mom, it still hurts. It is a hurt that gets better but you will always wish you could talk with her one more time...Heaven brings that back to us.
Take care and God Bless!

Sonia said...

Kenny, I'm so sorry. You will be in my prayers during this time.

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope memories of better days gone by will help bring healing.

My dad suffers from Alzheimers. I understand the conflicting emotions, so well.

Take Good Care!

Cyndi & Stumpy @ RVly Ever After

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Ken, We are sending our prayers for you and your family, and yes your mom is Happy in Heaven now,you will always have her and the happy memories in your heart. your friends, Sam & Donna....

Judy and Emma said...

My deepest condolences to you and yours in this time of sorrow.

michael ultra said...

I am sorry for you, but happy for your mom. I understand, believe me. In 1998, my mother died while I was out of town. When I got back, my grandmother died. (17 hours after my mom). I do understand. God bless you all.

Danny &Shula Oren said...

As we say in Hebrew "wish you will never feel sorrow again"

Pam said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Her suffering has ended and that should bring some comfort. It is still a huge loss no matter what the circumstances are. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

B.W. and Carol said...

So very sorry for your tremendous loss. Our prayers are with you. Carol lost her Dad to Alzheimer's and it is a horrible and depriving disease.
B.W. & Carol

Donna K said...

Kenny, so sorry for your loss. My mother suffered from Alzheimer's before she passed away. It's been over 20 years now but I still remember the feelings and can relate to how you are feeling now. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rick and Paulette said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Losing a parent is always difficult no matter what the circumstances. Take care.

Carol K said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news about your mom, Kenny, but I like how you put it--sad for you, but happy for your mom that she is no longer suffering here on earth. My prayers are with you and your family. Take care.

Levonne said...

So sorry for your loss. I wish you comfort and healing in the days to come. Take care...

Phyllis said...

As many know, my Mom died 4 weeks ago yesterday. Therefore, I understand so well how you are feeling. I was fortunate in that Mom was completely aware of everything until the last. Her memory was better than mine! I've never had to deal with a loved one having Alzheimers. It must be a great burden and challenge. I am sure you did all you could to make her comfortable and feel loved.

Hugs and condolences to you and yours.

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

So sorry for your loss. May you find peace & comfort in your memories. God bless!

Bob and Jo said...

We grieve with thee

MargieAnne said...

My sympathy comes across the miles to you. No matter what the circumstances the loss of a loved one is always difficult.

My thoughts will be with you through the coming days.

Blessings

Peter Harwerth Beatrix Kohlhaas said...

I know how hard it is to loose a parent. My mom was very sick a few weeks ago and we feared we would loose her, but she recovered and is fine for now. 14 years ago we lost my wife's dad at the early age of 72.
Our thoughts are with you!

Dennis and Donna said...

Our sincere sympathies to your family...Your mom is at peace now, and regained all her memory loss. I think she is looking down with love and remembering it all....

Sondra said...

SO very sad to hear your Mom has passed. Thats a great photo of her she sure looks happy in it--
Peace to you and your family.

Dennis and Donna said...

So very sorry for your loss...I know your mom is now healed and looks down on you with fond memories...

oldecrow said...

I am so sorry that you lost your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Altzheimers is a sad disease. I lost my father in law to it many years ago, so I know what you have been through.
Take care,
Wanda

Sue and Doug said...

there are no words to take the pain away..so sorry for the loss of your mom..sending you a big cyber hug..

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I have some idea of how you feel, as my mother died from that same terrible disease 5 years ago.

Kevin and Ruth said...

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I personally know how it feels as I lost my mother to Alzheimer's almost 2 years ago. I know that she is is a better place now and that makes a big difference to me. I know that she wasn't happy about her life at the end and it was so sad to see such a strong and spry woman wither away. It is always so nice to have all the good memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life. I love that picture of you and your mother.

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

Paul and Mary said...

We're so very sorry for your loss.

May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Take care of yourselves and each other.

Levonne said...

I hope you're coming along after your loss. I know you just go to a different place altogether when someone you love passes away. Take care of yourselves. Levonne, A Camp Host's Meanderings: An RV Adventure

Wild Blue Yonder said...

So sorry to hear about your loss.
Our thoughts are with you.

Take care.

Jim and Sandie said...

Kenny, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My Mom also had Alzheimer's and it was a relief when she was finally released from this earthly life. I miss her and I know you always will to. But we have wonderful memories to always take with us.

Ali said...

Kenny so sorry to hear about your mom. Praying for God's comfort to be surrounding you and your family.