Thursday, November 17, 2016

R.I.P.

This is not an easy post to write. My mother passed away early Tuesday at age 98.
She did live a long, productive, long life but it is still difficult to know your parents are both gone. My dad died in 1990 and I still think of things I want to tell him if he were here.
I will be leaving for Michigan in a few hours for the viewing on Friday and the funeral on Saturday. It will be an emotional time.
In my last post in early October -- I have to do a better job of blogging -- I talked about visiting her and my sister. It turns out that day she went to the hospital suffering from pneumonia. At least I got a chance to visit her in the hospital for a few days in what amounted to say goodbye. Although she did return home for a while, she spent her last days getting good care at a hospice facility.   
For those bloggers who have lost both their parents, you understand how I am feeling these days.
I am left with a lot of wonderful memories that I will always cherish.

FD.

32 comments:

  1. Hi FD,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing our parents is heartbreaking, no matter when, or under what circumstances. I do understand. I lost my mom just about a year ago, and my dad just seven months before that. It is a very hard part of life...

    I'm glad that you have a lot of special memories to keep with you. I hope that they are a comfort to you in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you hugs,

    <3 Katie

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    1. Thanks for the hugs and sorry that you lost your parents in the last year.

      FD

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  2. You never get over the loss but in time you come to accept it. So sorry.

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    1. How true that you never get over it even though you eventually accept it over time.

      FD

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  3. I have been where you are, and know how heart breaking it is. You are in my thoughts and prayers...she is reuniting with your day. hugs..abby

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    1. Sorry that you have been where I am now. And thanks for your thoughts and prayers.

      FD

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  4. Hi FD, I am so sorry for your loss, what a great age she achieved though. Bless her, hopefully reunited with your dad
    love Jan, xx

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    1. I also hope she will be reunited with my dad and thanks for sending your love.

      FD

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  5. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  6. I am sorry for your loss. I send you hugs. I am sure that both your parents are proud of the man you have become. It may be hard to do today, but I hope that you soon remember them with a smile on your face, knowing that both of your parents were unique individuals who helped to shape you into the man you are today. Although I did not know her, I will also venture to say that she led a beautiful life that touched many people in ways that you may never know and was blessed with many more years than most of us are given. My son past away three years ago. Buring him was the hardest thing I ever done. My thoughts will be with you.

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    1. I found out at the funeral how many people she touched over the years. And so sorry that you lost your son. I think having to bury one of your children is one of the most difficult things any of us can face.

      FD

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss. I am nearing that time myself!

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    1. Thanks for your concern and sorry you are nearing that time yourself.

      FD

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  8. So sorry for your loss, thinking of you at this time and sending prayers your way. It is hard losing both parents. Your mum is now reunited with your dad.
    Hugs Lindy x

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts. Yes, it is hard to lose both parents. And I like to think she is now reunited with my dad.

      FD

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  9. Oh FD...I am so sorry for your loss. I don't care how old they are, it is never easy to lose a parent. Sending prayers and healing energy for you.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Thanks for your prayers and healing energy and for the hugs and blessings.

      FD

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  10. Sorry for your loss FD.

    Mick and Molly

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  11. I lost my mom 13 years ago and dad 11. It seems like forever. But no matter our age you tend to feel a little like an orphan. I'm glad you got to see your mom just last month. I'm glad she got to see you too 'cause mama's always love seeing their babies.

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    1. Yes, it was fortunate that I got to see her just last month. And sorry you lost your parents at such a young age.

      FD

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  12. I'm sorry to hear about your mom's loss, FD. Sending you positive vibes.

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  13. I'm so sorry to read this FD and so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. I'm glad you have such wonderful memories to cherish.

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Yes, I do have many wonderful memories to cherish and it was so fortunate I had so many years with her.

      FD

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  14. FD,
    It hurts my heart to say....but I am in that group. No more parents, and I still feel too damn young to say that. It is a unique situation to be in. The grief over losing your mom will compete with your disbelief that they are both gone.....it's a tough one to wrap your head around.

    I hope these next few days are filled with shared memories and stories that will help carry you to a brighter day! Take care.

    XOXO Pearl

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    1. So sorry that you have also lost both of your parents. And the last few days have been filled with shared memories.

      FD

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  15. I am so sorry for your loss FD. I know the loss of a parent is hard and can only imagine the impact of losing both. Having said that embrace the time it gives you with family xx

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    1. Thanks for your concern and I did embrace the time it gave me with my family.

      FD

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