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Sat May 21, 2016, 10:03 PM

My Mother passed away this afternoon

She was almost 94 in failing health. 3 weeks ago she was in the hospital with a bladder infection that went septic and her kidneys shut down. Her wonderful caregivers massaged her kidneys and basically were her nurses at the hospital. She was in the hospital for 6 days and I had her brought home under hospice. She seemed happy coming home and was eating baby food. Last night she refused food. Today, Her caregiver called me and told me I should come to her house. When I saw her I knew she was going to leave me. I held her hand and told her I loved her and it was ok if she moved on. About 45 minutes later she passed while I was holding her hand. It was such a peaceful spiritual moment. Since 2008 I was taking care of her financial affairs and had excellent caregivers living with her who became my family also. They treated my Mom like she was their baby and mother. Her years with them were happy. Up until May 1st we all went out for lunch which was sadly her last outing. After she passed they cleaned her up. Put on a clean change of clothes, put on her blue eyeshadow, lipstick and traced her eyebrows. She looked so beautiful. It wasn't until the mortuary came and took her that we all lost it. Yesterday was my 27th wedding anniversary and I feel somehow my mom hung on so I wouldn't associate her death the same day.

But the really strange thing was when I got the call, I left my house immediately about 4 blocks from my house I saw a car parked on the street that was the same car my parents had when my Dad passed. I made my mother sell it because it was a big car and wanted her to drive a smaller one. At that moment. I knew then I was going to lose my Mother. My Dad's car was coming for her I thought at that moment. My Mother is at peace tonight. She lived a good life and traveled the world. She was a gadfly fasihionista woman with a sparkling personality. And I was proud she was my Mother.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:05 PM

1. I am so sorry for your loss.

 

I rejoice that you had such a wonderful mother and shared such a long time with her. You are a lucky one indeed.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:05 PM

2. Hugs.



My condolences and love to you and your family.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:06 PM

3. How wonderful you were there to share her passing, as she was there when you came to be.

I held my Dad's hand when he went. I'll never forget it. Much love to you.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:06 PM

4. Sorry for your loss.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:07 PM

5. My condolences, and happy for such a beautiful passing.

I'm happy you shared your memories of such a great person.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:08 PM

6. My sincere condolences

I am thankful it was peaceful and that you were prepared for this transition.

Peace to you and yours.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:09 PM

7. So sorry for your loss.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:09 PM

8. ..

 

for your mom

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:10 PM

9. I am so very sorry for your loss.

May your mom rest in peace.

I agree, bless the caregivers. They know when it's time and make the call so we can be with them as they pass.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:11 PM

10. I'm so sorry

I lost my mother in 2004 and I still miss her. She shows up in my dreams though. Your will too.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:11 PM

11. Very sorry for your loss but thank you for sharing such a touching story.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:11 PM

12. Sorry for your loss

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Sat May 21, 2016, 10:12 PM

13. ...

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:12 PM

14. What a beautiful tribute to your Mother, my dear kimbutgar...

It's a tough loss. My condolences to you...

You both were lucky to have each other, and for so many years...

May she rest in peace.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:12 PM

15. Condolences to you....

 

... and congrats on the anniversary, at the same time.

It sounds like it went as well as a passing can go....

Be well.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:13 PM

16. My deepest sympathies.

It's a void that's never filled. Bit with time, you'll smile more than cry when you think of her.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:13 PM

17. hugs and prayers

You mom leaves a big hole in your heart. Keep talking to her.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:14 PM

18. Wishing you peace

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:16 PM

19. Theres nothing better than to know she touched others

And left an everlasting mark on your life and others.

You have my condolences and she has my thanks.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:17 PM

20. Your mom sounds wonderful. Take care.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:17 PM

21. I'm so sorry for your loss!

What a beautiful story though! Sounds like she lived a beautiful long life. For you to have the blessing of being there till the end is amazing!

Hugs and blessings to you and your family! *hugs*

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:19 PM

22. Please accept my deepest condolences.

This July 19 will be 10 years since my mom passed on. June 5 will be 16 years for my father in law. You always love them but will always feel their absence. Peace to you and your family!

PEACE!

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:20 PM

23. I am sorry for your loss ...

... but uplifted by your lovely tribute to your mom.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my husband's passing - and so it has been a difficult day. But reading this, I am reminded of all of those who remembered him as fondly as you now remember your mother.

My thoughts are with you and yours, and all who will remember your mother as the vibrant soul she obviously was in life.

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #23)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:26 PM

27. My condolences to you also.

I'm in shock and feeling peaceful at the same time.

Writing about this has been cathartic and surreal but comforting.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #27)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:55 PM

42. Thank you so much.

I know what you mean by feeling shock and peacefulness at the same time. It is a strange sensation - and yet a very human response.

We are always shocked to lose a loved one - and yet there is a certain serenity that comes with knowing how their lives had such a positive impact on those of us who loved them.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:20 PM

24. . . .

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:24 PM

25. Thank you for sharing that

Such a fine tribute to your Mother. You sound like a very spiritual soul and surely made Mother proud.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:24 PM

26. I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother, kimbutgar

 

It was fortunate you were able to be with her, and I'm sure that gave her great comfort.

My mom passed away in October of 2014, and although we had a difficult relationship, I loved her and miss her every day.

Like you, I had a strange occurrence around the time of my mom's death. The phone rang in the middle of the night soon after she passed, and the caller ID displayed her name and phone number. It was chilling, and I was unable to bring myself to answer the phone. It was not possible that anyone was calling from her home as she had been in a nursing home for three years and no one had a key to her house but me.

Not sure what to make of it. I'd like to think there are comforting messages from beyond.

Wishing you peace and fond memories in the days to come.



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Response to MissDeeds (Reply #26)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:39 PM

34. Neat experience, MissDeeds

Before my mother died in 2005 I asked her to send me a sign that she was fine. She asked what I would like so I said "put a flower somewhere that it would normally not be, and therefore would be obvious that it was a sign from you." About a year after she passed I was taking care of a flower bed in front of the house for my father. I had pulled all the flowers in order to plant new ones and sprayed the bed with round-up. My intention was to let it sit for a few weeks for the round-up to wear off (I don't use round-up any longer). I came back to visit my father in a week and to my amazement there was a full grown array of marigolds in the middle of the bed - the rest of the bed was bare of anything. I went in and told my father the story which he didn't believe. I took pictures and sent them to all my brothers and sisters and most of them were thrilled. Anyway, when I came over to plant the new flowers my father was sitting in a lawn chair staring at the marigold. I planted all the flowers around the marigold.

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Response to tom_kelly (Reply #34)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:06 PM

46. What a sweet story, tom_kelly

 

Thanks for sharing this.

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Response to tom_kelly (Reply #34)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:26 PM

54. This story brought me comfort spiritually.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:27 PM

28. I'm so very sorry.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:27 PM

29. My sincerest condolences, and

I just bet your mom would have loved this tribute and all the care you bestowed on her through the years. You'll always be a good daughter.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:28 PM

30. I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful person your mom

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:29 PM

31. I am sorry to hear your sad news

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:36 PM

32. Condolences from a stranger

 

who knows how it feels.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:38 PM

33. So glad for you and her that her passing was peaceful.

My heartfelt condolences to you and all that loved her.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:40 PM

35. I am so sorry for your loss.

 



I'm glad though, that her last days were happy, and that she was well-cared for and loved and that she went peacefully and was not alone. That is not the case for so many people - she was very lucky in that regard.

She'll live in your heart forever now.

Take care of yourself. I hope that you are able to be at peace and I wish you and your family strength at this difficult time.

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Response to Triana (Reply #35)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:28 PM

55. Thank you for your kind words.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:40 PM

36. I am so sorry,

no matter how old they are or we are we're never ready for our mothers to go

Mine died 4 years ago today so I have an idea of how you're feeling.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:41 PM

37. My deepest condolences. I just lost my mother a month ago and I'm there with you.

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Response to Zynx (Reply #37)

Sun May 22, 2016, 09:08 AM

105. So sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace in your memories of her.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:47 PM

38. So sorry for your loss.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:48 PM

39. You have great courage, and you'll be forever thankful for...

...being there when she passed. Trust me on this one: The horrible memories of this period will pass, but you'll always remember being there for her and there will be a strong sense of peace and contentment. This was an important decision on your part.

You also did the right thing having a caregiver/hospice. Hospice can be a horribly traumatic experience for those who think they can be caregivers. She knew she was going to die, and YES, she was happy to be home. She likely lingered for a reason, and that reason sounds like it was exactly what you thought.

It is not uncommon to sense "strange" things like you did, to see signs. They may continue for awhile longer, and there is nothing strange about them at all.

Your mom sounded like a wonderful person. She also sounded like a terrific mother because she raised you so well.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:50 PM

40. ...

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:53 PM

41. May her memory be eternal!

May you and all those who loved her find comfort in remembering her!

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:56 PM

43. Peace

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 10:59 PM

44. My deepest sympathy and a hope you can find comfort in her passing

 



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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:01 PM

45. My mom passed away on May 1st of the exact same cause at the age of 98.

My sympathy to you and it sounds like you are at peace, like she is. For your mom and mine.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:09 PM

47. Condolences on the loss of your dear mother.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:10 PM

48. Awwwww

I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and your family..

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:10 PM

49. Thank you for sharing this awesome journey.

 

I send you love and peace.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:15 PM

50. *Hug*

I'm so sorry for your loss.. What a nice tribute to your Mom.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:16 PM

51. I'm so sorry!

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:17 PM

52. Condolences to you and family and her caregivers

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:20 PM

53. ( )


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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:32 PM

56. Thanks

for sharing your beautiful story. Mothers are amazing

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:36 PM

57. My Condolences

I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I've lost both my parents so I know how tough this is for you.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:42 PM

58. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:42 PM

59. I'm sorry for your loss

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:43 PM

60. Thank you for this remembrance of love that only a mother can offer. And you are so

right about the saints that assist us near the end with caring for our loved one...they feel like family.

May you get some rest now...

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sat May 21, 2016, 11:44 PM

61. So sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and

your family but you can take comfort in knowing her last years and months were relatively happy and peaceful, surrounded with people who loved and cared for her. And most importantly, she could pass on in peace with her child at her side. Could any one asked for a more comforting passing?

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:01 AM

62. Hugs to the kimbutgar family.

Such great memories and she passed in peace. A true gift.


The Tikkis

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:03 AM

63. What a beautiful tribute to your mother you have written. May you take comfort in the memories you

have of her. I am sure she was very proud of you. God Bless.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:07 AM

64. Condolences to you and your family

 

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:26 AM

65. Thank you for sharing this amazing journey

with us and story. How fortunate you were to be there when she passed and what a gift to feel your father's presence also. That vision was their gift to you. Take that only as love.......biggest cyber hug ever.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:29 AM

66. My condolences to you and your family.

I'm not surprised about the car and your father being nearby. Before my husband died, he spoke of all the people who were floating and sailing..."just everybody" he said in amazement as he looked back and forth across the window. He passed later that evening. I've never felt he really left.

May wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #66)

Sun May 22, 2016, 06:58 PM

128. Wow!

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:29 AM

67. My condolences

i will pray for you kim.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:32 AM

68. Hugs

 

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:33 AM

69. So sorry for your loss

I wish you and your family strength as you pass through this mournful period. I lost my own Mother 9 years ago. Like someone else mentioned in this thread, I dream of her often. And you will too.
Peace.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:38 AM

70. It sounds like your mother lived a

very full life. I hope wonderful memories sustain you and bring you peace at this difficult time.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:44 AM

71. My condolences.

 

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:47 AM

72. Deepest sympathy.

I think your mom would be proud of the tribute your wrote for her.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:48 AM

73. I know your Mother knew how much you loved her

And you brought much joy to her life. 94 is a good long life.

I'm glad you had this time with her in hospice to say goodbye. To prepare for it.

Please accept my most sincere condolences.

Rest Peacefully Mother

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:50 AM

74. My mom passed away March 9th.

I had been quite involved in her care, managing her finances (she had memory loss), taking her to doctor appointments and everything, even though she was also in assisted living. She went to hospice and lasted just four more days and passed away due to congestive heart failure at age 86.

As executor I have kept on managing Mom's stuff so have been almost as busy. But it is slowing down and I'm starting to feel the loss more now. My role as daughter-caregiver is over, and I will miss our times together. Since she passed away I catch myself thinking that I really must get over to see her, or call her, or tell her something that's happened in the family, or whatever I used to talk to her about. I would love to have another afternoon to talk to her and have a nice visit. We had those nice times though--usually when she was in the hospital and they'd fixed her symptoms up as much as they could so that she was in the best shape possible. Then she'd be released and go back down again in only weeks.

We thought she had a little more time, but she went into a steep decline the last two or three months. You keep thinking you can fix this thing too, but you have to finally let go.

I wish I had realized how little time she had left because I would have done a few things differently. But I have to keep telling myself that I did what I knew best to do at the time.

Spring was her favorite season. I'm smelling all the lilacs and tulips for her, because she'd have loved them, and appreciating the bird and frogs and everything. But then, she did have 86 Springs and that's pretty good for any one life.,

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Sun May 22, 2016, 02:12 AM

90. I've been so involved in her care and managing her finances it was something I just did

I took it for granted it was my job and duty.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:54 AM

75. Thank you for sharing your story!

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:00 AM

76. :-(

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:00 AM

77. Thank you and peaceful rest to your mother.

When my mom passed away a couple of years ago I was out of the country and some really remarkable coincidences occurred that day and the next.



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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 01:00 AM

78. So sorry for your loss. Hugs to you!

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:02 AM

79. May your mother rest forever in peace, content in the knowledge that she was loved.

Your consolation is knowing that you assured that she had good care, and that you were with her at the end.
Continue in the pride you feel that she was your Mother.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:06 AM

80. So sorry for your loss and thank you for sharing your story

sounds like she was quite a lady and well loved and cared fir by all. Your father was coming in his big car to get her, what a sweet mystical memory for you.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:19 AM

81. So sorry for your loss, kimbutgar. (((hugs)))

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:24 AM

82. So sorry Kimbutgar

But also glad to hear you loved and honored her. You were both so fortunate in your relationship.

Take care of yourself.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:35 AM

83. So sorry for your loss.

May memories of your Mother comfort you.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:36 AM

84. My condolences

Losing a parent, especially the second parent, is a terrible blow. Nothing I say will heal the pain, but your children got to know their grandma and that's a big thing.

I didn't marry until after losing both my parents, and my wife lost her father. My mother-in-law actually believed she saw her husband at our wedding, beaming with pride -- evidence that she (and presumably he) approved of me. A year later she was dying of multiple causes but amazingly hung on until the day after our first anniversary.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:46 AM

85. I wish you peace. all the synchronicity you saw and felt were real and for you

I felt holding mom and dad's hand when they left that I had done it 100's of times and I do believe it. I had a near death experience and the passing is painless and swift. Your dad was there for her. Take care and know we love you.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:50 AM

86. That is a beautiful tribute to your mother and your pride in her and love for her...

 

...shine through in your words here. I didn't know her, of course, but you made me care...I held my mother's hand as she passed away just 1 1/2 years ago, after watching my Dad give the order to disconnect life support when all hope was lost. My mom and I were separated by a thousand miles when she suddenly collapsed and never regained consciousness. I'm so glad you got to say goodbye.

Please accept my sincere condolences and hopes that you and your family and those who loved your mom find comfort in the memories she left with you.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:52 AM

87. Hugs

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:55 AM

88. My mother died two years ago today

I'm not sure if I really believe it yet, despite everything.

My sympathies to you and your family.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 02:03 AM

89. Condolences

 

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 02:18 AM

91. Thank you all kind people at DU for your comforting words

i had these emotions in me and they spilled out. My hubby has been comforting but the community at DU have also been awesome!

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Sun May 22, 2016, 02:59 AM

92. Sincere condolences

On your loss.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 03:05 AM

93. God bless you and your dear Mother. There is nothing more difficult than losing a beloved parent.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 03:10 AM

94. I'm so sorry.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 03:13 AM

95. Sorry for your loss

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Sun May 22, 2016, 04:12 AM

96. Sorry for your loss.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 04:13 AM

97. Sorry for your loss, and it sounds like you did an amazing job for her for the past 8 years...

She left this world surrounded by loved ones and had a peaceful passing. I hope you and your family find peace, and healing, in your hearts....

Ghost

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Sun May 22, 2016, 04:51 AM

98. it sounds like a bittersweet experience, but with more sweet than bitter

I am so happy that she was surrounded by so much caring and so much love. I hope the love that was given to her gives you some comfort as your mourn your loss.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 05:07 AM

99. I am so very sorry...

I lost my mother four years ago to an accident and I think about her every day. This has to be one of life's toughest losses. Your post was heartwarming and a wonderful tribute. Your mother would be very proud. She was also very fortunate to have had you...

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Sun May 22, 2016, 05:08 AM

100. I'm so sorry about your Mom.

And I think you're right about the car.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 05:24 AM

101. I'm sorry for your loss, kimbutgar.

Thank you for sharing this. Peace to you and your family.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 06:30 AM

102. My Dad's car was coming for her

How beautifully stated. Deepest sympathy to you and yours - she had a long life and was clearly loved.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 07:45 AM

103. This gave me goosebumps... What a beautiful tribute!!!

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Sun May 22, 2016, 09:06 AM

104. I am very sorry your Mom has passed on, but also happy for you for all the wonderful years

you had her in your life. My Mom passed when I was 26. There are so many days and events I wish I had just a few more years with her. Peace and love to you and your family.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 09:32 AM

106. A lovely tribute---condolences

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Sun May 22, 2016, 09:49 AM

107. Courage and condolences, kim. You are her living legacy. Be proud.

 

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Sun May 22, 2016, 09:52 AM

108. I'm so sorry for your loss.


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Sun May 22, 2016, 10:10 AM

109. Prayers

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Sun May 22, 2016, 10:32 AM

110. So sorry

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Sun May 22, 2016, 10:38 AM

111. .

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Sun May 22, 2016, 11:09 AM

112. I'm so sorry for your loss...

Losing a parent is hard...I know.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 11:25 AM

113. Your Mom...



You were so very fortunate to have had such a wonderful Mother, kimbutgar.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 11:47 AM

114. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mother.

Mine died at age 57, 28 years ago. I know your pain.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 11:53 AM

115. My sincerest condolences.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 11:55 AM

116. I'm so sorry kimbutgar.

What a beautiful tribute to your beloved Mom. I'm so glad she had such wonderful care in her last years. Peace and strength to you and yours. May your Mom R.I.P.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 11:58 AM

117. I'm sorry, but I am very glad you were able to be there at the end

It has to be a comfort to you - knowing that you saw her through.

I hope your memories of her become ever sweeter and clearer as the grief becomes less acute.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 12:58 PM

118. Peace to you and your family

I am so sorry to hear this, but you are lucky you got to be there. I was not.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 01:05 PM

119. My mother died peacefully at home too

Hospice workers are up there with the angels.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:15 PM

120. I am so sorry for your loss.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 01:18 PM

121. Love, Peace and Prayers from All of Us...

"We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world—the company of those who have known suffering."
—Helen Keller

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:54 PM

122. I'm sorry for your loss...

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Sun May 22, 2016, 02:30 PM

123. My sincerest condolences, kimbutgar.

May your love for her, and a lifetime of memories, keep your heart strong in the days ahead.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 04:30 PM

124. I'm sorry, kimbutgar ...

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Sun May 22, 2016, 04:34 PM

125. Very sorry for your loss.

n/t

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Sun May 22, 2016, 06:05 PM

126. Peace to you and your loved ones (n/t)

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Sun May 22, 2016, 06:24 PM

127. Thoughts and prayers for her, you and your family.

She always be in your heart.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 07:07 PM

129. My heart goes out to you.

I know from experience that losing parents is painful no matter whether you're six or sixty.
Hugs and comfort to you.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 07:31 PM

130. Such a wonderful life.

Your story was a warm pleasure to read. The loss is painful, but the knowledge that your mother lived such a wonderful life and had love and care to guide her through to the next life must be cherished. You and your mother were blessed.
It's a part of everyone's life that death awaits us all. I hope when my day comes I can be holding my loved one's hand and have them near to wish me farewell.
RIP

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 07:42 PM

131. May your memories stay strong

My condolences.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 08:16 PM

132. My condolences

How wonderful to have such great memories, I am truly sorry for your loss.

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Response to kimbutgar (Original post)

Sun May 22, 2016, 08:50 PM

133. My comdolences as well.

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Sun May 22, 2016, 10:00 PM

134. So sorry for your loss kimbutgar

My thoughts are with you and your family

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