Judy L's UFO Challenge

Sunday, May 05, 2013

MOM

My world will never be the same.  I received a call last week from the doctor at the hospital telling me I needed to get home to NY and not wait.  Mom went into the hospital on Friday for fluid build up and low blood pressure.  The treatment gave her a heart attack from which she could not recover.  They placed her on a ventilator and heart pump.

My brother and I both left Sunday a.m.  He from Louisiana and I from Texas arriving within 10 minutes of one another on Monday.  While she showed slight improvement it was clear that she would not recover and we removed her from life support on Wednesday.

We buried her yesterday on a beautiful sunny afternoon.  She is just down the hill from her parents and on the same road from her two baby daughters.  I smile when I think that she now has the opportunity to finish raising my sisters.  I will miss her.

If you click here you will find some stories that I wrote about her on my blog.  She was a great quilting buddy.  I always told her I got the best Mother.

20 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

Your cute little mom I met when up you were here? Oh I am so sorry. But I am so glad I got to see her beautiful smile that day.

My heart is with you.

glen

Sue H said...

Oh, I am so sorry. It is almost a year since my mom passed away, and so I feel your loss. It sounds like you and your mom had a wonderful relationship, and that will be a great comfort to you.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

so sorry to hear this, I'm glad you got home before she died - maybe that will comfort you a little.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Mary said...

I'm so sorry to read this. Happy that you got to day goodbye. Every day and especially Mother's Day you can remember her and the Love you have. Prayers for your family!

julieQ said...

Oh Swooze... I am so sorry.

Candace said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My mother passed away five years ago, and I miss her, but have some wonderful memories and like you, know that I'll see her again. I too believe that she will finish raising the children that died so young. She sounds like a wonderful person and I will pray for comfort for you and your family.

Deborah Hamilton said...

I am so sorry! I understand how you feel. My mother passed away in 1995, and I still miss her.

Krista said...

I'm so sorry. I'm glad you got to see her before she went, but that has to have been one of the hardest decisions ever. My heart goes out to you.

Colleen said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I lost my mother almost six years ago in a similar way. My Mom and I quilted together and it gives me comfort when I use something from her "stash!"

CieAngel said...

So sorry for your loss. It will be a year tomorrow that I lost my Mom so know how you are feeling. Huggs.

Paula, the quilter said...

Swooze, I am so sorry for your loss.

Gari in AL said...

I am so sorry for your loss. And how great that you have been able to share your hobbies and interests.

rlbates said...

So very sorry for your loss.

phxquilt said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Irene Lucero said...

I am so sorry. You will be in my prayers and thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Swooze I am so very very sorry for you and your families loss. I hope at some time in the future you might be able to share stories about your mother. Take care.


alaskaquilter

Beth Green said...

Just now seeing this, so sorry to hear about your Mom, you certainly have had your share of loss in recent times . . . cherish the memories while you quilt - it helps.

ShinyNewThing said...

I'm so sorry to read your sad news. Please accept my family's condolences on your loss.

Trish said...

I am so sorry about your Mom. It is good that she can be with your other 2 sisters now, though. My hugs and prayers to you and your family. Lets keep remembering the good times. Hugs, Trish