Amazing Woman

That’s how everyone has been referring to my mom for the last two weeks, almost to the day.  My mom passed away on March 15 after suffering a stroke and spending a couple of days in ICU (frighteningly similar to last time).  This time, however, she was less lucky with any chance of recovery.  She passed away at 5:59pm with her family by her side.  In a moment that still breaks my heart completely, RR got to say “I love you” to her Grandma prior to her physical departure from us.  This week, I’ve made it back to work now that I’ve nearly stopped sobbing uncontrollably.

I’m still not particularly stable enough to write about it, so time will pass and then I will write… of faith, funeral arrangements, and the overwhelming feeling of being an orphan at the age of 34.  Until then, I will share one of my favorite pictures of my mom with RR, from her visit to us at Easter of last year.  She was one of the very first (and few) people that RR warmed up to almost instantaneously.  My mom made her smile and laugh, and this picture captures their relationship:


Posted on March 28, 2012, in da family. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. so sorry to read this. =( Sending thoughts of comfort in your direction…

  2. I am so, so sorry for your loss.

  3. I’m so sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my thoughts. A great moment was captured in that picture. I’m sure you’ll treasure it forever.

  4. I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. Sending hugs from afar. What an amazing picture.


  5. I am so sorry for your loss. What a lucky girl RR was to have such a bond in her life– that will last forever.

  6. RR is so lucky that she at least got to know her grandma, even if it wasn’t for long. I sometimes think I’d see little bits and pieces of my folks in Noah, but I just couldn’t tell them in the conventional ways. Hang in there, your mom lives on through you and RR so she’s really not gone.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this rough time.

  8. so very sorry to hear about your mother. i cannot imagine how you are feeling. so happy you have some great memories of her with RR. take care of yourself!

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