Friday, January 15, 2010

Memory Eternal

My mom died this morning....she died 11 years 1 month and 1 day after my father. Oddly enough I always look at the clock daily at 11:11...both am and pm, and really like the number.

She went peacefully, with my brother and sister at her side...

Im ok. Im a bit raw feeling but am also experiencing a profound feeling of relief and happiness that she doesn't have to endure sickness anymore.

While I was with her last night my sister found some things of my father's...and entire interview he did when he was in hospice care..and his wallet with all his things still in it...even a coupon for his poodle Hamlet...Who he always yelled "DAMNIT HAMLET" at. :-)
I intend to retype that interview and post it up tomorrow...unless I run out of time. It was so good to read that last night.

Also...managed to get 100% on all of my assignments for school this past week. And that is seriously a great feeling to know I did something...all by myself...and for myself...that did so well and that my Prof. really liked.


Amy said...

I'm new to your blog but just wanted to say I'm so sorry that you've lost your mom. I've been there and I understand. You have my sympathy.

Congratulations on you schoolwork, too. Great accomplishment!

mimi said...

Alana~I'm so sorry. There are no words....I've rewritten this a few times. I'm sure you have a million different thoughts and feeling happening at once. I hope that her passing peacefully with you by her side brings you comfort.

11:11...I always see that on the clock too.

Praying for a peace-filled weekend for you and your family.


Ginny said...

I've been following your blog for a while now and just want to tell you I am sorry for your lose. :(

Mat said...

Alana, I'm sorry for your loss, and I will remember her and your and your family in my prayers. It is a blessing that she is no longer bound to suffer in these frail bodies, and I pray she will be found in the presence of the Lord.

May her memory be eternal!

Camille said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

MidnightCafe said...

(((hugs))) May you have peace.

Hermana Linda said...

Alana, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll continue to pray for comfort and peace for you and your family as you navigate the waters of grief.

Sheri (Green and Crunchy) said...

Alana, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Keeping your family in my thoughts.