Saying Goodbye

Losing your mother at any age is never easy. Your feelings take over and you’re overcome with a rollercoaster of emotions as the grieving process begins.

Over the years family and friends have had to cope with loss, sometimes in the most tragic of circumstances. So I count myself fortunate that my mother was blessed with a long and happy life. Many would say she had an infectious zest for living, and this remained with her until the very end.

Along with this sadness I feel there’s a sense of thanksgiving for her extraordinary life, always smiling, happy and carefree. This is how my mother would have wanted you to remember her, because it was the warmth and affection of those around her that inspired her enthusiasm for life.

On Saturday, April 23 my mother passed peacefully in her sleep at home with a smile on her face.

11 comments

  1. Your Mother was a living Doll. Mothers have such a special place in my heart. I adored mine and still miss her every dat. She died 6 months before her 100 birthday.

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  2. I’m very sorry to hear about your mother passing away, having had, the same thing happened to me last October I completely understand your feelings, to a degree.

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  3. Donna… what a beautiful Mother , thank you for sharing your journey , and may your mother RUP 🙏
    Prayer for your family , I know it has been quite the commitment to ensure the love for Mom till the very end 🙏🙏🙏Peace

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    • Rita… Thank you
      We are all too familiar with caring for a loved one, however life never really prepares you for the end. I’ve come to terms with her passing and am thankful for the many memories 💕

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  4. Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like such a beautiful soul. Her spirit and love is evident in your zest for life. My condolences to you and your family.

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  5. Donna, so beautifully stated with feelings from the heart bundled with the truth of life. We are blessed to have that special woman called Mother, Momma, Mom, Mommie stay with us physically as long as intended but will remain with us spiritually forever in our soul. So glad you had so many wonderful years together…so precious was she to you as much as you have been to her. 💜

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