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My Mom Has Passed

Thursday, April 19, 2012

For many of my Spark Friends that have been following my Mom's journey through dementia, I am so sad to say that she passed away this morning. I was with her all day yesterday at her special care home and came home to get a couple of hours sleep. I went back this morning and she was still with us.

I stroked her hair, told her how much I loved her and said to her that it is okay to go. Two hours later she did. I was there with her. I truly believe that she waited for me. She was 95 years old and dementia had taken its toll but we had a laugh when I visited on Sunday, She took a bad turn on Tuesday. I know she wanted to meet her Mom and Dad again and my Dad who had passed away several years ago and her wonderful doggie Megan, who is in my photos. I know they have met as she actually had a smile on her face when she passed away.

Thank you for your prayers, my friends. She went so peacefully into Jesus' welcoming hands.

Mom, I will always love you and you are in my heart forever. God Bless You!

Your loving son Bob.

Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.
--Mary Frye


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BEESPARKLE 2/3/2014 8:49PM

    Just read your blog. Was looking over blogs and came across yours. Meant to be.

Oh my Bob I have never heard a son so devoted to your Mom as you.

Were you always that close in your 30's and up?

Most times sons when they get pass that age. They really are not that close per-say when they get married. Oh Christmas, Thanks giving. Family things as such.

Oh that was so kind you being with her and stroking her hair.


I have two sons . I could never imagine that to happen to me.

Are you married?

My sons are married so the family and wife are first priory when they got married.

Most Moms of married son's lose that closeness when they marry.

So if your not married. You would be a great husband. I am blessed I have a great loving husband that is the love of my life now 52 years.

God Bless!

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    95 wow! I am looking after my mom who, God willing, will complete her 92nd year on the 25th of March this year. She too has some form of dimentia which can be very frustrating to deal with, however it's a disease which we must learn to look past and exercise patience in carrying our crosses and resignation to the will of God.

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SUGARSMOM2 4/29/2012 11:46AM

  How sad to lose a mother. the rock upon all our lives experience is based . lessons learned at the hands of mom. I am sorry you are hurting now . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LARIESHA 4/21/2012 8:13PM

    So sorry for your loss Bob! I am sure she is resting peacefully now. I have you in my thoughts and prayers!


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CHLOE453 4/20/2012 5:41AM

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    I am so sorry for your loss - I am sure she is smiling down on you knowing how much she was loved. God bless your family. Take care xxxx
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MAMAWALMART 4/20/2012 2:56AM

    You are in my prayers. I can relate, because I lost my mother two days after Christmas 2010. She also had dimentia. I was hit with all types of emotions when she passed, she was 72. I have the comfort of knowing she is now with Jesus and suffers no more.
I will keep you in my prayers as you go through this journey. Give it all to Jesus and you will do well.

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TYLYNN61 4/19/2012 11:30PM

    My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

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SPEEDY143 4/19/2012 10:38PM

    My very best to you Bob. I know how much you love your mom and what a wonderful son you have been. How truly loving of you to let her go and what a comfort to know that you all will be reunited through Christ. Praying for you my dear friend emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/19/2012 10:23PM

    My prayers are with you in this most difficult time. May memories of your mother comfort you. She would want you to have a good life. She is in good hands now. emoticon

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GOOZLEBEAR 4/19/2012 9:45PM

    I am so sorry for your loss of your precious Mom but thankful that you had the time with her when she was near the end. May all your wonderful memories sustain you during this time of grief and healing.

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AVANELL 4/19/2012 8:36PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort wrap His loving arms around you and carry you through this time of sorrow!

God Bless!

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DIDMIS 4/19/2012 7:19PM

    I am sorry my friend. My mom was 99 1/2 when she passed away into the arms of Jesus. We will always miss our mothers but also glad they are not suffering anymore.

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QTEALADY20031 4/19/2012 7:16PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your comfort is to know that your mother is with her loved ones now in Heaven as they were waiting for her. Take care, June

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IOEINC 4/19/2012 6:21PM

    What a lovely tribute to your mother. you have my deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers are with you.


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PLAYBLUES22 4/19/2012 6:20PM

    So sorry Sweetie, hold on .....she is looking down on you and Smiling

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TYLERDRANGUET 4/19/2012 6:03PM

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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PAMNANGEL 4/19/2012 5:12PM

    Condolances. emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 4/19/2012 4:57PM

    I was with my dad when he passed and I know he was waiting for me - he kept asking when my plane would arrive. My heart is with you.

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WENDYSPARKS 4/19/2012 4:36PM

    Very sorry for your mom's passing....she will be with you in your heart always. God Bless You.

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IUHRYTR 4/19/2012 4:07PM

    It is an especially sad time when we lose our mothers but remembering the happy times we had with them help carry us through those dark times. Please know that you have many people here who understand and share your grief. emoticon -- Lou

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LADYGSC 4/19/2012 3:47PM

    I'm sorry for your loss. I have joy in my heart just knowing that your mother had a relationship with God and now she is resting in peace with Him. Be blessed!

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PMFISH 4/19/2012 3:09PM

    Please accept my deepest sympathies, but celebrate the wonderful life she has had. I know that helped my family, when my Mom passed. emoticon

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SWEETLIPS 4/19/2012 2:53PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my prayers are with you. I am happy for you, that your Mom knows the Lord and to be God is such a wonderful gift. God Bless You and yours.

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ANNAMARIE1958 4/19/2012 2:00PM

    emoticon Peace be with you during this difficult time! emoticon

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 4/19/2012 1:36PM

    Praying for you. What a courageous and sensitive blog. emoticon emoticon

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GERIKRAGH 4/19/2012 1:32PM

    I am so glad you had a good mother and great memories. I hope you are in peace knowing that she is with God and is happy and whole again. My prayers are with you.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/19/2012 1:31PM

    Bob, my condolences to you. Your Mom was blessed to have such a devoted son. I am glad you had the opportunity to tell her you loved her.

Prayers, and wishing you comfort.

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TWEETYKC00 4/19/2012 1:26PM

    I am so sorry. Your mom is at peace now and has her mind again. My grandpa had Alzheimer's and died years ago and he had that same peaceful look when he went. It was time, but at least you had the chance to be with her.

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NAHZEEJUNE 4/19/2012 1:22PM

    Dear Bob, I am sad to read of your lose, for I know that you will miss her so much. But I am so happy to hear that she is now with her loved that have gone ahead of her. She is now in a much better place, in the arms of GOD. I pray that when you miss her that you will feel a glow in your heart of the precious and happy times that the two of you shared. GOD bless you always.

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KISHAKELSO 4/19/2012 1:21PM

    i am new here and do not know your story but, hearing about your moms passing touches my heart. I too lost my mom years ago and the loss, i know is great, there is no love greater than a mothers accept that of a child. I will send many prayers for you and your family and i hope that you can find peace in the coming weeks.

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CATLADYX8 4/19/2012 1:21PM

    So sorry for your loss. You're in my prayers.

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GRACEISENUF 4/19/2012 1:20PM

    What a beautiful tribute blog to your Mom Bob. That smile on her face I am sure brought you great comfort. Forever in the presence of sweet Jesus!

I will be praying for you during this time of mourning Bob.


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ERH12275 4/19/2012 1:19PM

    Sorry for your loss.

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NANAW12001 4/19/2012 1:07PM

  I am so sorry. Youmare all in my prayers.

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/19/2012 1:06PM

    Bob, I am sorry for your loss. You were so lucky to have had her for a long life. Wishing
you strength during this difficult time of loss.

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