Wednesday, January 4, 2012

6 months - no post?? Well, here you have it.

It's been about 6 months since I have posted and many life changes have occurred during this time. There is a grandson in our lives and we love him so! Almost 3 months old now, we are thoroughly enjoying him. Interestingly, on the same day he was born, my husband had a heart attack about the same time as his birth. Scary ordeal and very mixed emotions that day. All is well now, but we did have a scare.

Mom's failing health and general decline over the last year was difficult. Weight loss, increased dementia, and a stroke in December found Mom entering into God's heavenly kingdom December 28. Needless to say, we have had quite the year.

It has been very touching and moving to have the love and support of so many especially over the last months of Mom's life. Seeing a loved one, especially a parent, pass away, is one of those things you learn as you go. I am thankful for those who have led me along the way, especially when I didn't really know where we were going along life's path. Well, I DID know where we were going, but didn't always know the steps to take.

So, it has been a week since Mom passed away. Last night I dozed off in the chair and woke up suddenly thinking "Oh, I need to go see Mom" and realized she is no longer here. It feels surreal, as there is a void.

So the new year begins - and I don't know where it will lead me, but I am here.


  1. Glad to read this, Cathy. May you continue to have the peace that passes all understanding as you enter into this new year.

  2. I'm so glad you're writing again. I've always enjoyed your perspective on things. May this coming year have more positives than negatives for you.

  3. A lot of dramatic changes . . . my husband had a heart attack the day my mom was diagnosed with what turned out to be her terminal cancer. Fortunately he has done well since then.

    It's a surprising journey when you accompany a loved one, especially a parent, to their next destination. I feel blessed I was able to be my mom's primary family caregiver during her last months. It's been 6 years already, but there are days I still reach for the phone to call her. Much love to you, Cathy.

  4. Cathy,
    Glad to read your musings. Some are same for me. God's love ever there!

  5. Cathy, I'm so sorry about your mom. Whenever and however we lose our mothers, there is a hole in our lives. Thinking of you.