|I love this photo of her on her wedding day|
|Dad and Mum at their golden wedding celebration in May last year|
Following a long period of declining health Mum deteriorated to the point that her passing seemed imminent. Most of the family spent time with her on Tuesday although she was unconscious for most of the day. As the hospice nurse and I gave cares to Mum at about 5pm she unexpectedly woke and was able to recognize her family and communicate with each loved one. We consider it a huge blessing to have had this time with her and will treasure the fact that nothing was left unsaid. Even my brother in Perth had spoken to her the day before. Mum knew with certainty that she was surrounded by the people who loved her. She went into a sleep some hours later and died peacefully at about 9pm. The last thing I said to Mum was “have a good sleep now Mum, you look like you are ready for a rest”. She had a strong faith and I look forward to seeing her again one day.
So my life came to an abrupt stop last week and now I am trying to return to normal routines. I haven't kept up with leaving comments on the blogs I love to visit or kept up with replying, and I am sorry about that but I know you will understand.
I love Mum dearly and I will miss her.