And Today I Lost My Mom Too

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And Today I Lost My Mom Too

Postby draclvr » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:52 pm

Didn't want to hijack JK's post. My brother just texted me that my mom passed away at 7:30. My sister, brother and I all agreed we don't know whether to feel sad or relieved. She was very ready to go and her body was just worn out. Rosaboobie and I were saying that our bodies just aren't made to live this long.

She had contracted RSV, which is a virus which would give any of us a bad cold.

We are heading out tomorrow morning - it's about a 10 hour drive up there. It was iffy whether we should leave this morning or not, so we decided to wait on some blood work the doctor did.

Mom was quite a character and had a long life well-lived.
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Re: And Today I Lost My Mom Too

Postby Winfrey » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:32 pm

So sorry Drac, no matter what it is hard to loose a mother. Drive safely... my love and thoughts are with you!
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Re: And Today I Lost My Mom Too

Postby draclvr » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:54 pm

Yes, you and Carol have been there too, Winfrey. Thank you.
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Re: And Today I Lost My Mom Too

Postby Val » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:30 pm

So sorry to hear this Drac. Lost my Mom some years back now and, although one expects it, it is still a shock when it happens. Drive carefully. Love and hugs Val x
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Re: And Today I Lost My Mom Too

Postby LadyKestrel » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:53 pm

Ah, I'm so sorry about your mom, Drac. Although I never met her, I feel I know her a bit through your posts. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Re: And Today I Lost My Mom Too

Postby Phlebas » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:24 am

Sorry to hear, Drac. It sounds like she had a full life.
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Postby Stella » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:17 am

So sorry to hear about your Mom, Drac.
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Postby mbday630 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:36 am

So sorry to hear of your loss. A long life, well lived. That is wonderful.
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Re: And Today I Lost My Mom Too

Postby JKEerie » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:29 am

Oh, Drac...I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I guess we can share our collective grief through cyberspace. You know I'm giving you a huge hug right now...and likely dampening your shoulder in the process. I know that the Lord is sovereign...and there is a time for every purpose under heaven...but we are all human, and our frail humanity needs to grieve. You and your family will be in my prayers.
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Re: And Today I Lost My Mom Too

Postby Diat60 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:45 pm

So very sorry to hear of your loss, Drac. You and your family were very blessed that she lived a very long life. My own mother passed at only 67 from Alzheimers, that was 30 years or more ago and I still miss her every day.
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Postby Melia » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:01 pm

I just heard about your Mom, Drac and I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Re: And Today I Lost My Mom Too

Postby Rosaboobie » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:14 am

My thoughts are with you, Drac, at this sad time. I feel I know her too, through all your lovely family photos you have posted, and she seemed to be a very wonderful person who was always surrounded by her loving family.
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Re: And Today I Lost My Mom Too

Postby draclvr » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:14 pm

Thank you so much, everyone. As I posted elsewhere, we are sitting here in a good old Iowa blizzard right now! There are at least 6 little 11 year old cousins running around having a blast. My sister's living room is covered with air mattresses and giggling girls at night. Funeral is tomorrow and we hope the roads are cleared enough to head home Wednesday.
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Re: And Today I Lost My Mom Too

Postby JKEerie » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:32 pm

Hang onto those giggles. They'll help get you through the next 24 hours.
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Re: And Today I Lost My Mom Too

Postby skeeter » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:39 pm

So sorry to hear this Drac...
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