17 May 2008

A really, really bad day

Yesterday, we lost my mom to a sudden and massive heart attack.

She was my guide, my mentor, my friend. We didn't always agree, but she was always in my corner and loved us all unconditionally. I will never come close to being the kind of mom she was to me.

Mom and our daughter shared an unbelievable bond. They were cut from the same cloth, joined at the hip. Oh, the adventures they shared -- cooking, sewing, entering contests at the state fair.

Mom and her sister were just about as opposite as two sisters could be, yet their bond was unbreakable.


My mom and dad were the best of buddies. After 54 years of marriage, they still loved each other's company.

Yesterday morning, everything was great. Today, the whole world looks different. And I'm trying to find my way without my mom.

23 comments:

Maureen said...

Oh, Janet... what can I say??? I am so, so saddened with this news. What a horrible day indeed.

I send you love and hugs from Canada; take care of yourself.

Sharon said...

Janet, this was a beautiful memorial to your mom. She will be greatly missed, but how wonderful that you had her for all these years. (((hugs)))

Jennie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Janet. Our prayers go out to you and yous.

KarenSue said...

Janet so sorry for your loss
I will be praying for you and your family.

emily said...

I am so sorry for your loss...I will definately send thoughts your way. The only thing I can say is how wonderful that your daughter and your mother had such a nice connection...that is a rare and beautiful thing. Sending prayers your way...it sounds like she was a very loved lady.

janis said...

oh I am so sorry to hear of your mom. I have experienced sudden unexpected deaths with my father and brother. Death is so hard for everyone. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

always janis

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Oh my gosh! I am sooo sorry and saddened by your post. There is no easy way but I share in the shock of sudden loss in my family also. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Connie said...

It's been just about a year since I lost my dad, so you know I share your heartache. No words can express how it feels to lose a parent. Lots of {{{hugs}}} coming your way from Tennessee.

Sarah C. said...

Janet, saying prayers for you and your family. (((HUGS))) So very sorry for the loss of your mother. :(

Fonda said...

Janet, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for you and your families loss. -Fonda

Janet, aka JP said...

To all who have left comments, thank you so much! It's been a rough couple of days but we have a lot of faith and so many wonderful memories. We were incredibly blessed to have her in our lives. We loved her dearly and can still feel her love for us today. Thank you, thank you for stopping by. {hugs} Janet

Jennifer said...

{{hugs}} Pray and thoughts with your family plus with your dad too.

Lynn said...

Janet, I'm soooo sorry for your loss. She sure sounds like an incredible mom. I'm sending out hugs, love and prayers to you and your family.

CircesMagic said...

Oh Sweetness, I am sooo very sorry to hear this news. Please accept condolences from my family to yours, you will be in our thoughts!

Be strong and take care.

Cheri said...

I am very sorry for your loss; your mom sounds like a beautiful person through and through. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

*hugs*

toners said...

Oh Janet, I am soooo sorry. Thinking of all of you and sending lots of (((hugs)))...what a beautiful piece you wrote about your mom and her relationships with everyone. She sounds like a super-special lady. Take care...

Heather said...

My heart breaks for you! I lost my mom to cancer nearly 10 years ago when I was only 21. It gets easier, but I still miss her terribly. (((HUGS)))

denali said...

Adding my own {{hugs}} to those of your friends, with tears in my eyes and a prayer in my heart.

Janet, aka JP said...

Thanks again to all who have stopped by. We surely appreciate all the warm thoughts and prayers. The last few days have been filled with many tears, but a lot of laughter, too, as we remember and celebrate all that we loved about my mom.

Do me a favor and hug your family if you read this. You just never know what tomorrow may bring.

With thanks and {hugs} - Janet

Darcey said...

{HUGS} I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thought and prayers.

Kristina said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, Janet. I lost my mom suddenly 2 years ago and there isn't a day go by that I don't think of her in some way. Gardening was something that my mom and I shared also.

{{Big Hugs}} to you.

QueenTracy said...

I lost my dad last summer. It still hurts. I'm praying for you during this time. I know that there really aren't words to help, but know that I'm praying.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh no Janet how awful. I am so, so very sorry.