Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Good Bye

Dear Blogger Friends,
Thank you all for prayers, and kind thoughts.  Losing a loved one is never easy; but, we all know it’s part of the cycle of life.  My sister, Bulldog Man, and I honored Mom’s wishes to be buried with no viewing, or funeral services with extended family members coming from all over the place.  Mom was laid to rest in a private graveside burial service next to our Dad at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. 

FYI, when the Hearse arrived at the cemetery, a Monarch butterfly flew between the Hearse and our truck, while we waited for our escort to the grave site.  In a previous post, I talked about Monarch butterflies, and the messages they deliver.  This butterfly flew toward our truck, and then the Hearse, as if it were relaying a message of love and comfort.

We love you Mom, miss you always.

Butterfly pic from Wikipedia

Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Death In My Family

I’m sorry for not posting or responding to your blogs. My husband flew out of town for work to Washington State on Monday, and Tuesday night my Mom was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.  I won’t go into detail about what happened at the hospital; in the end, Mom passed away on Wednesday at 12:07 AM. 

Many of you may not know what I’ve been dealing with for the last two years regarding my Mom.  I’ve been driving to Texas whenever possible to help my sister take care of our Mom, since the passing of Dad. 

Since the passing of my Dad, Mom hasn’t been well.  One week after Dad’s passing; Mom went into the hospital and had major surgery.  Preparing for this surgery, Mom was required to stop taking her blood thinner medication.  Note, the blood thinner medication was to help prevent her from having a stroke.  After the surgery, while recovering at home, Mom suffered a major stroke or several mini strokes (doctors were unable to determine).  There were no visible signs on Mom’s body of having a stroke (like her smile drooping on one side, no use of hand or leg).  The only symptoms Mom suffered from was a brain bleed/damage causing dementia/Alzheimer, on top of being a full fledged diabetic.

Over the last 10 years, Mom refused to keep her diabetes under control, causing other medical issues.

Please let this be known, if you’re a diabetic and don’t keep your diabetes under control, you will eventually suffer, and so will your family.

 Life is simple, and you can continue to smell the roses, and enjoy it, that is, if you take care of what you really need to take care of……….YOURSELF!!!!  Listen to what your body is telling you. In the end, all you truly have is your health.

Friends, I will be back as soon as I can, to welcome new blogger friends, to create posts, and to comment on your blogs.  

Blessings to you all,

Your Friend,