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22 September 2017 @ 03:14 pm
Oh Mist Rolling In From The Sea.  
My mother passed away yesterday afternoon. I am told it was peaceful, that her breathing just slowed and then she was gone. My siblings and the aunt that was my mom's best friend were all with her at the end.

My mother was an amazing person. She had her ups and downs, but she gave me so many great gifts in this life. Despite our struggles at times, she was my mom and there will forever be an empty place in my life where she used to be. My sister put up a post on Facebook yesterday and in it she said, "I'll miss you, Mom. We promise to take care of each other." I will uphold this promise for my mom.

Back when I was about 11 or so, my mom was learning to play the guitar, and one of the first songs she learned was Mull of Kintyre by Paul McCartney. She used to practice it at night and I'd crawl into her bed and listen to her play. When I was sick, she'd come into my room and play it for me to help lull me into sleep. I'll use some of those lyrics now to send her to her rest.

Smiles in the sunshine
And tears in the rain
Still take me back to where my memories remain
Flickering embers growing higher and higher
As they carry me back to the mull of kintyre

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Sue Kay 09/11/1948 - 09/21/2017


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Shirebound: Autumn - Annwyn55shirebound on September 22nd, 2017 10:57 pm (UTC)
*holds you very gently*
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on January 4th, 2018 10:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you. <3
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on September 22nd, 2017 11:46 pm (UTC)
Hugs. Sorry for your loss.
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on January 4th, 2018 10:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you. <3
crucis01crucis01 on September 23rd, 2017 12:03 am (UTC)
Honey, I am so, so sorry. Please accept my condolences for you and your family. My mom passed away in May so i do understand. Please know there are a ton of people who care for you and have you in their prayers, thoughts, and hearts. HUGS
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on January 4th, 2018 10:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you. <3 I'm so sorry for your loss as well, friend.
lindahoyland: Gingerboyslindahoyland on September 23rd, 2017 04:09 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. Big hugs.
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on January 4th, 2018 10:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you. <3
Jo Ann: Angel hug sadyeuxdebleu on September 23rd, 2017 10:42 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this. I lost my mother in 1991 and I still think sometimes "Oh, I'll have to tell mom about this" or "I'll have ask mom about that."

Mothers are very special and we miss them terribly when they're gone.
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on January 4th, 2018 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you. <3

I lost my mother in 1991 and I still think sometimes "Oh, I'll have to tell mom about this" or "I'll have ask mom about that."

Yes, that's the strangest part. We felt the need to tell our mom when my older brother would be flying in. But then we realized, wait he is flying in for her funeral. It makes no sense sometimes that she isn't right there, right down the street from us.
Jo Ann: Surprised Sleeping Beautyyeuxdebleu on January 5th, 2018 12:32 am (UTC)
It never goes away. Even after 17 years, I still catch myself thinking, "Oh, I need to tell mom about that."
redblack32redblack32 on September 24th, 2017 04:59 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. May your family comfort each other.
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on January 4th, 2018 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you. <3
phamalamaphamalama on September 26th, 2017 03:41 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss. Sending love!
dodger_sister: griefdodger_sister on January 4th, 2018 10:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you. <3