Monday, 9 November 2009

A Salute to my Lovely Mum


The last couple of days have been extremely painful  for me, but for my mum its a happy release. Yesterday I rang my mum at her nursing home in Hove, Sussex which I have been doing regularly since she went in two years ago, and when she eventually answered the phone yesterday, she sounded in a great deal of pain, which wasnt unusual but this time it sounded even more so. When I got her to tell me what had happened, it seems that she fallen during the night and it had been difficult to get her back into bed again, as she was in so much pain.
Anyway the long and short of it is, that they had to take her into hospital last night to discover why shed become so pale, and it seems that in the fall shed caused a vein to burst and shed been bleeding internally. They did manage to stabilise her last night but we were warned that it would only be a matter of hours before it would start again and this time it would be fatal. And this was proved to be right, as at 4.40am this morning she lost her fight and passed away peacefully, and at long last shes pain free.
So if I dont manage to visit your blogs in the next few days please forgive me, I will be back once I feel I can cope with it. Thank you for the lovely comments on my card yesterday, I very much appreciate that. With all my love and huge hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

47 comments:

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
So sorry to hear your very sad news..it's so hard when we lose loved ones..but my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family..BIG HUGS to you all..take care,
Mandy xx

JAN said...

I am also so sorry to hear the sad news about your mum and my heartfelt condolenses go out to you and your family
hugs to you and take care Janx

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
im so sorry to read about your mum hun, how very sad, i hope her pain had eased when she slipped away. Thinking of you my friend. sue.xx

Mrs Bs Blog said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, take care and big hugs to you, Val xx

Poppy said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Shirley thinking of you and your family,take care.
poppy

Saskia said...

Shirley,

Sorry to read the sad news. But I'm sure you've got lots of sweet memories of your mum...
Thinking of you and your family!
Take care.

Big hug,
Saskia

Mandy said...

Shirley sweetheart I am so sorry for your loss of your dear mum, my thoughts are with you
love and hugs Mandy xx

Jessie said...

Oh Shirley, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family. Hugs, Jessie x

Julie said...

Dear Shirley

So sorry to hear the sad news about your mum. Sending my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Hugs Julie x

Kimmi said...

Oh Shirley. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and thought to you and your family at this sad time! Loosing a loved one is never easy, but we find comfort knowing that they will never have to suffer or be in pain again.

Sending you lots of hugs

Kimmi xx

You know where I am if you need a chat

Rach said...

Hi Shirley,
sorry to hear your sad news, i don't know what to write as i know that nothing will take away the loss.. but just want you to know that i am thinking of you.. sending big hugs your way.. Rachxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh Shirley, so sad to hear you news, sending out huge hugs to your family and especially to you.
lots and lots of love
Debby

Gvendalen said...

I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your mum. my heartfelt condolenses go to you and your family
take care

JulyeB said...

Sorry for your loss, I nearly lost my mum to abrain tumour a couple of ears ago and know though she is still with me may well be on borrowed time and I can't imagine how I would feel if I lost her so my thoughts are with you Julye

Tracy said...

Sorry for your loss Shirley, your in our thoughts.
Love
Tracy x

Danielle said...

Oh Shirley, so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Take care.
Hugs, Danielle

Angela said...

Oh Shirley, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, thinking of you, big hug Angela x

Spyder said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time, please take care, sending you hugs
((Lyn))

sparklybitsblog said...

my thoughts and prayer's are with you shirley ,im so sorry to read this , god bless your mum she is at least now free from pain sending you a big hug my friend x mandy

Claireabelle said...

Sorry to hear your sad news Shirley. Thinking of you and your family and sending you all big hugs
xx

Elborgi said...

Shirley-
I am so sorry for your loss----- my condolenses to you and your family
hugs
elma

Elizabeth Sanders (lizzymayfairies) said...

Hi Shirley
I am so sorry to hear about your sad lose but my prayers and though are with you and you family.
Hugs and love to you all.
love Liz

Janette said...

Hi Shirley,I am so very sorry for your loss,as you say your Mum was suffering,but it still leaves a massive void.Take care,hugs Janette.x

Christine said...

OOhhh Shirley I am so sorry for loss of your dear Mum..nothing will take away the pain you are feeling right now..at least Mum is free from her pain..my thoughts are with you & your family at this sad time..take care my friend..

BIG HUGS Christine xx

slinkycat said...

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you.

Leanne x

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your dear mum.

Take Care

Hugs

Lisa x

Wendy M said...

So sorry to hear about your mum. xxx

Helene said...

Hi,
All my condolenses to you and your family.
Hugs
Xxx

Caroljenks said...

Sending you lots of love and hugs at this sad time.
What a sweet photo of your mum.
Take care,
Carol xxx

Dragonlady said...

Oh Shirley I am sorry to hear such sad news. Please know that you are in my thoughts and big hugs to you.

Ali x

dolcreations said...

Shirley I am so sorry to hear your sad news. It is so hard to lose the ones we love! My condolenses to you and your family. I will be thinking of you,
Christine

xxNikkixx said...

HI Shirley
sorry to hear your sad news my thoughts are with you and your family
love and hugs nikki xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Shirley I have just read this post and I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you at this devastating time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and I am here if you need to talk.
love
kim x

Avril Ann said...

Shirley I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time....and a huge hug is coming from Edinburgh to comfort you in your hour of need. Love Avril xxxx

Janet said...

Awww I am soooo sorry Shirley to hear your sad news.....my thoughts are with you and your family just now! xx

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

I was so sad and sorry to read your post.

This must be an awful time for you - but at the same time a relief.

Believe me I know there is nothing worse than seeing someone you love suffering.

It is hard to watch your parents grow old but to see them in pain is even worse. Your Mum is now at rest and free from pain and you should take comfort from this.

Try to remember the good times you shared with your Mum. She will live on in your heart for always.

My best wishes to your and your family.

Love Jules xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Shirley!! I am so sorry about your loss!! I can't even imagine how you must be feeling. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
hugs,
Chris

Enfys said...

Shirley, I was so sorry to hear the news about your mum. Thoughts and prayers for you, and sending hugs
En xx

Evelyn C said...

Hi Shirley

so sorry to hear of the very sad loss of your beloved mum.You can take comfort in all the happy memories and as you say she is now free from all the pain, thoughts and prayers to you and your family,gentle hugs xx

Donnas Den said...

Shirley,

hope your managing ok. Thinking of you.

Donna

mueppi said...

Oh..........Shirley,
I was so sorry to hear the news about your mum.
Thoughts and prayers for you, and sending hug!
Take care!
Love Gisela

Sheena said...

Hi Shirley,
I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. It's so hard to lose anyone so unexpectantly. My heart goes out to you and your family and I wish you all the strength you need to get through this difficult time.
(((hugs)))
Sheena xx

Paula said...

Oh Shirley im so sorry to hear of your sad news my thoughts and prayers are with you & your family at the very sad time.
Hugs Paula xxxx

butlersabroad said...

Hi Shirley
I just popped in as I saw your candy linked from another blog, but then I read down and saw this post and just had to pass on my condolences to you and your family. Mums are very special, I now live over 3700 miles away from mine (I moved to the US)but she's still there for me and always on the end of the phone. I wish I could spend more time with her. Please take care of yourself.

Brenda

Zwissel said...

Hi Shirley,
I was so sorry to hear the news about your mum.

Thinking of you my friend.
Doris

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Shirley - I have just seen your sad message. I am so sorry, and my thoughts are with you.
Lots of hugs, Sylvia xxxxx

Pattie G said...

Shirley, I am so sorry about your mum's passing. There are no words that I could say to make the pain go away. Just know that you have many memories of her and no one can take that away from you.

Luv
Pattie