Sunday, July 1, 2012

I've Been Missing!

I have been gone ever so long.  June undoubtedly was the worst month of my life.  I had to rush to Chicago to move my elderly mom here to live with me in Virginia after she got out of the hospital.  She fell, was ill and finally I had doctors on my side telling her she could no longer live alone.  Then I began the huge job of cleaning out her house and selling it.  Let me tell you, that was work.  I sweat a lot, no A/C, poor me!  Break out the violins.  Well, I won't go on and on, because the month got worse and worse.

Mom got here with the help of my beautiful Kathy...unfortunately, a few weeks after Kathy got her here, Mom's health took a turn for the worse.  On 28 June, my little, tiny Mom (she weighed 99 lbs) passed away.  I am full of grief and unable to do much of anything. 

I miss art, I miss seeing all of your work...I miss the friendships here...I just miss everyone.  Period.  And I feel like I'll never bee happy again.


peggy gatto said...

Oh I feel for you. You were a special daughter to bring her to live with you if only for a little while. I know she loved what you did for her. I will keep you in my prayers and do take care of yourself!

~*~Patty S said...

Dear Lynn ~ my heart breaks for you, losing our Mom's is so hard and taking down a home is very hard too.

One blessing is that you were not far away from your mom when she passed.

I hope you will feel her close to you as I am sure she will be...Love Never Dies

it is not easy at time's like these to find the right words

Take care of yourself and know that I am sending all good thoughts and wishes your way

Anonymous said...

Dearest Lynn.....My deepest sympathy to you, dear friend. And how I can relate, as we brought my mother to CO 4 yrs ago. She fell, sold her house, and moved her 2000 miles. Then she wound up in the nursing home (where she still is).
Who knew these life events would be part of our lives? But you were there for your Mom in the end and she knew you loved her.
Like Patty, you never think it'll be better. But it will in time. Just know that you are not alone in this and I am sending you healing hugs from far away.

Lynn Stevens said...

Dear Lynn,
I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. I know how hard it is to lose a parent. My heart just breaks for you!!! I'm sure it meant a great deal to her to be able to spend her finale days with you!
Oh another note you won my magazine. I know its not much but maybe it will brighten your day just a bit.
Please send me your snail mail address.
Hugs Lynn

Ed said...

Oh Lynn, if love could bring your Mum back, she would surely still be with you, but God needed her more ..... She will always be with you in spirit so treasure her memory and speak of her often. We lost my Mum in 1977, and still speak of her, and I am sure she is still with us, guiding us.. your Mum knew you did all you could to help her, and loved you for it ...craft an ATC for her, perhaps with her photo and something small that reminds you of her, it will give you something to do and something to treasure. My heart is full for you dear friend, so I am sending hugs across the big pond. Love Ed xx

"MOI" Freubel said...

I missed you already at the challenges Lynn but didn't know what was wrong.
And now i'm reading about your pain because of the loss of your mom.
I'm so sorry. It is always a dreaded time Lynn and nothing can make it better except crying and time. I am sending you great big hugs via two virtual arms around you.


Elizabeth Golden said...

Lynn I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. This is something that is going to take some time to adjust to. I lost my Dad in December and the grief has been terrible. I can not imagine losing your mom. I hope you can find some comfort in the fact that you were close and that you were a good daughter.
Mother's and daughter's are special. You are so lucky to have that special relationship. I know this is a really hard time for you. I will pray for you and I am keeping you in my thoughts.