Tuesday, December 06, 2011

My mother...

...has passed from this life to be with her Heavenly Father last night. By Saturday night, following her Friday surgery, it appeared that her kidneys were failing and  her condition began to decline. Sunday and yesterday had us seeing her go into and out of consciousness, she seemed to have one foot here in this world and one in the after-life. My sister, brother and I made the difficult decision to remove the meds that were only artificially maintaining her blood pressure in the afternoon and she passed away last night at 11:30. We feel her fast passing validated our decision to not keep her with us artificially as that would not have been her wish. 

As I figure out how to go through the rest of my life as an orphan, I remain thankful for the family I had and that we got to have my mom with us for almost 92 years, and that she was independent and mostly healthy up until the end.

God is good.....Susan

6 comments:

Carrie'sCreations said...

Susan I am so sorry for your loss!! I'm praying for you and you family!

RH Carpenter said...

Susan, it's hard at any age to lose a parent as part of you goes with them - but all the memories remain to give you strength. I know you have your strong belief and trust that you will be held up by them and your family as you all go through this difficult time. Sending you a big virtual (((HUG))) today.

wendyytb said...

Nothing makes you grow up faster than losing a parent... You do, indeed feel like an orphan. I am sorry for your loss. My mom left us 10 years ago. I miss her still.

God bless.

Noemí said...

Sorry for your loss Susan!
Un abrazo!

jgr said...

Hi Susan,
I'm so sorry for your loss. It is indeed hard to lose our parents. I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thank you all for your condolences. As we are preparing for our trip to Yuma, where she will be buried beside my Dad, I am immersed in memories of the years we had her. It is a sad, beautiful, tearful, necessary time now.