Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Retirement began with an ending we were sadly awaiting. My (Ray) mom passed away on Sunday.
She had been in a nursing home the past two years and in hospice care the past month.
She had a rough go initially with diabetes, then a stroke and then surgery to remove her colon.
She did have some good brief recoveries where we got her to three grandchildren weddings, a couple parades and a few nice dinners.
My dad would make almost daily visits with her, and was with her at the end. No better example of true love.
She was a caring mom and always there for us. She will be missed.
It has been difficult as we are planning our retirement/hitting the road party and this at the same time.
But we know mom would not want to hold us back.