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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Missing mom

Hi all,
 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.


  1. Ray,
    I am truly saddened by your loss. It sounds like she is at peace now.

    My dad passed away a few years ago. He, too, was helped by Hospice at the end. Hospice is a truly great organization for helping with end-of-life care with dignity.

    Your last photo is so beautiful...your mom smiling at you?

    Take care. Perhaps we'll meet out on the road.


  2. We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. There is comfort in the fact that she is in a better place.
    Sorry we are not able to meet up while here in Madison, but I'm sure we'll be back!

  3. I'm sorry to hear that your mother passed. You share some wonderful memories of her and her life. May God grant you peace and keep those great memories in your heart.

  4. May God give you peace and loving memories in your heart.

    Enjoy your life on the road, "Mom" would want nothing less, I'm sure.

  5. So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. :(