Thursday, 22 October 2015

"Lovely sunshine!"

There's been a bit of a lull here as we've been coping with some sad times and I havn't felt able to share them here, although I did talk about it on Facebook.  On 21 September our beautiful Mum, who you've met here from time to time, passed away after a serious stroke.  We were in Cornwall when the stroke happened and got back as quickly as we could and were able to see Mum before she passed.   I believe she knew we were with her before she went.

 I think I am in a bit of denial although I do know she's gone.  We've had the necessary offices and next week her friends in Essex will be able to say their goodbyes too at a service in mum's church.

Our service here was, as much as we could make it, a celebration of mum's long life and I am so grateful for my beautiful mum who always gave my brother and I her best.  She had the most beautiful smile despite her difficulties and was a brave and courageous lady.  She was kind, warm, generous, thoughtful, adventurous, sometimes very frustrating, loving, creative, an elegant ballroom dancer and I am so proud that she was my mum.  I have lots of lovely memories to take along with me and when I guffaw outloud I can hear her.









9 comments:

Timaree said...

Time is the only thing that heals although memories help. They make you sad at first but then they start being good reminders. That's when you know you are healing. Take care and give yoursel all the time you need to heal.

Erica said...

I am so sad for you; nothing ever fills that mother sized hole in the soul. It takes a long time to feel 'normal' again. Family get togethers helped me but each of us has to walk our own path - which can be a bit rocky, a bit steep but always with a beautiful view. Blessings.

Gina said...

Sad for your loss Julie but know you will have so many treasured memories xx

Annabel Rainbow said...

Oh dear, poor Julie, that's horrible news.I'm so sorry for your loss. Your love for your mum shone through on this blog and we all shared a snapshot of your her. Sending you love and hugs, Annabel x

Deborah OHare said...

A beautiful tribute Julie. My condolences.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

It's so hard to lose our Mum's even when they do make it to a ripe old age. She will not be forgotten and in time the sadness will be replaced with the joy in remembering. xox

Heather said...

So sad for you Julie. I didn't manage to get to my Mum before she passed and sometimes feel guilty because of that. Your Mum looks as if she was full of fun and so glamorous in her younger days. Give yourself time to recover - it can take a while.

Karen Lane said...

So sorry to hear of your Mums passing Julie. This is a lovely tribute to her and from the photos you've shared it looks like she was a fun person to be around.

Amanda said...

A lovely post. I've enjoyed meeting her on here from time to time, a lovely lady and will be missed.