Saturday, July 08, 2017


I've been away from my blog for a long time. Many things have happened since I last posted. My Mother was getting up in years and I took to going to her home every day to help her. I cooked, cleaned, did her grocery shopping, paying bills and taking care of her banking.

She broke her hip in December 2010, had surgery, and then to rehab. I brought her to our home where she spent the next 2 1/2 years. She passed away in September 2014. She lived a long life and productive life of  97 1/2 years. God was good to her because she was a faithful Christian.

We certainly miss her every day. Just looking at the recliner where she spent her days mostly and passing the bedroom where she slept gets to me at times. But I wouldn't wish her back. She was ready to go, and she was so tired, didn't eat much at last. Her hearing had gotten very bad and I know that played on her mind. She could watch television, but couldn't hear it good.

I came home from church that last Sunday. She said she was hungry, so I fed her lunch. She ate every bite. Later she started shaking, which scared us. We got her cleaned up and called the paramedics. She got to the hospital that afternoon where they told us she seemed to be having problems (didn't tell us she was shutting down).  The staff had her in a room, all cleaned up and she  said she was hungry and wanted some water.  She ate about 2 bites of applesauce and said that's all she wanted. She took a few sips of water. We had no idea she was so close to leaving us. She passed away not long after midnight.

I know she's in the best place she could be in, no more sickness, and reunited with my Daddy, her Mother and sister, and a host of other relatives. She's probably singing around the throne of Jesus!