Sunday, May 7, 2017

Gladys Banks



Mom passed away today shortly before noon
with my sister Judy and I by her side...
we were fortunate to have a wonderful team from
Crossroads Hospice
with us once we started the morphine yesterday

I know she is with her family in Heaven now
right where she belongs
I will grieve
of course
my heart is filled with the JOY of her life
the end to her earthly pain and suffering

I have been such a lucky daughter


35 comments:

Carolyn said...

My heart goes out to you with the loss of your Sweet Mother. Know that God is with you. I love the words of In The Garden...it's my favorite. Hugs and Prayers, Carolyn

Glenda said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We in blog land came to know and love your mother through you. Thank you for sharing her with us. My prayers are with you and your sister. I too Love the song In the Garden, I have lost two sisters in the past couple of years and this song brought comfort at each of their life celebrations.

The Eveningstitcher said...

Kelley....your mom was your life for the past few years...it's so hard to say goodbye and not grieve, but I pray you take comfort in knowing that you were such a wonderful, loving & dedicated daughter....you were her guardian angel all these years...and now she will be yours...may God be with you....sending much love....Bobbie

AthertonCA said...

I have subscribed to your blog via Feedly for the last couple of years and am fairly confident I have read all of your posts during that time. I have been consistently struck by your devotion to and love for your mother. You didn't just pay lip service to being a good daughter; you were in the trenches day in and day out, being there for your mom and demonstrating your love. You gave us a sweet, yet unflinching, look at a real mother-daughter relationship. Thank you for that. I wish you solace.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Echoing all of the above comments. You know, I hold you in high regard for the loving caregiver that you've been. Peace be with you, Kelley.

Dirt Road Primitives said...

God bless you, your sister and especially your mom.....she was a lucky lady to have such a loving, kind, caring daughter...you were her world as well as she yours.....may you all find comfort and peace......may we each have someone in our lives as you had in yours.......

Hugs
Rhonda

denise said...

So sorry to hear you mom. I lost mint 3years ago the day after Mother',s Day 😢 May she rest in peace!

Kathleen Hughes said...

Just...hugs.

Ann K. said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kathy Barrick said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace.

Jacqueline said...

I have no words. So sorry for your loss.

Donna G. said...

So sorry, Kelley. May the memories you have of your mother be a comfort to you. Hospice organizations do great work. I used to volunteer at a local Hospice (non-medical volunteer) before I had to quit to focus of my mother.....who has dementia. Hugs to you. You are a good daughter!

marly said...

I'm so sorry Kelley. We all looked forward to your posts of her and admired you so much for your love and devotion to this sweet woman. My heart goes out to you.

Angela Tucker said...

Kelley, I am so very, very sorry. My heart hurts for you and your family. You have shown such grace and are an amazing daughter. My condolences to you and your sister.

Jo said...

Kelley, my condolences to you & your sister. Praying for peace & comfort for you. You have been an amazing caregiver and daughter for your mother! Hugs!

acorn hollow said...

thinking of you
cathy

Joyce said...

Your mother was truly fortunate to have such a loving and dedicated daughter and you so fortunate to have had her. Yes, you will grieve, and may joy shine in through that grief. Blessings and comfort to you and your family.

Deirdre said...

Can hardly type because of my tears Kelley.....

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Kelley,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom but what an amazing life she had. You have shown me what true love looks like in the care that you have shown your mom. I hope that you find peace in all the memories that you have of her.

cucki said...

My dear tears are in my eyes and I am sitting here and thinking of you so much
I am so sorry for your loss ..sending you lots of love and prayers and big hug x

suz said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You've been a great daughter and taken wonderful care of your mom. Sending prayers to you and your family

rx2massey said...

So very sorry for your loss...

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Dearest Kelley,
Your post today is a beautiful tribute to your beloved mom and I thank you for sharing her with us! Your care and love for her has been such an example and blessing to all of us who have come to know you both through your blog! May God wrap His strong arms of love around you and give you the comfort and peace you need during this time of loss!!
Sending love and prayers to you, my friend~
Julie xo

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Gladys ~ we will miss you terribly. Thank you for sharing your sweet daughter Kelley with us. Thank you for showing us your handwork and even though your days of late might not have had you at your best, please know we will remember you smiling always and the love that you and Kelley shared. Rest in Beautiful Peace. Your Friends from Notforgotten Farm

WoolenSails said...

My heart and thoughts are with you and your family this week. Your mom and you have been a part of my life for so many years, that I think of you as family. Always here if you need me.

Debbie

NMK said...

So very sorry to hear this news......you Mom will always be with you .....you were such a caring daughter ......you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Darlene said...

Sorry for your loss.

Sweet Sue said...

dear kelley ~ sending my warmest sympathy. may wonderful memories gently rest on your shoulder every day. wishing you peace, comfort and the love of family in the coming days...

Higglersnotch said...

Treasure your memories they will carry you through.
Sending prayers.

Tammy Marquardt said...

So sorry for your loss. I have been following your blog for several years and have kept up on the care of your mother. You have been a very dedicated daughter and should be proud. Your mother was very fortunate to have such a wonderfully devoted caregiver. Peace be with you. Tammy

elaine allerton said...

Kelley, so very sorry, but ur mom is at peace now! What a wonderful daughter,,,, very lucky , to have had each other!!
My momm passed away 16 years ago tomorrow!! She was only 72,,,, seems very young for these days,, m still miss her so much,,,
Thinking of you and ur family!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Dear Kelley,
I am so sorry. I hope you find comfort knowing you were the best daughter any mom could ask for.
Hugs and prayers.
Lauren

lila said...

Dear Kelley:

I am so sorry. Your mother had the best care and love anyone could ever hope for. I loved reading your posts about your Mom and prayed her passing would be safe and peaceful. You see I lost my mom April 4th after a long illness and we were able to keep her at home, because my sister quit her job and stayed with her 24-7. God bless you and I hope you find peace and serenity now that your mom no longer has to suffer. Take care care of yourself.

Lila

Jimmie said...

My heart is heavy as I think about your dear mother's death. I lost my mother four years ago in April and I still grieve for her. May you find comfort in that, just as I was, you were there when your mother needed you most. We were both blessed to have a very special mother, weren't we? Please know that you and your sister will be in my prayers during the coming days.

Love from Diane in North Carolina.

Fran Caswell said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. You were an amazing daughter and friend to her.