Friday, 10 May 2013

Coming up Mother's Day

It's coming towards Mother's Day and this reminds me of my departed mother who died nearly 5 years ago.

The short story of her death is this:
Mum took ill 10 days before she died with a cancerous growth the size of a football which was attached to the outside area of her large bowel. There was no evidence of this, she had no pain, she had no large stomach, no weight loss, she was normal in every way. Approximately 6 months before her death she had CT Scan, plus lots of other routine tests, scans and other test which she usually had done each year due to a condition that she had had for 4 years not being related in anyway to her death or cancer. All test were as they should be, normal.  Yes, I saw the results and understand all.

Were my father and I shocked - NO! Cancer works sometimes in mysterious ways. We accepted her death and got on with our lives as my mum would wish us to. My father and I are much alike in many ways. 


Mum & Dad's 60th Wedding Anniversary in November 2004. My father was legally blind and still is.


Taken in the winter 2007 just over one year before my mum passed away.
Due to her condition she was taking Cortisone at that time, hence the fuller face.

12 comments:

  1. Your mother looked a lovely lady and I presume she must have been over 80 but doesn't look it.
    It is good that both you and your father coped so well have her unexpected and very quick death.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary. Mum was a Lady :) she died 3 days before her 84th birthday. Even though it's a bit of a shock going so quickly, it's a good way to go really in my book.

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  2. Oh M I remember the shock of this and remember how hard that was, I remember crying myself when I heard the news.
    Your Mom was beautiful and I know you miss her. Your Dad is awesome he is doing so well. You are a good daughter. HUGS my dear friend take care. xxoo G

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    1. You are so wonderful. God Bless You G...hugs xox

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  3. I know what you felt
    mother is the precious one.
    loving her so much

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    1. Thank you Happy Okta..mother's are special people.

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  4. On special days, you always look back to people you loved and are no longer there. A lot of strenght this Sunday.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  5. Your mother was a lovely lady. My sis died of pancreatic cancer quickly. So very sad when our parents are gone. I miss them so much as I know you miss your parents too.

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    1. Thanks Beth. Always miss those that are gone, in our thoughts forever.

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  6. A nice tribute to your mother. Sometimes it is better for everyone when death is not dragged out in years or months of pain. It is wonderful that you and your Dad were able to get on with life.

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    1. Thanks Diane. I think my father and I were blessed to be able to more on so quickly.

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