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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year.

Happy New year to all those who read this blog. I won't be blogging for a week or so. Ken's Mum died on New Year's Eve. Ken and I were there with his sister and her hubby. We had been taking turns in holding her hand when her breathing became shallow, she opened her eyes, gave a little sigh, and that was it. The hours leading up to that were not pleasant with her lungs struggling for air, but it was quick in the end, so we felt at peace with her.


We cleaned out her room at the Home today, and will be seeing the funeral parlour tomorrow to set a date and choose a casket. Funeral will probably be next week some time, and that will be the end of an era. She was the last to go in her generation. We are next in line. Your mortality suddenly kicks you in the face when this happens, doesn't it.

12 comments:

Jane Galley said...

I am so sorry to hear about Ken's mum, my thoughts are with you all. You'll have lots of lovely memories to treasure

Lyndel said...

oh dear, poor Ken. my sympathy to him, and you too. will catch up in Jan, and I'll bring the cloth with me. Hugs, Lyndel x

Christine M said...

Sorry to hear your news Gina. Sending you and Ken hugs. Christine xx

Joy V said...

My sympathy to you and Ken. She is a peace now. Hugs, Joy

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you at this time, Wishing you the best in the New Year.

Wendy said...

Gina, I am so sorry to read of your loss...my prayers and thoughts will be with you and your husbands family during this time of loss...

Aussie Stitcher said...

So sorry to read of your sad news, my thoughts are with you, Ken and your family.

Lakshmi said...

So sorry to hear this Gina..may her soul rest in peace..

Doreen G said...

My prayers are with you both Gina.

Joanne said...

Feeling for you in your time of loss, Gina.

Julia said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Gina.
My sympathy to you and Ken and family.
Julia ♥

Elyte said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. I hope the New Year brings you peace and your memories give you comfort.