Early this morning, my mother unexpectedly passed away. This is the last photo, from August when we celebrated Emma turning 30. In the header, June this summer, Mother turned 85. Always a beauty, always shining, always funny, always – Always Mum.
Thank you for Everything. You chose such a beautiful day to leave us, warm and sunny, I believe the last day of summer. A day of no wind, of stillness and the yellow garden flowers glowing. But nothing can ever glow like You.
How frail is a life – yours went from laughing and joking on Monday, to gone forever Wednesday morning. Wherever you are now, I know your company is smiling.
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I’m so sorry, Ann-Christine. Your mom radiates happiness in these photos. My condolences to you and your family. ❤️
Thank you, dear Jane. This year, 2020, has been indeed trying for us all, but never did I think I would lose her now, as I was taking care of her and she could stay in her home. Her heart gave in. She did not suffer.
May you always cherish the memories
I will. Thank you.
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I know that where she is, she is definitely in good loving and fun company. I hope you take good care of yourself and family. Your life has definitely changed. I hope you can eventually remember your mother in love and laughter and wonderful fun times. Take it easy and know that I am praying for you sending you and your family warm loving thoughts.
Cee, thank you for your heart warming words and prayers. Things will mend. I will mend. Hugs back to you. I can always look at your wonderful flowers!
I’m so very sorry … Mums are so very special. Thinking of you and sending love
Thank you, Julie – and yes, a mother is always a mother. ♥
A-C, your mum and you are very lookalike. Such a beautiful tribute to her. I’m so deeply sorry for your lost. Hard to find enough comforting – but you know that I share your sadness and sorrow. LOVE in plenty.
Thank you from my heart, Viveka – and thank you for thinking of me. The worst shock is over, but there is a long way to go.
A-C, you know where I’m … if you need a bad joke or anything. *smile – thanks for your kind warm words.
Hi, Ann-Christine. I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I am relieved that she passed peacefully and that your memories of her are loving and kind and funny and simply wonderful. My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope you find comfort in each other and your enduring love for your mom.
Thank you so much, Patti, for your concern and comforting words. ♥ Means a lot. Have you sent me something by e-mail? A message says I should use a link and that it was from you? Dare I open it?
Yes. I did send you an email from email@example.com, but it doesn’t have a link.
Oh. Now I know what it is! An e-card from Jacquie Lawson! Yes, please open it. I sent it.
It is so lovely, Patti – thank you for thinking of me
So sad to loose your Mom. My heart goes out to you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May she rest in peace.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Ann-Christine.So good you were able to be with her. Both images you shared are wonderful remembrances. ❤
Sending hugs and my condolences, Ann-Christine. I recall we were speaking about our mothers just a few weeks ago. I hope you can have your family around you to draw comfort from each other. Thank you for letting us know and sharing these beautiful photos of your mother. Our thoughts are with you.
Warming – thank you ♥ My daughter went home by train through the whole of Sweden, and my son met up. We are all together, the whole family. It is comforting.
I’m glad you can be together.
Yes, so am I ♥
so very sorry, Ann-Christine. my heart is with you right now. sending you love and prayers and hugs, long and tight.
♥ Thank you.
Sending hugs and my love, Ann-Christine. Will cherish her smile forever long.
Oh, so sorry to hear of her passing, Ann-Christine. She looked like a person who had a special spark to her personality. Take care of yourself during this sad time.
What beautiful, glowing photos of your Mum! I can tell that you really cherish her spirit and her life. I am caring for my mother, also 85, in hospice with lung cancer. I don’t know how much longer she has, but each conversation, each gesture and memory she conveys it so like her. I’m grateful to have this to etch in my mind’s eye forever. May you feel the peaceful gratitude of your loving relationship…always.
Priscilla – thank you for a heartwarming comment, and may your mother find peace and comfort in having your company til the end. ♥
So sorry for your loss, Ann-Christine! So sad, but at least you were ble to be with her at the end💕
My heartfelt Condolences to you and your family. It must be hard for you.
Btw, what a great tribute for her.
My condolences. May she rest in peace. I know how you feel. I still miss my mother.
So sorry.Our condolences.Rest in peace
Condolences, Ann-Christine 💐 Our thoughts are with you 🙏
I’m so sorry. And yet it seems she died at peace, on a lovely day, with those whom she loved nearby. It’s what she might have chosen. What lovely memories you have.
Margaret, I want to believe this was the best thing – for any human being when it is time to go. ♥
My sincere condolences, Ann-Christine. My father‘s turning 86 next week and my mother is 78. Both of them are still very active and healthy. But we also have to have in mind this can change very shorthand. So, keep your memories active. There is a song by Trude Herr which title translates to „you never leave completely, something of you stays here“ and I believe, that’s true. Parts of your mother remain.
Thank you – and I want to believe that too. At least there is a part of me that is her.
Sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss, you have many wonderful memories of your dear mum, that will in time ease the pain 😘
I’m so sorry for your loss 😦 don’t know what to say since I didn’t know her but with your profile picture next to it here in the reader it’s amazing how much you look alike and I feel like I do know her a bit – and in a way she will live on through you and your wonderful blog 🙂
Mona, thank you for a comforting comment. ♥
Your mother looks like such a lovely lady, Leya. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
So deeply, deeply sorry for your loss, Ann-Christine. It is clear that your Mom was a beautiful person both inside and out and will be truly missed by everyone who knew her.
I am so sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful tribute to your mum. You and your family are in my thoughts.
My deepest sympathy. 🌺🌹🌷
So sorry for your loss.
Sorry to hear of your loss . My condolences Anne-Christine.
Oh, I’m so sorry. Hopes for peace and comfort for you and your family 🙏🏻🤗💙
Sending many hugs Ann-Christine. A delightful photo to have. I have a daughter Emma who was named after her Great-Grandmother Emma ❤
Thank you – I am sure she is a precious young lady too.
Very precious and grew into a confidant strong young woman
Just the way it should be.
So sorry to hear this. She sounds being full of life and love. Life is frail and memories are precious.
So sorry for your loss, especially so suddenly. May her memory be for a blessing
Sorry for your loss, ♥
I am so very sorry for your loss Ann-Christine. I’m glad you had those precious last moments with your mum. Sending much aroha and hoping that your family finds strength in each other in the times ahead.
Condolences. Sending a virtual hug from Canada.
My sincere condolences.
So sorry to hear that your mum passed away, Ann-Christine. What a lovely post to pay tribute to your mum. The August photos are precious. She was so cheerful and beautiful. Yes, she’ll be forever in my heart!
Oh, Ann-Christine, I’m so sorry to read this, even though it is a beautiful tribute. Your two photos are full of love and beauty. I’m happy you have so many wonderful memories and were able to be there with her at the end. I’m also very thankful she didn’t suffer. My parents are 91 and 90 and I hope they go that quickly when it’s their time, even though I know I’ll feel the sense of loss you describe here. Praying for comfort for you, your family, and all her friends.
Thank you, Janet. May they stay healthy and don’t have to suffer. I try to think this was a good thing – she did not have to suffer.
A-C, I firmly believe it’s a good thing if there’s no suffering involved in passing away! How could it not be?
So sorry Ann-Christine. Our mothers hold a special place in our hearts. May her memory be a blessing for you and your family.
What a terrible shock for you and your family to lose this beautiful, vibrant lady. I am so very sorry.
Oh I am so sorry Leya, bless your mother in the heavens that carry her home safely to be with our Lord Jesus Christ.
So sorry for your loss. This post is such a lovely tribute.
Sorry for your loss Ann Christine. Courage and strength the coming time but after that I wish you the biggest of smiles thinking back of all the memories you have of her. And the love you shared
Oh my I am so very sorry. Such a sad day. A shock to the system and to your heart. It is some comfort you were with her in her final minutes. And what a sweet photo to remember her (one of many I’m sure). ❤️
So sorry for your loss but what a lovely tribute to your Mum.
Sad for you and your family Anne-Christine, and so sudden; your photos show a vibrant, beautiful lady. Lovely photos!
My condolescences, dear Anne-Christine! The photo depicts a beautiful bright person, who will certainly find peace in the other world. 🙂
Thank you for your kind words. ♥
So sorry to hear this sad news. How fortunate you were to have her in your life for all those years!
My mother was just 67 when she passed away. A difficult loss no matter when it occurs.
Oh, so sad to hear. Mother at least lived a full life, and we are so grateful. And a mother is always a mother.
I read the comment to sue and glad you had a little chance to talk at Hospital!
Sending condolences and you can see her beautiful personality in the smile and softness of her face
Thank you, thank you, yes, so grateful I am for those minutes. In school she was always ”that sunshine ” of a girl. And she was always singing and smiling. I will miss her terribly.
Oh, sweetheart- how awful! I read your comment to Sue. Such an awful shock and no preparation. But a sack full of happy memories to fill the days ahead. So sorry, Ann Christine. 😦 😦
Thank you, Jo. Many happy memories will come up later, now it seems too dark. This year, 2020, has brought mostly sorrows.
Sending hugs, hon 🙂
My sincere condolences for the passing of your Mom.
♥ Thank you
so sorry for your loss, happy you were there with your mom at the end, sending you hugs 🤗
Thank you – it warms. And I am so grateful we managed to sit with her.
Very comforting for both of you that you were with her ❤️
I’m so sorry to hear it Leya.
Mike, thank you. This is so unreal.
I just got my mother out of the hospital for heart problems last week, we need to remember to cherish the ones we love.
You are so right, Mike, and may your mother stay healthy for many years to come.
Yours is a very sweet greeting for your mom. A big hug and may her smile be a comfort to you in these moments of pain. 🙏
Thank you, Patrizia, we are all in shock.
I’m really very sorry
Oh, Ann Christine…I’m so sad for you. Sending hugs, we’ll speak soon
Sue, she suddenly got a myocardial infarction – never had any heart problems in our family. We managed to drive to the hospital and have a few minutes of talking before she was gone. We are all in shock.
So sad….but at least you were with her at the end
I am so grateful for that, Sue. And they allowed two people to sit by her side. Her husband and me it had to be.