Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Rest In Peace, My Beautiful Mum.

 

 
 
 
My Beautiful Mum passed away this afternoon. Myself and my sisters were with her, telling her how much we loved her, and what a brilliant Mum she had been.
 
She stayed awake until the moment she left us, tears rolling down her cheeks. She faced her death, as she faced life....full on, brave, and giving out love. She gave us her love to her last breath.
 
It was a privilege to be with her, supporting her to the end. It was a privilege to have been her daughter.
 
The lady who called me Ada Bea has gone from this world, but through this blog I can still be Ada Bea.
 
Thank you all for you love and support, to which I am very grateful,
 
 
Ada Bea :) xxx
 
 
 

 

76 comments:

  1. I am so sorry Ada Bea, and still holding you in my thoughts and your Mum as well. She was obviously a great Mum to you and your sisters and you will love her and take her onwards in your heart. Thinking of you still. xx

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  2. Hugs to you at this difficult time.
    I'm sure your Mom was a sweet heart.
    Erica

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  3. Kind thoughts to you and your family.

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  4. Beautiful words Ada Bea. I'm so sorry for your loss. Much love to you and your family. X

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  5. Thinking of you all - dear Ada Bea
    Love Jenny

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  6. Beautifull written, i have tears after reading.
    Big hug is coming your way.

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  7. So very sorry to read of your loss Ada Bea. I am so glad you were able to be with her. Treasure all your good memories.
    Much love ... M x

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  8. Beautiful words. So, so sorry for your loss Ada Bea. Sending love to you and yours ... Bee xx

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  9. I'm sorry for you loss!! I send you much hugs to you and family! I'm prayer to beautiful Mum.

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  10. Sending you my sympathy and thoughts. Fiona x

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  11. Dear Ada
    So sorry to hear your news, but she knew she was loved.
    Best wishes at this sad time.
    Ellie

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  12. Sending you and your family hugs at this sad time.

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  13. I'm so sorry for you and your family. You told her story beautifully, and she was blessed to have such wonderful daughters to be with her at the end. It IS a privilege to be with a loved one when they pass away and something I have done a few times now.
    Much love to you,
    Susan x

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  14. It is indeed a gift to be there when you can say goodbye, no matter how painful it may be. You have been given a great gift by your mum. Love to you all in this time of sorrow. Xxxxxxxxxx

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  15. Thinking of you at this sad time. Sending a hug. x

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  16. Ada sending you and your family all our love Daisy xx

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  17. Sending love to you and your family at this sad time XX

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  18. I'so sorry for your loss. Sending a hug.

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  19. I think of you and offer my sympathy. Miss xx

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  20. So, so sorry for losing your sweet mum. How good that you and your sisters were with her and supporting all the way to the end. XO

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  21. Feeling for you at this sad time.Im so sorry for your loss xxx

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  22. So sorry for your loss, sending love and prayers your way.
    Pat

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  23. Such a lovely tribute to your Mum Ada. She sounds like a real gem. I am very sorry for your loss.

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  24. And she was blessed to have you as a daughter. I'm sure she felt very treasured, as she was! God bless you and your family. xx

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  25. I am having such a hard time expressing my thoughts. I am not sure that I have ever left a comment here. Please know that my heart goes out to you and and your family, and that I truly send good wishes and love to you for your loss.
    What really strikes me is seeing the photo of your Mummy's loving hand and arm...resting on the stitch by stitch beautiful crocheted blanket of love and caring that you made for her. I think that it maybe the most wonderful photo of connection and love that I have ever seen.
    Take care and I send love to you in this time of pain. You may not realize it, but your words and image have been a gift to me as I remember the loss of my beloved Mummy, tho. it was so long ago.

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    1. Oh, you made me cry a little. I was making a crochet patchwork for mum in law but she passed away before I finished it. but she had one of the wristwarmers I made for her in her casket.
      beautiful sentiments
      x

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  26. So sorry to read your Dear Mum has passed away but she is now at peace and knows she was surrounded by those who love her at the end. You and your family will grieve but must also look back at the wonderful times you had with Mum, I have you in my prayers at this sad time

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  27. How lovely to leave the world knowing that you had have made a difference and been so dearly loved. How sad for you to lose her. x

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  28. Oh Ada…. I'm so sorry for you and your sisters, too.
    Send you all my love and warm hugs, xxxx Ale

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  29. I'm so sorry to hear your news, thinking of you at this sad time. xx

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  30. Thinking of you, at this sad time x

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  31. So sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you and your family x

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  32. Dear Ada, reading this with my breakfast and having a little tear for you - and for me-we all connect somewhere don't we? So sad for you but what a lovely memory you have with a peaceful and loving passing. It DOES make a difference for that is how my dad passed, 13 years ago with us all around the bed. You and your family have such lovely memories, and the strain and waiting are over before things got really bad for everyone. Your mum has left such a wonderful legacy.Wishing you a calm and peaceful space, and love. L.xxx

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  33. I'm sorry for your loss. Your Mum sounded like a lovely lady, God Bless. Lucy

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  34. Thinking of you, so sorry for your loss.
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  35. Thinking about you at this sad time Ada Bea.
    May your memories of your wonderful Mum always bring you joy.
    Hugs
    Jacquie xxx

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  36. I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful picture and so touching. I am struggling to keep my tears back... Ooops. I have failed. Tears are dripping down on my keyboard...
    I know this wasn't sudden but no one can prepare enough for a farewell. Sending you lots of thoughts and courage to get through your grieving process and facing a new future where you will keep your memories of this wonderful person alive in all ways you can. That way she will always be there for you - from above looking down. Smiling and watching every step you take. Without pain and struggles, in fitness and health, in a place where the light always shines and the smell of coffee and homemade cookies always are present together with warmth, love and laughter. That is my believe.
    Xxx
    Annette
    My Rose Valley

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  37. I am very soory for your loss! Keep strong and remember all these beautiful days you had with your mum!

    Take care
    Anne

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  38. My thoughts are with you. Pam x

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  39. shedding some tears for you here. I am sorry. Hope the next days unroll easily for you. Much love, Heather X

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  40. Dear Ada - I'm so sorry to hear the news of your Mum's passing. I know you & your sisters made her last days extra special for her. You and your family are in my thoughts today...sending loving hugs across the miles.
    DianeM <3

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  41. Oh Ada Bea I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't feel like there is any more I can add to the wonderful comments above only to remind you that, even though most of us have never met, there is a whole community out here sending you our warmest thoughts. Take care and be kind to yourself x Jane

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  42. Oh Ada, I haven't been here for a while and I am so deeply sorry to hear of your loss. My love and thoughts are with you. Best wishes, Dee xx

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  43. All week I kept thinking, "I need to check in with Vintage SA" and now that I have I see your post about your Mom.
    I'm so sorry for you and your sisters. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman.
    Debra

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  44. Beautiful words, brave Ada. It can be so difficult to know how to express yourself at such difficult times. Thinking of you and your family and sending much love. Be kind and gentle to yourself xxxx

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  45. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum ~ Thinking of you at this sad time xx

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  46. Hello Ada

    I am so deeply sorry to read of your loss. My sincere condolences to you and all your Family.

    Take good care of yourself.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  47. Much love to you and your family Ada ... I'm so, so sorry. A beautiful tribute to a very precious Mum xxx

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  48. Sorry to hear your sad news. Our loved ones are always with us.

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  49. Lots of love to you. She must have loved you so much and you her. Thinking of you. xxx

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  50. Lots of love to you Ada Bea, so sorry to read of your sweet mum's passing. Sending you loads of love. Elaina xo

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  51. So sorry to read this Ada, sending you my very best wishes, I'll be thinking of you.

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  52. I just wanted you to present my sincere condoleances. Those we love must go to fast.

    Take good care of yourself and your sister.

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  53. Kaila from San Diego21 August 2014 20:09

    Dear lovely lady, reading your sweet blog has made me so happy, and I have followed your story of you dear Mum, I'm sending you love and hope for a calm heart (when you can) and know that you have touched many people out in the world - so your Mum has too - and we send you and your family much love.

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  54. Cried like a baby. I miss my own mother so much. May your beautiful mum rest in peace and my you carry her in your heart all the days of your life. God bless you all during this difficult time. xxxooo e

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  55. So sorry for your loss. I'm glad you were with her when she died and that there was so much love between you

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  56. so sorry, lots of love to you all. I am so glad you were all there with her, she was blessed with truly lovely daughters, you must have made her so proud. it made me think of my lovely mum who died 12 years ago now also in august.
    take care xxxx

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  57. What a lucky mum she was to have you, too. Sending you love, hugs, and hopefully a few moments to yourself to craft and reflect. xxx

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  58. So sorry!! Hugs and prayers from the US.

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  59. Dear Ada, I have been trying to catch up on blogs and have just caught up on yours. I am sending you love and hugs in the loss of your mom. Having just been through this in June with my own Mom, I felt a kinship to you. Our Moms are special people in our lives. My Mom dealt with a lot of trials and always persevered. She was relatively healthy up until last year and was able to enjoy life which I will forever be thankful for. She had nasal cavity melanoma and the cancer invaded her whole body. But she was Mom to the end, not wanting to leave us. She always took care of everybody and felt no one else could do that job. My sister and I along with 2 of her sisters were with her at the end and I will always treasure the chance I got to tell her I loved her and goodbye. It has been a hard 2 months and I'm just not getting back to the blogging world. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, dear friend. Hugs, Sharon

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  60. Love your blog.Sending you HUGE cyber hugs and thoughts.xxx

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  61. The loved shared by you and your mum shines out through every word you write about her. Hugs for you and your girls. mel x

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  62. Dear Ada, So sorry about your Mom!!!! Sending love to you and your family during this difficult time!!!! I adore the photo!!!!
    Love
    AMarie xxx

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  63. so sad Ada ... my sincerest condolences to you and your family ...

    hugs

    Amanda xx

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  64. So touching to read about your mum's life and that Love Blanket you made her must have surrounded her with love in those last weeks of her life. You are so fortunate to have had such a lovely mother.

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  65. Hugs and love dear Ada Bea . May your dear mum rest in peace. Xxxxx

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  66. Dear Ada, I was so sorry to hear your sad news I have been absent from blog land for a while and have missed your last few difficult weeks. I'm so glad you had some special moments with your Mum, in amongst the pain. Thinking of you all, take care. Sarah x

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  67. So sorry to hear to this, sending hugs
    Clare x

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  68. Oh Ada, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mum sounded like such a wonderful lady. But you carry her inside you, so she'll always be there with you. Take care and big hugs.

    Vanessa xxx

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  69. Oh my dear even though I have already spoken to you, I just wanted to post on here that I am thinking about you and my heart goes out to all your family. May you find strength in these difficult times, Much love xoxo

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  70. So sorry for your loss, my love and prayers are with you and the family. X

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