Monday, 21 May 2012

Lovely Blogger Friends, 

This is such a hard post to write, so I will keep it very short, I know you will all understand.

My lovely Mum, who I have been looking after and caring for for the past 7 years, died last Monday.

She was 88 and had suffered from Dementia.  As any of you who have had to help a loved one with Dementia will know, it was a sad and difficult road for us all to travel.

The one bright lining to our particular cloud was that we managed to care for her at home, right up until the end, even though the last 3 weeks were very hard.  She died in her own bed, in her home and that was what she had wanted. 

Her funeral is on Wednesday and the forecast is for a beautiful sunny day, she would have liked that.

I will need a little more time to get myself together and then I will be back.

Thank you all so much for all your wonderful messages of love and support that you have sent me, they have meant so very much to me.

With much love

Pippa

19 comments:

Lesley said...

So sorry to here your news Pippa, I know just how you feel. Take comfort that she is at peace now and was with her loved ones at the end.

Look forward to seeing you back when you're up to it.

Take Care.

Lesley

Emma said...

You're in our thoughts Pippa, love you. xoxoxo

Fiona said...

You have my thoughts. We went through this last year with my mother and looking back I don't know how we coped. Look after yourself. Best wishes.

MIXIKIM said...

Sorry for your loss. Just remember, whether sun or clouds or rain or snow, she'll always be looking down and smiling upon you.

Laurel said...

Dear Pippa,
My deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mum. What a wonderful daughter you've been to her! I understand the sorrow and wish you and your family love and strength.
hugs,
Laurel

Jean A. Wells said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is must a terrible thing to lose your mother. I still have mine, thank God. She is now at peace and you will never ever regret that you cared for her at home and gave her the last days that you did. Take care of yourself too.

Cara Jane said...

Pippa I am so sorry to hear your news. It must of been a very hard time for you all. I am glad that she had you to care for her.
My thoughts are with you
take care
love Cara x

Rebecca said...

Pippa, I am so sorry to read your news. I hope you and your family have much love and support around you right now. Thinking of you x x x

Therese's Treasures said...

Dear Pippa,
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Your Mum will be missed, but she will be with you always in your mind and heart and all the loving things you do.
Therese

Nan xxx said...

So very sorry to hear your sad news Pippa. Sending love and strength to you and your family to help you get through the next few days and afterwards. Nan xxx

Flowermouse Design said...

So so sorry to hear that Pippa. I admire your work in caring for your mother! You are in my prayers - and I will light a candle on the funeral day. Take care sweetie!!

Saturday Sequins said...

Pippa, I'm so sorry for your loss! Losing a parent is such a difficult thing -- I lost my father about a year ago after a long illness, so I have an idea of how that feels.

I think it's wonderful that you cared for her and that she remained in a comfortable place even in her last days. You're a wonderful and caring person to provide her with that.

*Hugs.*

CraftyHope said...

I am so sorry. Hugs and healing thoughts are being sent your way.

Rebekah said...

Thinking of you, Pippa. You and your family are in my prayers. (((Hugs)))

Monique U. said...

I have just today learned of your loss and am so sad for you. What a blessing you were to your Mum! Only those who have been in a similar circumstance... giving loving care at the end of life's journey... will understand how very challenging yet rewarding this experience can be. When you are ready you will encounter much solace and healing in creating art once again. Be sure to treat yourself with kindness and gentleness, and reach out to those around you who want to share and ease your pain. God bless!

Pips said...

My lovely friends, thank you all so very much for all your amazingly kind and comforting words. They have been a joy to read and have provided me with such comfort.

Thank you, each and every one of you, for taking the time to bring me your messages. You are all wonderful and I know how lucky I am to have met you all here.

With much love

PIPPA xxx

Chris Pellow Designs said...

So sorry to hear this sad news Pippa. I have only just read it. I was totally unaware of what happened and was wondering where you went.
A big warm hug

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear the bad news. You have certainly been a wonderful daughter. And, she has certainly felt all the love you had for her.

Anne

Pips said...

Chris and Anne, thank you both so much x