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Here's to My Mom

June 15th, 2011 at 05:27 pm

I lost my mom yesterday. I saw her about a week ago in Minneapolis, but she was very weak, and indeed I sat in the car afterward and prayed that she'd have the strength to let go.

I know I got my practical side from her. She was raised without much money, and she worked hard all of her life to help my brother,dad, and me. We used to poke fun at her frugality, but she taught us all many valuable lessons about loving, giving, and indeed saving.


She was one of a kind, loving friends, family, food, and fun. So here's to my mom.

30 Responses to “Here's to My Mom”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    I've been through that and it's tough. Take care of yourself. Enjoy the memories you have of her.

  2. scottish girl Says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss.

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I am so sorry for you, but it sounds like she is in a better place now.

  4. retire@50 Says:

    sorry for your loss

  5. Miz Pat Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss, but I'm glad you had such a great Mom and got to be with her near the end.

  6. laura Says:


    I don't know if you're religious/spiritual or not, but recently I've found great comfort in the Psalm: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. It sounds like your mom left you with many wonderful gifts. I am sorry about your loss. Please do take care. (hugs)

  7. Ima saver Says:

    I am so sorry for you loss also. I lost my mother 33 years ago and I still miss her.

  8. PNW Mom Says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  9. creditcardfree Says:

    ((Hugs)) Sorry for your loss. May you find strength in remembering the happy memories.

  10. Petunia in an OP Says:

    I'm so sorry. Even when people are very ill it's still so hard to see them go.

  11. rob62521 Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose a parent.

    She will live through you; you said she taught you so much and you are living those lessons.

    God bless!

  12. Mozaik Says:

    Words are inadequate at a time like this. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy

  13. marvholly Says:

    Sorry for your loss.

    Family is facing this as a coming issue w/my Dad. He is in the hospital for the 5th time in

  14. CampFrugal Says:

    I am soo sorry for your loss.

  15. SnoopyCool Says:

    I'm sorry to hear that.

  16. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so very sorry!

  17. ceejay74 Says:

    My deepest sympathies. I can't imagine what it must be like, that combination of relief and irreparable loss, but I know I'll have to face it one day, too. Just because it's natural doesn't make it any easier.

  18. dmontngrey Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss. My condolences to your family.

  19. Analise Says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. May all the good memories give you solace during this very sad time.

  20. My English Castle Says:

    Thank you all for your kind words. She was something irreplaceable, but I'm so privileged and honored to have had her for my mom.

  21. MonkeyMama Says:

    ((HUGS))

    I am very sorry for your loss also.

  22. LittleGopher Says:

    Sorry for her passing - you have wonderful memories of her.

  23. LuckyRobin Says:

    I am sorry for you loss but I'm glad you had such a good mother who taught you so many great things.

  24. patientsaver Says:

    h, I'm so sorry. It sounds like your mom raised a wonderful daughter.

  25. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    {{{hugs}}}

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I just now saw this. Frown

  26. Looking Forward Says:

    May the happy memories of mom help heal the hurt of losing her. ((HUGS))

  27. NJDebbie Says:

    May you find comfort in the memories you have. ((HUGS))

  28. miclason Says:

    ((hugs)) sorry to hear about your loss. Frown

  29. Thrifty Ray Says:

    {{hugs}} So sorry about your mom. It sounds like she taught you well!

  30. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember feeling this sense of grief because I was so relieved that my mom finally passed. Don't beat yourself up. Life, and death, unfolds as it should.

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