Another Angel in Heaven

Today the sun shone a little less brighter
the flowers swayed with a little less fight
the birds sung with a little less might
because they heard
today my beautiful mum finally left this world.


Today, after a well lived life of 88 years, and more than 17 months of suffering and pain, my mum’s battle and journey finally ended.  Tonight my strong, brave, determined mum who fought so hard to her very last days, is finally at peace.

I was there when she took her final breath, together with my sister and my brother.  As we held her hand and told her how much she meant to us, we thanked her for the life she gave us. We farewelled her to go meet our dad in heaven and all her Italian friends who passed before her.

We walked the journey with her to the very end and at 4.30pm today Melbourne time we saw her off at the gate. I felt blessed to be there with her as she sighed her final silent breath, this wonderful woman who taught me so much throughout my life and to her very last days.

Her pain and suffering has ended and I believe she’s gone to a better place.

Rest in peace my precious mum.

Tonight there is another angel in heaven.

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To my fellow bloggers and friends who have been so supportive of me on this hard journey, I may be away from my blog for a little while as I focus my energies on my family, and helping to organise final farewells for mum.  But I appreciate you all and will get back to reading your posts and replying to your comments when I can.

In the meantime, thank you all for reading and for being with me on my journey.

Sending you all light, love and happiness as we all continue on our road.  Life is short and precious. Always remember to make the most of every minute of every day and never miss an opportunity to tell those around you how much you love them.




201 thoughts on “Another Angel in Heaven

  1. Miriam my condolences and prayers to you and your family for a beautiful life which has passed. It is obvious that the joy and beauty she carried throughout her life has passed now to you. ❤️

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      1. The beauty of death is that it is a constant reminder of the limited time we spend here in this unique life on Earth. It is the ongoing wakeup call that reminds us to be joyous, to laugh, to love, to be compassionate and grateful, and most of all – to forgive.
        -Alaric Hutchinson

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  2. We come into this world surrounded by family and friends, it is only fitting that we leave the same way. You were always there for your Mum. The rest of her journey has just begun. My deepest condolences.

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  3. Oh my god!!!……….Miriam. 😦
    It seems that the universe is in dire need of Angels right now, but it hurts so much when it is our loved ones who are called.
    Thinking of you and your family at this incredibly difficult time.

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  4. I’m very sorry to hear that, my dear Miriam. I have no words. I know how hard it is to lose someone dear, but to lose the one who gave you birth I think is the worst thing in the world. I am with you, my dear friend.
    Be strong! ❤

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  5. What a beautifully written post. I lost my own dear Mum last year at 90. It’s good that you were with yours at the end, but I realise how lost you must feel right now. Wishing you much strength and peace yourself in the coming months ……. Blessings 🙂

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  6. Miriam, as always find it hard to ‘like’ posts with such tragic news. I am so sorry for your loss, your pain and sadness. Your post shone with the warmth and love for your mother. How united, together, strong you were there for her. Now look after yourself, take time with your family, your soul. Warmest wishes & hugs, Annika xx

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  7. Another Angel indeed. How comforting it must have been for her to have you all there to ease her transition. I’m sure your Dad was eager to be with her again and all their Italian friends! I bet they’re still celebrating her arrival, as you celebrate her life. Again I’m so sorry that you had to say Goodbye, it’s such a sad word sometimes! My thoughts are with you and your family. xo

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    1. Thank you Deb. And yes, we were all saying just the other day that mum, dad and all their close friends are probably all having a celebration up there with card games, coffee and singing, just as they used to do years ago!

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      1. Keep that image in your head, it will make it easier for you. When our loved ones pass it is so much harder on us as we are the ones who now have to live every day without their physical body here to look at and talk to. But of you course you know that you can always talk to her and she is right there listening to you and if you listen closely you will hear her. If she hasn’t yet I’m sure she will leave you signs that she is nearby. My Mom and all her family always played cards too and boy were they loud!!! 😉 xo

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        1. Yeah, they were great times, I’m not sure I fully appreciated them at the time, but now I look back and I remember how happy and loud they all were together and it makes me smile. 🙂
          Thank you for your words of support and kindness Deb, it means a lot. xo

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        2. Same here, I did not fully appreciate it then either, we were too young to realize. Yes I remember all that yelling and screaming all in the name of love and family. 🙂
          You’re so welcome Miriam…I only hope my words lend you a little more comfort and healing! xo

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  8. Just hours before my mum died Miriam, she turned to me and asked me why she was ” in this waiting room” – I replied that she wasn’t in a waiting room but in the hospital – “no – this is a waiting room and my dad is waiting for me – they are all waiting for me to join them for a party and I have to go soon or dad will be cross with me” – In that instant, I thought she was just confused as I was waiting to take her home but a couple of hours later she took a turn for the worse and died. I truly believe she was in that waiting room and her family were indeed waiting for her to join them…. Angels in Heaven Miriam and I send you Angel Blessings – I’m so glad you were with your mum to the very end of her wonderful life… xxx

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    1. Oh Wendy, thank you so much for sharing that very emotional moment with me, what a sad time for you, yet at the same time what an incredible vision she gave you. I truly believe that both our mothers are in a better place and at peace. It’s still very hard to come to terms with her loss and the ache is very raw but I guess it’s just one day at a time. Hugs to you xo

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      1. Miriam – I know how hard and incredibly raw this is for you right now and I’m thinking about you! It really is one day at a time and you will have lots of ups and downs over the next couple of years. I do really believe though that our mum’s are watching over us still…. Take care and take time to remember and to just ‘be silent’ in yourself if needed… xxx

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        1. You’re so right, Wendy, I know the next couple of years (and beyond) will be hard but we all have to go through it at one time or another. Thank you so much for your kind and supportive words, which really mean a lot. Hugs and warm wishes to you my friend. xo

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        2. You’re so welcome Miriam and I return those hugs and very warm wishes with a big sloppy kiss xx Thinking of you and take care of yourself.. xxx


  9. Was going through your writings and appreciating how well you compose your blog articles. Stopping by this post, I feel you were lucky enough to express your feelings towards your mom by being on her side even during her last moments. May God give you strength and happiness. Sorry for the loss. Stay Strong.

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