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.
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.