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. My thoughts are with you and your family Miriam. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to someone so dear knowing that she’ll be missed in this life but at least she’s at peace now, no more sufferings anymore. Condolence my friend.

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  2. Oh Miriam, I have tears going down my cheeks reading this. I know how much your mother meant to you and how hard it was to see her suffer. I am so glad you were there holding her hand and loving her as she took her last breathe. It is a wonderful gift to say goodbye like that by her side. Thinking of you and your family. Xoxo

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    1. You’re so right Nicole, it was a gift to see her out of this life and truly fitting. I felt blessed to be there with her, as heart breaking as it was. She is at peace now and that gives me great comfort. Thank you for your kind words my friend. xo

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  3. Hi sweetheart. The “right” words to say are all twisted up. So I’m going to wing it…

    I’m glad she is at peace and with your dad. Can you imagine their reunion??

    I love how you supported her til her last breaths. Bet that meant so much to her in ways we’ll never even know.

    May healing light surround you in the weeks and months ahead. Especially on the days you may want to go see her, or on Sundays, when she’s sitting at the Heavenly table instead of your sister’s.

    Lifting you high in positive thoughts and sending oodles of hugs and love. 💖

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  4. So very sorry for your loss, Miriam. Thank you for leaving us with the beautiful image of you, your brother, and sister seeing your Mum off on her next adventure to reunite with your Dad. Holding you all in Love and Light. xoM

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  5. whew, what a bitter sweet time. I’m so sorry for your loss, but to have the suffering end is two edged piece of the story. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  6. Reblogged this on Unmeasured Journeys and commented:
    Remember the stories I’ve shared with you that were written by Miriam about her beautiful mum?

    Today I woke up to the news that her mum passed away.

    Since you’ve been following along in Miriam’s journey, I thought you’d like to know.

    Sending love and huge hugs to you, Miri…

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  7. Big Hugs to you …..

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

    Rest in peace my precious mum.

    Rest in peace to your beautiful mum, sorry for your lose… big hugs.
    Regards Bella


  8. Sending love, hugs, and warm embraces in the days ahead as you remember the loving mother you wrote of today. I don’t care how old we are; we always need our mother. I am saddened for your loss, but heartened she raised such a lovely, warm-hearted daughter, the one we’ve come to know here. Big hugs, Miriam. ❤

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    1. Aw, what a beautiful thing to say, thanks so much Karen. I’m truly blessed to have had her as a mum. And you’re right, we always need our mother. Her passing, as grateful that I am that her suffering has ended, has left a void. xo

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  9. Miriam, I am sending prayers for your mother, and for you and your family, that whatever you may need during this time, you will find in abundance. Blessings and comfort to you, my friend. xoxo

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  10. I am sad to hear this news Miriam… I hope that you’ll find healing in your grieving. My heart is with you in this difficult time. Sending you my hugs dear friend…I’ll be praying for you and your family.❤

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  11. Oh, Miriam, I am so sorry! I know your mom is at peace now, and her suffering has ended. And that there is indeed another angel in heaven and that she will always be looking out for you. Still, your loss is enormous and my heart truly bleeds for you. Please take all the time you need, and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with this. When you feel like reconnecting to your blogging friends, we will be here. Until then, do what you need to do to deal with your grief. Blessings and peace to you, my dear friend!

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    1. Thank you Ann and as you can see, I’m here sooner than expected, at least temporarily, finding respite and warmth amongst my kind blogger friends. It will be a hard week ahead but I’m fortunate to have a strong support around me … hugs and thanks to you Ann xo

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