Those adventures in life

Monek Marie
Monek Marie ModeratorPosts: 3,217 admin

Everything in life is an adventure, some not so pleasant as other but all are a learning experience.

I have been quiet here lately and its because life has been challenging, a bit painful but also a time of reflection. Many of you know I took care of my mom for years and the last year has been more demanding, tiring but yet a time where we shared a lot.

My mother had a stroke the end of February. I was there so we got her to the emergency ward fast and she did so amazing. In rehab they called her the spitfire and she impressed them all. Her room was full of her art work, which she showed to everyone and talked about. We also had a wall full of family photos and history. Everyone loved moms room as it was full of color and stories.

Unfortunately she had another stoke a few days after she came home and this one was too much after her last one. I also think she was just tired. 92 is a good age and full of experiences. My brother and I knew she she would not make it this time and we did the best to keep her comfortable.

We all one day will have to let go of someone who meant the world to us and it will not be easy. Each path will be different, longer or shorter. Mine I expect to be long and sometimes difficult but I was blessed with a very talented unique mom who helped shape me into the person I am. I knew at 92 my mothers time was limited and I tried to prepare in some ways for this day. I achieved at a few and didn't at a few.

So my life is a new adventure. I have no idea where it will take me But a part of my mom will be with me and her last wish for me was to go out and live.



  • RustBeltCowgirl
    RustBeltCowgirl North Coast OhioPosts: 1,392 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So very sorry, @Monek Marie. Cherish the memories.

  • jowitt.europe
    jowitt.europe Moderator Posts: 1,067 admin

    @Monek Marie you have formulated it so nice - a new adventure!!! We will all go one day. But, as Snoopy says: all the other days we will live. When the door closes the Window opens. And every time we are charged with even more experience. Take care.

  • Michelle D
    Michelle D Posts: 848 ✭✭✭✭

    @Monek Marie I'm so sorry. It is obvious she will be missed. Best wishes in your new adventure. I hope that it will be full of blessings!

  • Kuri and Kona
    Kuri and Kona Posts: 177 ✭✭✭

    @Monek Marie I`m sorry for your loss. I am glad that you have the good memories of the many things your Mom accomplished, and the knowledge that she was a vibrant and talented person. Her works remain and all who see them will see a tiny piece of who your Mom was.

  • SuperC
    SuperC Cook at Wahlburgers The Frozen Tundra in the Northern MidwestPosts: 644 ✭✭✭✭

    @Monek Marie so nicely worded. Our moms are with us daily on our new adventures

  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft ✭✭✭ Posts: 1,344 admin

    @Monek Marie Whew, yes, difficult passage.

    My mom died at 93 and of course as it approached we know she would go soon. But although it wasn't a surprise, it was still a shock.

    My heart is with you.

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