Sunday, October 23, 2011

How She Will Be Remembered...

These are pictures of My Mommy and I, five years ago. My Darling Mr. V had just moved to Washington to start our life together and he had asked me to marry him during Fourth of July fireworks about two weeks before. He took these pictures and we both adored him (can you tell?).

This morning, just before 1 a.m., I got the call telling me that My Mommy's struggle with life was over and that her soul was no longer a hostage of a body and mind that were too ill to hold it.

I will miss her, but I am happy in the thought that she is at the big party in Heaven that I had told her was waiting for her. Her mother, her beloved older sister and so many other people she had loved and lost were waiting for her there. And she could drink root beer again (I hope she had left some for someone else!). And My Darling Mr. V's Beloved Daddy Russell is there, meeting my mother for the first time. He's riding his motorcycle around and she's got all the tuna and peanut butter sandwiches she can eat.

I love you Mommy and I am glad you are finally Home.


  1. Ohhhhhh Friend Betty!

    It was wonderful to get to see these pictures of you and The Mommy Cupcake. She is now free.

    All our love to you and V,
    Rick, LuLu and the Babies of Fur


  2. With teary eyes, I want to convey my condolences to you, Betty. I am the primary caregiver for my mother who has Alzheimer's, so I understand the heartache of what you have been thru and the mixed emotions you must feel upon your loss. Bright blessings, dear... she will be with you always in your heart and memory.


  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your mum.

    My thoughts are with you and your family. xx

  4. Awwww!! You might be the sweetest person ever. I am so sorry for your loss, but you seem to be handling it in a very positive, strong way. I'm proud of you!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  5. Dearest Friends I Know and Those I Do No Yet Know,
    Your words of comfort and sympathy mean so much to me and I am beyond grateful. I will be writing to everyone individually in the next few days, but please know how much your kindness means to me.


  6. J'aime beaucoup ces photos, Betty ! Merci de nous permettre de voir vos beaux sourires à toutes les deux, c'est plein de vie et d'espoir. Je t'envoie de gros bisous et mes affectueuses pensées.


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