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Bringing Momma Home

This sweet lady has been a part of my life for the last 30 years.  I can’t imagine life without her.  She is such a wonderful and selfless woman.  Only two months ago she lost her beloved husband of 56 years.  Today we brought her home from the hospital after being diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia about a week ago.  This cancer is so aggressive, it came on and was not even treatable.  How freaky bad is that?? 


This is the happy couple on their last anniversary.  Today, they are together.  We brought Momma home this afternoon around 4pm.  At 5:30, she was gone.  That quick.  I was gone to the pharmacy for the Hospice nurse to get her comfort meds….while I was gone, she passed away.  My hubby was here alone.  He called my cell all hysterical.  It was at the bottom of my purse.  I didn’t hear it.  I had to wait on a medicine that they had to call the Dr. for.  I was very upset I wasn’t here.  He needed me.  He was sitting on the floor beside her bed sobbing when I got here, inconsolable.  My poor baby hasn’t even mourned his dad’s death hardly and now his mom is gone in a matter of two months.  We knew she would not last  very long, but this really shocked us both.  I told him after the nurse left, I didn’t like the way she was breathing.  It reminded me of the way his dad looked just before he died.  He agreed.  I never thought…..

Well, we brought her home so she could go home to be with the Lord.  And that she did.  Now she is with her husband.  No more pain, no more arthritis, and no more DAMN LEUKEMIA!!!  Bye Momma, we will miss you! 


Funny in My Mind said...

That is so wonderful that she is at peace but awful because your hubby was alone while she passed away and had to feel such pain.
They are together now and hopefully that will put your husbands mind at ease a little. It doesn't make your loss any easier though so I hope for the strength you will need in the next few days, weeks and months.

ChiTown Girl said...

Oh, my poor JoJo. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mother-in-law. I can't imagine the unbearable grief your husband must be feeling right now. Try to embrace the knowledge that she is back with the love of her life, where she will spend eternity, with NO pain, NO illness, just joy.

Tina said...

I'm so sorry Jo. This all happened so fast. You know I'm here for you if/when you need me..just an email/call/facebook message away!
Love you!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What a beautiful woman!
I am so sorry for your family's loss...again. Bless her heart, she missed him badly didn't she?
I know that your husband and you both will agree that a quick departure is much more painless for everyone.
love to you and your peeps.

ps. Don't you wish you could see the reunion in heaven??? I do.

ChiTown Girl said...

Hi Sweetpea. Just checkin' in on ya. I hope your hubby is doing alright. I've been thinking and praying about you guys. Sending you tons-o-love!