Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Mom

Joan Helen Gilliland, my Mom, passed away on 5-4-10. Her little body just couldn't fight anymore. I can't believe she is gone. I guess it's true when people say you really don't understand until it happens to you. I can't think straight, can't finish anything. You know people don't live forever but you are never really prepared. And I live 300 miles away from her, my sister and brother live close to her, so it's got to be worse for them. Going to see her everyday. I am posting pictures of a happier time when we all got together for her birthday.  
My Mom was the most caring and sweetest Mom. She cared so much for her family. She had a wonderful life, a great husband, 4 kids. 10 grandkids, 4 great grandkids. She loved to go shopping and make us wonderful dinners. She loved Christmas and holidays and birthdays. She just made everything special. I hope I could be just a little of what she was to everyone. She loved to have family parties, so that's what we are doing this weekend. All the family is getting together at my brother's house and celebrating Mom. It will be very hard not having her there. We will have to special toast in her honor, a vodka martini. She couldn't have many, due to her health but it was her favorite little drink.



I miss you Mom ~ God Bless You

20 comments:

Mel said...

*bug hugs* to you Cyn. I am so sorry to hear about her passing.

Jennifer said...

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing . Maybe you will think of stitching a tribute to your Mom to have in your home and this will help with the sad times . hugs to you!

Lisa Clarke said...

Oh, Cyndi - I am so sorry about the loss of your mom. Know that my thoughts are with you and your family.
Hugs,
Lisa

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Sending cyber hugs to you right now.

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. It is true that you never know how hard it is to lose a parent until you do. I lost my dad in Sept 04.

This was a great tribute to your mom.

Nicky said...

Thinking of you Cyndi, words don't seem to say enough, when you lose your mother so dear to you. Much love, hugs and thoughts to you and your loved ones.

Elaine said...

So sorry to hear you have lost your Mom. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Carol said...

Oh, Cyndi, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I can't imagine how hard this must be for you and your family. Celebrate the happy memories that you shared with her--she sounds like a wonderful mother and friend. Hugs to you...

Deb said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She sounds like she was a wonderful mom! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

nutmegg said...

So sorry, about the passing of your mum,sending you a big Aussie hug from Australia....xo

lynda said...

I am so sorry for your loss Cyndi. Your mother sounds like a wonderful woman, and a wonderful mom. Hugs to you and your family.

Sandy In Montana said...

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,
Sandy

Carolyn NC said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Many hugs to you as you deal with this. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. What a wonderful mom she must have been and what wonderful memories you have - may they bring you some comfort, too. Take care.

Diane said...

My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Lisa said...

Huge hugs, thoughts & prayers for you & your family.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Sending hugs and peaceful thoughts to you and your family.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Sorry to hear about your mom. May god bless you and your family. Have a fun party to honor your mom, she would want that.

Nancy M said...

I hope the gathering of family this weekend will help you through your loss. Only time will heal the emptiness in your heart you feel now. Enjoy the memories with family!

Mylene said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Raven/Missy said...

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My condolences to you and your family.

Meari said...

*hugs* and belated condolences. I can't even imagine what you've gone through.

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