Everyone on this board is so supportive when someone has a family challenge, and unfortunately, now it's my turn to ask for your prayers and blessings.
My husband's (Doug) mom has been admitted to the hospital with what they think was a heart attack. She has been in a nursing home for the last year, and has been in ill health, however, the doctor informed us this morning that this is probably it.
I am asking for prayers for my mom-in-law to know peace and comfort during these last days and for Doug to know the same -- peace and comfort. Doug lost his dad earlier this year, and with it being so close to the holidays, I know this will be especially hard for him. He is also an only child, and his mom is the only family he has left. Please pray that healing comes to him soon and that his mom (Doris) has a peaceful and gentle passing.
With tears in my eyes for your prayers and thanks for all your support.
Vee...prayers to you that your mom in law's passing is quick and gentle and that your husband finds peace knowing she is in a better place and no longer in pain. She will always be with him and nothing can change that. In my thoughts and prayers.
to Doug and his mom. Mom will be pain free in God's hands now and what a wonderful gift for her to no longer suffer. And Doug's parents may be gone, but he still has you! We wish you peace this Christmas!
Vee: I am so sorry to hear of this most unfortunate situation. I do send you and Doug all the positive reinforcement I can. My hopes for his mother are the same as I had for my mother when she was very ill. To just let go. It's enough already. For everyone. Many people have very strong feeling surrounding the issue of a person's right to die. It is something that everybody is going to have to deal with some time or another. In this case Vee, I can only hope that Doris will pass away with dignity and respect. And that you and Doug will find the strength to bear the weight of this loss.
I can say with complete confidence that with the passage of time, these losses we endure will never be forgotten, but the emptiness and loneliness we may feel now will lessen. And we are left with memories of our loved one that will go on enriching our lives.
Went to see Mom last night with the boys. She is such a fighter. (One tough broad -- Lord knows it caused enough problems early on in our marriage. ) But she is resting comfortably. Not sure how much longer she can hang on, but it may be a while still.
Thanks to everyone for your prayers and well-wishes.
Thank you everyone for your love and prayers. Mom passed away quietly last night with Doug by her side, holding her hand. We were fortunate to have her on hospice for the last days of her life, so she was comfortable and not in any pain.
Even though it is a challenging time for our family, we know she is in a better place now and is reunited with her Ronnie. (Dad)