goodbye mama



My mom recently passed away. It was sudden, in a sense, that I didn’t really get to say goodbye when she was still conscious.

Our family has been surrounded with love and support the last few weeks, we are grateful for that.

This is my new normal, something I have to accept. I sit with my grief and sadness, and recognize that it is there, and let myself feel all the range of emotions that comes with grieving.

I will miss my mom forever and will spend a lifetime honoring her and the remembering the happy memories we had.

I enjoy talking about her and what she was like, so maybe some of that will spill into this blog.

I saw her for the last time at Thanksgiving dinner at my house (picture below). She was in good spirits, she was excited and even bought all new outfit for the occasion.


She was laid to rest in her final resting place in the Philippines, she had specific instructions, so we followed her wishes.

The pain and sadness stills feel raw, and at times, overwhelming.

Even thru my grief, I realize there is still joy to be had in this holiday season and there is still a lot of things to be grateful for. I’ve had pockets of joy in between sadness, good days and bad days, but life is still good.


  1. Hugs

  2. Annette says:

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    So sorry to hear this my heart goes out to you and your family and I wish you healing. Much Love during this time and I pray that this New Year coming will bring you more joy than sadness.

  3. I’m sorry for your loss. I lost my father a couple years ago and also missed the opportunity to give a goodbye I would have liked. I think it is so great and honorable the way you are handling her recent passing. She would have wanted nothing more than to have you admire and and remember her for all the good times.

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss dear. I’ll be thinking of you. Prayers for you and your family. xoxo

  5. My condolences. Sending healing thoughts your way.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. Condolonces to you and your family. ❤

  7. I’m sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family.


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