Saturday, January 28, 2017


Well, dear friends, this is the post I didn't want to have to write. My dear Mama passed away this morning at the hospital. My son and I are so very sad, lost, and heart broken. He told me tonight that he and I had taken a completely different approach to this past year and two months of gifted, borrowed time with her since her stroke. He said he had told himself she couldn't live, and I had told myself constantly I thought just maybe we might get a miracle. Well, it turns out we both were right, and as he said.... neither way prepared us for the hurt we are feeling in our hearts.

I will be talking to you again soon. Thank you for all your lovely thoughts and prayers through these years. 


Latane Barton said...

I am so sad for you. It's tough giving up your Mama. Sending love and hugs your way.

NanaDiana said...

I am so sorry, Gayla. No matter how long someone is ill we are never really prepared for the finality of death. You are all in my prayers and you know she is at peace and "perfect" once again. xo Diana

racheld said...

Oh, My Dear! I knew that is what you were going to say, as I opened the post. We're never prepared, ever hopeful, ever watchful, and then the peaceful moment of giving out and giving up.

I'm so sorry for your loss of such a dear soul, and so proud and impressed at your dear faithful care of her. We take our turns at the caretaking, they and we, and both and neither call it work nor burden, but we all take our place in the line to do our part.

Know I'm thinking of you, Dear Friend so far away, and wishing you warm and well and comforted in your familiar place with all those loving memories. She passed the torch long before the race was over, and you have carried it with honor and distinction every moment.

You're my Hero today.


From My Country Sunrise said...

Such a tough time for you both~~ You have taken such wonderful care of your Mom~~ Gerred has been wonderful to help you~~ Hold on to all those wonderful memories~~ No one can take that from you♥♥ She was such a special Lady~~ Love you both

Miss Merry said...

God Bless you, Gayla. I know that your bonus time was not enough. You gave so much of yourself and were such a wonderful caretaker for her. She may not have always had the words, but she saw your love shining through everyday. I wish you peace in the coming weeks. Cherish the memories of your time together. I am glad you have your son to console you.

Helen said...

Dear Gayla ~~ sending love and hugs your way. Your Mother was blessed to have you.

sunflower said...

So sorry for your loss.

CIELO said...

Oh dear dear Gayla. How sad I felt the moment I learn of your loss through IG just now. Words falter and I feel incapable of expressing my feelings. I can only say you're not alone. Although you cannot see Him, He who created your mother is so very close to you this moment... seek Him. Find Him. He's ready to comfort you my dear friend. Wish I could be there to hug you right now. My thoughts are with you and your dear son. Love and care for each other more than ever now.

Love you Gayla.


Becky K. said...

You have been much on my mind since I read your post with this message on FB. I pray that God holds you up and that He holds you close. I know the things you will need to do and decide over the next weeks and months will be hard....but know that my prayers will continue for you.

Ginney Camden said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. Blessings for you. You have taken such good care of your Mama and been so sweet and patient through it all. Take care.

racheld said...

Good Morning, Faraway Friend!

Thinking of you as a new week is arriving, a new month, for the still reflections and the sweet memories.

I wish you well and warm.


Sharron said...

Sharing in your heartache xxx