Saturday, April 10, 2010

Missing my Mom

On Good Friday evening Graig and I got a call that no family wants to receive.  It was the hospital chaplin and she told us that my Mom had suffered a massive heart attack and had passed away earlier in the evening.  My Mom was shopping with her best friend when she suffered her heart attack.  She died instantly.  I am so thankful and grateful that she didn't suffer and that she was with her best friend when she died. 

I flew to Illinois on Sunday morning to be with my family and to make funeral arrangements for my Mom.  Graig was going to go with me to Illinois and Grandma Jan was going to stay home to watch Brock and Ava.  When we were about to board our flight we got a call from Grandma Jan.  She said that Graig's Dad had just suffered a heart attack and he was being taken by ambulance to the hospital.  Graig and I decided that he needed to go and be with his Dad.   Thankfully, Graig's Dad is going to make a full recovery.  He had two stints put in and he was released from the hospital on Tuesday afternoon. 

This week has been  the hardest week of my life.  I am so thankful for my sister Michelle and her husband Ryan and his family, and my Dad and his girlfriend Vicki and for all the rest  of my friends and family.  Everyone has been SO supportive and loving and I am grateful for all of the loving people that we have in our lives. 

 Here is a picture of my Mom's casket from the funeral.  I am thankful that she is buried next to her parents and her aunts, uncles and cousins. 

I am going to take things day by day. Some days are good and some days I just want to cry all day and remember my Mom. I am going to honor my Mom by being the best Mom that I can be to Brock and Ava.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Angie, I am so sorry for your loss. A mom is one of our dearest blessings and you have such precious memories of such a wonderful mom. I know you miss her terribly and your heart is aching. You are in my thoughts and prayers for God's Peace and Grace. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Angie, my heart is breaking for you. Losing a dear mother, the best friend we can have in the world, I am so sorry. God bless you during this difficult time, I know there are a many memories that will comfort you. I am so sorry about your father in law, hope is doing okay.

Hugs, Nancy

Dana said...

I am so, so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Bless your heart. I will be praying for you and your family.


Janna said...

Angie I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I loved Rose and she was such a good mom to you and Michelle. I will be praying for you and your family.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh I am so sorry for your loss! What a stressful week for your entire family. Keeping you in my prayers!

CBL said...

Angie, I am so, so sorry to read this, and send you and your family thoughts of comfort and peace. xoxo Cristina, Tim and Sammy

Ann said...

Angie, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Graig & his dad will be in our thoughts, as well. Stay strong ~ love, beth, kevin, ryan & colleen