She Is In Heaven Now

My mom doesn't have to suffer with the terrible disease of Alzheimer's any more.

On August 14 at 2:15 am, Mom breathed her last breath.  I thank God that I was at her side.  I was able to say my goodbyes and comfort Mom at the end.

In her final days she was suffering terribly with pneumonia.  She fought for each breath she took, as her frail body broke down.

I was sad to let her go, but sadder to see her continue in anguish.  Each day I pause to remember the woman she was when she was healthy, vibrant and witty.  There will never be another as kind, sweet, and loving as my mom.

ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2007

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Bad disease. The book titled "The Longest goodby" says it all. I lost my beloved aunt from it.

So sorry you are "chosen" for this one.


I'm glad for you that your Mom is no longer having to endure it.

My father died from a heart attack. It was a shock to us, but we rallied 'round and supported each other through that.

Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 12 years later. At the end of 2007, it looked like she was going to leave us, but she's still here.

She hasn't known her own children for years now. She doesn't say much. I'll miss her when she goes, but I'd prefer that she go rather than linger. The Mum that I knew disappeared years ago.

Sad times right now. I am with you on this because I lost my mom 4 years ago and just about a year ago I began to be more at ease about it.

From things you have shared about her on the ep, I know you loved her a great deal and that although her mind was for the most part, gone for a long time, it is sad to have to say good by to her physical house and what was left of her mind.

The final scene has gone and her earthly story is over, EXCEPT that she is in your memory!

Enjoy those moments,