Time To Say Goodbye Gets Closer

I have been with my mom a few days and my brother who live in the south came up to see her as well.  She mad it to see her 81st birthday yesterday surround by her family.

Try as she might the cancer has grown to such a size she can not swallow and keep it down.  How long can someone live this way?  I hope she speaks to hospice if not for herself but for those of us who feel so helpless.

This is so hard to watch and I know so many of you have been through this as well and bless you if tried with all your might to make your loved one comfortable.  I will be with her God willing next weekend and then the following one she will watch her granddaughter wed.  It is what has been keeping her going.

This will be moms last year so seeing summer end it will have at least left us with beautiful colors.Take care everyone.


25 thoughts on “Time To Say Goodbye Gets Closer

  1. I know how hard it is to watch helplessly your loved ones suffering. I lost my husband as well to cancer this summer after two long years of battle, my heart and prayers go out to your Mom, you and yours. Hugs and blessings to all of you~Eva

  2. Very sorry to hear what your family has been going through Eunice – my heart goes out to you, your family and especially your Mother. She has your love to surround and fill her soul during these days, the golden days of Autumn are closing and you’ve given your Mother a beautiful gift of you. My prayers are with you ~

    1. Thank you Mary all 4 our her children came in to say their goodbyes and to celebrate what will be her last birthday just wish she could swallow and enjoy all the wonderful food taken to her home.

      1. It’s good to know that everyone got to spend some time with her, she may not be able to swallow, but some how I know just having everyone with her has made the time easier for her. Take care Eunice ~

  3. This is so difficult for you Eunice and my thoughts are with you, as they have been throughout your mothers illness. Both you and your mom have been so brave. But she has suffered enough and wishes to let go now. But she will live on through you. My blessings to you and your family.

  4. I said goodbye to my Dad 3 weeks ago, Eunice, but at least I didn’t have to watch him suffer. He was 88 and had an amazing life. Doesn’t make it any easier though. Sending hugs 🙂

  5. I am so sorry to hear your mom and your family is going through such a sad time. I am glad you had this time with her. My mom died so quickly of her cancer that I never got to say good bye. She lived in a different state . I am so grateful for you that you get the time to say goodbye, but it is so sad to know the end is coming. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers.

  6. What lovely autumn photos – it would be hard to rival those colours. But your news is so sad. I wish you all courage for what you’re going through.

  7. So sorry to hear… I know what your going through… It happened to my dad and until the last minute, he was refusing to die… It was a horrible ordeal to watch and feel…

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