Thursday, July 2, 2009

My beautiful mom passed away Tuesday night after nearly a 9 year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 59. I was there with her when she died. She suffered for so long with tumors and surgeries and chemos and I know for sure now that she is no longer suffering. I do not have anything eloquent to say yet, but thank you to everyone who has offered us help, it means so much.
Rest in peace, truly, Mom.

14 comments:

Thomasin said...

Much love and peace to you and your family, Joy. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jen.b.in.az said...

Ah Joy...I am so very sorry for you loss. Thinking of you ((hugs)).

Stassja said...

Thinking of you today Joy. I'm so so sorry to hear this, but at least she has seen the last of her suffering. Thoughts of peace and comfort to you and yours.

Jennifer said...

I am so sorry Joy.

Sending (((hugs))) your way.

Michelle said...

You know how very sorry we all are, Joy. We are here for you; whatever you need. Love, Wilbert's all, large and small.

Crista said...

De-lurking to tell you how sorry I am that you lost your mother. She is your family's angel now.

Leigh Steele said...

Your beautiful mama raised a beautiful and wise daughter.
May you feel her always in the soft rain, the warm breeze, and the twinkling stars.
May her energy surround you and it travels on.
Sending love and peace.
xoxo

Kelley said...

I'm sorry, Joy. I really am. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Love you.

MamaVee said...

Joy, I am so sorry. I pray that you find time and space to grieve this loss.

Susan said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace and rest.

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

So sorry for your loss. I wish you and your loved ones the best.

Alexandra said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Intertwined said...

I'm so sorry Joy. I missed this because my bookmark reader doesn't pick it up without a title. I've been wondering and praying for you.

Ovarian cancer blows. It stole my grandmother away at age 68. I miss her so much. She went from completely healthy to dead in 2 years filled with drugs and chemo and fight. :(

Anyway, I just read your most recent update and I just want to send you some love. Have you looked in University Model schools? I don't know a ton about them but a friend has her daughter in them. They homeschool two days a week and attend 9-3 three days a week. Teachers give all the work and the kids do projects at home on their off days.

My kids are going to a Montessori school this fall. I want to be able to spend one on one time with Noah and that's not happening with everyone here. I suspect something might be off with him, too, and I need time and peace to see if it's something real or just middle of six in six years syndrome. Sigh.

Much love and peace and light coming to you blog friend.

Anonymous said...

I just want to give you a great big hug. I know exactly what you are going thru by losing your Mom. I lost my Mom to a four and a half year battle to Ovarian Cancer on July 18, 2009. All of the "first" just suck ie: birthdays and holidays. Personally I am lost without my Mom, she was not just my Mom, she was my friend. I could talk to her about anything. I don't have that anymore and honestly don't know who to turn to sometimes because noone can possibly understand when they havne't been in your shoes. I'm sorry for babbling here but I just wanted to give you a GREAT BIG HUG!

Angela Garcia
argarcia_17@hotmail.com