It's already been two weeks since you left us for your Heavenly home. You would be proud of me, Mom, I only cried twice today. The rain has finally stopped and we had a gorgeous sunny day. I was even able to set out a beautiful pink azalea that a friend of ours from church gave me, in memory of you. I remember when we built our house here, you cut a piece off of your beautiful fuchsia azalea over on Skyuka road and walked all the way down the bank to the creek, to put a rock on top of it until a root grew. I still have it and it's blooming now. I can't believe you were my age and climbed up and down that huge bank just to check on that root. You must have loved me a lot. I even placed some flowers on your grave last week. You know I detest graves. Sue was always good to take care of everybody's grave and to visit regular. I just never wanted to do that. But I'm going to try to do better for you. I believe you would have loved your "homegoing" service. We have had so many to compliment on how beautiful it was. I try not to think about the last 7 years of your life, Mom, just all the years before, when you were you. I know now that you are complete. There will never be a time when you're alone or confused, for you have all the answers now. I just want to tell you how much I loved you. I can't imagine a better mother than you. Tell Daddy, Yates and Doris "hello" and I will see you all again one day, on that beautiful shore. ---Jean
My beautiful mother, Margie W. Williams, 86, had her final "homegoing" on April 8, 2015. What a relief it was to see her draw that final breath. Her struggles had finally ended. Mother developed double pneumonia from aspiration, several weeks prior to her passing. Spending a few weeks in the hospital, complications were still present. Her family was by her side constantly, up until her last breath. I will miss her and all the calamities that Dementia brought our way. But we are so thankful and blessed to have been a part of this woman's life, even through the "crazy" years. My thoughts and prayers will forever be with those of you who have typed in, searching for information or stories, concerning dementia and brought you to this blog. I say goodbye today, not only to mom, but to you. May God Bless!