A huge hole in my life

On Monday evening, at 9:30, surrounded by my father and her children, my mother died peacefully, in a room overflowing with love. I am so thankful I was here.


Mom’s life was filled with the joy of being a mother and wife. She supported my father in their life together, and was secure in the knowledge that her children and her grandchildren all followed their dreams. Dreams and careers which saw them travel to all parts of the globe with her and my father’s blessings.

She loved the embroidery I did, often asking my father to print a photo of something I was working on so she could show all her friends. She taught me to sew, to draw, to understand colour, to have confidence in my own creative ability. She was the perfect mother.

I will miss her so much.

28 thoughts on “A huge hole in my life

  1. You are a wonderful legacy to her memory. Her teachings are being passed on through you. I am sorry for your loss.

  2. My condolences. She sounds like a wonderful woman who will be remembered for well beyond her years.

  3. My sincere sympathy on your mother’ passing. Your family is a wonderful tribute to her life. May your memories and the love she inspired, hold you in their embrace. God bless.

  4. Dear Kathy.

    I am so sorry for your loss but glad that you could be with your mum at the end.

    You have written a lovely tribute to her and I can understand why you have a huge hole in you life.

    My sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Carol-Anne

  5. Sorry to hear that your mother has died and glad she had her family with her at the end.
    Sincere condolences to you and you family Kathy.
    Gloria

  6. So sorry for your loss. Hope time will ease the grief and let you enjoy the wonderful legacy of skill given by your mother.

  7. My condolences. I am lucky to still have my parents, though half of my grandparents are gone. Hugs for all.

  8. My deepest sympathies.
    You wrote “She was the perfect mother” and it reflects the best your relation with her.
    Thinking of you and your Family.
    Halina

  9. Thinking of you and your family. Such a difficult time but such a blessing that you were able to be there. Lots of love xxx

  10. Oh dear, Kathy, I’m so very sorry! So glad you were there too – it’s something that will always comfort you.
    Sending you lots of hugs and virtual Kleenex.
    xxx

  11. I am so sorry for your loss, Kathy, but so glad you were able to be with her at the end. You will appreciate her legacy more and more as time goes by and the raw grief eases, I am sure. And you will continue to pass that legacy on to your own students. Thus will her memory live on.

  12. It sounds like your mother was a lovely lady and a wonderful Mom. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  13. Kathy, Sending you lots of love and prayers, you and your mum had such a special relationship – God Bless you and your family xx

  14. Kathy,
    I have been away and just read this. SO VERY sorry to hear your sad news. Just know you and your family are being thought of x

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