The long goodbye

  1. Beautiful post…I’m in tears. I lost my mother almost exactly 12 years ago to cancer. She’s never met my children and it breaks my heart to realize the pain you are going through. I’ve been through that, minus the Alzheimers. I had 11 months to say goodbye to my mom knowing the end was coming. I really hope this doesn’t come across as wierd… but I hope for you, you are able to have the connection to her like the one I have with my mom now that she has passed. There are times when I feel she is so present in my life, it’s hard to explain. That connection has made her loss much easier.

    Sending you strength during this tough time…

  2. ESTHER says:

    Jennifer: I am crying and have a sad broken heart while reading your blog. My heart goes out to you during this time. You gave her your unconditional love and through your girls have made your mom so happy. I love how Kendall would bring her 50 stuffed animals to show your mom. Your gift in photography is an amazing way to honor your mom’s memory and to share those wonderful memories with your daughters. Thank you for sharing this on your blog. I know it must be hard to write this down. You have reminded me how precious our families are and how much we need to say, “I love you” to our family.
    Sending you a big hug, my beautiful beautiful friend.

  3. Meghan says:

    Jennifer – I am so sad for you. I have tearing just streaming down my face right now after reading this. I don’t know what I will do when my Mom is no longer with me and I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling. However you need to deal with it is your choice – stay in bed, keep busy, take pictures – it’s up to you. It may be something different everyday. Your love for your girls will be how your Mom lives on forever. She taught you to love the way you do and you will teach your girls the same love. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Meghan

  4. Drew says:

    I’m so sorry, jen. You are too young to be without your mom and your girls are too young to lose their grandma. It’s not fair. But her memory will live on through you and the relationship you have with your girls. Big hugs to you and your family!

  5. KARI says:

    My sweet dear friend…….. Im ruined for the night. THANK YOU. I have know idea why these things happen, but I know why God brought you to me, and I know why I read this tonight. THANK YOU.

  6. Amy says:

    This was the most touching tribute to your mom. She’d be so proud of you. I still miss my own mom and know how alive the memories stay for me I’m sad for you to have to go through this now but what you have said about valuing your girls and family seem so right. You are loved and so many care about you. Love Amy

  7. Charla BLUE says:

    WOW…such a heartfelt post. My heart aches for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. My mom is a cancer survivor and those uncertain days were some of the hardest.

    You just started following me on Twitter and I stumbled upon this post. Such a reminder to cherish each moment.

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