Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Saying Goodbye


I'll be gone for a few days visiting my mom and helping my dad. It's a very difficult thing knowing that momma will be gone shortly and trying to not to cry but be strong for her and dad. How do you do that? She is my momma and no matter how old I am I still feel like a little girl when I'm with her. She tries to be brave for all of us, which really she is, but it just hurts so much. I know that when she does go it will be to a much better place and she will be free from her pain, but how do you just give up and let her go? I can't! I don't want to! She's my momma! God help me to let go. God give me strength and peace.

9 comments:

The White Bench said...

I am so sorry, Teresa! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Monica.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I, too, am so very sorry Teresa. I will pray that God gives you the strength to get through this. {{{{hugs}}}

Angela McRae said...

Oh, dear friend, my heart goes out to you right now! I'm praying for you and your family in this situation and know that, somehow, the Lord will guide you through it. (I love that photo of your mom!)

Teresa @ Southern Touch Catering said...

Thank you all.

Steph said...

Sending a big hug and good thoughts and prayers to you and your family and friends.

Joyce said...

Teresa,
I've been gone all weekend. We had my friends funeral on Friday two hours west of Baton Rouge, then we went on to visit people/friends we knew from our old church down that way.
I just read your post.........
I know just how "bittersweet" it is to say "Goodbye."
Although I haven't ever had to say it to "My" parents......we have said it to both of my husband's parents. And it is hard and sad.
But when they are suffering.
I can't stand it, not when there is such a better place to go where there will be "No tears, or pain and suffering."
Try to think of it this way.....and I said this to my friend all the time at the end when I would have to leave her in her room and to go back to my house...and then I said it one last time when we were with her when she passed away.

I would say...."Goodbye is NOT forever."
We will see each other again.

Hang in there.....I know it's so very hard to go through this entire process. But trust me on this...it will all work out. Amazingly....it will.
I am thinking of you and will be praying.
Be blessed,
Joyce

Joyce said...

I've been checking back here to see if you Mom is doing okay.
How are you doing?
I'm thinking of you.

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

Oh Teresa, I was so sorry to read about your Mom. Please know that I am thinking of her, you and the rest of the family. Praying for strength and comfort....

The Urban Chic said...

Theresa, thanks for coming by my blog.I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. We do have a lot in common with part of our life. We lost our mom August 1,2007, then my dad the day after Christmas of the same year. I will say prayers for your mom and all of you. It's hard to let go. Don't let people tell you it's gets easier. That really made me angry. It doesn't. I just passed a picture of my dad last week and totally lost it.But it helps knowing that they are pain free now and dancing together again. Only you and God will know when it's better. Sending prayers and hugs, Pat