Saturday, July 24, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
My dear Mom, Helga Marie, passed away peacefully in my arms, on July 12, 2010, at 8:10 am. I was blessed with the gift of being able to spend a last week together with her.
Mom was born on June 16th, 1924 near Aarhus, Denmark. She immigrated to Canada together with my father and two older siblings in 1951. She was a kind and caring mother and friend, a hard-working woman who always put others before herself.
Mom made everyone feel so welcome in her home. There was always the aroma of coffee brewing in the kitchen, along with all of those wonderful and tempting fresh-baked goodies. A fantastic cook and hostess, her fabulous recipes will live on forever with those of us she shared them with.
I expected to be very sad when the time came for Mom to leave us, but I know now that she's together with our Dad and sister, Carolyn. At peace and no longer in pain, she's finally at rest.
Thank you for everything you've given me, dear Mom.
Monday, July 5, 2010
It's almost 2 am and I just got off the phone with the airlines...I've booked a flight to Canada tomorrow morning to be with my dear Mom. Her condition is deteriorating rapidly.
I made her this quilt two years ago to keep her warm and cozy. It's hard to be parents, but I think even harder to be children and have to say good-bye to those who gave us life.
I won't be posting for a while, but will be thinking of all the wonderful friends I've made here since I first began on my blog journey. Thanks so much.