I know I tried my best, Mum drove me insane at times, had me sobbing at others, but we also had a brilliant holiday abroad, a break in Blackpool (which she talked about more than anything), visited friends & I got her back in phone contact with others
No place here for the GM, I only ever asked my kids to do their best, I did my best. I wasn’t always right ... but I tried.
Sam, I think I suspected this when you hadn't been in to say 'Hi'. I know you were expecting it, but that doesn't make it any easier!
You have certainly earned the right to look at yourself in the mirror without any recriminations. You did faaar more than you ever thought you would be able to manage and allowed your mum to end her days in her own home.
I know this will be a time of mixed emotions - grief that the lady you were getting to love has gone but relief that this ordeal is over (for your sake and hers). You might also find yourself experiencing emotions you weren't expecting, and that is fine too.
Sending you more ((((((((hugs)))))))) than the page can hold.
My condolences Sam you have been amazing. You have shown your mum the true meaning of love & met all the challenges with great courage. May your mum now RIP. I hope you & your brother will draw strength & comfort from the closeness that has developed between you as you work through the changes that lie ahead. Massive hugs to you both & to poor pooch as well who must be so lost at the moment. Take care Sam X
Oh Sam, my dear. I wasn’t expecting it this quickly...you poor darling. But what a GOOD daughter you have been, fighting battles, hardly sleeping, loving, caring..you have done it all. Hold your head up through the tears and feel proud that you can truly say you did your best for your lovely mum.
Dive into that bag of hugs ...and rest.
Sam I remember your visit to Blackpool with such fond memories where along with my Mum, Margi and her lovely Mum and yourself with your dear Mum we all met up and true friendships were born.
I can't believe what has happened so quickly but I know your Mums now at peace and has joined your Dad.
Sam you have been truly amazing in the way you have cared for your Mum. Right now it will as others have said feel surreal, I'm so pleased your brother is with you.
2jays candle is burning brightly for your Mum. May she rest in peace.
(((((Hugs and much love)))))))xxxx
Thinking of you and your family, as others have said very bitter sweet time, so relieved your Mum is at peace, and also that you too now can begin your life again, in the full knowledge that you did your absolute best for her.
Also feel so sad for poor Pooch, little love must be so bewildered at what has been happening, he was obviously very close to your Mum......bless his little heart x