left kind and caring notes on my blog or
by email these last couple of weeks.My
sweet Mama passed away peacefully last
Thursday at the age of 92 after a long
struggle with Alzheimer's ~ although I
will miss her I am happy that her
struggles are over and she has now passed
through the gates of Heaven.
Mom was born in the Netherlands and came
to Canada as a war bride.It was quite an adjustment
as life in the city of Groningen was very different
from a farm in a very small community on Prince
Edward Island. Mom always said that people here were
very good to her teaching her how to bake bread,quilt etc.
As,time went by Mom grew to love our little Island
and way of life,raised four children ,became a grandmother
and a great grandmother ,a friend and good neighbor to many.
I am happy that both my Mom and Dad were able to
enjoy trips to the Netherlands and many other places
after we had grown and before my Dad passed away
twenty years ago.
Mom made friends wherever she went and I saw her
tenderness come through many times even in her later
years as she reached out a hand to help newcomers to
the home where she spent her last years.My best memories
of this time are the many cups of tea we shared together,
watching her enjoy music her kindness to others and her sweet
Although,as many of you know it is painful to watch
a loved one go through the slow but steady decline of
Alzheimer's, I am thankful for all the times I did get to
spend her and for the good memories of my sweet Mama.
I am happy that when we meet again it will be in a
much better place.
Now, if you still have your Mama ..... please go and
enjoy a good cup of tea and a visit with her!
we are enjoying some spring blooms inside.
Thank you again for all your prayers and kind
thoughts......it was a comfort to know that you
were thinking and praying for us.
My sister has been staying with us for the past week
but is due to fly back to Vancouver tonight if weather
permits as another storm is forecast before we haven't
quite finished digging out from the last one ~ winter
has arrived with a vengeance.