time to say good-bye

My mother passed away peacefully last week.
We were able to grant her wish to keep her at home, right to the very end.

Before her candle went out she lit my candle, and will forever be the spirit within me.

This song was her choice as her message to us all.






33 thoughts on “time to say good-bye

  1. Elizabeth, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beautiful mom. I didn’t know she was so near the end, but I’m glad to hear her passage was peaceful. Hugs, my friend ❤

  2. What a beautiful spirit she has lit in you Elizabeth.

    My heart embraces you and your family sending light and love to support you.

    Much love.

    Let us all live by the words of her song and create a world of love, one for another, all over this world.

  3. My condolences. My heart is with you and your family at this time. Sending you much love and support as you remember her, celebrate the love she instilled and shared with you, and allow it emanate from you as you carry her spirit within you always. xo

    • Yes, her spirit will forever live within me, and I am so grateful that I had her for as long as I did. Thank you for your love and support, which I also feel. It means a lot to me.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing, Elizabeth. It sounds as though you’ve had a tight bond with her, so I’m sure you will continue to feel her presence in your life. Sending you love and light as you transition through this blessed, but difficult, time of your life. XOXO

    (My apologies, too, for not staying up-to-date on reading all your posts. I’ve been deep in another project that doesn’t allow me too much time for my blogging world right now.)

    • And the love of a mother, the greatest of all, I think.
      yes, it is a beautiful verse and I am so glad that she shared with us that it was her favourite, and wanted to give us that as her message for going forward in life.

  5. So sad to hear this, but hope you have some comfort in the thought that she went peacefully, and with so much love. We only have one mother.Hugs xx

    • Even though we were prepared that it was coming, it was very quick, in the end. Selfishly we wanted more time. We are comforted by the fact that it was peaceful in the end, and we are grateful for the last eight months of family togetherness that we had. Thanks for your kind words of support.

  6. I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing, Elizabeth. I had her in my prayers, along with a fellow blogger, Luanne Castle’s father.
    This was not too long from when you posted, so am relieved not to have come too late to join your friends who are wishing you condolences.
    You were the blessing for the whole family to feel relief when you took up caring for your mother. I admire how you shared your time and spent so many hours with your mother. This will always make you feel closer than ever to her, along with relieved you chose to do this. Sometimes, when a special loved one dies, we live with regret. You will have a heart filled with happy memories, along with missing her daily. I am saddened for your loss. Hugs, Robin

      • So glad you expressed this and shared this with us all. We want to support you and be there for you. Have you felt her hugs and whispers that she loves you? I know or believe in this possibility, Elizabeth. Hope it doesn’t upset you to hear the possibility of her angel’s wings blowing by your cheek. Hugs, Robin

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