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June 15, 2015

Losing Beverly


My Mom left us the morning of Thursday June 11th.
Her last few months were a struggle, but being who she is, she still found time for laughter.
That's how she rolled.
I'm forever thankful for the time we had together.
I'm forever thankful for the team we had in place to care for her.
I'm forever thankful for the Mom that she was.
I'm forever thankful to have no regrets in regards to our relationship.
She taught me many things; how to laugh at yourself, how to giggle at others, how to be a giver, how to be a friend, how to love your people unconditionally. Seriously, that IS THE stuff that matters.
My Aunt Trisha was with her at the time she passed. When Trisha came home that morning she said something that struck me with such veracity.
"We come into this life with nothing and we leave with nothing. The only things that really matter are our relationships and our experiences with people."
She is 100% correct.

I'll post more later; this is all I can muster up today.
I'm blessed to have a lovely circle of family and friends; my people are the best.

RIP my sweet and sassy Mama
4/25/43-6/11/15
Bev and Suz, Thanksgiving 2014



 Go hug someone; it's the least you can do.
XOXOXO








23 comments:

  1. Oh, my dear sweet friend. My heart is heavy. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May you find strength and comfort during this difficult time.

    xoxox

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  2. Oh Suz! I'm so sorry. My heart hurts for you and your sweet family. Praying for y'all. Hugs and love!

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  3. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I feel blessed to have met Beverly in person; she truly had a delightful and loving personality. Love you.

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  4. Oh Suz, I am so so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you and I hope the comfort of your family and friends will give you strength now and the days ahead. You're in my thoughts and prayers, hugs.

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  5. You have been in my thoughts so much lately. My heart hurts for you and your family. I am so glad you have wonderful memories to have and cherish. XOXO!!!!!

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  6. I've been thinking about you and sending love to you and your family. I'm so terribly sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. xoxo

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  7. So thankful for your great relationship with your Mom. Not all are that blessed. It's wonderful to have the happy memories. I am sure you know the grieving will hit you at the oddest times and over many years. I still miss my mom and it's been 16 years.

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  8. i'm very sorry for your loss, suz. mildred was kind enough to let me know of your mom's passing from your post on facebook that day, just so i could send up a few good thoughts for you and yours. i know the grieving is going to take time and will surely come in waves, too. you were blessed to have her, as she was to have you.

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss, Suz. Take care and know my thoughts are with you and your family.

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  10. I'm so sorry to hear of you and your family's loss.

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  11. My deepest condolences.

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  12. Suz, I am sending you so much love. My heart goes out to you in this time. I see that your mom has given you the most precious and lasting gifts: LOVE, wisdom, values that endure, humor and peace between you. May you feel her love for the rest of your life!

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  13. Oh, wow, so sad to hear the news...

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  14. Oh, Suz. I'm so sorry. It's so hard to lose your mom, especially when you're so close to her. Remember the good times, and find her in every little thing you see, do, & hear!

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  15. Oh so sorry, Suz. So quickly our lives change and this is yet another wake-up call for all of us. She sounds like such a fun woman and mother and I know you will miss her dearly. My thoughts will be with you and with the family in this difficult time.

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  16. Oh sweet girl. I am so sorry to read this. She has left the legacy of all those wonderful qualities in you. I know that is small consolation in the face of this loss, but I'm surrounding you with my prayers during this time. Hugs, Peace, Prayers.

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  17. Oh Suz, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs and prayers of strength for your entire family.

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It's been awhile. Today I thought, I sure wish I could talk to my mama and tell her all about her great GRANDS. She died 5 years ago and she's the first person I want to call for anything. She too was sassy like me and enjoyed what she said everyone needs to have everyday, "A Good Belly Laugh." We have photos of her on the app that does the crazy mirror faces. I never will forget how hard she laughed until she shook and cried. That was one of the last times we saw her laugh. Sounds like you have treasured memories. Bless you my friend as you grieve. Sometimes it is a process.

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  19. XXOO!
    You are lucky to have all of that and to have had your mom while you grew up and for your daughters to know :)

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  20. I am so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

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  21. oh my dear... i finally got brave enough to pop over here. i can't read much... my eyes are all kinds of blurry. i love you.

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  22. She is very beautiful. I can see her heart of gold.

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  23. My heart aches for you, sweet friend.

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