A Peaceful Passing

Postby Violet » July 18th, 2008, 4:18 am

At a few minutes after midnight, Mom breathed her last breath. My husband sat holding her hand, he told her that we would take good care of her cat and she responded with a soft "thank you" and drifted off.

We had a peaceful day today overall. The Pastor came and she woke while he prayed for her peace to try and pray with him. Then tried to sing Amazing Grace with him. She told each of us at least once today that she loved us and we all told her we loved her.

I want to thank everyone for all of your kind words and prayers. This was not an easy road but one well worth travelling.

We love you Mom..very very much. :cry:

RIP Patricia Burch
2-13-1945 to 7-18-2008
User avatar
Violet
Loyally Bully
 
Posts: 740
Location: Washington

Postby amazincc » July 18th, 2008, 4:31 am

I am so, so sorry, Violet. :sad2:

My heart goes out to you and your family. :hug3:

RIP Mrs. Burch
User avatar
amazincc
Jessica & Mick
 
Posts: 9814
Location: Holding them both in my heart.

Postby Marinepits » July 18th, 2008, 7:14 am

:hug3: Rest in Peace, Mrs Burch.
Never make someone a priority in your life when that someone treats you like an option.
User avatar
Marinepits
Proud Infidel
 
Posts: 15621
Location: New England

Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 18th, 2008, 7:25 am

Oh Vi, I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss. At least she was able to go peacefully, in the comfort of a home, with her loved ones. :hug3:

RIP Mrs. Burch... :(
"Remember - every time your dog gets somewhere on a tight leash *a fairy dies and it's all your fault.* Think of the fairies." http://www.positivepetzine.com"

http://www.pitbullzen.com
http://inaradog.wordpress.com
User avatar
pitbullmamaliz
Working out in the buff causes chafing
 
Posts: 15437
Location: Cleveland, OH

Postby jmashaney » July 18th, 2008, 9:57 am

I am so sorry for your loss, Violet. :hug3:
User avatar
jmashaney
Confident Young Bully
 
Posts: 469
Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Postby hugapitbull » July 18th, 2008, 10:01 am

My thoughts will continue to be with you and your family as you journey through the next few days. You and your hubby did a wonderful thing for Mom,

RIP Mrs. Burch
Shanna & Spirit Trouble
We beat osteosarcoma - 27 months 20 days cancer free
'Spirit' Trouble departed for the Bridge 3/16/2011 a victim of aging
Visit - http://k9cancer.org

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain--and most fools do. ~Dale Carnegie
User avatar
hugapitbull
The Better Half
 
Posts: 1570
Location: My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge

Postby SisMorphine » July 18th, 2008, 10:20 am

I'm so sorry Violet.

RIP Mom.

:groupHug:
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." -Anatole France
SisMorphine
They're like service dogs gone wrong.
 
Posts: 9231

Postby Jenn » July 18th, 2008, 10:33 am

Awww I'm so sorry. :hug3:
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure....
User avatar
Jenn
undecided
 
Posts: 11382
Location: TX

Postby airwalk » July 18th, 2008, 11:25 am

RIP Mom. Vi I know this was very hard, but I also know it was well worth doing. Please give hubby and the kids a hug for me...and give yourself a MONSTER hug, you deserve it.
User avatar
airwalk
I live here
 
Posts: 3791
Location: Oregon

Postby CinderDee » July 18th, 2008, 12:48 pm

I'm very sorry, Vi. You & your family will be in my thoughts. :hug3:

RIP Mrs. Burch...
Dee
User avatar
CinderDee
I'm The Bug Whisperer
 
Posts: 3414
Location: Forever in my heart...

Postby iluvk9 » July 18th, 2008, 3:09 pm

My condolences, Violet. You were a wonderful daughter to take care of her so well.
iluvk9
I'm Cougarific!
 
Posts: 14900
Location: New York

Postby Malli » July 18th, 2008, 3:11 pm

I'm so sorry Vi :(
I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day, tomorrow doesn't look good either.
_______________________________________
"You didn't know of the magical powers of the break stick? It's up there with genies and Harry Potter as far as magic levels go." SisMorphine 01/07/07
User avatar
Malli
E-I-E-I-O!
 
Posts: 6341
Location: CANADA EH?

Postby Violet » July 19th, 2008, 3:42 pm

Thank you everyone..my home already feels so empty and quiet. We have spent the last 24 hours being thankful for the amazing gift we were given last week by being able to bring her home. And nto just home, but she spent three days awake, fully with us, laughing, joking and giving and getting closure. Even by medical standards it was a miracle. They did not expect her to make it out of the hospital.

My MIL was..an interesting person. She was loud, often cussed like a sailor (quite creatively I might add) and never did she become a typical little old lady. I mean..when I first met her almost 17 years ago my MIL had platinum blonde hair, tons of make up, daggers for nails and her fingers dripping in flashy rings on every single finger. Did I mention she was holding a pool stick and standing outside a bar? Her over the top personality never stopped shining through.

She ADORED her Grandchildren and they all knew it. And in spite of any short comings she may have had, she made sure her adult kids knew she loved them as well. This past six months was a blessing of healing and forgiveness. We were hoping she was here to heal her physical body but that was possibly less important than the healing that actually took place.

Mom wrote down her favorite poem and it has become how we all choose to remember her..

by Sherrill Fulghum

Remember me
With smiles and laughter
And with a song
In your heart

Remember me
With a smiling face
And eyes that laugh
For that
Is how
I remember you!

Remember me
with a song
in your heart
And a smile
On your lips

Remember
The fun
That we had
And the songs
That we sang
For I remember you
With smiles and laughter
And a song in my heart.
User avatar
Violet
Loyally Bully
 
Posts: 740
Location: Washington

Postby iluvk9 » July 19th, 2008, 3:54 pm

Her favorite poem just brought tears to my eyes for all those I have lost. It was beautiful.
iluvk9
I'm Cougarific!
 
Posts: 14900
Location: New York

Postby cheekymunkee » July 19th, 2008, 5:11 pm

I'm SO sorry Vi. I'm glad she passed happy and knowing she was loved.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

Debby
User avatar
cheekymunkee
I Have Your Grass
 
Posts: 28540
Location: Dallas

Postby Wyldmoonwoman » July 21st, 2008, 8:18 am

I am just reading this now, I am so sorry for your loss
"If I were not a man, I would like to be a bird. As I am a man, I do the next best thing, and ride a bicycle." -- Rev. Maltie, a cyclist in the late 1800s
User avatar
Wyldmoonwoman
Full of Bully
 
Posts: 2029
Location: Upstate, NY

Postby Moe » July 21st, 2008, 10:44 pm

I am so sorry for your loss :(
You laugh because I'm different...........
I laugh cause I just farted!
User avatar
Moe
The Dog Whisperererer
 
Posts: 506
Location: soon to be in NC...

Postby katiek0417 » July 22nd, 2008, 5:22 am

I'm just now reading this. I am so sorry for your loss, Vi...
"Rumor has it, compulsion is evil."

Katrina
Sacha CGC - Dumb Lab
Nisha CGC, PDC, PSA TC, PSA 1 - Crazy Malinois
Drusilla SLUT- Pet
Nemo - Dual-Purpose Narcotics
Cy TC, PSA 1, PSA 2, 2009 PSA Level 3 National Champion
Axo - Psycho Puppy
Rocky - RIP My Baby Boy
User avatar
katiek0417
pointy ear hoarder
 
Posts: 6280
Location: Glen Burnie, MD

Postby KJS » July 25th, 2008, 2:18 pm

Im So sorry for your loss :(
Dont breed or buy while shelter animals die!
KJS
Supremely Bully
 
Posts: 1208
Location: BE


Return to Our Departed Friends

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users