Sad times

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I couldn't think of an appropriate title for this post, sad times doesn't even come close.


As I have said before, my Mum was diagnosed with Oesophageal cancer on the 23rd December last year, she fought bravely for 11 months, went though huge surgery in March, was given the all clear in May then on the 1st August found out the cancer was back and now terminal. Sadly she died on the 28th November. We had her funeral yesterday.



She spent her final 17 days in the Marie Curie Hospice where we celebrated my new nephew's baptism then Christmas on the 21st November. After seeing this photo Mum decided that Christmas jumpers should be worn for her funeral. She got her wish , I doubt there has ever been as jolly a looking funeral party! 200+ people came to the church for the celebration of her life which is a testament to how involved she was in so many different aspects of life.

My life now has to get back to some kind of normal. I have been caring for Mum during the week since August so have not had much time for anything sewing or crafty. That will now change as I actively look for distractions...





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  1. I am so sorry to hear your news - it sounds as thought she put up the bravest of fights. Thinking of you and your family xxxx

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    1. She was an inspiration, I hope I can be half as brave if I ever have to face similar. A x

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  2. What a lovely way to celebrate your Mum's life. My thoughts are with you.

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  3. So sorry for the loss of your Mum; I lost mine on February 28th. She would have been 86 on Sept. 7th. I was present when she passed and it was as peaceful an event as you could ask for. Cherish the memories.

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    1. Thank you. Sorry for your loss as well. I was with my Mum when she died as well, there was something very special about being there. A x

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  4. So sorry for the loss of your mum. I'm glad you managed to celebrate her life as she wished. Thinking of you. xx

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  5. I feel for you and send my heart felt condolences. Sounds like your mum had a lovely send off. Hope you find a happy distraction. I found mine in crocheting a bright blanket.
    Carolx

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  6. So sorry to to hear your sad news. Thinking of you all, hugs xxx

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    1. Thanks Estelle. Hope you are well. A x

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