Sunday, September 03, 2006

Hand in Hand

I know I said I wasn't going to post today but I just feel very moved to do so. First I wanted to show you all this beautiful picture that we had done just the other day. It's my sister and I holding my mom's hand. We have said all along that the only things that have stayed the same about our mom are her heart and her hands so this is very meaningful to us.

Also I must say thank you to Julie from Flip this Body and Bobby from The Bestest Blog. They have both posted beautiful sentiments about my mom and I on their blogs. So I encourage you to visit each of their blogs! They are two of the nicest bloggers I've ever met!!! Not only have they mentioned us but they have set up a way for other bloggers or anyone in general to make donations to the American Cancer Society in my mom's name, Dee Myers. This means so much to my sister and I!

This Friday I will be walking in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life to raise money for a cure. I believe very deeply in ACS and the work they do! In fact the ACS provided my mom with a beautiful wig for free!! So please if you do feel moved to do something visit Bestest Blog to contribute! Again thank you Julie and Bobby!

I am hanging in there fairly well. This whole process has been very traumatic for me. So today is actually a bit of a celebration of some ways. When I woke up this morning I realized that today is my mom's first full day in heaven and that this is her first full day pain free, worry free, and medication free in a long time. That is a blessing to me. I will miss her each day for the rest of my life I have no doubt about that but she fought the hard fight and has found her way home.



Secret Sara said...

That is a very beautiful and moving photo.

Malinda777 said...


A blog comment cannot convey much to your pain, but know that we strangers "out here" do feel your pain.

My "Mama Ann" died a couple of years ago, and it's a weird feeling not to mention the pain as a "child".

It suddenly dawns on you that "NOW" "YOU" are the Matriarch of the family. It's always been your Mom... now it's you.

I felt somehow a lot older when Mom passed. Somehow a lot more alone although there are so many around me.

God bless, and know it gets easier each day. And then... a couple of years have passed, and she will be a beautiful fond memory as life goes on, and a blissful scent each time you smell a flower, or eat a great meal.

She will be with you forever.

Marjorie Wise said...

It's a beautiful photo.
My thoughts are with you.

Mo! said...

That really is a beautiful photo. My condolences.

Mimi Lenox said...

Jessie - What an inspiring photograph.
Yes, it is comforting to know that your mother is at peace and no longer in pain. It's obvious how much you and your sister loved her and embraced her with love throughout her illness.
It is hard now but it will get better.
Blessings to you and your family.

Mimi Lenox


Found my way here from The Bestest Blog of All Time. My thoughts are with you. Sorry, that sounds kind of lame, but I can't find the right words at the moment. Cancer sucks, I know that. Sorry it had to visit you and your family.

Morgen said...

my thoughts & prayers are with you.
take care
♥ ~mo

LookinginmyRearviewMirror said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I was just reading about you in Julie's blog. That is a wonderful photo of your hands together like that! I will be back!



Peg said...

A beautiful photo, Jessie.

Keeping you in my thoughts,

msquared said...

Hey Jessie,

I just wanted to pass along my condolences on your lost.

I also have finally returned the favour of you adding a link to The Ordinary Adventures of Tomas to your blogs and have since added links to your 2 blogs. I hope Tomas and his ordinary adventures can provide a few laughs for you.

Once again I'm sorry for your loss and that is a very beautiful and touching photo.