Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My Mom has Become The Sleeping Beauty

Today is the second day my mother has been in an unresponsive deep sleep. She looks as beautiful as ever and very peaceful. I hope she knows when I'm there watching over her. Painting by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

32 comments:

tammy j said...

my heart to yours rosemary.
love dear one. you're a wonderful daughter.

Henhurst Interiors said...

Thinking of you. She knows you are there.
xo,
Phyllis

Marilyn said...

she knows you are there...my mother did this twice and we asked her afterwards...the third time we couldn't...but we knew she knew we were there...
my heart goes out to you Rosemary...you are a wonderful daughter and you have done all that you can do...and you will continue to as long as she needs you. Look after yourself...

Anonymous said...

There can be no doubt. She knows that you are there and this likely is why she is so peaceful.
Thinking of you and Anna.
Linda

Nancy said...

Even in this deep sleep many feel one is heard so don't hesitate to speak to her.

Nancy said...

Many believe there's hearing, even in this deep sleep, so don't hesitate to speak to her.

South Valley Girl said...

I'm sure she knows as well. Be brave.

Christina / SVG

The Texas Woman said...

She might not know you are there but YOU know you are there. That's important too.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

she can hear you, and feel it when you hold her hand.
strength to you and yours
xx
julie

Anonymous said...

I agree with Phyllis. She knows. She loves you, too. Sara, Ohio

Kit said...

Oh, Rosemary, such a tough time for you....sending you lots of love and praying for grave and peace.

S in SK said...

Sending you my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am sure she knows. Thoughts and prayers with you, your mom, Webster and Tabitha. I enjoy your blog and have always appreciated the care you seem to take of your mom. You will never regret it. Hang in there-
Cathy in Wytheville, Va

Millie said...

Misty eyed here my dear friend. These are precious moments, be still & know that your presence is such a comfort to your treasured Mum. Sending you our love across the great Divide.
Millie & MOTH xx

JudyMac said...

All my best to carry you through this very trying time.

QZB said...

Rosemary, I'm thinking of you and your mother. I've felt so privileged for the glimpses into your beautiful relationship. Blessings to you both. <3

helene said...

Oh Rosemary, love and prayers to you and your dear mother. You are a beautiful example.

Anonymous said...

"There can be no doubt. She knows that you are there and this likely is why she is so peaceful."

This quotation above is from Linda ahead of me in line here. I agree wholeheartedly with Linda, and thank her so much for saying this so beautifully.

-Flo

Garden, Home and Party said...

She rests easy with the comfort of knowing you are there for her. Warmest wishes to you all.
Xo, Karen

Juniper said...


Thinking of you and sending you positive thoughts <3 oh and a **HUG**....

Donna said...

I hope you can have some soft peaceful music playing. I am praying for you and your Mom, and all those caring for her.

Kleurrijk said...

What a difficult time you make through. I wish you strength.
Greetings.

monil3 said...

What a wonderful daughter you are and your mother knows that you are there for her. Keeping you in my prayers.

Beth said...

I agree with all of those who suggest you keep speaking with your Mom. I pray for you to be filled with peace and courage as you go through this time.

Anonymous said...

I read this post last night and came back this morning. Am hoping you are well--and am thinking of you and praying for you and your mother.

Mama Pea said...

Of course she knows you are with her. We should all envy her beauty and peacefulness . . . she has obtained ultimate comfort. Sending hugs, prayers and support for you.

HR said...

such beauty and grace. both of you. your mom giving you the gift of letting you take care of her. you giving the gift of care. her giving you the gift of rest. you resting while she is cared for. the love flowing between the two of you while she sleeps. all of the beautiful love.

Gail, in northern California said...

Read this post for the first time this morning.

Yours is a beautiful friendship, a lasting restful friendship and I think she finally understands what you've given her....a peacefulness beyond measure.

Anonymous said...

Dear Rosemary,
Your mom knows you are there. You couldn't be a more wonderful daughter, I'm sure of that. I know that many mothers and daughters wish they could have a relationship like yours. You are a great example and are both to be admired. Peace and blessings to you both. you are both in my prayers. xx Noel

Bonnie said...

Rosemary, Just getting a chance to check in. I am thinking of you both. I believe with all my heart your mother knows you are there. Sending you good thoughts. Bonnie

wendyytb said...

Wishing you both peaceful slumber. Your mom is so lucky to have you.

Anonymous said...

Rosemary, my mother does the same thing. She is up and alert for two, maybe three, days. Then she basically conks out for as many or more days. She rises again like a phoenix, and is good for a few days and it starts all over again. It has been like this for two years. Mother is now 99 and will be 100 in July
Just talk to her when she is asleep. I do think Mother hears me.
Xoxox,
Janie