Monday, December 12, 2011

My Mom

My beautiful mother, Joan Audrey Blatt, went to be with the Lord today. I was honored to be holding her in my arms in my home as she left this world, surrounded by my husband and daughter. This past 2 weeks has been full of joy and heartache, but I have been so filled with the 'peace that passes understanding'.  The presence of the Lord has been SO strong in all that has taken place, seeing many little miracles take place that only He could have arranged. I look so much like my mom that I only have to look in the mirror to see her face looking back at me. Thank you to every one of you who have taken the time to write or comment with your kind expressions of sympathy. It means a great deal to me.

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13 comments:

Wendy Mould said...

I am sorry to hear that your mom has died but I am so happy to know that you were able to be there with her. It is so hard to see them go but wonderful to be able to be there for them. I totally understand your feelings of joy and heartache through it all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

tess stieben said...

Prayers for you and your family as you adjust, your Mom was blessed by your care. Big Hugs, love and prayer!

Donna MacDonald said...

Hi Sharon, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Bless you and your family Sharon. Your mom is beautiful and you will carry on her legacy. My deepest sympathies.

Sharon Lynn Williams said...

Thank you all for your kind words of comfort. I now get it when I hear of women grieving the loss of their moms. Women are truly beautiful people, and I thank you for taking the time to offer your condolences. It is wonderful to know that I am loved by many in this world, even by those I have never met in person.

Lindsey said...

I'm so glad you got that precious time with her. No words - just sending you a hug and my prayers for your family.

Murray Elliot Breen, aka Surfthearts said...

My condolences on her quick departure. God Is Good, Moms Are Wonderful! ...May this Christmas be a time of reflecting the good times with her for you. Blessings Murray

Julie Ford Oliver said...

You were given a beautiful gift , having the privilege of caring for your mother during her last weeks. I admire and respect you for doing it. My sincere sympathy to you and your family

Anonymous said...

Sharon my thoughts are with you. Your Mom was in your life for a long time, you got to know one another as people and as friends. Such a gift! Sending you love and sympathy.
Holly

Karen Oliver said...

Our Moms are always with us, in the mirror, their words echoing from our lips, laughter, movements and most importantly in our heart felt memories and celebrations. Thinking of you and your family Sharon.

Leslie Bishop said...

Very sorry to learn that your mother died. God bless you and envelop you with His love and peace. May you continue to recognize her presence throughout your
Ife.

Robin J Mitchell said...

I am so sorry for your loss
Regards
Robin J Mitchell

Sharon Lynn Williams said...

Thank you all for your kind wishes and sympathy. I have not begun painting again yet as I am executor of Mom's estate and there is SO much to do, not to mention her apartment contents.