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Sunday, December 07, 2014

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It's not easy to go through but death is a part of life. I didn't know your Mom but she seemed like a wonderful lady and she will always be with you. Take care of yourself and your Dad. Linda will be there to support you.

I don't know what to say, except that I'm sorry. May she pass peacefully when you and the rest of the family is ready.

May your Mom get her wishes and not have to suffer too long. Sure glad that you have Linda and a supportive family as you go thru this.

My condolences and prayers are with you. I am new to this site; my husband and I are preparing to go full time sometime in 2015. I will most likely be facing the same situation you are in, as my mother is 87 and in a nursing home for several years now. I am her primary caretaker. I meet with the nurses and doctors and pay all of her bills. My mother's care is one of the major concerns we have with going full time. Even if I do manage to get all of the logistics taken care of, I worry that I, too, will be called home for her final days. So I am following your story closely, and empathizing with you and your family. God Bless You.

prayers for peace for your mom, and you and your family.

I pray for comfort and strength for you and your family. Tears are also on my keyboard as I personally know your pain.

Tears here, too, and healing thoughts going out to you and your family. May she pass peacefully.

Prayers for peace and strength for you and your family. Losing a parent is one of the hardest things to experience in life. You will be dealing with the loss for the rest of your life and miss her terribly. It is AMAZING how many wonderful memories you will experience though after the pain ceases some. Lost my Dad in Jan (5 years after losing my mom) and he loved the casino. David and I went full time RV in May after he passed away. While traveling back from our summer in Alaska we stopped for the night at a really nice casino RV park in Joplin MO. We had supper there (my first time back in a casino after he passed) and reminisced our memories of him. Lots of laughs and watery eyes. So sorry you have to experience this grief though you see already that wonderful things can come from it (like your closer relationship with your sister). God Bless.

Cancer is a strange and mysterious demon. It is wonderful that you and your family have been there to support your mother and have provided such wonderful peace to her. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Mark & I were fortunate enough to have seen your Mom & Dad in Sevierville supporting you & Linda at a rally. Your pain is all too familiar to us both and we know how challenging it is to cope with this situation. We send our fondest wishes and hope that the transitional phase to crossing that bridge is smooth and peaceful.

I'm so heartbroken for you, Howard. Your mom is a special lady and I'll always treasure her friendship. I am so lucky to have a reminder of her every time something gorgeous blooms in our yard.

My heart goes out to you. I will keep you & your family in my prayers during this difficult & emotional time.

"It's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all" We've all heard this and it's usually empty words til it hits so close to home. Where would your life be without a wonderful couple to adopt you? What a special Mom. May your heart be filled with peace and the many memories.

My thoughts and prayers have been with you since you first shated the situation with your parents. I have seen Aunts Uncles go through this and my cousins as well. I've been so blessed to have parents who are quite healthy inspire of being in their mid-80s. Of course I dread the thought of having to deal with their passing. You are right, death is a part of life and accept it we must. I'm glad you mentioned being in the house and remembering your mothers attributes, I'm sure you have very fond memories of her and your dad. I hope these console you during this present time. May God be with you and your family during this time.

Your Mom was such a pleasure to be around. She is a wonderful lady. I wish her and your family peace through this phase in your lives. God Bless!

Your words are poignant, beautiful, heartfelt - thanks for sharing. We are the fortunate recipients of your mom's indelible touch, quirky and otherwise! No doubt you've made her proud! Staying in prayer for a peaceful transition for you all.

Howard, I have tears streaming now too. Death is never easy to go through, no matter what age. I certainly feel your pain.
I pray for you all and that she has peace in the end.
Love and Hugs to you and Linda~
Arlene

We continue to pray for you and your family.

I believe you are right about timing. When the "energy" of holding on to see everyone one last time is used up, the peacefulness of passing is a quiet relief. It was sad at first to stay at my mom's place during and after her passing - but it very quickly became a source of joy to be surrounded by all that made her so happy in life. I hope you find this to be the case as well .

Howard, Linda & family
She will be gone but not forgotten. She will live in your hearts and minds forever. Cherish the memories of happy times, cry because you miss them,cry because you cherish them. Laugh because you loved them, laugh because they make you feel closer to her. Ride the roller coaster bravely but let the tears fall because the ride was glorious. We send our sympathy and prayers that you will ride the roller coaster of emotion well. With heartfelt sorrow. Rick & Kathy Rousseau It's about time.

I met your Mom (and Dad) a couple of times. As I sit here I am visualizing her. It is a way of keeping her alive in our memories.

Dear Howard,
My heart is breaking for you. My Mom is 81 and is good health but every time I hug her goodbye it occurs to me that it could be the last time and I hold in the tears until I have driven away. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Best Wishes,
Rose & Monte

Howard and Linda, We are so sorry of the turn of events. As difficult as it is and will be, rest assured your mother will be at peace. Love and blessings go out to you during this difficult time.

One of the hardest things we have to do in this life...............is let go..........but you are flooded with memories of years in the past. They will accompany you and family until it is your time....to pass. Hugs and many prayers surround you and yours during this difficult time. You will feel her in the cool breeze....and see her in the Spring meadows....peace...the battle is over.

This is so hard....it brings back bittersweet memories of my Grandfather's passing. He too waited until he had said all his goodbyes...he was at peace and ready to go. Sounds like your Mom has reached that space as well. My prayers are with you....God bless....

The support of family and friends will help everyone through this tough time.

I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. Losing a parent is always hard, regardless of their age. My husband and I just lost his 91 year old mother 4 weeks ago and we still feeling a huge emptiness each day. We send prayers and hugs of support and peace to you and your family. Thank you for sharing this painful time with us so we, your readers, can help to support you in some small way.

Kristi and Peter Sabin

I can so feel your sadness and sense of loss. Try to be strong for those who might not be. Know that she is going to a such better place where she will not be in pain. Love to you both.

Our hearts go out to you as you go through this inevitable but painful part of life. Brock lost his mom years ago, he talks about her, and his memories of and with her, often, always with love and a twinge of pain. We know this day will come with his dad and step-mom, who we love dearly, this is a main reason we are glad we stared our full-time life as we are now able to spend a few months with tem, as neighbors on their property, every summer. This past year we spent more than planned as his step-mother fell and broke her pelvis. Our parents are such a huge part of who we are that evendors after they pass they will always remain within us.

Howard--Here are a few scriptures that bring me comfort when dealing with the death of a loved one.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life."

John 14:1-4 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.”

1 Corinthians 15:54-57 "When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

Blessing to your family as you cope with the time.

What an example of how adoption works. So many times, people look at the adoption process and think it's such a hassle...not worth it...but your story shows how it does work...and how very worth the process is. How lucky you and your Mom both are...to have each other...love each other at the neediest times of your lives...I know it hurts to tell a parent goodbye...to let them go...but how blessed we are when we let go...and know that we will always miss them...because they loved us so...

Heartfelt feelings to you and Linda. Yesterday we lost a good friend who had turned 100 last July. It is so hard - at any age. All four of our parents are gone.

Bravo to both of your parents for raising such a fine man - you truly are one of a kind, and that quality comes through in your writing.

I had a baby boy in 1963, too; somehow that makes me all the more sad for you.

Virtual hugs,

Judie

As I continue to keep up with you all, I have shared your website with many--due to the fact, that I believe you all are truly living the dream! I pray that during this difficult time, that you will find peace knowing that so many are lifting you and your family up in prayers. Big HUG from this western KY girl to you and Linda!

Howard and Linda, you have made us all Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It seems like a short time ago I went through this with my mom. She was able to say her goodbyes too, and I cherish that time together.

Just remember she will have peace and be done with the pain, but most importantly be with her maker and friends and family in Heaven. We are in Dallas assessing how much care Nancy's parents need.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Linda, your Dad.

Dear Howard and Linda,

I continue to pray and send my best to you and your families. This part of life is difficult and unstoppable.

I lost a family member suddenly and unexpectedly a few days ago and like you, I've found my social media friends to be of great support. I also enjoy reading comments posted to you as they are very relevant for me, too.

Thank you for sharing your life . . .

I am so deeply sorry Howard and Linda, keeping your entire family in my prayers during this difficult time.

Big hugs,

Tina

We have wonderful memories of your Mom and Dad enjoying themselves at two of your Rallies. They certainly are a special couple who have raised a special son.

We are so sorry that all of you are hurting right now. We hope you find strength and peace! Then in time can hang on to all the special memories.

Hugs and Love, Nancy and Bill

Its sad Howard... Having lost both parents and now my wife, I am on the downward side of all of these things... You can't be all things to everyone else, just do what you can and move on.. Just know that the RV Dreams family, including myself have you in our prayers and love.... Rod

You have never left my thoughts. I have prayed, and will continue to pray daily, that God wraps his arms around you and your family and provide comfort during this time and the difficult times ahead.
God Bless, Howard.

Howard and Linda,
We're so very sorry to learn of your heartbreaking news and wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

We haven't posted anything before now, but have been following your website for almost a year now, in our search for rving knowledge. We have learned so much from the information you and Linda so generously share. Thank you! We hope to meet you both someday.

As difficult as all of this is for you, stay strong for your mom and dad. May your mom rest in peace.
Sincerely,
Doris and Bob Whitegiver

Howard I know what your going through. I lost my mom this past March. Keep the faith god will be with your mom and with you.We're all Gods Angels

Our Prayers are with you, your Family and Linda in this trying time. Your mom sounds as if she is at peace with her life and the coming end, so rejoice in her strength of character and when feeling down remember the good and fun times.

If you need anything, I know you probably have all, but if you need anything even a place for someone to park an RV we are right outside Louisville and they can park and hook-up for free.

Know that you, Linda, and your whole family are in our thought and prayers at this most difficult time.

Such a mirror image of what I have just gone through. I feel for you all. Pray that your mom goes peacefully and does not suffer too long. My thoughts and prayers to your mom, dad, yourself, Linda and all of your family. Hugs.

Thanks Howard for thinking of us, and keeping us updated in this difficult time. We appreciate your effort and send you both hugs and love.
Savour this special time, these last moments with your mom....you will have the memories forever.

Please know that along with so many others....our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Howard -an amazing woman raised an amazing son...

Howard & Linda,
We're praying for comfort for your mom, dad, and rest of the family. Cancer is surreal as you know. We hope mom is as comfortable as possible. We love your efforts and the blog. May God bless you all and comfort you at this time. We hope to see you on the road someday. Hugs in deepest sympathy, Kevin & Kim

Prayers for a peaceful passing for your
mother's soul and for strength for you both.

I will reiterate what others have stated. Thank you for sharing your life and knowledge with those of us trying to find our way into the full timing life. You are loved and valued.

I hope your will be able to find some peace and be able to take some time for yourself. Having been through this same scenario with both of my parents,I know it is important that you take care of yourself during this difficult time.

Be well.

Page Harris

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