Thursday, January 29, 2009

once again

We regret to inform everyone of yet another moment of sorrow.
Mom, Dorothy, Dot, Dugal, passed away this past Sunday the 25th.
(per David's e-mail I post the following)
I was expecting this latest update to be filled with good news. After my last visit on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mom was in high spirits and we talked (one way), laughed, and watched TV. Then on Friday, Diane heard from the rehab nurses that Mom was able to start eating on her own and was able to repeat short phrases like, "I love you." We were delighted! Visitors all this week were saying she looked great and had a great outlook.

Unfortunately, cruel fate had a different plan. This morning, Sunday, January 25th, Mom passed peacefully in her sleep. The nurses said she passed sometime between 3am and 6am, when they couldn't find a pulse. I'm still trying to collect my thoughts and emotions, but am grateful at least that she didn't suffer and was able to move onto Heaven in the most serene way possible.

I have only known my mother in law, for 3 years. These were a wonderful 3 years. She was a woman I just began to call mom. I personally had lost my own mother many years ago, back then, I thought i would never have another mom, Well Dot proved this wrong. She accepted me into David's life, and welcomed me into her family and treated me as if I we're her own.
One of the things I will miss the most was how she could make you laugh at a moments notice. She could begin to tell a story, and in the middle of a story, she would begin to laugh, her laughter was so contagious that soon anyone in the room listening was laughing with her, although none of us knew what we we're laughing at, as she hadn't even finished the story yet.
She was a woman that looked after her children, each and every day of her life.
She was a wonderful person, to each and all that she met. She, I believe, lived by the golden rule, "treat all people, the way you want to be treated"
She will be truly missed.

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