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Sunday, July 5, 2015



Betty Ann Hardin
August 10, 1931 - July 3, 2015

In the last few months my mom was strong. She was determined and she was a little bit stubborn. After three months in rehab she was able to come home. Although she was in a wheelchair she never gave up. She did absolutely everything her doctors, nurses, and therapists asked of her. During this month she rebuilt some of her strength and was able to walk short distances with a walker. Last Tuesday she even walked outside to see her hydrangea bushes. She was determined that the stroke was not going to conquer her. My mom passed away very unexpectedly on Friday. We're not sure, but we think it may have been another stroke. The time I spent with my mom this last month wasn't always easy, but it was a special gift from God. Please keep our family in your prayers.

14 comments:

  1. Dear Cathy, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She looks such a lovely lady and has beautiful and kind eyes. You and your family will be very much in my thoughts at this time. Having a good and loving mother is a blessing.
    Sandra x

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  2. Oh, Cathy, my heart is broken for you and your Dad and family. No words can ever express this sadness but if you have to go I think this was the best way to die, not giving up and not lingering either. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

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  3. Oh, I"m so very sorry to read about the loss of your mom, Cathy... I am glad she didn't suffer and died with a strong mind knowing she had been blessed with a loving family. I can't imagine what you are going through--just dreading the day when my dear mother is gone. Sending prayers that you and your family gain strength and peace from the memories of happy times shared with your sweet mother...

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  4. Oh, Cathy, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose one's mother. You were there for her when she needed you and that must give you solace. May happy memories comfort you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  5. Cathy, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Your Mom sounds like an amazing woman. Sending you hugs from CO.

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  6. My prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

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  7. My dear, your time together these last few months was priceless. Prayers for you and your family and especially your dad.

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  8. what a beautiful image of this very special woman. the end.....it is not always easy but it is always worth it!! i pray in a way different to others, i will pray in my way. sending a warm, loving hug your way!!!

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  9. Cathy I am so sorry to hear this news. I've been a bit "behind" obviously on blog visits. I know it's hard to lose a parent (having lost my dad 17 years ago) so I understand some of what you are going through. - I know you will miss your mom but it's wonderful that you were able to spend time with her like you did the last few months. Prayers for comfort being sent your way. Hugs

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  10. Oh, Cathy. Praying for you and your family. Take gentle care of you dear self in these days. Big hug, Pam

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  11. I am so sorry to hear that. You and your family will be in my prayers. God Bless!

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  12. What a powerful and beautiful post, I love the words on the card and so am thinking of you today that you have that smile on your face every day. Keep up the strength as you are right we are always stronger than we ever realize.

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