Monday, February 8, 2010

Sad News: My mom lost her battle

I have some sad news. My mom who was battling with pancreatic cancer passed away on Saturday. Her health declined very quickly early last week. Our family is devastated, especially her 8 grandchildren. She stayed at home and passed away in the comfort of her own house surrounded by family.

I was fortunate to see her very often and spend time with her daily. Both my sister and I were able to share some time with her that we will cherish every day.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support over the last couple of weeks. A special thanks to all of our family members that stayed with her and helped her through out her battle-you know who you are. We could not have done this with out you.

Rest in peace mom. We love you.

38 comments:

Azaria's Mom said...

Sasha, we were so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our deepest condolences to you and your whole family. I definitely know what you're going through, if you ever want to talk/cry/rant, give me a call. Please take special care in looking after your father, as I'm sure he really needs you now even more!

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

Oh my gosh, Sasha, I am so incredibly sorry. I felt a "sick to my stomach" pain when I clicked on your blog to see your update and read the title of your post. I cannot even believe what you and your family are going through right now.
I know there are no words that can make things any easier, but please know that so many people will be thinking of you guys and saying prayers for you all!!!!
~Laura

heather said...

My thoughts are with you at this time. The only nice thing that comes with cancer is it gives you plenty of time to say good bye and have no regrets but it is still such an awful thing. Lots of love and hugs from me!!!

kangfamily said...

Sasha, I am so sorry to hear this. You guys have been through so much and your strength always amazes me. I hope you find comfort and peace throughout this difficult time. Now Wysdom has a special guardian angel looking over him! I will continue to pray for your mom and your entire family.

ch said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for the loss after such a hard fought battle. I can't believe that her spirit is anywhere other than poured over those cherished grandbabies and the family she loved so much...and I can't think of a truer definition of heaven for a woman who so clearly adored her family. Thinking of you all during such a difficult time...

Carrie said...

Oh Sasha, I'm so sorry. {{{HUGS}}}

RK said...

Oh my, I'm so very sorry to hear this. Prayers for comfort for your hearts.

SunflowerMom said...

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss! My heart is with you.

Cathy said...

Oh Sasha, my heart hurts for you. I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Hold on to your precious memories of your dear mother. I will be thinking of you and praying for your family.

Tina said...

Oh God Sasha, I am so so sad to hear this news, I didn't realise that things had deteriorated so much, so fast. I am truely in shock my heart goes out to you. I pray that you and your family find strength and comfort in each other at this time of great loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you right now. Hugs and love

Beverly said...

Sweet Sasha, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mother. I will keep you, the grandkids and father in our prayers. sending you love, hugs and prayers!

Kristen's mom said...

It is hard to find the words. My father passed away this past October. It was very unexpected and very difficult for our family. I will be thinking about you and praying for your family. I am so glad that you were able to spend cherished time with her. Prayers and hugs.

Stephanie said...

My sincerest condolences to you and your family...

Adrienne said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Mel said...

I am so very sad for your loss. Our mums are very special people, and I can tell from your writing how much she means to you. I bet she was proud to have such a courageous daughter. Sending you my thoughts.

bowensma said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I will continue to send prayers to you and your family.

Laurie said...

Oh Sasha...
I'll be thinking of you and your family at this time.
((Hugs))

Erin said...

Sasha, so sorry about your mom. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and your family.

Kelly said...

Sasha, I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for your mom and your family. Your heart just grew bigger, for that's where she will forever stay!

Colleen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Baby Gabe said...

Thinking of you and your family.

ABandCsMom said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. My prayers will remain with your family during this very difficult time.

Brandie said...

Oh, Sasha, I am so sorry. You will continue to be in my prayers. (((hugs)))

Beth said...

Oh, Sasha! I have tears in my eyes! I'm so sorry for your loss. May your mother's memory be a blessing to you and may her spirit watch over your family with love.

If there is anything that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to let me know.

As always, I am praying for you all.

Lots of Love,
Beth

sheree said...

Sasha- I am so very sorry to hear this news. Please know I am thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time.

Stevenson Family said...

Oh Sasha,
I was very sad reading this post. You are such a strong woman. She is in a much better place now and doesn't have to suffer anymore. We are thinking of you and your family.

Josette said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, Sasha. Praying for your family.

Googsmom said...

{{{{{{{HUGE HUGS FOR SASHA}}}}}}}

Meghann said...

I'm so sorry! I lost my Dad and it's just hard. I hope and pray that you find peace at this time.

Meghann said...

I'm so sorry. Losing a parent is so hard. I hope and pray that you feel peace during this difficult time.

Michelle said...

Oh Sasha, I was so hoping NOT to read this news :( I know there are no words to take away the pain of losing your mom...my deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom and their grandmother.

Lisa said...

Oh, Sasha! I was so sorry to read this. My heart is with you and your family...

oksana said...

Sasha, Sending lots of love to you + your whole family. My thoughts + prayers are with you.
Oksana

Tara said...

I've been absent for awhile and an just seeing this. I am so sorry, Sasha. I'm praying for you this evening. I hope today was a celebration of her life in the midst of the sorrow. Wish I could hug you IRL, but cyber hugs will have to do.

ds.mama said...

Sasha, I am thinking of you and your family today, wishing you peace.

{{Hugs}}

one_plustwins said...

Sasha, I don't know how I missed this post. I know there is not much I can say to ease your pain but know this; I have walked in your shoes over 15 years ago. I know the pain and if you need to talk or vent please email me. {{{BIG HUGS}}}

Kim Rees said...

Sasha, I am so, so sorry to hear about your mom! May God bless you and give you a peace about this situation. It is never easy losing a parent. I know I lost my dad this past September. Always remember that she is in a much better place where there is no sickness or pain and may you find comfort in the knowledge that you will one day see her again. ((HUGS))

Arisa Alexanian said...

I am so sorry to hear your news, hold tight to your wonderful memories, they are to be cherished!