72 thoughts on “Goodnight Mum

  1. Karen

    Frances I am so sorry. I know how it feels to lose your mum. Also, it is exactly a week since my brother passed away. Life sucks

  2. Deb

    Frances, I am so terribly sorry for your family’s loss but am thankful for your Mum’s peaceful release. Now I pray for peace for all who’s lives your Mum touched and joy for the memories you share

  3. Michelle

    I have not yet suffered through this devastation; just thinking about it makes my heart seize up. I am so sad for you and all your family; I’m relieved that at least the end was peaceful.

  4. Stephanie

    It is so hard to lose your Mom! My thoughts are with you and you family. I’m also glad Teddy has you. He must be very confused.

  5. Jeannie

    So sorry Francis..its never easy whatever the circumstances …just happy for you to spend time with her. Hug from Mandys team.

  6. Dona

    You, your sister and your daughters were there for her. This is so important. What a great family she had. I am sorry for your loss, but know she appreciated and loved all of you.

  7. Chris Neef

    So very sad for you but as you said, she is at peace. All we can hope for! Bless you and your sister for being there with her.

  8. Shelley

    Sending my deepest condolences Frances. This is one of our hardest milestones in life. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  9. Cathy

    So, so sorry Frances, for you and your family. I’m glad you had these last few weeks to spend time with her, and that she died peacefully. Take time to treasure the happy memories, and be kind to yourself.
    Sending love, and thinking of you all.

  10. Suca Johnson

    My sincerest condolences. Your mother was blessed to have such devoted daughters and grandchildren. And may you have many warm and happy memories of her to cherish down the road.

  11. Gail Lawson

    Dear Frances, My heart goes out to you and your family. Your selflessness has been beautiful evidence of love and compassion.

  12. Nicki

    I’m so so sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your sister. My thoughts are with you all at this devastating time xx

  13. Diane phillips

    oh my! I’ve not walked this way yet, my heart goes out to you!
    Think of you every time i talk to my 3 ‘sheep’ you made & now will pray for you & family, as you plan the next steps.
    Be kind to yourselves & know that many are thinking of you.
    Hugs fm Hereford

    Di Phillips

  14. Betsy Hadley

    May the road rise up to meet you
    May the wind be always at your back
    May the sun shine warm upon your face
    And rains fall soft upon the fields
    And until we meet again
    May God hold you in the hollow of his hand

    Pease and love to you and your family

  15. NancyMac

    Oh, my heart hurts for all of you. It is so hard to deal with the loss of someone you love so much even if it might be an end to their suffering. We had this happen to us with my husband’s father, who was a dear soul but so sick and living in and out of hospital ICUs for about 5yrs. We had one ICU nurse say that he had 9 lives and with less than 1/4 of his heart working, it was an absolute miracle he could speak let alone stay with us as long as he had. We kept expecting the phone to ring after he passed and it took months to realize we wouldn’t be called out in the middle of the night any longer. I cried so hard the day I realized I didn’t have to have the cell phone on the night table any longer…

    The only consolation is that the person you love finally has peace. Think of you all and sending big huge hugs and strength. And wishing you all the sweet joyous memories that help to heal.

  16. Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth

    So sorry for your loss, but as you say, she’s at peace now. Sending love and strength to you and your family.

  17. Irene T

    My deepest condolences on your loss. Yesterday was the first anniversary of my father’s passing, so it was a sad day for us. Never easy, especially losing a parent. Thinking of you and your family.

  18. Elizabeth O'Connor

    Dear Frances, my deepest sympathies to you and your sister, your husband and daughters and all your family, and all your mother’s extended family and friends.
    I am so sorry to hear this.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time,
    warm wishes,

  19. Lucy MacArthur

    So sorry for you and your sister Frances. As you say, she is at peace now and to have died like that is a blessing. However much of a relief for you on her behalf, you will have some difficult time ahead. Look after yourself.

  20. Calm, Forward, Straight

    “OH, a wonderful horse is the Fly-Away Horse–
    Perhaps you have seen her before;
    Perhaps, while you slept, her shadow has swept
    Through the moonlight that floats on the floor.
    For it’s only at night, when the stars twinkle bright,
    That the Fly-Away Horse, with a neigh
    And a pull at her rein and a toss of her mane,
    Is up on her heels and away!
    The moon in the sky,
    As she gallopeth by,
    Cries: “Oh! What a marvelous sight!”
    And the Stars in dismay
    Hide their faces away
    In the lap of old Grandmother Night.”

  21. Hilary

    So very sorry to hear your news. I have been following your journey via my daughter Sophia. It’s been a battle long fought and time to rest now. Xx

  22. Judith Garbutt

    Good to hear that the end was peaceful for your mum but never easy. As others have said, she was fortunate to have you near her over these last weeks and I’m sure you’ll have so many happy memories . Yours seems to have been an interesting family. I guess the next few days/weeks will not be easy so make sure you look after yourself. xx

  23. Karen Branyan

    I’m so sorry to hear this, but glad it was peaceful. You mom was lucky to have such a wonderful daughter and grandchildren. My thoughts are with you all.

  24. Leslie

    Sincerest condolences to you, your sister & your families. Blessings to you & your sister for being there for your mum. Not an easy situation for either of you. Take care of yourself & hug sweet Teddy too.

  25. Robyn

    Dear Frances, my heart aches for you, your sister, Daisy and Floss, OH and all who knew and loved your mum. So thankful that you were able to spend time with your mum and that you made the wonderful decision to rescue her from hospital and take her somewhere more pleasant for her final days. You have been a beautiful, loving and caring daughter and your mum knew that. May God’s grace help you to bear your loss and strengthen you for the days and months ahead.
    ” The lord bless you and keep you; the lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.The lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
    Fondest love from Robyn xxx

  26. Sherry Walter

    So very sad. I guess there comes a time when you stop praying for a recovery and instead wish for a peaceful death. I’m glad that final prayer was answered for your mum.

  27. Maggie

    I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is horrible no matter what your age is and nothing can take away the pain. May her memory be a blessing. Hugs from Florida.

  28. diane in northern wis

    Dear Frances and family,
    My deepest condolences to you on the loss of your dear Mum. I will keep her and all of you in my prayers. May God grant you His peace during these difficult days. God bless you.

  29. Claire

    Dear Frances, Bear and I send our love and our deepest sympathy to you at this hardest of times. Thank you so much for sharing it all with us. We pray the love of Jesus over you and your family. A bunch of hugs, Claire ♥️

  30. Deb

    Oh Frances, so sorry for you loss. Grateful it was a peaceful end. Know that your mom and Teddy were blessed to have you by their sides. Always thinking of you. Take care of yourself.

  31. Amy

    Heartfelt condolences to you and your sister. And dear Teddy too. I’ve been holding you all in my heart as you travel this difficult road. Wishing you peace and good memories. Take good care.

  32. Frances

    Sympathy on your loss of your dearest Mother to all your family. Thankyou for sharing your visits to her beautiful house and garden, the majestic oak tree and little dog.

  33. Sue Horn

    I’m so sorry Frances, no matter how old we are it’s a huge loss when our parents die.
    I was shocked how I felt incapable of being the adult instead of the child.
    Get home to your beloved Shetland and let your animals heal you.
    What a tough year, BeAnne and your Mum xxx

  34. Judi Neil

    Frances we share your grief. I always remember your Mum through the images you shared of her beautiful art work. Condolences to OH and to Floss and Daisy, take care of one another.

  35. Vicki

    I’m so sorry to read this, Frances. Your mum sounds like she was quite a woman. She had a deep appreciation of beauty, and was always inspired by the loveliness of nature and art. She was able to bring even more beauty to world and share it with her loved ones in her work and hobbies. My sincere condolences on her loss.

    1. Katie

      My thoughts are with you during this hard time. I am so glad you have been able to be there during these last days. My sincere condolences to you all, including dear Teddy.


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