I am in Florida and she is in Ohio, so I will be heading to Ohio. She was a Preacher’s wife, a wonderful woman. My parents helped so many with food, gasoline, clothing, meals - whatever they needed. My Mom was 97 and lived a good long life. She will be so happy to be reunited with my Dad. I will miss her so, and I am so sad I didn’t get to see her again before she left.

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Momstogo, that poem is so beautiful! Thank you too everyone for your kind thoughts. My best friend is going with me, she’ll be my brain for the next few days.
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I'm very sorry to hear of your loss, and that your mother passed away before you could say goodbye to her.

Will someone be going with you to Ohio? Might be nice to have someone there to hold your hand and remember the tickets. Travel safely.
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Here is a poem by Henry Scott-Holland that has helped me when I lost people in my life. I plan to have it read at my funeral. May it bring you some consolation.

Death is nothing at all.
It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened.

Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you,
and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?

Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just round the corner.

All is well.
Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

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So sorry Becky T. 97 was a great age and she had such a wonderful life caring for others. She will be greatly missed by many. Don't worry about not seeing her to say goodbye. She knew you loved her and may have wanted it that way. She will always be with you in spirit and may find little ways to let you know she is around.
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Sorry for your loss, rejoicing for your mom that she has gone home to Heaven, it sounds from your post that she was a good and faithful servant. May God Bless You with grieving mercies🙏
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So sorry for your loss. I am sure she had faith that she will be going to heaven and she will be in a better place. She lived a good long life.
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Prayers for you and your family Becky
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Becky I'm so sorry for your loss. I too have lost both my Mom and my Dad, and it is a sad time in our lives. Before long, I hope you will remember all the wonderful times, and this will carry you through life, as it has done for me. I too came from wonderful parents and family, and our belief that we end up in Heaven with those who've gone before us makes me happy that my folks are together, reunited and living the dream in healthy bodies, and no worries at all!! I do get little "tingles" every now and then, and feel them close, so I know that they are never far away.

Again, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom! You take care!
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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss BeckyT. Your mother sounds like quite an amazing woman. I know this must be so difficult. Safe travels as you go to be with your family.
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Momstogo, is there a way to save this poem on this site?
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