May 25, 2008

Losing Hilda


May 20, 2007, my daughter married the man of her dreams. He is her gold, her diamond, her platinum, her star, just the best guy in the world.
With him, she gained the mother-in-law of her dreams, too. Very sadly, Hilda Katherine passed from here to Eternity, 7:30p.m. May 20, 2008.
She had been ill with diabetes for quite some time. She was wonderful about watching her diet and exercising. But she was struck with some sort of virus and after at least six weeks of heavy medication, her liver failed.
She spent about two weeks in the hospital before she slipped from this world to the next.
Saturday she was buried under bright skies, a gentle breeze and to a symphony of birds and crickets merrily chirping. Her two youngest granddaughters sobs spoke to her loving legacy.
Her family showed remarkable composure and dignity, with only an occasional quivering chin and moistened eyes. Her three sons and a very lonely husband of nearly fifty years straightened their shoulders and strode into this next passage of life without their matriarch.
Our hearts go out to all of them.

6 comments:

Jada's Gigi said...

prayers for Dot and her hubby and their loss...

mic said...

an evil nonis r engizer bunnish
soz 4 dot n all

D.T. said...

A year, to the date, huh? WOW. What a day filled with mixed emotions. God bless her and her family...

The Manic Street Preacher said...

won't mean a lot I guess but give em a hug from me babe.

"You live you die, the bit in between is called life. Enjoy"

I guess she did.

xx

Gardenia said...

Oh, Heidi, this made me cry - - prayers for the family. I read somewhere recently, its the matriarch that holds the family together. Makes me want to quit being so introspective and just do.

Further on up the road said...

Very sorry and sad to hear of your loss.

Love to you all in this time.