Thursday, October 26, 2017

Frances

On a very sad note, my 98 year old mother-in-law, Frances, who has been living in Memory Care for a year, and under Hospice the last few months, last Thursday had an unwitnessed fall.  She apparently hit her head and left knee, but was otherwise visibly unhurt.  However, she became short of breath later that day and then unresponsive overnight.  Hospice staff put her to bed on oxygen and morphine and monitored her.  She passed away on Sunday morning, 10/22/17, having never regained consciousness.  

Frances (98) and granddaughter Erica , May 2017
A tough old Swede, Frances had bounced back so many times, it was a shock to everyone.  She had expressed many times over the past few years, though,  that she was "ready to go" and wondered "why the Lord didn't take her".  She is rejoined now with those she loved and missed who preceded her, including her husband Marion,  all her siblings, her parents, and many friends.  We will celebrate her long life with family and friends at a service in a couple of weeks.  Rest in Peace, Fran, you  were loved and will be missed.

10 comments:

SoCalGal said...

God Bless Frances! along with you and your family.

Preeti said...

What a beautiful smile. Warm wishes for you and the entire family.

Mary said...


I know you will miss her. My deepest sympathy.

Janet O. said...

You can't help but be happy for them when they have expressed that they are ready to go. And you know the reunion was sweet, but it doesn't change the fact that you miss them!
Prayers for your family to feel peace, and rejoice in the love you shared with her, and will again someday!

Louise said...

My deepest condolences on the loss of your MIL Frances. She sounds like she was a great lady!

Sherrill said...

It sounds like she had a wonderful life and loving family..didn't need anything else. So sorry for your loss.

Kate said...

So sorry for your loss.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

A very sad note, indeed - I am so sorry for your loss. She may be gone in body - but not in spirit - and she will live on in your memories of her - HUGS!! - ;))

Barb said...

So sorry for your loss

Browndirtcottage said...

Oh how sad but then again happy for her since she seemed ready to go. It's just harder on us to let them go though. I love this photo, she looks so happy. Condolences to you and yours.