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14 February 2013

...And They Were Happy Ever After

Josephine Jarmulowicz
July 17, 1929 - February 14, 2013

"Hello Sue?  Your mom is in peace."  Martine quietly spoke into the phone.

I couldn't cry.  I felt relief.  A huge weight lifted off my heart.  Ma was now at peace.  Her long life now over; a worth while life that created so much beauty.  I breathed deeply.

Stephen and Martine were with Ma when she took her last breath.  No suffering, just complete peace; the exact outcome that I had hoped to achieve for my mom.

My mom, she got on Heaven's Bus on Valentine's Day, 12:20 AM.  Reunited with my dad, finally after 35 years, my mom is free from this life and back in my dad's arms.  I can only imagine the celebration; I hope it is as grand as I had promised her.

"Ma, your hair looks awesome.  Your favorite blue dress fits you perfectly.  Dad is going to be so happy to see you.  It is OK to get on the bus.  You are an amazing lady and were a wonderful mother.  What a great job you did with all of your children.  Thank you for all that you had done for me to help me become the person that I am today."  I suggested to her, words that I hoped would get her excited for what was to come.

Rest in peace, Ma.  It sure was an adventure these last few years!  See you again one day when it is my time.  In the meantime, enjoy your freedom.

Love you always,

Your Susie.


  1. What a beautiful Valentines Day.

    May God hold you tightly in His arms of love Sue.


  2. Sending you hugs and love. Thank you for sharing your journey with us all. You gave your mom the best gift when you put your heart and soul in to caring for her. I wish you peace and comfort as you celebrate the amazing woman your mom was.

  3. Sue,

    Sending you hugs and loving arms to hold you. You took great care of her.

  4. Oh, my heart goes out to you. In sorrow and in relief. Thank you for sharing so gently and honestly. What a gift to visualize her with your Dad on Valentine's Day. Hope you feel loved today.

  5. Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers. We are all at peace. No more worrying. No more pain. No more suffering. Today, my mom is home on the other side, swimming in the love we all have for her. My mom, she made a difference in a lot of lives, she always had a smile and a song in her heart.

  6. Sue, no matter that the last few years have been a roller coaster of emotions and events....the story of your mom's decline and your journey with her.... trying everything you could think of to keep her present and healthy, have been inspiring and incredible. Now that the journey has reached the end and your mom has left this life for whatever lies ahead, I know that you will find comfort in remembering and joy in knowing that her ordeal has ended. You are an amazing woman, a deeply loving and loved daughter, and one of the most caring people I have ever encountered. I am deeply grateful for your sharing of your struggle. So few of us will have that kind of loving attention and effort on the part of those around us. You and your mom were extremely lucky to have each other for so long. Although I know you will miss her forever, I hope your tears are few and your memories are happy, and your sorrow is tempered with gratitude that your mom will no longer suffer from illness, confusion, loss, or sadness. You did your very best for her and no one could ever ask for more.

    (Also thanks for sharing that lovely photo of your mom and dad on their wedding day.)

  7. cyber hugs going out to you, hon....

    i dont think i've ever seen someone do more for their ailing parent.. you should be proud.

  8. Thank you Mel and Slyde. It has been one big adventure that I am happy to have shared with you.

  9. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never easy. Just knowing your Mother is whole again and not confused is a blessing. I lost my Mom Christmas 2011. She has Alz. Being able to care, love and worry for a sick parent is the last gift they give you.
    Time to worry and take care of you.


    1. Dear Tracy... thank you. You are right, caring for a sick parent gave me more than words can describe. Mom's are the best!

  10. Susan, I'm so sorry for your loss. Even when you've had a long time to prepare for the death of a loved one, it's still hard. I've read your blog for several years now, and your care for your mother was a noble and beautiful thing. May you be comforted by the happy memories of your mom.


    1. Thank you Tamara... My mom went exactly how I had hoped, peacefully and in her sleep. She will always be alive in my heart.