Sunday, March 29, 2009

Messages of Love

Today being the 2nd anniversary of Mom's passing, we decided to send her messages in Heaven. We did this at the Station Beach at the Boardwalk where Mom used to love to walk.

Mother Huron

My niece Maia...she was sending messages to Grandma Nancy and MooMoo (her beloved kitty she lost a few years ago)

Wayne sending his message.

Maia sending her messages.

There they go!

My gently started to rise out over the lake and northwards; then all of a sudden went straight up really quickly and disappeared up into the clouds. It must have hit an up-current; but I like to think mom reached down from Heaven and grabbed it!

In Loving Memory of Mom ~ June 8, 1941 - March 29, 2007

In Loving Memory of my mom, Nancy Anne Storms
June 8, 1941 – March 29, 2007

"Hi mom it's me again"
Just came to say hello,
I miss you mom so very much,
more then you'll ever know.

I see your face almost every night,
in every twinkling star.
I feel that you're still with me,
whether it be near or far.

I know you didn't want to die,
but a part of me died too.
I'll never be the same again,
because I don't have you.

Remember when I called you, mom,
it was almost every day.
But you just kept on talking,
you never pushed me away.

I wish that I could turn back time,
if only for one day.
So I could hold you in my arms,
and kiss your tears away.

I will always remember you mom,
even though we're far apart,
and the love I have for you,
will remain within my heart.

Me and Mom

You never said "I'm leaving"
You never said goodbye
You were gone before I knew it,
And only God knew why

A million times I needed you,
A million times I cried
If Love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died

In Life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place,
That no one could ever fill

It broke my heart to lose you,
But you didn't go alone
For part of me went with you,
The day God took you home.

My beautiful mom...I miss you so much!!!


If Roses grow in Heaven,
Lord please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mother's arm
and tell her they are from me.

Tell her I love her and miss her
and when she turns to smile,
place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her a while.

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it everyday,
But there's an ache within my heart
that will never go away.

Don't think of her as gone away
Her journey's just begun,
Life has so many facets
This earth is only one.

Just think of her as resting
From sorrows and tears
In a place of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days or years.

Think how she must be wishing
That we could know, today
Now nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away.

And think of her as living
In the hearts of those she touched
For nothing loved is ever lost
And she loved so much.

Rest in peace mom...I love you and miss you so much!
Love Shari

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Research Study: caring for a family member with advanced ovarian cancer

I'm participating in another study. This one is being conducted by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in conjuncton with Ovarian Cancer Canada. They are gathering information from family members who have cared for women with late stage ovarian cancer who have passed away. They are gathering information on the cancer patient's experience, the family's experience, opinions on the health care system, etc. Boy are they going to get an earful from me. I already have 2 pages of notes regarding delays, screw ups, etc. from when mom was undergoing treatment.

Information will be gathered during a one hour confidential telephone interview, but the researcher told me today with the response and feedback she's getting it will likely be more like 2 hours!

For more information, please visit the National Ovarian Cancer Association.