Monday, February 25, 2013


I don't know how to start this.  I've been thinking about it for days and I really could not come up with a good way to begin. I thought that maybe I would not talk about it here, but really, how could I not?  If you're friends with me on Facebook, then you already know that my mom passed away last week.  It was a shock, and yet it wasn't.  It's heartbreaking and yet it has brought some peace to my family.  Her health had been failing over the last few years and she had been in and out of the hospital for months.  It's been really hard on her in all the ways you can imagine.  Physically, mentally, and emotionally.  She missed her life as she knew it terribly, and as much as we all tried to help and support her, it did not bring her the comfort she needed and craved. Last Monday she left all the pain and struggle behind.  I know that she's at peace now, I know that she has that wonderful sparkle back in her eye and her smile.  I also know that I miss her.  I don't think you can ever be prepared for the day that you lose your mom.

In preparing for her memorial service I came across this picture from Christmas 2008 and wanted to share it. It reminds me of how beautiful she is and of the many happy times we shared.

Cora Claire Hancock
March 11,1943- February 18, 2013
Wife, mom, grammy, friend

If your mom is still with you, call her today and tell her you love her.  You'll be glad you did.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. Remember all the great memories you have. I share a birthday with your Mom and I'm sure I will be thinking of you on my Birthday this year.

    1. Thank you Suzanne. My youngest son shares her birthday too. How wonderful it has been for him to be Birthday Buddies with his Grammy :-)

  2. I can't imagine the heartbreak Dianne. But hopefully you can find some peace in knowing your mom is in a better place, smiling that lovely smile! And still looking over you and the boys :) (((((hugs))))

  3. Beautiful picture of your mom! Sorry for your loss! It's hard at times but knowing they aren't suffering anymore helps, trust me :) Hugs!!