I am very sad to share with you that my mother has passed away. She had been in the hospital for 5 weeks. We had hoped and prayed that she would recover and continue to enrich our lives with her effervescent personality, curiosity and unconditional love. I along with my two sisters, one brother, two children, two grandchildren, one nephew plus many cousins and step-brothers and all our spouses are devastated. I know people can’t live forever. I especially knew that. I experienced the extremely, unexpected death of my father when he was only 49 years old. But as many as you know, a mother’s love and caring never ends. Our relationship was never perfect, but I always knew she loved me. It was the ultimate safety net. It is very hard to fathom that she is gone.
So I am sharing this with you, not because I want to say anything particularly profound or meaningful, but to send out a message of gratefulness for being the daughter of a loving mother.
Dolores “Dolly” Guidry Doucette 1931- 2013