July 27, 2009

Remembering Dottie


The planet lost a wonderful person this weekend.

Dottie was someone who cared more about the happiness of others than her own, and whose broad smile and feisty spirit (hoo boy was she a tough cookie! Loved that about her.) lit up a room.

On a personal level, Dot gave me one of the best gifts of all: Her son.

We'll miss you, sweet Dottie. I'll take good care of your boy. Rest in peace.

Click here to learn more about Alzheimer's disease, and here to learn more about a wonderful organization called Valley Hospice. Hospice workers are definitely angels among us. Be well, everyone...I'll be back soon.

25 comments:

Lisa Michelle said...

It always seems like the best people leave us too quickly. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom-in-law, as she sounds like she was an amazing person. Now she's your angel, watching over you and your family. *hugs and much sympathy*

j.cro said...

Big hugs to you and M.
xoxoxoxoxoxo

Joyce said...

Laura, I'm deeply sorry on your loss. I love the photo of Dottie. Her laughter and love for life shines through. My heart and thoughts are with you and your family through this difficult time. Sending you many cyber hugs. xoxo...

rh said...

Sorry to hear that. Regards to your hubby.

Tina said...

We always remember the ones who leave a legacy. It's sounds like this lovely lady did.
So sorry for your loss.
T

Purple Flowers said...

I am very sorry for the loss of Dottie. She looked like a special happy lady in that photo, and you're right, the world has lost a good one.
Respectfully,
Kathy

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Oh Laura, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. She looks like such a lovely happy lady in that photo, I hope that's how she's remembered. Thinking of you and especially your husband ((((hugs))) xx

Laurie said...

She's on to new adventures. Hugs.

heidi said...

Awww.... so sorry to read about Dottie! I'm gonna run across the street & hug Mina. xxooh

Jersey Girl in DC said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of your family's loss. Sending a big hug your way and thinking of you.

Blondie's Journal said...

Laura,

I am so sorry for your loss. Your post was short but it was a wonderful tribute to Dottie and made me want to cry. From her picture I could just tell she was a lovable lady. My heart goes out to you and Dottie's family and friends.

xoxo
Jane

Kathy said...

So sorry for your loss...what a lovely tribute. The photo says it all...you can just see it in her eyes and in her smile.

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh she does look like a ray of sunshine. So sorry for your loss.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Such a sweet tribute Laura! I'm sorry for your loss!

Caren said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She sure looks like a wonderful person from that picture. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Jen R. said...

Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. Jen

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
♥, Susan

Aimee "Roo" said...

Sorry for your loss. She looks like she was a spunky lady. Our thoughts are with you, and especially your husband.

Linda Lou said...

So sorry for your loss, you are lucky if you had a great mother in law - keep her in your memories, and take care of her son!

Rue said...

I'm so sorry Laura. I know what it's like to lose someone you love to Alzheimers. May she rest in peace.

hugs for you and your husband....

rue

Renovation Therapy said...

Oh I am so sorry. Take care of that man or yours - something like this makes the inner 8 year old in them just cave in.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

My deepest condolences to you and your Mister, Laura. I know how hard it must have been at the end. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

thelaundryisneverfinished said...

I'm so sorry, Laura! She looked like a spectacular lady. xo, jen

Maureen said...

What a beautiful woman. I am sorry. You and Mr. Shorehouse will be in my prayers.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Laura, I emailed you about this, but I want to tell you how sorry I am about Dottie. My heart aches for you and Mr. Shorehouse. Sending you much love...

XO,

Sheila