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Titia Geertman
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0 posted 07-27-2011 08:56 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman


Mommy Muys will be 100 years old on August 24.
That is if she's still with us by that time.

She's not doing very well, she lost her spirit to live and doesn't like it anymore to get this old.
She's confined to her bed, she can't walk by herself anymore, so she's dependent of other people and she doesn't like that a bit.

Her appetite has gone to almost zero, she only eats some puddings, drinks coffee and some apple juice and she's getting some high energy drink to at least get some calories inside. She's watching her tv and sleeps a lot.

She has her bad days and her good days and I visit her as much as possible or talk to her on the phone.

I hope she just won't wake up anymore one day. It would be nice if she would be still there on August 24, but if not, that's ok with us too. She says: I'm not getting approvel yet from above to throw in the towel, but I wish they would make up their mind, because getting this old isn't funny anymore.

One good thing happened though:
My sister's daughter, who took on the last name of our dad, got a baby boy and named him after my dad, so we have another Synco Schram de Jong in the family. They will come to visit my mom as soon as she is able to travel with her baby.

I know it's still one month to go, but if you would want to sent my mom a birthday card now, I just know she would be thrilled, she likes getting cards, whe stick them to the wall next to her bed.
Her address is:

G. Schram de Jong-Meijst
Het Rondeel 21
4524 GA Sluis
The Netherlands

If you want to keep her in your prayers, don't pray for her to live for many years to come, just pray that she won't have to suffer too much in the end, whenever that might be.



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Alison
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1 posted 07-28-2011 12:47 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

I am thinking of you and your Mother.

Alison
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2 posted 07-28-2011 01:25 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

What a beautiful and compassionate post of yours, dutchie. We have followed Mommy Muys exploits for so long that we are all family with her. I, too, wish that the end comes peacefully and without pain for her....and I hope it doesn't come for a while, as long as any quality of life remains.  Please give her my very best...
nakdthoughts
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3 posted 07-28-2011 06:34 AM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Sunshine
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4 posted 07-28-2011 09:18 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Titia,

You give that lovely woman a load full of knuffles from all of us. He knows when all of her hairs have been counted...and He will be kind in His release.

Mummy Muys, there's a reason. The season will be upon you soon. Love, Karilea

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5 posted 07-28-2011 12:47 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Sending gentle hugs... to you and Mommie Muys. You're both so greatly loved.
latearrival
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6 posted 07-28-2011 08:45 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Hugs to you and Mommy Muys. You are both great examples of womanhood. I also wish for a gentle release for her. I know she deserves that.jo
Misty Lilacs
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7 posted 08-05-2011 03:55 PM       View Profile for Misty Lilacs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Misty Lilacs

Hugs to Mommy and to all your family. May God watch over her and send His angels to sit with her and bring her comfort.

Please tell her I am asking for her and wish her a very Happy 100th Birthday!!

Love, Marti
Oklahoma Rose
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8 posted 08-06-2011 10:26 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

Thank you Titia for letting us know. Tell you mom I wish her a very Happy Birthday. And give her a hug and kiss for me.
Nan
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9 posted 08-06-2011 10:34 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Titia - Please tell Mommie Muys that we are VERY PROUD to have her here at PipTalk, and we're overjoyed that she's seen an entire century.  She's our oldest member as far as we know, and we all love her dearly.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her...

sandgrain
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10 posted 08-09-2011 10:34 AM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Your post touched a very soft spot in my heart.  I prayed and waited with my mom to pass on when her struggle to live became overwhelming.  Although I didn't want to be without her, I prayed she would go soon and easily for her benefit.

God's timing is always right.  Prayers for your mom and all of you.

Rae
 
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