Twelve Years Ago You Passed Away

Categories:Alcoholism, Death, Mom

Dear Mom,

It was 12 years ago today that we watched you as your took your last breath.

Dad whispered something in your ear and you slipped away.

We will never forget that day.

I will never forget that day.

You had a tough life.

It was more than you could bear and that is why you turned to alcohol to soothe your pain.

You apologized to me a few days before you passed away.

I didn’t know how to respond.

I never knew a sober mom.

But I hope you know that you are forgiven.

For everything.

I wish you were still here with us but I know you are no longer suffering.

I hope you have found peace and are happy in Heaven with your father, who you missed so much.

This song was playing in the car as we left the hospital that early morning 12 years ago.

Fleetwood Mac – Songbird

We listened to the lyrics and thought it was perfect timing for it to be playing.

So, we had it played at your funeral.

Along with the song you said you had always said you wanted to be played when you passed away.

Bon Jovi – Bed of Roses

There is so much more I want to say.

But you probably already know what I would like to as I like to believe you are watching over us.

I hope we have done you proud all of these years.

We think of you and miss you each and every day.

Love you Mom!

From Your Daughter, Brandy

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. Angela
    April 12, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    {{HUGS}} Brand

  2. Dawn
    April 12, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    Brandy, thank you for sharing such an intimate moment about your relationship with your mom. I’m sure that she is resting in peace in heaven. :-)

  3. Canadian Dad
    April 12, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    Beautiful, Brandy.

  4. Freda Mans
    April 12, 2013 at 10:08 PM


  5. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    April 13, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Thank you Angela! I appreciate it.

  6. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    April 13, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    Thank you Dawn. :)

  7. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    April 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Thank you for your support Chris! Glad to see you visiting my blog. This piece didn’t quite turn out how I envisioned. Still struggling with my block.

  8. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    April 13, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Thank you for the hug and for visiting Freda!

  9. LifeInPleasantville
    April 17, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    I’m so sorry Brandy, I know it was 12 years ago but I know it stays with you always.

  10. Brandy InsaneMamacita
    April 17, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Thank you Candace. I appreciate your support. :)

  11. Peady
    April 12, 2014 at 11:09 AM

    So sad. It never really gets easier, does it?

    Sorry for your loss. You are a kind daughter.

    I hope she is watching over you and knows how you feel and what you think.


  12. brenda brightnose
    brenda brightnoseReply
    April 12, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    very nice Brandy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hugs to you

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