Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mama & Me - A Video


Message from Mama from The Sugar Monster on Vimeo.

27 comments:

  1. How brave you are, and how magnificiently wonderful it is that you are there. I cried ugly watching/listening to you and your mom offer your thanks for the things that your friends and strangers have done to make this moment happen. To me it is a gift to us all. It is your moment with your mom, your time to tell her everything that she means to you. It is through you and your mom that I'm saying good-bye to my mom. I didn't have the chance in reality, but seeing you there with your mom, doing the things that I would have done, has given me a moment back with my mom to say my good-byes to her through your experience.

    I'm sorry that your mother is so ill. I wish her peace and comfort in her journey.

    I know without a shadow of a doubt the pain you are suffering, as I did have the opportunity to stay by my father's side to his death. It is an excruciating responsibility to give permission for one to let go of this life. I had to give my father that permission, although it went against everything that I felt. I wanted him here forever. I couldn't believe I was able to find the words to say that it was okay to leave me, but I did.

    I hope Heidi, that you and your mom can find some solace and peace while you are together. I hope that you can feel the love that is coming to both of you from those of us who share your pain and wish you nothing but love.

    It would be a pleasure to talk with you beyond these troubled times. My e-mail address is WaterNSun01@aol.com if you would like to talk sometime.

    Touched by your love.
    Eileen

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  2. You need to ask for donations again so you can stay longer! Do it!!!

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  3. I watched this video and felt the tears start down my face.....I know you are too busy to read the book I sent to you. But when you can, you will read about my journey with my mother.

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  4. This didn't just bring tears to my eyes... it made me straight up cry. You and your mother are so beautiful and strong. If there is anything at all I can do to help you two just let me know. Anything to make things better for you. I know it's kind of out of your way but I live in Indiana if you are ever needing a place to stay :)

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  5. Oh, Heidi.. I am crying. This video hits home for me. I am sending lots of love and hugs and shoulders to cry on your way. Well, I can only send two of that last thing but you know what I mean. *hug*

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  6. Wow. Crying here too. I'm so glad you made it there ...

    Love and hugs to both you and Mama - it sounds dilly but I feel like I know her now too..!

    xx

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  7. oh gravy. a 1 minute video, and i'm broken. love to you and your mama.

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing this; it left me in tears. I wish the best for both of you.

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  9. Eileen is right. It is a privilege that you have allowed us into this time with your momma. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  10. Awesome video Heidi, and I am so so so glad you got to see your Mama. This was very touching. Also, you have a BEAUTIFUL smile! I hope as time goes on you have more and more reason to flash that.

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  11. i'm glad you're able to be with her. i wish i could help you to stay there until the end but i don't have that kind of money. please remember to take care of yourself.

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  12. I teared up. So glad you got the chance to see your momma.

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  13. I too teared up, I hope the best for ya :)

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  14. So much love to the both of you. <3

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  15. My heart hurts for you Heidi. I've been through it and don't worry, you'll be stronger on the other side of this. ♥♥♥

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  16. (((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))) I am so glad you and your mother are getting this time to be together.

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  17. Some things should remain private.

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  18. What about that shouldn't have been shared?

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  19. I don't cry at very many things. But I cried at this. Thank you for posting this, Heidi.

    Sending you, and your mama, all my love. All of it.

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  20. Someone quick get the troll spray for that rude anon up there...

    Heidi, I've never commented before, but I wanted to say that I have read your blog regularly for awhile and really hope that you can feel peace in your life. This video was so touching. I'm glad you were able to go visit her while you had the chance. I'm glad to see things in your life are picking up and hope you make the most out of every moment because you deserve it. <3

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  21. Heidi, thank you so much for sharing. As I was watching this I was thinking what a gift it is to have your mom on video - while certainly not in the best of circumstances, its something you can look back on if the memories ever start to fade. You are strong and wonderful and I wish you much love as you spend these final days with Mom.

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  22. Real tears here, Heidi :( I wish my computer speakers werent so awful, I cant hear what either of you are saying but it made me cry regardless. Small message for momma..HI MAMA!! You have been the best momma in the world to Ms. Heidi Ann. You raised such a kind, intelligent, caring, and generous soul. I know just from talking with Heidi over the years, she wouldnt be the wonderful person she is today without a great momma like you. Be strong momma and take care :)

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  23. Oh, Heidi and Heidi's Mom, I love you guys. I've been crying for the past couple days anyway, about my own stuff, but you made my eyes start spewing all over again. I love how you and your mom seem to be so alike, in such synergy, and I LOVE that now she's part of the internet community you've created...something about that feels so right and necessary, even if it happened because of such sad circumstances. SO MUCH LOVE to both of you, just...for all eternity, forever.

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  24. Heidi, we love you. I'm the mean girl who left you the mean notes back at diaryland and then eventually realized how strong,genuine and beautiful you were and apologized. I don't read you as often, but once every few months you pop up in my mind and I have to check up on you. Glad you had a chance to see your mom. The video made me tear up too, but it makes me happy to see how truly cherished and loved by your friends you are. Sending you both lots of love. <3

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