Saturday, September 22, 2007

A New Life!

Esperanza Ochoa-Estrella
Jan. 4, 1934 - Sept. 20, 2007
My mom passed away while being massaged, listening to soothing music, and surrounded by those who loved her.
It has been a very difficult and painful week...for everyone! There was a time (only 1!) that I doubted whether or not we had made the correct decision in choosing "Hospice", but in the end, I'm glad that we did choose "Hospice".
I can not thank you enough for all your kind words, prayers, support and love. Knowing that someone else is thinking about you makes "life" a little easier. With all of my heart, thank you!!
If you happen to be in the area...
All services will be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Union City, CA.
Tuesday- Vigil (5 pm - 8 pm) and Rosary (7 pm)
Wednesday- Funeral Mass (10 am) and burial (11:30 am)
*it's one of my favortie photos...having Peet's coffee after her chemo

17 comments:

BG said...

I am so sorry to hear your mom is no longer with you, though I know that she's in a much better place, waiting for us to join her.

I'll pray for you and your family.
Blessings.

J.S. Zolliker said...

Como decimos acá en México, tu madre ya está en mejores manos. Ánimo y fortaleza para ti y tu familia. Espero que en el proceso de duelo que sufres, encuentres la luz y la tranquilidad con el apoyo de la gente que te estimamos. Recibe un abrazo, coco.

Phill said...

Mike and I are sorry upon hearing of your Mother's passing. Please believe, that she is now pain free and with our Lord. We are really glad we got to meet her.

CiscoKid said...

I thanked you for posting that picture last week. Now I am gratefull you did. I will say a prayer for your mommy and you. Pain will last for a while and no matter what you do, she will always be around.
God bless you.....

MsAbcMom said...

I am sorry for your loss. I know from reading your posts how truly wonderful and special your mother was to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

TigerYogi said...

Coco, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom's in a better place now.

Please accept my deepest sympathies.

((HUGS))

Karla said...

I am so sorry for your lost. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

sonrisa morena said...

i'm really sorry coco. i agree with ciscokid, you're mom will always be with you. y agradesco mucho que me la haigas presentado.

te mando un abrazo grandisimo y por favor cuidate muchisimo!!!

Keshi said...

o no :( Im so sorry to hear that! HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGZ Coco!

I cant even imagine the grief ur going thru right now. My mum is my whole world. But I know ur mum is in peace now. Im sure she'll be watching over u Coco.

TC and plz know that Im ard if u need to speak to anyone ok. MWAHHHHHHHH!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

and I want to say this:

Nothing is permanent.


Keshi.

Yummerson said...

Mi mas sincero pesame Coco.

Know you're in my thoughts today and always.

Miguel Pinto said...

Estrella, me da mucha tristeza la ida de tu mamá, estoy seguro de que aún en la enfermedad, tuvo muchos momentos de plenitud, seguridad y alegría a tu lado.

Se que serás fuerte, lo has demostrado continuamente. Además ella no se fue, ella está en ti.

Recibe un abrazo de solidaridad y mis deseos de fortaleza y resignación para ti.

beffers said...

I am so sorry.

{{Hugs}}.....I wish you peace and healing.

bomitoni said...

I am really sorry to hear of you Mom's passing. But she is in a better place now. You and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Ashley said...

Hi Coco,
I am just now reading the news. I am glad you chose hospice care as it's a comforting way to leave the earth behind. I know you were a great daughter and took excellent care of her.

Hopefully, your grieving will be short and you will be able to move on to discussing happy memories without the tears. Trust that will happen one day..

Take care,
Ashley

Suvii said...

Coco, I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I know how difficult this time must be for you and your family. I hope you find comfort in knowing that she is in a better place and in the fact that you did everything in your power to make her last days peaceful and happy. You and yours are in my prayers. I'm sorry I did not stop by sooner.. been away...

BG said...

hey!!! I just wanted to check on you. I hope things are well. Been praying for you, amiga!