Tuesday, August 4, 2009

On a Personal Note

Last night my dear Mom passed away. You may remember her breaking a hip in May and recovering enough to attend my daughter's wedding, have a party with many of her closest friends and look forward to a move to San Diego. She had a great time these last few months at what she loved best, being social. She counted many many of her neighbors as close friends and was thought of kindly by all.

She loved to come read this blog when she was well and looked forward to it again. But her body was no longer willing and she passed peacefully and quickly knowing that she was loved and cared about by many.

Love you dear sweet Mom, miss you, but happily sending you on your way.

42 comments:

Mardel said...

Marcia
My heart goes out to you and your family. What wonderful memories you have of her last days. Keeping you in prayer.
Mardel

just me... said...

picturing a small toyota wagon attached to your mom's chimney! and sitting in her screen house when we were oh so much younger...she faced a lot of challenges in her life and handled them with grace & courage. hoping her next life phase is more tranquil.

Christina J. said...

Keeping your family in my thoughts and hoping your memories bring you much comfort.

Nannette said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She must have been a very special woman to raise such a lovely talent woman as you are. Your family is in my prayers.

Katie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. But, it is wonderful that she was able to have such happy times right up to the end - both for her sake and for you guys because of the great memories you will have.

You and your family are in my thoughts.

Mari Aparicio said...

Sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

SharDon Exclusives said...

Marcia, I lost my Momma three years ago and I miss her so deeply. She lived with me for the last year of her life and I will always cherish those times. I know you will miss her dear soul so many times but our memories are what keep us near. Dreams of something she did are the best comfort of all during this time...I wish you many happy dreams of her lovely spirit. blessings, dear one, you are in my prayers,
Sharon

Marbella Designs said...

so sorry for you loss, i will pray for you and your family.

kate mckinnon said...

I'm so glad you had these last months with her- it's hard to ask for better than that; a healthy active life, and a peaceful exit, after a lovely time of togetherness with loved ones. I'm happy for you that you have such lovely memories of her last months, but know that there is heartache too.

Much love to you and yours as you say goodbye...
love
kate

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Carol said...

Marcia, though I am a follower and we don't know each other, I was so sorry to read this post. I am remembering the picture of your mom in the lovely dress she picked to wear to the wedding. I am glad that her passing was peaceful for her.
Carol

SaraBeth said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Love & light to you, your family, and to your mother on her journey.

Pepita said...

What a sad way to start the day! My thoughts are with you and your family.

Rani said...

Marcia, my deepest sympathy.
Riana

Lisa said...

Hannah and I are so sorry for your loss and we are holding you in our thoughts. I agree with what has been said already that it is truly wonderful that you had such good times with your mother to remember.

Nancy said...

Marcia

My heart goes out to you and your family. You will be in my prayers. May time bring you peace in your memories of her.

Nancy

BListello said...

Marcia - Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Betty - NYC

Tina said...

Brave of you to share this with us Marcia. I'm feeling your pain and like a sad movie this brings tears to my eyes.

KusZ - Jewelry and more said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Words can not express the pain we feel when someone close by passes on. Even when the life they lived has been good and long. I wish you all the strength you'll need for the coming time.

a2susan said...

Dear Marcia,
Please accept my deepest condolences on the death of your beloved mother. I too will remember the lovely portrait of her in the beautiful dress for the wedding. No matter how good the memories are, a death is devastating. Be good and kind to yourself.

Yours, Susan

Nancy K. said...

Marcia, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Nancy

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

Oh Marcia,
The type of passing we all hope for. But still so hard for you. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Lisa said...

Marcia Dearest --
My heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of your mom. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Please know I'm there for you in any way you require. I know she'll be with you always --
Lisa

Carol Dean said...

Oh, Marcia, I don't know what to say except that you are in my thoughts. *hugs*

Marcia DeCoster said...

A huge thank you to all of you for your thoughtful sentiments. The missing begins, wishing I could tell her about the kindness she was shown.

abeadlady said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. My mother passed many years ago, but she is still with me in so many ways. Yours will be too. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and hugs, Arline

KJ said...

I am sorry for your loss. It is wonderful her last days were filled with joy and the activities she enjoyed - those are the memories you will treasure.

I have known grief, so I will pass along one of the lessons I learned; take the time you need to cry and even wail, but do not forget to laugh. Laughter and joy are what we hope for those we love.

KJ

vwise said...

Marcia,

Sorry for your loss keeping you and your family in my prayers.

beadbabe49 said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, marcia.

dochoamom said...

Marcia, It is hard for those left behind. Wishes for your grieving to be healing. Your family is in our prayers.

Deb

Ellen said...

Marcia, I was stunned to read this news - I keep thinking of the great photo of your mother in her dress for Lucia's wedding, just a month ago. Yet as we all agree, what a wonderful spirit and comforting way for her to go, unexpectedly, quietly, and after a beautiful family gathering! Thoughts and prayers for you and your family! Ellen in KY

flyingbeader said...

Marcia, I'm so sorry to hear you Mom has passes away. But you go to spend time with her & she so looked so lovely in that dress. My Father has been gone many many years, but I still "hear" him speaking to me. dot

coolmoon said...

Sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers will be for you in the following days and weeks....

susanc said...

So sorry to read about your mom's passing. My thoughts go out to you and your family. Take care.

Bead-Mused said...

Marcia, you have my deepest sympathies. You are your family are in my thoughts.
Theresa

SCJ Jewelry Design said...

Marcia,
It is with heartfelt sorrow as I read of the loss of your mother. You were very blessed to have such a remarkable woman in your life. You are her legacy. I will keep you in my prayers.
Sandy

Glen said...

Marcia - my thoughts are with you. Lots of love to all your family.

VanBeads said...

Marcia, I am so, so sorry to hear about your mother! I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts this week. I hope your memories of her will sustain you through this. I lost my mom last summer, and I miss her terribly, but I do have the memories of the last week I spent with her when she got to meet my son, who was five months old at the time. I am glad your mom got to go to your daughter's wedding. Take care of yourself!

The Beader's Muse said...

Dear Marcia,

I just read your post. I felt compelled to let you know that you are in my thoughts and I am very sorry to hear about your mom. All the love in the world to you and those whose lives she touched.

-Scarlett

Hannah said...

Marcia,

This hit me hard as ever since I can remember first sitting in the back of your classes as a little girl, you have entertained me with your stories of you Mom. I can only imagine how you must feel right now, but as always, you are handling this with the grace and style you bring to everything. My condolences and my support.

Much Love,
Hannah Ward

Kerrie Slade said...

I'm so sorry Marcia. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Kerrie

coffeelizard said...

~Marcia~

Not knowing someone does not lessen the heart hurting when you read of your dear mom. Know many of us are feeling it and offer words to soothe your loss. Your memories shared are showing the love and care you both gave one another. What a lovely view for us to share.
Becki