Saturday, December 27, 2008

even long goodbyes end

Mom passed away on Christmas Eve.

Everyone thinks their mother is special, to me, mine seemed extra special. With no way to express that, I put a small memorial page up here.

I have been knitting a lot lately, while rearranging my world and my mind, will have knitting content up soon.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful gift she was.

  2. My condolences on your loss. Several years ago a friend lost her father on Christmas eve and although she professed to be a non-believer she said something I always will remember. "He had so many people praying for him that it seems fitting he would be called to God on the eve of the day the Christ child is honored" She said that thought gave her comfort. May it do the same for you.


  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Oh Cady May . . . . I just read your post and words escape me right now. Lea-Ann

  5. May you have peace around you.

    The tribute you wrote for your mother is beautiful....she will surely live long inside your heart.

    ...take all the time you are in my thoughts...I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Thank you everyone for your warm thoughts. It sounds corny, but they are like hugs. And we can never have too many when things feel so big and sad. I am trying to take this grief little at a time.
    It also sounds weird to say, but Mom had a great funeral. Actually, she had everything written out the way she wanted it to go down, and she had a couple of surprises for us. She opted out of the regular funeral, just a grave side service. There was a guitar present and hand-outs of three of her favorite songs for us all to sing together. Singing out of doors feels better to me. Her favorite verses were read by a wonderful speaker that was a friend of hers in high school. He "knew her when" and in his brief eulogy, he captured her spirit perfectly. To hear those verses that she so often read to me, read one last time by someone who actually new her, made me almost smile, as if she was still giving advice and still comforting.

  7. Condolences. I saw your tribute, and saw a glimpse of how full your mom's life must have been. She must have been very proud of you. Her guidance reflects on you, and lives on through you and your accomplishments.

  8. I am so sorry. One cannot ever be ready for a loss like this. Your tribute page was lovely. Jewish faith says that no one is really gone as long as they are in people's memory and I am sure your mother will be remembered for a very long time.

  9. Thank you Sandy and everyone, for your words of comfort.
    Yesterday (inauguration day) was especially hard, because I know that we would have talked back and forth about the day, about Aretha's performance, her hat, the content of the speech, that attitude on wall street, and other things pertinent to the big day.

  10. My heart goes out to you. When I lost my mother, I thought, …" how come nobody told me about this kind of hurt?". We can never be prepared for the loss of a parent. I sat and listened to beautiful music for hours on end, sometimes not even thinking about her, but just feeling feelings. Over time, I muddled my way through it. Now, 12 years later, I have mostly happy feelings about her. But I do miss her, and sometimes when I see something beautiful, I think of calling her on the phone, only to remember that I can't any more. But it's Ok and I go on...with her love inside me.
    Take care of yourself, just the way your mother would.


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