But whether that's good or bad isn't yet clear
by rasvp on Tue Jan 25, 2011 06:15 AM
Beautiful words and just reading the eulogy got tears in my eyes. You were blessed on having the mother you had, and you are blessed on having the memories you have.
An eulogy is a thing I will like to give to my father in case the end comes, but I would possibly crumble to pieces in front of everybody. your sister is a very strong person.
I am hoping the BEST for your life in the coming days, weeks, months, years. Your mom surely will love to see you enjoying life again, smiling again, just as she did when alive.
a big hug.
by Justjules on Tue Jan 25, 2011 07:18 AM
Amen and Blessed Be!
What a beautiful tribute to your Mom and the 407 days of gallant battle with the Beast. I so appreciate your posts here on CC. You made her proud with your advice, encouragement, and a look into her world so that others might learn.
Bless you, De
by gigisbaby on Tue Jan 25, 2011 03:22 PM
Oh Baby Girl,
You are a fount of strength and I am honored to call you my friend. The character your Mom possessed was handed down in abundance to her children and she sprinkled your lives with so much love and compassion - all the way through. Giving all she had unto her final moment.
A tribute to your Dad is also that he was wise enough to have chosen her above all others.
Not surprising, you sister's moving words were absolutely the most beautiful eulogy for a mother there could ever be.
In my heart there will always be a little soft spot reserved for Jan, Mother of De #9.
And I offer another just for you...
Love - MamaSuzz
by zookeeper on Tue Jan 25, 2011 05:45 PM
That was just beautiful De!
by neetaj on Tue Jan 25, 2011 06:05 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Your post brought tears to my eyes. You and your sister are strong women. I hope you can find peace. Lots of love
by I_love_Gary on Tue Jan 25, 2011 06:06 PM
.........thinking of you with love 9.................DL
by CarmensWife on Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:47 AM
I have never ever read such beautiful words. What a wonderful family, what a wonderful life she lived.
You are so blessed to have the mother that you have, the upbringing that you shared with your siblings. This is all due to them, your parents. You are a product of the love they have for each other. 21 immeadiate family memmbers! BEAUTIFUL... all because 2 people fell in love....
I love you De! and I admire you so so very much.
Greiving right next to you,
by Dlynn1210 on Wed Jan 26, 2011 01:21 AM
As I read your post and the eulogy your sisters and you wrote to your mother, it brought back thoughts of our church services a week ago. Our pastor is doing a series in which he began by pointing out that life is all about living the dash. We have no say as to when we are born and we have no say about when God takes us home but it is entirely up to us how we live the dash. Your mother lived her dash to the fullest.
8/15/40 - 1/20/11.
As a mother of five, I can only pray that they celebrate my life one day the same as you are your mother's.
by heart_and_soul on Thu Jan 27, 2011 04:32 AM
De sweetie, don't worry about whether you're doing things right at this point. There is no right or wrong. The whirling swirling days will keep going for a while. You'll rest when you're ready. Also, thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of your life. It's like... so big... must be shared. Too big to hold. We'll each take a piece of the light explosion and carry it.
Much love, Sarah
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