Love is the Essence of Life

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I know I have to say this here before resuming “normal” blog posts:

My mother has passed away.

My life is not the same. She was a huge part of my world. She was a brave and exceptional individual. Much of who I am was established by who she was.

We were by her side when she passed. It was a death without pain and she was surrounded by love. Yet she left us far too suddenly and there are times I don’t believe she’s gone. I have days I fall apart and days I’m clear again.

Life is precious. Go hug your loved ones. Make the moments count.

I’ll catch up with my reading (and posting) as I’m able. Many thanks to those of you who reached out to me. I’m lucky to have such wonderful friends.

Also: don’t feel you have to comment; I would have turned off comments if WordPress had let me. Virtual hugs are better than words right now.

Update: I was able to turn off comments. But I do appreciate those already left.


Filed under Blogging, Caregiving, Family, Friendship, Journal, Life

15 responses to “Love is the Essence of Life

  1. May you feel ease and support at this time. And may your mother continue to shine in your compassionate actions and smile.

  2. My mom passed away in Feb this year. She is not gone. We still “speak on the phone” and sometimes she is at my side (usually when I choose). Everything she taught me now makes more sense and I practice some of it ~ she lives on very strongly in me. I hope that your pain eases and you too can connect with your mom in this way 🙂

  3. *hugs* … just … *hugs*

  4. I’m sorry!!! I agree with all of the virtual hugs! Be strong ❤

  5. Sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you.

  6. So sorry for your loss. *hugs*

  7. Sorry Karen!!!! Hugs/abrazos.

  8. I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I lost mine some years ago – it was truly very hard. You have my condolences and sympathy.

  9. So sorry to hear this Karen! I know the feelings you’ve described, I was close to my mum too, she was everything to me, and like you I was right with her when she died. It’s that hardest thing in the world to lose someone like that, my thoughts are with you Karen, and virtual hugs too! **hugs**

  10. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss Karen. My condolences to you and your family.

  11. I’m sorry to hear. I offer my deepest condolences. 😦