Saturday, April 18, 2009

My mother died

My mother died tonight.. before midnight... April 17th.

I am afraid to go to bed... because I am afraid to wake up.

17 comments:

godsown said...

So sorry to read this...Words i have not to comfort you, but i pray for God's comfort to you and your family. That He will strenghten you in this time of sorrow. And that your mum may rest in peace.

Bernice

Chrysalis Angel said...

Seaspray - I'm here for you. Email me if you'd like and we can talk by phone. I'm so sorry.

rlbates said...

Seaspray, so very sorry. Will pray for you and your family.

John McElveen said...

I'm waiting for my Father to go any day now. I can't imagine your loss.

I have never lost a parent or anyone close yet.

I may call on you for help as you go through this process, and I promise to be there for you any time of day or night. What's a brother for???

You know I'm already praying...my only regret is that most of this you will have to truly bear within yourself. But if you can share the journey......it may help us both.

Love in Christ,

John

Uro*MA said...

Oh sweetheart, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Uro*ma

TyJustinandChris said...

I realize I am a stranger, but, my positive thoughts are with you as you try to cope and accept the next few days. You don't have to be strong, and it is OK to just sit and cry, and be with the memories of your mom.

People, relatives, friends may all have different ideas of how you should be reacting. Don't stress it.

passionstamper said...

I'm so grateful I was home and was able to be there for you. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do. I'm working 9-12 Mon and Tues but otherwise I will be available. Continued prayers are going up for you as you deal with this very sad loss. Let me know if you need ANYTHING at all Seaspray...love pstamper and family

Bo... said...

I am so sorry! You are in my prayers now...

WhiteCoat said...

I'm not to good in the encouraging words department, but ...
Think of how much it meant to your mother to have such a caring and compassionate daughter by her side.
Read through your recent post about relief of physical suffering.
Don't forget you have a big community of friends to support you.
Keep your chin up.

Rositta said...

SeaSpray, I deepest condolences. I'm not a good source of comfort, my MIL died one week ago and we are in mourning too. I hope that you find comfort in your faith...

SeaSpray said...

To my *DEAR* cyber and RL friends -thank you with all my heart for your kind words and support. it *truly* means a lot to me and felt good to see your words and I have read them over many times.

To John and Rositta..I am so sorry for what you are going through too and I understand. perhaps as you suggest John...we can help each other.

What do they say.. a triple bound cord is stronger than just one? Something like that?

Ty.. you aren't *just* a stranger... but rather a compassionate person who took the time to encourage some one who was hurting..even though you don't know me. Thank you for that.

Thank you again ...to *ALL* of you.

Chrysalis Angel said...

Thinking of you Seasray, Rositta and John.

SeaSpray said...

Thank you chrysalis Angel

Ellen Kimball said...

SeaSpray, I just saw your post. Losing one's mother is always devastating, even if someone is estranged from her.

I wish you good memories and a better summer. You did what you could in the situation, and this is all a parent could ask from you.

Blessed be... I will light a candle at the Unitarian fellowship in our neighborhood for your dear mother.

Ellen Kimball
Portland, OR

SeaSpray said...

Thank you very much for your kind words Ellen and for lighting a candle.

I have been blessed by so many people with their support and kindness at this time.

Thank you.

Sage said...

Sorry have been away for a few days and have only just read this, so sorry for your loss.. no matter how old/young your mother is, she is very precious and you only get one of them in a lifetime; time will heal the hurting you are going through, being able to talk/write about her will help keep her alive and she will always be with you in spirit. {{hugs}}

SeaSpray said...

Sage, Thank you for your kind words. So true what you say about moms.

I am so glad I wrote as much as I did about her these last 8 months since July.