20 May 2013

Picking up the pieces

This past year and a half has been a rough one for me and my family.  And now my beautiful, sweet Mom passed away suddenly on Monday, May 6 after a brief illness.

My Mom was more than a mother to me, she was also my best friend.  We enjoyed doing many of the same things, going to the same places.  She taught me to sew, to cook and bake, to garden.  We shared recipes, quilt patterns and more.  My love of local history comes from her sharing her stories with me, of introducing me to historical homes and villages from a very young age.  My Mom loved lilacs but never got to see them bloom this Spring.

We spoke every day on the phone, about everything and nothing.  She was always the first person I called for advice.  She instilled in me a love of family and home, of what is truly important.  My Mom would do anything for anybody.  Right up to the end, she worried about me and my cancer, not wanting me to visit her at the hospital for fear that I would pick up a virus due to my compromised  immune system.  I went anyway, just as she would have done.  She made sure I had homemade soup for my bad "chemo" days, when that's all I can manage to eat.  I'm still trying to imagine living in a world where she is no longer there.

My last chemo treatment is scheduled for later this week.  It will be bittersweet for me because Mom wanted so badly to see me finish treatment and be cancer free.

Mom,  I will miss you every minute of every day for the rest of my life.  I will miss your smile, the sound of your voice, your laughter.  I love you so much.  Until we meet again ... xoxo


  1. So sorry to read this. Sending you lots of love. And hope your chemo has gone well too xxx

  2. Lynda, I'm in total shock and having to back track to find out what in the world is going on. Your blog has not been updating on my blog roll, but oddly, just as I was closing down for the night, your icon blinked and changed from the B to an LN. This caused me to come looking for you.

    You certainly have had a difficult year and to lose your precious mother at such a time. My most sincere sympathies. I am praying for you. Now that I know you are posting on Blogger again, I'll be certain to check in more often knowing that I'm likely to find that you have posted now and again. Sending love...

  3. Oh Lynda, I'm so sorry to read of your mother's passing. She sounds and looks like such a wonderful soul. I'm so terrible at knowing what to say, but just know that I'm thinking of you and that you're in my prayers. xo

  4. I am very sorry that you lost your mother.

  5. Lynda, I am truly so very, very sorry.
    It sounds like she was such a wonderful woman.
    May your wonderful memories of her bring you comfort.
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. My dear friend,
    I'm sorry to hear this sad news. I wish you comfort as you move forward and your broken heart heals.
    Blessing to you and your family.

  7. Sending you oceans of love. Thinking about you, my friend. xoxoxo

  8. I'm so very sorry for your loss. May you find strength in the love of those around you. God Bless.

  9. I'm so very sorry for your loss. May you find strength in the love of those around you. God Bless.

  10. Oh Lynda, I am so sorry. My Mother passed away about 2 1/2 years ago and I continue to miss her daily. No matter how old you are, you always need your Mom. May God carry you during this time.

  11. Hello Lynda,

    As I sat in my little studio today thoughts of you came to mind. I am deeply sorry for the loss of your dear sweet mother. Please know I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


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