Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sad Heart Today

Today I'm still very sad at the new received in a phone call early yesterday. My family has lost someone near and dear to us, and even though she lived a long, full life, the sadness is still there.

When I married Illa's only son, I came with baggage in the form of two children from my prior marriage. She welcomed all three of us with an open heart and my children called her "Grandma" just like her two grandson's did. Through the years she was there for me and our little in joke was if her son and I split, she got to keep me.

The sudden death of her son and my husband left us both floundering in grief, but we clung together and supported each other. She encouraged me to move on and establish a new life. When I remarried a few years later, it was with her blessings.

So it is with a sad heart that I say, thank you Mom. Thank you for all that you gave me in the way of love, support and laughter through the years. I hope this finds you in a better place and with the loved ones you've lost.

I'll always remember the Mother of my heart and strive to make you proud.



Mason Canyon said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Even when someone has lived a long and productive life, it's hard to let go of them. May your memories give you comfort in this time of sadness. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Thoughts in Progress

Lizzie said...

Thank you, Mason. I'm grateful for a toddler's distraction today!

SiNn said...

Sorry for your loss Lizzie. Living a full and productive life matters not but living a full and loving life matters the most and i can see in your post she was loved and so were you.

Your in my thoughts and prayers may allur happy memories bring you peace and comfort

Lizzie said...

Thank you, SINn.

Helen Hardt said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, my friend. May the wonderful memories comfort you :).