Wednesday, February 3, 2010

In Loving Memory

There are no words for my grief, and yet I will attempt to share a few.

I lost one of my best friends yesterday. She was one of those who loved me unconditionally and yet pushed me to be my best self at the same time. I’ve learned so much from her over the years, and even now I’m learning from her passing. And just like so many of my other life experiences, it’s painful. Utterly. But with pain has also come miracles. Gifts from God that have manifested themselves in a variety of ways and all of them blessings at this time of great sorrow.

I lost my mother yesterday. I’m one of many that call her mother. Even those she did not give birth to. She’s blessed so many lives over the years that she earned the title of angel long before she became one. Strange how she feels just as close now as she’s always had, but then again her love was never barred or hindered by distance. I suspect that even now that is still very much the case.

I love my Mom and I love my family. With her it was always about her Faith and her family. She taught by example and endured to the end. I know the path, and I pray to have her same energy so that I may one day be reunited with her.

I love you Mom. I miss you.


  • Cecily Markland says:
    What a beautiful tribute to your mom. May you be blessed to feel the power of the Comforter to help you through this difficult time.
  • Marsha Ward says:
    Oh Karen, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. May you feel comforted by the Spirit, by your memories, and by the special relationship you have with your sweet mother.
  • earwaxtasteslikecrayons says:
    I'm so sorry. I hope you and your family become even closer as you celebrate her life and remember your mother.
  • Liz Adair says:
    What a wonderful posting, Karen. I love your short declaration: I know the path.
    We pray for you and Neal and your family every night.
  • Joan Sowards says:
    What a beautiful tribute to your mother. May the Spirit be with you in the coming weeks and give you peace. Families are eternal!
  • hopeandme says:
    I am so sorry, Karen. May your days of sorrow be filled with love and good memories.
    Barbara B
  • Valerie Ipson says:
    The spirit is so close at these times.
  • C. says:
    May God continue to bless and comfort you during this sacred time.
    carolyn murphy

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