Monday, March 5, 2012

Words are hard to find today



My mother died today.

Quietly, they say,

while someone put lotion on her feet.


She did not always find peace

in this world.

I pray she's found it now.


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After all these hard miles, Mom,

I love you still and forever.

23 comments:

Lisa Desrochers said...

So sorry, Tricia.

Faith Pray said...

Oh, Tricia, I am so very sorry. Prayers for comfort and hope; peaceful, deep breaths; love and sweet memories.

Indigo said...

I'm so sorry sweet friend. You're in my thoughts and prayers on the smoke. (Hugs)Indigo

storyqueen said...

I pray she has found it, too.

Take care,

Shelley

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Oh Tricia, my heart goes out to you and your family at this time. I'm so sad to hear the news.

'Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal'. ~ From a headstone in Ireland.

Big ((hug))

Yvonne Osborne said...

Oh, I'm so sad. But to die while someone is rubbing lotion on your feet? My mother likes it when I,or anyone, does that. And sometimes I rub essential oil in the soles of her feet. Now I want to rush right down there and do it again.

What a hard post to write. I wonder if I could do it. I'm so sorry, Tricia. Tears and a hug.

Rick Daley said...

There is something more to life than the surface of what we experience while alive; and if this is truly the case, then death, too, is but a think veil over a greater purpose.

May she find peace.

farawayeyes said...

I'm sure you mother has found her peace. May you find some also. Death is just the next great adventure.

jbchicoine said...

Such sad news. You've had so many ups and downs with her...at least now she's resting peacefully.

Claire Dawn said...

My condolences, Tricia.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Laura Canon said...

So sorry to hear that. I'll be thinking of you.

Liza said...

Oh Tricia. I am so sorry for your loss. I am hoping that the time you spent with your mother recently helps your sorrow ease. I've offered up a prayer.

Phoenix said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mother passing, Tricia. I hope you are doing alright. My thoughts and prayers (if you want them) are with you and her today.

Gentle hugs and love,
Tracy

Jemi Fraser said...

So sorry, Tricia. Hold tight to those good memories. *hugs*

Sharon said...

I am so deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you.

LynNerdKelley said...

Oh, Tricia, I'm so, so sorry. I've been thinking about you and your mother a lot lately, wondering how her hip was healing. Your poem is beautiful and sorrowful at the same time. Heartfelt sympathies to you and your family. Hugs and prayers, too.

Wub2Write said...

Pat, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother... Sigh. My heart goes out to you. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Sarah Laurence said...

I'm so sorry, Tricia. It's good that you were able to spend some time with her in her last days. Your poem and image are beautiful if sad.

Donna said...

Beautiful eulogy. I wish you peace as well, but in this world.

Bish Denham said...

When last we "spoke" I got the sense her time was near. I'm glad she went peacefully into that great good-night.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Thank you, everyone, with all my heart. It means so much that you stopped in and left notes of support.

The Golden Eagle said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.