Friday, September 26, 2008

celebration of a life

platelets

Today's post is in memory of my mum... who passed away yesterday after a five year battle with leukemia.

She was a dignified woman, with a great deal of patience, compassion and grace. She was faithful, and giving, and possessed the most amazing strength of spirit. A close friend and confidante. I will miss her dreadfully, in ways I cannot yet imagine.

I am going to take a little bit of breathing space from blog land.

When I return, I will share my pattern for the gorgeous creatures pictured above. Click here to read about their significance.

43 comments:

Lou's Mum said...

I'm sorry to hear your sad news :( hugs to you and your family.

Adrienne said...

My condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Take good care of yourself.
*big hugs* Adrienne

Aimee said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts will be with you and your family.

Shannon said...

Sorry for your loss :(. *hugs*

Karen said...

Oh....can't think of any words that seem right so am sending you heartfelt wishes and holding all of you in the Light.

J. Lange said...

There's never appropriate words for this sort of thing....

I will keep you in my thoughts in the coming days. Best of wishes, even in these dark days, to you and yours.

<3

JINI said...

I lost my dad a year ago and it still feels like it was just yesterday. He was my rock. I can truly understand what you will be going through right now and my heart goes out to you...

This poem brings a sense of peace, especially when I think of those who passed.. May it do the same to you.

Mary Frye's 'Do not Stand at My Grave and Weep'
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

sue said...

I am so sorry for your loss of your mother. I think it is harder for those left behind than for those who pass away. She will live on in your memories and your children and yourself, and in time those memories will be easier to remember and deal with. Sending lots of hugs to you all.

Oh2122 said...

Oh, my.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Te Araroa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum. Sending some big hugs, from over the ditch ...

misha said...

I'm so sorry, you'll be in my thoughts.

Sam said...

I'm so sorry. Words are inadequate.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

beccasauras said...

Thinking of you and sending big hugs your way

Iggle Piggle (aka Jacqui) said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family.
I love the little platelets and the story behind it is so touching. Very sweet.

Narelle said...

I have cried tears for you all since hearing the news yesterday. You and your amazing Mum have been in my prayers for a long time- she showed such amazing courage and determination, and dignity.

I can not imagine your pain, but I will be praying for you.

Big Hugs sweetie.

M. Leray M. said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sherryknit said...

I am so very sorry for your great loss. May God be with you. I will say prayers for you and your family.

mar said...

Let me also express my condolences to you and your family. I lost my dad many years ago and my relationship with mom just got stronger over the years. Her day will come (she turns 87 tomorrow) and I will be sad. But I will try and remember all the happy times we were able to share together.

Wishing you lots of happy memories in your time of grief.

daisy mae said...

I am very sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Amy said...

So sorry, Sharon. Will be thinking of you x

whatsonox said...

I am so sorry about your mother.

I've quietly lurked for months now, enjoying your blog and the amazing things you make. The platelets were a wonderful idea.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Sasha said...

Oh my goodness - I can't even imagine what you're going through, but know you will find ways to deal with all that if involved and work through it. My thoughts are with you and I'm sending little virtual warm fuzzies your way

Lauria @ Brackenbury Lane said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know that there's nothing that I can say to make you feel any better, but you're in my thoughts.


On a totally different note, I dreamed that I started my easy peasy bag from the tie dye sheet that I've been planning on using!

Jack said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mum.

mysknitteri said...

So sorry to hear about your mother. I am sure she was an amazing woman to have raised such a loving and creative daughter.

Make sure you let those around you take care of you if only for a couple days. Hug often, cry sometimes and remember all the good times.

Kristy said...

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother's influence clearly lives on through you in your creative endeavors and, I imagine, countless other ways. There are no words. My heart goes out to you and your family...

Wendy said...

Sorry to hear of your less. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Wendy said...

Sorry,I meant "loss".

cats-rockin-crochet said...

My thoughts are with you and your family. Stay strong.
Cat.

barbara said...

I've just found your blog - so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

mary grace said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. You & your family will be in my prayers. I know we're only contacts through blogland... but if there's anything you need or anything I can do for you, please let me know. I know there's not much I can do to help at a time like this, but I'd love to do whatever I can.

Shona said...

I am thinking of you at this terrible time. Take care of yourself.

xxx

Melinda said...

I'm so sorry about your mum.

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

i can't even imagine. my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Cybèle said...

I remember your post with those platelets. So sorry to hear your sad news now. Be gentle on yourself.

Rima said...

So sorry for your loss. My best to you.

Lisa said...

I'm very sorry to read of your loss. I loved the posts about your childhood and the little mitered leaves blanket your mom made.

Hey Rachie Kae said...

So sorry abour your mom. I am so glad you choose to celebrate her. Love and prayers,
Rachael

Stramenda said...

I'm so sorry for you Sharon. Very sincere condolences to you and your family. Big hugs too.

LoopyLouey said...

My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Sharon. Please take care
Lois

fitknit said...

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
Take care.

I drink cups of tea said...

Oh honey. I'm so sorry to hear this. I only just got my puter back from the shop. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Belinda xoxox

laughing purple goldfish said...

I AM SO TOUCHED BY ALL OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL COMMENTS... THANKS SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO POST THEM... THEY WERE INCREDIBLY THOUGHTFUL...