Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Great Lady Has Passed This Way

Today I learned that a wonderful woman left this life last night. She loved nature, flowers, her family. I'm sure she took comfort in the knowledge that she raised fine children, all good people. And her grandchildren are growing up to carry the clan forward.

My own mother fought cancer for 10 years before she left the body at age 55. It took 6 years for me to actually come to terms with her death. My conclusion was, and still is, that it was not the unfair taking of her life away from her and my brother and me, but it was the release that she needed. She was freed from a body that just couldn't go on, freed from the trials of her life, and she was finally able to go to whatever was waiting for her.

The full Moon is shining through the trees outside my window. The mist that surrounded her has vanished, and she is high and bright now.


  1. Thanks for this Amanda! I'm going to follow your blog so I don't miss any other great stuff. :)

  2. Glad you saw it. I get tears in my eyes every time I re-read it.

    And I'm very happy that you'll be following the blog. I enjoy your blogs very much.

    Uh, your bro did tell you he got married... right?