Thursday, January 01, 2009

Sleep Peacefully, Mom

For me and my family it has not been a Happy New Year.
Late last night, just a few hours into the new year, my brother called to tell me that my dear mother passed away after a lengthy illness. All of my siblings were with her, around her bed at the hospital. I was the only one that could not be there at the time.
Dear Mom, bless her soul. She was 76 years old and I already miss her very much.
Just hopping aboard a plane in minutes to be with my family.
So I just thought I would drop by here at The Puddle and let my friends know that I probably will not be around for the next little while.

Wishing you all a happy Happy New Year 2009!
Cip.
Sleep peacefully Mom!
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20 comments:

Sam Houston said...

So sorry to see this, Cip. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Beth said...

You were there with her - children are always there in their mothers' hearts.
Take care - I'll be thinking of both you and your family.

Melanie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Our condolences to you and your family, Cipriano.

Isabella said...

So sorry, Cip.
- Thinking good thoughts for you and your family...

Arukiyomi said...

saddened to hear this Cip, I'll make a point to pray for you guys over the next few days specifically

Stefanie said...

Oh Cip, I am so sorry. My heart and thoughts are with and your family. Hugs.

Cold Molasses said...

Very sorry to hear the news Cip. Have a great trip and remember all the great times you had with an amazing mother.

____Maggie said...

I am very sorry.

Danielle said...

I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences to you and your family.

mattviews said...

I'm sorry to hear the news. Take care and my condolences to you and your family.

Alyce said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry to hear this news! You are deep in my thoughts tonight my friend. I hope you can feel these friends caring through their thoughtful messages. As a lover of poetry, I leave you with this:

In Memory Of My Mother


I do not think of you lying in the wet clay
Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see
You walking down a lane among the poplars
On your way to the station, or happily

Going to second Mass on a summer Sunday -
You meet me and you say:
'Don't forget to see about the cattle - '
Among your earthiest words the angels stray.

And I think of you walking along a headland
Of green oats in June,
So full of repose, so rich with life -
And I see us meeting at the end of a town

On a fair day by accident, after
The bargains are all made and we can walk
Together through the shops and stalls and markets
Free in the oriental streets of thought.

O you are not lying in the wet clay,
For it is a harvest evening now and we
Are piling up the ricks against the moonlight
And you smile up at us - eternally.

Patrick Kavanagh


Kindest regards and sympathy to you and yours,
Lorin

Anonymous said...

Your homie and I are thinking of you. Our hearts go out to you and your brothers and sisters.
Such sad news. Bon courage.
C. & P.

cipriano said...

I just want to thank you all, each and every one, for all of your thoughts and prayers and wishes.
Thank you, dear friends.
I shall be back around, soon.
-- Cip

Dorothy W. said...

I'm so sorry to hear your news, Cip. I hope you and your family are doing okay.

patricia said...

Oh dear, Cippy, I'm so very sorry about the loss of your dear Mom. And I'm sorry I got this news late – I've been away from the computer for pretty much all of the holiday break. You're in my thoughts, sweetie.

May said...

I was hoping that her strong will would make her gain many more years of life. She must have been a wonderful mom and I am very sad that she had to go.

sunt_lacrimae_rerum said...

I am so very sorry to hear about the death of your mother. It's very difficult indeed. Grief can become a full-time job.

Please accept my condolences.

cipriano said...

Thank you once again, dear friends.
So sweet to read of your thoughts toward me and my family.

islandbookworm said...

I hope you will accept my condolences on your loss. I lost my mother 14 years ago and I miss her more each year. All the best...