Tommy, sorry to hear about your Mom passing away. I know you have been very attentive to her, by some of the postings and messages exchanged. Remember to take care of yourself too while you are trying to take care of your family.
Sincere thoughts of reflection, understanding and caring to you, Tommy, upon the loss of your mom.
There is a special bond each of us has to our parents. Some bonds are especially strong and sustaining. And, there is a deep sadness when we lose our mom. We only have one and there is only once we experience that kind of loss.
We BluePriders care, Tommy. I am very sorry for your loss of your mom.
"Bear" Mark Hartness Thanatology / Traumatology _____________________________
The CARE is in the CARING. M.H. - Thanatology / Traumatology - MPH, MS, MS, LSPT, CT, FT, CPE
I spoke to Tommy earlier today. He is very thankful for all the love and support he is receiving from everyone. He has asked that people and groups do not send flowers. My suggestion is after everything calms down, we talk to him about sending a donation in his mom's honor to the Cancer Society or to a charity of his liking.
Well said Bear, well said indeed. The same can be said regarding the loss of a father, but such loss does carry a different affect and atmosphere. Nothing compares to to the loss of the one who gave birth to you.
I suspect, based upon my experiences, either event is called being orphaned. The loss of one or both parents, at what ever time in one's life, leaves one feeling abandoned -- in fact, orphaned.
Such a loss at any age, expected or not, does not change the effect or affect for any of us.
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2010 21:38:13 GMT -5 by flblue09
Thank you, everybody, for the kind words and thoughts. My Mom fought a tremendous battle recently and she fought with courage, dignity, grace and love. I could go on for pages and pages about how great she is/was but I won't. I'll keep that to myself for now. Even though I'm relieved that she's no longer in the tremendous pain that she was in, I can't help feeling sometimes that I'm a 4 year old boy who is separated from his Mommy. Other times, I'm a grown man who appreciates that I had her for so long and that she's now in a better place free of her suffering.
I thank everyone for the postings and private messages from those who sent them. And I thank those friends who came to her wake and funeral. You'll never know how much I appreciate that.