Tuesday, March 19, 2013

RIP Molly

Yes, I have been away from the computer for several weeks. While I was away teaching,  my mother, who would have been 96 in June, decided she was done.  I got home this past weekend in time to spend a few days with my family at her bedside and say goodbye. 

Molly, true to form, you were feisty and independent to the end.  We will miss you. xo

43 comments:

Unknown said...

My condolences on your loss. 96 and remembered for her independent spirit...can't ask for much better than that.

Diane Wright said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Rayna. The words 'feisty and independent'? What a surprise!

Cathy Bargar said...

So sorry to hear this, Rayna! Feisty, independent, and almost 96 years old - I'd like to be remembered that way some day! And I can't help but notice in this pic how her face lives on, not only in your own but in your dearest Emma; I hope that that evidence of time and inheritance brings you comfort and maybe a smile. Hugs to you - my thoughts are with you!

Debbie said...

My condolences. So sorry for your loss, Rayna. Over the years we've read many nice posts about your mother. I feel like we knew her. May you and your family be comforted.

Mary K. McGraw said...

So sorry for your loss.

Gerrie said...

Sending you hugs, Rayna, dear. My condolences. It is not easy losing a parent, no matter their age or the circumstances.

Beverly said...

Rayna, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have enjoyed reading your posts about your mother over the years- she certainly sounded like someone whose company I'd have enjoyed. I hope you find comfort in the many years you had together, and the memories you share with your family.

And I'm sending a big cyber-hug your way!

MariQuilts said...

I'm so sorry for your loss....it's always so difficult to loose our parents. I'll be thinking of you.

Connie Rose said...

Oh Rayna, I'm so sorry about your mom. Sounds like she lived a good life and like you said, was just finished with it. What a way to go. Sending love and hugs to you and your family. xo

GerryART said...

Rayna, you are in my heart.
Your Mom's Spirit will be with you always.
Love and hugs
Gerry

Judy Rys said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Sounds like you had a wonderful bond. Sending you a big hug!

Marianne said...

Je partage votre peine en ce moment de deuil, une maman reste une maman, quelqu'un que l'on aime à jamais, je vous envoie mes plus sincères condoléances

Mostly Turquoise said...

Rayna, very sorry to read about the loss of your mom. May you feel comfort in the bond you shared and the many, many memories.

Del said...

Sympathy and caring for you and yours. I'm sending good thoughts your way. Love, Del

Bonnie Miller said...

Oh my dear Rayna...I am so sorry to hear about your Mum. Age is of no consideration. A precious life is just that and cannot be compared to anything at all. Thank goodness for happy memories xxx

Sandy said...

Dearest Rayna, Big hugs for you. I am sure you are missing your mum so much. Somehow it is more of a shock when they are feisty and independent, it seems they will go on for even longer and make 96 seem young.
I hope you have family and friends to be with for some time.
Love and prayers,
Sandy

queenopearls said...

Rayna, I send my love and know you inherited her indominable, feisty spirit. I am certain she is very proud of you. May you feel her love always.
~Christina in Cleveland

Janelle said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I hope that the good memories will sustain you during this time.

Judy said...

Warm hugs to you Dear Rayna. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and I have both been given the extraordinary gift of many, many years with our dear Mothers. You will miss her, but always carry her in your heart.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

xxoo

patty a. said...

So sorry for your loss.

Diane said...

Rayna - So sorry for your loss. I hope that the slow transition from winter into spring at this time, will bring you peace and healing.

Eva said...

Rayna, my condolences. She reached a blessed age. A mother remains present, I believe (and feel quite often). That's a comfort to me. Mine would be 91 now.

Mia Bloom Designs said...

So sorry for your loss, Rayna. My thoughts are with you and your family.

dsigns said...

Rayna, I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. You were so fortunate to have your mother for so many years, a lovely woman! Peace Be With You and Yours.

pam in sw florida said...

I am really sorry for the passing of your amazing mom. She left a wonderful legacy by being your mom

hugs

pam in sw fl

Nina Marie said...

So sorry for your loss but OMG - what a testament to life - nearly 96 years of love and laughter! This reminds me of my gram - still miss her! Every day I talk to senior seniors (they call buying their spring wardrobes) and I'm heartened by the fact that we can have so much life even in our waning years. Hugs and prayers for you and yours!

quilthexle said...

Rayna, I'm truly sorry for your loss. It sounds like your mom lived her life to the fullest. How good that you could say good-bye to her !
big big hug,
Frauke

Barbara said...

Rayna, so sorry for your loss. Sending you big hugs and thanks for a wonderful Asilomar class experience!
Barbara

Jersey Shore MQG said...

Rayna, What a wonderful tribute to your mother. My condolances to you and your family.
Diane

Natalya Aikens said...

oh Rayna.... I am so sorry for your loss... no matter how well a life was lived, death is still hard to bear....

Michele Bilyeu said...

I am so deeply sorry for the loss of such a special 'one of a kind' mother! I can see that she must have lived one very interesting life and been a big influence on you as a woman and an artist!!!

martha said...

so sorry rayna. rough year!

Kathy said...

Feisty and independent - who can ask for more after 95+ years? What a wonderful legacy!

Martha C. Hall said...

Oh, Rayna.... I'm so sorry to see this. My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.

Vivien Zepf said...

Oh Rayna, my deepest condolences to you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Jamie Fingal said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. It's a tough one. My heart goes out to you. Surround yourself with a lifetime of memories! Take care.

Karoda said...

Peace to you and your family during this transitional period...Molly has joined the ancestors...

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

Oh Rayna. I'm so sorry for your loss. The tenth anniversary of my mother's death was yesterday. I still miss her.
I'm glad you had your mother for 96 years. I hope all the good memories help you through your sadness at her passing.
xoxo
Leslie

Jo C. said...

Oh, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Looking forward to seeing you in Chapel Hill...Jo

RHome410 said...

So sorry for your loss. Those last days at the bedside may be hard, but such a blessing to have that bond and the opportunity to say the good byes. I remember her life more fondly, of course, but spending my grandma's last day with her and other family is one of life's moments I will always cherish. Love, hugs, and prayers.

Terry Grant said...

So sorry to read about your mother, Rayna. She seemed like a friend, showing up on your blog from time to time, with that beautiful smile, so much like yours. As much as I miss my own Mom, somehow I always feel like she is near and her voice will always be in my head, in the best way. And she shows up so often in my dreams--such a lovely thing. I wish the same for you.

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