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22 August 2016 @ 10:17 am
My mom died.  

My mom died yesterday, quite suddenly in the end, after a long illness that had been the focus of her and our lives for most of the last year. In her own inimitable fashion she absolutely refused to let us tell people what was going on, and if you knew her, you know we didn’t dare cross her wishes. *wry smile*

My son, upon hearing Grandma had died, said, “Does that mean she’s with the gods now?”

I said, “I guess it might. And she’s probably telling them how to get everything sorted out.”

He paused and said, “But they’re gods. Shouldn’t they already have that taken care of?”

Not according to Mom’s satisfaction, kiddo. That’s for damn sure.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

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hegemony hedgehogagrimony on August 22nd, 2016 10:20 am (UTC)
*hugs* My condolences to you and your family. :(
Deborah Blakedeborahblakehps on August 22nd, 2016 10:46 am (UTC)
Huge hugs and big love. I'm so very sorry.
Marissa Lingen: formalmrissa on August 22nd, 2016 10:55 am (UTC)
May her memory be a blessing. I'm so sorry.
Dan/Дмитрий: The Sign at the End of the Universeicedrake on August 22nd, 2016 11:56 am (UTC)
*hugs*
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Kate Kirby: pic#120394948kirbyk on August 22nd, 2016 01:15 pm (UTC)
Much condolences.
Sherwood Smithsartorias on August 22nd, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC)
I am so very sorry--best wishes to you and yours.
saare_snowqueensaare_snowqueen on August 22nd, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC)
Suddenly a warming image: Mom, newly arrived telling St. Peter to get a haircut and smarten up his act.

May all your memories of her be happy ones.
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on August 22nd, 2016 03:48 pm (UTC)
I can see that. :)
Deborahdebela on August 22nd, 2016 01:56 pm (UTC)
She always did sound like a proper force of nature. I am so sorry.
A large duck: wagonburger_eater on August 22nd, 2016 02:01 pm (UTC)
My condolences to you and everyone who loved her.
Jannejanne on August 22nd, 2016 03:00 pm (UTC)
So sorry about your loss, condolences to you and your family.
Alix (Tersa): Kitties--brotherly love (tersa)tersa on August 22nd, 2016 03:08 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry, hun. *hugs*
Childlightchildlight on August 22nd, 2016 03:17 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry.
Geek of Weird Shit: sensualgows on August 22nd, 2016 03:49 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. I'm so sorry, hon.

My best memory of your mother was when the three of us were heading to the Irish restaurant on Muldoon (Brannigan's?) and having her compliment me on my laugh. It's been 20 years or so, but I still remember it clearly.

Love to you and all the family.
Anna the Piper: Thinkingannathepiper on August 22nd, 2016 04:07 pm (UTC)
Condolences to you and your family!

And also, your kid is awesome.