Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Quote du jour/Selma Lagerlöz

Nothing on earth can make up for the loss of one who has loved you.
Selma Lagerlöz

My mom,
August 29, 1913-April 18, 1973

6 comments:

  1. So very true... My thoughts are with you. I'm sure that this day for you is always a tender one. I have one of those tender days coming up in early May.

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  2. It is so true isn't it. Loss of love leaves a huge hole. I am sorry for your loss.

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  3. These tender days (thank you, Robin) are so dear. The hole in our lives and in our hearts is never quite filled, but we do take such comfort in memories. I never look out on a snowy back yard without seeing two small children bundled against the cold and recall my last conversation with my Mom in 1984..."Are you sure they're warm enough?"

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  4. No matter how many years (or decades) have passed, I'm sure this date will always bring joyful memories and tearful sadness. Sending hugs and love to you, dear Nan.

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  5. Oh, Nan, she was absolutely lovely! I'm so sorry for your loss, sending you love and hugs.

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  6. Thank you all, kind women. Your words mean a great deal to me. I was hesitant about doing this blog entry but am glad I did. "Tender" is a good adjective. My heart is still tender and I still cry after all these years. Hardly a day has gone by that I haven't wanted to talk to my mother.

    Thanks, Rapunzel. I love that picture. I had to take a picture of the picture, so it isn't too clear, but I kind of like the way it came out. You would have loved the dress- just your style.

    Marcia, aren't you lucky to remember that last question. Caring to the very end as all good moms are.

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