Monday, September 28, 2009

Mom Passed Away

Update: If any of you would like to see my Mom's obituary, you can find it online here.

I didn't post any updates on my Mom because by the time there were any changes, things went downhill in a hurry. My Mom passed away this evening. It really was a blessed release because she was really suffering. At least near the end she went to sleep and passed peacefully. She lived a full and wonderful life and left it at home, where she wanted to be. I don't know when I'll get back to the limericks, but I will start visiting again, as I think it will comfort me. Thank you all for your kind and comforting comments on my previous post.

63 comments:

Chesney Cats said...

We are so very sorry for the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

VampyVictor said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Even when it is a release from the suffering, it is still hard.
much love and light
Momma of V-V

The OP Pack said...

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Hugs, the OP Pack and Mom

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Oh, Karen Jo. Big Hugs. We are so sad for your loss. What a blessing it must have been for your Mom to have you there with her during her last days here on this earth.

The Creek Cats said...

Karen, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please know you are in our thoughts and purrayers during this very sad time. (((HUGS)))

The Monkeys said...

We're very sorry to hear about your mother, Karen Jo.

Hugs and purrs from all of us here.

The Monkeys

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

We are very sorry to hear about your mom passing. We are glad her suffering is over.

Kaze

The Meezers said...

oh Karen Jo, we are so sorry. We are glad that her suffering is over, but we know that your grief is just beginning. {{{{HUGS}}}} and kitty purrrssss from all of us

Sammy, Miles, Billy, MomMary and DadRob

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are sorry to hear about your loss. We will be keeping you in our thoughts during this difficult time.

4 Boys and a Lady said...

We are so sorry to hear this. But we are glad that your mom is now in a peaceful place. You are in our thoughts. Sending purrayers your way.

Love,
Nermal, Nico, Virgil, Westley, and Maggie

Daisy said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences and soft purrs to you.

Anonymous said...

We're so sorry for your loss. We're keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Beverly, Smokey, and Purrl

Parker said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers.
(((Hugs)))

Princess said...

Dear Karen Joe, This is a very hard time for you. We will pray for you every day. You know you are not alone, right?
YOu are a good friend. Please just take your time and just do the things that make you feel okay.
Love and purrs, Princess, Pierro and Rosemary

momsbusy said...

we will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Laila and Minchie said...

We are so very sorry for the loss of your Mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Karen Jo, I am so sorry to hear about your mum. I'm purring for you.

Huffle Mawson

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, Karen Jo, we are so, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We were here early but forgot to comment -

Our thoughts are with you and yours -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Her Mom

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers....

Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hugs and purrs. Our thoughts are with you, Karen Jo. I suspect you may sense a virtual nap pile tucking you in at night.
Tabbymom Jen, Victor & Nina

Max said...

I'm really, really sorry. Even when it's a blessing it wicked hurts. We're purring for ya...

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Karen Jo,we are very sorry to hear about your Mom. Though we are glad her suffering is over, it is still a sad time for you. We wish we could ease your hurt.
{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
Purrs Mickey,Georgia, Tillie &
the Mom

CCL Wendy said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom, Karen Jo. I know what you mean about being a release -- it was the same for my father. I know there are a lot of things you must take care of right now, but when all the hustle and bustle dies down, you will begin the real grieving.

Your mother was fortunate to live a good life and to have you for her daughter. I'm sure she'll be with you always in your heart and your mind.

Cat of Nine Tales said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I know very well the relief and grief you may be feeling. My own mother passed away just this past August after a long battle with lung cancer.

Be sure to take care of yourself too.

~Lisa Co9T

Poppy Q said...

Thinking of you and your family at this tough time.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Oh Karen Jo, we are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I lost mine a couple of years ago after caring for her for 5 years. Know that you are cared for and missed - we will all be here when you feel you want to blog again. Sending much healing energy your way.

William said...

We are so sorry for your loss, Karen Jo. We felt the peace in your words, though, and hope it carries you through this time of sorrow.

William, et al, and William's mom.

Lorianna said...

Oh Sweetie, I'm so very sorry. I did not realize how ill your Mom was. I'm glad that she went in such a peaceful and loving way. She was very lucky to have you and you were blessed to be able to spend her last days with her.
Don't worry about posting. You need time to gather your bearings and get some rest emotionally and physically.
You are an amazing, sweet lady and I'm certain your Mom was really proud of her lovely daughter. I bet your Mom was pretty wonderful too.
Lots of Gentle Hugs from me and Rumbly Purrs from my kitties,
Lorianna

Grrreta said...

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Team Tabby said...

We are all so sorry to hear you've lost your mom, Karen Jo. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Hugs and head butts,
Moe, Mindy, Bono, Cookie, Mike and their mom.

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry for your loss, Karen Jo, and send you many gentle purrs and lots of comforting thoughts and energy to help you get through this rough time.

Hugs,

'Kaika and his mom

Angel and Kirby said...

Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Loosing a parent is heart breaking but can be a blessing. SHe is no longer in pain, and you had the courage and grace to see her through the end. We will keep you in our prayers and send warm purrs and gentle head butts!

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Oh Karen, we are so so sorry ta hear about yer loss. We wont even try ta say nice werds an all cause we know the hurt is so great.

But iffen ya feel purrin sounds in the night from some strange kitties, thats us, an all the other kitties in the werld what love ya an care about ya.

Peace...

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

No, we decided we can't leave it at that. Karen, you don't know how much we kitties love you.

“Karen’s Mom has passed away.
She left this world most peaceably.
And all us kitties want to say,
Our world is sadder on this day.

That Karen, writer of the passed,
Must write about her loss, alas.
It seems that we, received her comfort,
In loss of ours, should make this effort.

To tell our dear friend Karen, that,
We feel her pain, as caring cats,
And offer all we can from here.
Our THOUGHTS, our PURRS, our HEAD-BUMPS, dear.”

LC, Ayla, and Iza

The Big Thing here: Karen, as you have comforted so many of us in our losses, we want to comfort you in yours. We cannot change your loss, but I know we all would like to give you our shared comfort in return. I know you need to stay away a while to deal with the grief, but please know that we in the cat blogosphere appreciate your caring poems and wish you well in this very difficult time.

Today, we light a candle for your Mom…

Camie's Kitties said...

Karen Jo, we are so very sorry to hear about your mother. We know how hard it can be to loose one you love. We will be purring for you.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade, Gracie, and our Mom - Tara (not the cat)

Zoolatry said...

Karen, we trust you and your family will find comfort in memories of your Mother. We're thankful for all that her passing was one of peace.
Prayers for all of you.
Ann
Maggy and Zoey

Zoey and Me said...

We know all your blogger friends will be a comfort to you in your hour of need. We are thankful she went peacefully. God bless her and God keep you in his light.

Everycat said...

Karen Jo, we are so very sorry to read of your Mom's passing. A full and wonderful life is a tremendous thing to celebrate amidst the sadness that surrounds your loss. We send you deep rumbly purrs and love.

Whicky Wuudler
Angel
Oliver
Gerry
& Mum

Tuck said...

Karen, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. At least her passing was easy and she is no longer suffering. You are in our purrs and prayers.

Tuck & Jen

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Oh Miss Karen Jo we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom!! Our thoughts and purrrs and grrrrrs are with you during this time!!! (((((BIG warm kitty hugggs from us all!!!)))))
Your (formally FL now) TX furiends,
and Mom Chandra, too

The Devil Dog said...

Oh Karen Jo

I am so sorry to hear this. Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. We are sending you lots of pug hugs and snorts.

Roxy, Lucky & Marie

Noll's Nip said...

We are so sorry for your loss Karen Jo. Many hugs, purrs & much love to you and your family. Noll, Tiggy, Luigi & Uncle Keaks.

Cat with a Garden said...

We are thankful that your mom got relieved from suffering. She's forever free from pain now. But we feel for you, it's so painful nevertheless. Our condolences. Gentle purrs your way.
Siena & Chilli

Cat with a Garden said...

P.S.: A lovely obituary. Such a wonderful photo.

Grrreta said...

Thanks for sharing your mom's obituary. It sounds like she did some wonderful things in her long life. I'm sure it was a great comfort to her having you care for her during her illness. You and your family are in our thoughts.

Spooky said...

How sad. Hugs and purrs to you.

TT said...

(((hugs))) and comforting thoughts

Laure

Purrs and headbutts

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
I is Jake!

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry for your loss Karen Jo. Thank you for sharing her story with us. We can't imagine what you're going through, so please accept out purrs and purrayers to comfort you through this difficult time,

{{{hugs}}}

Karen (Mum), Gypsy & Tasha

-d ma said...

so sorry about your loss. your mom had a great smile...

caspersmom said...

Oh Karen Jo, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. The Memorial on the obituary was so nice. She sure lived a good life helping others. Even though it hurts so much I'm thankful she passed peacefully. My prayers for you Karen Jo. God Bless.

Riley & Tiki said...

We are so sorry about your Mom. Sending you loud purrs and soft woofs.

Tiki & Kesey

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Karen Jo, I am sorry for your loss. My computer has been down for a week (still is) so I missed your post. Sending a big hug!

Jan

Andrée said...

Karen, My prayers and thoughts are with you. You, who have comforted so many, are suffering now in your grief. I am hoping that time and your faith will help the pain recede and allow you some peace and comfort. Thank you for all you have done.

Sunny's Mommy said...

My condolences on your Mother passing. While it's a blessing for her to be released from her pain, I know you'll miss her a lot. :(

Gretchen said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I had no idea. I've been very bad at visiting lately. Ahem, my mom bean has been very bad by not helping me visit. But we both send our hugs and love. Mom bean read your moms obit and said you had a pretty mom. God bless you all.

And thank you so much for your visit this week. You're so sweet to remember all the kitties that go the bridge.

(((((((((((big Hugs, Karen Jo)))))))

Gretchen and Mom Bean

MoMo said...

We are so sorry to hear that you mom has passed away. Our thoughts and purrs are with you.

Thankyou for visiting. As you saw we haven't been blogging or visiting much and hence quite behind in news.

Momo and SS

Shilgiah the Cat said...

I am glad your mother is no longer suffering. Take time to grieve and to laugh and to remember.

I think that no matter how prepared we think we are for the loss of a parent, it is a very difficult loss. Take all the time you need when you need. Also, I think you are right that getting back to some things (like limericks) can provide comfort during the grieving process.

glogirly said...

Dear Karen Jo,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't know you...but I know the love between a mom and her girl. And I know the heartache of losing your loved one. My prayers go out to you. May the laughter in your memories comfort you.

Brian said...

Sweet Karen Jo,

My sisters and I are so very sorry to hear about your Mom, I can't even imagine. We're all thinking about you here.

Jade said...

Karen Jo... we are way behind on visiting so we just saw this... you are in our thoughts. I lost my Mom several years ago & I know it is painful.

Jen...

Purrs & woofs... Jade, BG & Myst

Keisha said...

Very sorry. Rest in peace

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