Sep 252013

Yep, that is little ole me over there in the left corner with my mom and Grandmothers.


“ What the caterpillar perceives is the end; to the butterfly is just the beginning. Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.” — Buddhist Saying




My mom

just a quick post to let you all know that my mom died last week.

She checked in the hospital, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer,  home hospice care was set up three days later, and she died four days later.   Since my family is big on privacy to the extreme this is all I can share right now.  The good – my mom and I left nothing unsaid. The bad – is the DUH factor – grieving takes time.




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  1. I am so sorry…my mom died in May, and it still sometimes feels surreal. I’m glad you were able to say what you wanted to say to yours, very glad.

  2. Jan, I’m so sorry to hear this, and sorry for your pain. Take care of yourself. Be well.

  3. Jan, I’m so very sorry. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. ((Jan))

  4. I am so sorry for your loss Jan. It is so good that you and your mom left nothing unsaid. My thoughts are with you.

  5. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.

    God speed

  6. Oh, so sorry to hear this. Losing a parent is a really big deal. While it’s generally good that it wasn’t long and lingering, it certainly didn’t let you all have much time to adjust. Take good care of yourself and drop a line whenever you’re so inclined.

  7. I am so sorry you lost your Mom, Jan. I am glad that there was nothing left unsaid between you. Grieving takes time, and tears and laughter. Take care and be well.

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