Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thank you so much

Dear friends, thank you so much for your lovely words about my mum's death. We are feeling sad and numb but very much loved, within our family and also by our wider circle of friends - messages have come by computer, by phone and by post from all around the world, reminding us of how much my mother was loved by all those who met her. Her funeral will be on Thursday. I will be so pleased to see Ben and the boys when they arrive on Wednesday. Normal blogging service will resume some time after that.

35 comments:

Lola Nova said...

Take all the time you need. We will be here for you when you are ready to come back. What a testament to a person's life, to have been so well loved. I hope to live as full a life.
Much love

Hen said...

Hello Floss,
So sorry to hear about the news of your mum's sad death. Thinking of you and sending virtual comfort.
Hen xxx

The Gramps said...

I hope Thursday will be a celebration of your time together, you will be in my thoughts, stay strong if you can and take as long as you need before joining us all blogging, we all understand.

Linda xx

Natasha said...

I am thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. Take care and take time to be with your loved ones...we will all be here when you get back.

Blessings and love,
Natasha.

harmony and rosie said...

Floss I'm so very sorry to hear this news but am so pleased you were with her, she (and your father) would have taken such a lot of comfort from that. My very best wishes to both you and your family.

Kate xox

Amanda said...

So sorry, chick. Love, Amanda xxx

The Curious Cat said...

Oh Floss! Just saw this! I'm so terribly sorry...we've all grown to know how much you love your mum and the story behind your blog and your trips to Edinburgh...I'm so sad for you...I'm certain she knew she was loved greatly though...I'm glad you could be there with her til the end. A big hug to the family and you are in my thoughts and prayers xxxx

Lorrie said...

May God's strong arms of comfort hold you close these days.

Thank you, Floss for pointing me to Mami's Photo Diary. I've asked her about the Japanese pastries.

blessings,
Lorrie

Sherri B. said...

Please know that we will all be here when you feel up to coming back. We could never forget you and your wonderful presence in Blog Land. My heart will be with your precious family and you will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Heidi said...

Oh that's to bad he could'nt come with you, take care. it will be so nice for you to be back home again with your boys!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. I will keep you in my prayers. Take care, Laura

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Dear Floss, hope Thursday can be a true celebration of life for your mum and that you will feel at peace. Blogland is like a city full of penpals, everyone is fond of you and will be pleased to see you continue blogging but all in good time. Betty x

marigold jam said...

Heartfelt sympathies and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Will be thinking of you on Thursday and afterwards too - it will get better and you will be able to remember your Mum without the terrible sadness in due course - time is a great healer.

Looking forward to your blogging posts as and when you feel up to it.

Jane

April Cottage Ramblings said...

Hello Floss,
So sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. ! Will be pleased to see you back and blogging when you feel up to it. Jaynex

jeannette said...

So sorry that you have to miss your mom, Floss. It will be a while before you are used to the idea that you are "the mom" now.

mise said...

What a hard time for you and the family, Floss. Take good care of yourselves and very many good wishes to you.

Jane and Chris said...

Floss, still in our prayers.
Take some time for yourself and rest.
Love Jane x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Floss
Thank you for taking time to let us know how you're getting on. You are surrounded by so much love and support during this time, which is such a difficult and numbing time, so do reach out to all those family and friends and let their love soothe you. I'll be thinking of you this week. We have my Aunty's funeral on Tuesday - it is to be a celebration of her life, as I'm sure, your Mum's funeral will be.
Take care,
Denise x

Sonja said...

We will be patiently waiting, as you and your family gather to remember your dear mum. I think of you often and hope that when you get a chance, you could please email me your mailing address. xosonjaATgmailDOTcom. Love, sympathy, and hugs.

Serenata said...

Think of you all Floss and so glad that Ben and the boys will be with you soon. {{hugs}} and much love and sympathy to you all.

Poppy said...

I’m so sorry Floss, sending you and your family lots of love.

Lou xxx

E. Charlotte said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you lots of warmth from Montana.

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Floss, I'm soo sorry for your loss.
She sounded like such a wonderful woman from your posts. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Love & Huggs Sophie xxx

VintageVicki said...

Make sure you look after yourself and take care.

Shall be thinking of you & yours on Thursday.

foobella said...

Hi, Flossie. I am very sorry about your mom. Sending big big hugs across the pond. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

beck said...

Dearest Floss, your mum sounded like a wonderful woman & much loved too. Will be thinking of you on Thursday, big hugs & love to you xo

*Ulrike* said...

So very sorry to hear about your mother passing away. My thoughts and prayers are being sent to you and your family.

Mami said...

Hi,Floss.I am very sorry to hear your mother passed away. What a hard time for you and your family.
Big Huggs from Japan

Shabby Chick said...

Hi Floss

I am so so sorry to hear about your Mum, losing a parent is just awful. It has always come across how much you love and treasured her, don't feel you ever have to stop talking about her. If you ever want a virtual shoulder you know where I am, I remember how impossibly hard it was (and to some extent still is) when Dad passed away.

Lots of love and hugs Mel xxx

Purrfect Haven said...

oh no, so sorry to learn this and thinking of you and yours. Love Helen x www.happinesskindled.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Thinking of you and your family and praying for you. Your Mum will always have a special place in your heart.

Sue

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Oh Floss, I've just seen your news. I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you and all of your family.
If you need anything don't be afraid to ask.
Take your time.
x

Catherine said...

It is a while since I have been on so haven't been aware of your situation. I am very sorry for your loss and pray that you and your family will feel God's strength and peace at this time. Cx

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Dear Floss, I just popped in to visit and discovered your posts about your mum. I'm so sorry to hear the news. I know how hard it is having gone through this with my father just a few years ago, as well as both grandparents several years ago. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers! What a blessing to be close to each other at this difficult time. God bless and keep you safe in His arms and fill you with His love and peace that passes all understanding. Kaye :)

silverpebble said...

Floss I'm so terribly sorry. I'm thinking of you.

Emma
x