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.


  1. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    hugs to you & your family, if you want them from an Internet stranger.

  2. I’m so sorry, Catie

  3. I’m so very sorry for your loss, Catie.

    . . .though it is good about her straightening out the gods’ business. Long past due. . .

  4. Catie, I am so sorry. :( My thoughts are with you and your family.*hugs*

  5. I’m so sorry. My thoughts are with you & your family.

  6. So, so sorry. My thoughts are with your family.

  7. I am sorry for your loss, and that of your family. No matter how old you are, losing a parent is hard.

  8. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  9. I’m so very sorry. She looks like a person who could get the gods sorted out, if anybody could.


  10. I’m so sorry to read this. It’s always sudden, in the end, isn’t it. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  11. Losing a parent is always hard, whether its after a long illness or not, you’re never really prepared. My sincere condolences.

  12. I am so sorry for you loss. We never have them long enough. When I lost my own mother a few years ago at 97, it was with the certain knowledge that, upon reaching Heaven, she would have “a few word with that Man Upstairs”. Maybe together out strong moms will be able to straighten out the Gods. Kind of like angelic suffragettes. ;)

  13. Sending healing mojo and hopes that you and your family are getting the care and comfort you need. {{Hugs}} from Nashville.

  14. my condolences

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