It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.
But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful.
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx
The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

My Mom

My Mom died quietly and peacefully without waking up.
Of all the things and people in the world , my mother was always there for me.. Along with my husband.
She had me when she was very young, losing my father in an accident shortly before my birth. So we two went out into the world together.
She found happiness and heartache but she always had the love of her children and granddaughter.
My husband cared for her too.
There is no describing the feeling of loss.
God bless her .

Michele Roberts Robinson


  1. Dearest Candice,
    So sorry for reading this... My sincere condolences and hope your dear Mom did sense your presence with her.
    Sending you love and prayers for living though this most difficult time.
    What a blessing you now are near your daughter...

  2. Ooh dearest Candice, I was so hoping for better news.
    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time, may treasured memories of her give you strength and peace.

  3. So very sorry for your loss; losing our Mothers is particularly sorrowful as she was the one who was with us from the beginning. I am happy that you are close to your family at this sad time.


  4. I've been thinking about you, Sabrina and Zach so much in the last weeks. I'm sorry you and your mom were not allowed to spend time together.
    Sending more hugs. xxx

  5. My heart goes out to you. I lost my mom in November (and my dad three weeks earlier). Still can't accept it. I try to remember that they went they way they wanted: very peacefully, after a long, healthy, happy life. It's what we all wish, but we don't really want that moment to come. Even though, especially as loved ones get old, we know it's coming.
    Let yourself revel in your love for her. My words can't make you feel better. I hope time will.

  6. Oh No Candice, I am so very very sorry. What a blow. After your epic journey to get there. I am so glad you were there with her at the end. My deepest sympathies to you.

  7. My condolences Candice. She sounds to have been an amazing woman and a great Mom.

    I am so sorry you didn't get to spend time with her after your move, and that your new life in Florida has got off to such a bad start.

    A big hug.

  8. I'm so sorry. Sending you love and support.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. You've had too many losses in too short a time. I hope that having your daughter nearby will help somewhat. My deepest condolences.

  11. So sorry to hear about your Mom. It is never easy losing a parent, but I hope you can take some comfort in being able to hold her hand and kiss her before she passed.

    Julie Q

  12. Candice, I´m sorry for you loss. I send you my deepest condolences and a big hug from Argentina.
    Un beso grande,

  13. I am so very sorry. It is so nice that you were able to be with her. My condolences.

  14. How sad. I wish you had more time to spend with your mom. Its good that you are near your daughter in this time ofbloss. Sending good thoughts to you, Minette, Merlin and new addition to family, Honey.


  15. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so very sorry as I know this is a great, great loss. I am so thankful you are living closer to your daughter as she will be a wonderful support for you and your grand child wonderful medicine for your hurting heart.

  16. Very sorry and sincere condolences to you and your family.
    I will be thinking of you.


  17. I am so very very sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your daughter. Wishing you strength during this sad time. obxgirl

  18. I am so very sorry for your loss. She must have had such strength to cope with the tragic death of her husband and carry on alone with a small child to care for. Truly admirable. Very sad news. Elle

  19. Dear Candice, your news saddens my heart this morning, I was so hoping you would get to spend time with your beloved mother. I'm certain she knew you were there, close by to help her make the final journey, and also knowing she was surrounded by a loving family.
    Blessings to you and your loved ones - may your good memories of times with your mother help you through this time of mourning and grief.
    Hugs - Mary

  20. I am sorry for your loss

  21. Sorry to hear. Glad you were there.

  22. I am so sorry for your loss. After my mom died I became the matriarch in our family, will that happen to you? It was hard at first, missing mom but being expected to carry on some traditions.

  23. I'm so sorry, my deepest condolences.

  24. I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your daughter.

  25. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  26. Dear Candice,

    If I could find the words to comfort you I will be writing them here.
    Know that my thoughts are with you, and that I wish you peace and hope you can wrap yourself with beautiful memories of your Mother to see you through this moment.


  27. I am so very sorry for you loss. My thoughts are with you.

  28. I am sorry to hear this. As many of your readers I had hoped for better news. May your family surround you with love at this time.May God bless you, may God comfort you, may God be near you. It is hard.

  29. There us little more I can say other than to add my condolences to that offered by others. You are in my thoughts.

  30. I have been away, but was saddened for you to read that you had lost your dear mother. I am pleased that you were with her, but what a distressing thing it was that she lost your father whilst she was pregnant with you. I suspect that you brought her lots of love and helped her through what must have been a difficult period. I am not surprised that you were both very close to each other. May your memories help you at this difficult time.

  31. So very sorry about your mom's death, Candice. I'm thinking of you often in this difficult time, and hope you are getting comfort from your daughter and your kitties. Please take care of yourself.

  32. Candace,
    I am sorry you have lost your mom. Praying for grace and peace to comfort you.

  33. I'm so very sorry. I think our mothers always stay with us through our lives, even when they're no longer physically present. Glad that you were able to be with her so much recently.

  34. My sympathy towards your sorrow.
    many hugs

  35. It is Friday, May 6 and I know this will be a painful mother's day for you having just lost your mom. I remember the first year after my mom died and I felt lost and lonely. I have no children so I was at a loss for what to do. One of my dearest friends just lost her mom as well and she is feeling the same sadness that I am sure you are feeling. I just wanted to let you know that you have my deepest sympathy, however, enjoy your children and grandchildren, I hope they ease some of your pain.

  36. Thinking of you today, hoping that sweet memories of your Mother be a comfort to you amid the sadness.


  37. I am so truly sorry for your loss of your dear mother. Your pain is beyond my imagination. Please accept my deepest sympathies...


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