Monday, August 2, 2010

My Mother's Swan Song


My mother is dancing her last dance. I'm off line, holding her hand. Please keep her in your prayers. Her name is Frances.

44 comments:

Suz said...

saying a prayer for both of you... may the God of all comfort hold you close.

TechnoBabe said...

Of course I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to Frances.

Brian Miller said...

gotcha covered chris...both of you...smiles.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Prayers for your Mom and you, as well.

Andrew said...

Godspeed (((Frances)))

And take good care Enchanted One.

Helen said...

Peace be with you ..........

Titus said...

You are both in my thoughts and prayers. God's love to you and yours.

Marion said...

Oh Chris, I wish you courage and grace through this sad time. I will keep you and Frances close to my heart.

xoxo

e said...

Dear Chris,

I will pray for both of you. Frances deserves a peaceful transition and you deserve sweet partings, rest and beautiful memories.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I am holding you and your mom Frances in my prayers and thoughts...much love to you Chris!!

xoxoxoxo

Dianne said...

OK babygirl, I'm holding your hand, and the angels are calling her.

Peace with you and your family, sing her songs,
I'm humming Amazing Grace all week.
Di

Magpie said...

Dear Chris, I pray her walk into forever is peaceful and quiet, that you're able to send her on her way with love and acceptance for what must be. You're a strong and wonderful daughter.

Gwei Mui said...

My thoughts and that of my family are with you and your mother.

Birdie said...

dear Chris! you both are in my prayers! peace with you dearest one!

RNSANE said...

Oh, Chris, may the end of her life, at least, be filled with peace and may you, also, find peace. My prayers and thoughts are with you and Frances and your family. Much love to you.

Elisabeth said...

You and your mother are in my thoughts.

Heather said...

Hello Chris - I have come to you via Totalfeckineejit to say I know how you must be feeling as my mother died at Easter this year. At least you are with your mother and holding her hand. I think that will give you comfort ultimately - sadly my mum's death came so swiftly I didn't get to her in time to say goodbye. God Bless you both - I'm thinking of you.

Alan Burnett said...

My thoughts are with you both.
Alan

Argent said...

Wishing you strength and grace at this difficult time.

Titus said...

My thoughts, and prayers, are still with you.

Scott said...

may God bless you both, and I am grateful to Him for bringing you into my life, however distant you may be. Be well

Mojo said...

I heard the news at TFE's. And I' sta in your very chair ten years ago with my dad. My thoughts are with you both.

Godspeed Frances. Rest now, you have done well.

Jeanne Iris said...

God be with you and yours during this difficult time. xo

The Weaver of Grass said...

Be strong - and remember that love survives everything. Thinking of you.

Jessica Maybury said...

my thoughts and rosary prayers are with you both.

magiceye said...

holding good thoughts for all of you

Syd said...

Blessings to you and Frances. I hope that the last dance is a good one for you both.

Mama Zen said...

In our prayers and hearts!

Rachel Fox said...

It's good to hold the hand. So important.
x

Tari said...

Your mother is very blessed to have you for a daughter Chris, and you are very blessed to be able to hold her hand during her last dance.

I have been thinking of you for many weeks now as I have followed your posts. May you especially find peace and comfort now.

Niamh B said...

Chris, best of luck through this difficult time. We'll all be thinking of you both.
x

Woman in a Window said...

Her name is Frances.

Beautiful, beautiful woman. I remember the pictures you posted.

Much love and strength, Chris.

xo
erin

crownring said...

Peace. Blessed peace for you both.

Amen.

hope said...

And we'll do what we can to hold your hand. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

willow said...

You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers tonight. Blessings and peace, my friend. xx

Erratic Thoughts said...

You are a part of my prayers Chris. Let the Almighty be with you and Frances...
God Bless!

Karen said...

Peace be with you, Chris, and with Frances as she goes to her rest.

xoxoxox

Dave King said...

So very sorry to hear the sad news of your mum. Every blessing to you both.

g-man said...

I did the same thing with My Mom 33 years ago...
What a beautiful and peaceful way to depart this tumultuous life.
I'm with you sweetie...G

The Bug said...

I was holding another Frances' hand while you were writing this (my mother-in-law). I'm praying for you and your family.

Lydia said...

Thinking of you holding your mother's hand. Ten years ago this October I did the same with my mother, and I was asleep beside her (in her own bedroom) when she passed.

I just read your profile for the first time, Chris. I'm heading toward my 25th year. My mother stopped drinking the day I called her from detox. I distinctly remember telling her (a week before she died) that it was our 15th sobriety anniversary - and she whispered, "That's wonderful, honey. I never would have done this without you."

There will be many tears, but many more wonders than tears because you are open to the moment.

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

i am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Kat Mortensen said...

Chris, I know nothing I can say can ease your pain, or the complex feelings you must be experiencing right now. I will be praying for your mother Frances to be lifted to the heavens and for your own soul to remain grounded and strong.

All my love,

Kat

Lorenzo said...

Dear Chris,

I have been away and am doing some blog catching up here. I have been very moved by your reflections, thoughts and poems on your mother's last days and departure. Please know my voice is mixed in amongst the "outpouring of blessings" for you and for her.

Much love,
Lorenzo

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