Sunday, February 28, 2010

I'm back

I've been away. Not to garner any sympathy, but my mother, who has been declining for a year died last week after a month in a care center. I and family members have been by her side.

Sad news, yes--very sad, but, I had nothing better to do than to write, and write I. did. I almost completed the final draft before proofing.

It's a bitter-sweet accomplishment, but I know Mom would approve. I'm still shooting for an April completion.

Don't feel too sorry for me, my mom was eighty-eight years old and ready to move on. We celebrated her life and she would not have us dwell.
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  1. Hi Elizabeth,

    I'm glad you shared what you've been going through. I've dealt with a lot of death in my life, and even when there's a peaceful aspect to it, it's still difficult. My condolences to you.

    It's great that you got so much done, though. Writing is very healing.


  2. Yes - she would approve. It's a beautiful concept to realize that they would want us to live and succeed and have joy. Especially our mothers. I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure she's very proud looking down and seeing you work for and achieve your dreams.

  3. Sorry to hear. Delighted however, in your obvious resilience.

    Your mother would be proud.

  4. Your mother sounds like an interesting woman. I'm sorry for your loss, but I'm certainly glad that you got to spend the time with her that you did, and I'm sure that getting the novel finished will have special meaning for you now. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

  5. Elizabeth, my condolences. I think the commenters before me, summed up what I wanted to say to you.

  6. I'm sorry to hear about your loss, but I admire how you are dealing with it. May the fond memories you have of your mother smother the sense of loss you experience, leaving you with peace.