GreenishLady

Originally Blogging the Artist's Way. Thoughts, musings, experience of the 12-week course, January to March 2006. And after that?.... Life, creativity, writing. Where does it all meet? Here, perhaps.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Loss

My dear friends,

I am saddened... heartbroken, to share with you the news that my mother passed away last Wednesday, 9th July. But within the sadness there is so much to be grateful for; there are and have been so many blessings showered on me and my family over these past days; there is a sense of absolute assurance that her soul is progressing now, free from the limitations of this physical world. She was buried after a beautiful ceremony on Saturday last, 12th July. My family has been surrounded by love and care which we appreciate deeply.

Prayers, thoughts, the lighting of a candle are all so welcome. If you pass a flower that catches your eye, allow a thought of Mary Maguire to be offered.

I thank you.

Imelda

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At 14/7/08 11:43 am, Blogger Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Oh Imelda, I am so sorry for your loss and I will tell you just as you told me, I am here. I understand exactly what you mean by your assurance as I experienced that too, for days, all I had to do was look. Prayers and thoughts are with your family and with you. And I will look for Mrs. Mary in every flower I see today.
Much Love,
Robbin

 
At 14/7/08 1:43 pm, Blogger Lisa said...

I am so sorry for the sadness you've been experiencing but I am glad to know that you are surrounded by so much love. I send my love to you and your family as well and I will light a candle. I promise that every time I pass a flower this day I will think of your dear mother and say a little prayer of comfort for you.

 
At 14/7/08 2:05 pm, Blogger Laura said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You, your mother, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

 
At 14/7/08 3:12 pm, Blogger Alexander M Zoltai said...

From Edward Hay...

"Help us, Compassionate God, to let Your ancient and eternal song of death and life be played out in each of us, as we live out our faith that death is but a doorway that opens unto a greater and fuller expression of life, that opens to a final union with You who are life! Blessed are You, Lord of Life, who alone knows the hour of our death and ultimate union with You. Blessed are You, Lord our God, whose messenger is death."

~ Alex

 
At 14/7/08 3:21 pm, Blogger Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

I am so very sorry to read this Imelda. Having gone through this same loss 18 months ago I know what your heart is feeling. There are no words that can ease this but know you are surrounded in love and comforting thoughts. You and your family will be in those thoughts.
Perhaps our Mothers will meet and tell one another stories of their daughters.
Love and hugs,
Lisa

 
At 14/7/08 3:35 pm, Anonymous Kathryn said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Imelda. I will say hello to your mother whenever a lovely flower catches my eye this week.

 
At 14/7/08 4:08 pm, Blogger Lady North said...

My heart aches for you with sympathy as you move forward through this difficult time. We too have lost a family member on July 7 so lighting candles and remembering Mary Maquire with lots of love and warm thoughts.
Blessings of the starry way to you and yours.

 
At 14/7/08 4:35 pm, Blogger Tammy said...

I'm very sorry for your loss Imelda. I'll be thinking of wonderful journeys for Mary Maguire.

 
At 14/7/08 4:37 pm, Blogger Aisling said...

Imelda, What sad news. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts today.

 
At 14/7/08 5:00 pm, Blogger Karen said...

I am so sorry. I am thinking of you and your mother now, and I am going to light a candle for her as soon as I finish this.

 
At 14/7/08 6:22 pm, Blogger http://pamwardenart.blogspot.com said...

I'm so sorry to read this Imelda. Hugs and Prayers,
Pam

 
At 14/7/08 7:32 pm, Blogger Deirdre said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll light a candle and pick some flowers for your mother today.

 
At 14/7/08 10:15 pm, Blogger Julie said...

My dear Imelda,

I am so so sorry for your loss. It doesn't matter what age you are when your mom dies (I was 38), you are suddenly an orphan.

My prayers go out to you and your family today and for many days to come.

My mom loved flowers too, so much.

 
At 14/7/08 10:32 pm, Blogger Olivia said...

I too am very sorry for your loss, Imelda. Prayers and comfort in your grieving, O xxoo

 
At 15/7/08 12:03 am, Anonymous Laurie said...

I'm so sorry, Imelda. Flowers are always meaningful to me, and now I'll add your mother to the list.

Does this mean you're not in the states anymore?

 
At 15/7/08 5:54 am, Blogger inkberryblue said...

I am so sorry.
I've put up a prayer for your mother (and thought of her as I look at the Madonna Lily that graces my desk.)
Love, light and gentleness to you all.
Fiona
x

 
At 15/7/08 9:41 pm, Blogger Becca said...

Imelda, I'm so sorry for you loss. You are in my thoughts at this sad time.

 
At 16/7/08 3:51 am, Blogger Lady in Red said...

I'm sorry to hear your loss. I can only offer my deepest condolences to you and family, and how I wanted to say how lucky you and family are to have been surrounded by love and care. My thought will be to your mother when I see the most beautiful flower...

 
At 17/7/08 10:29 am, Blogger Ernestine said...

I found your blog this morning when checking Cate's site.
I am so very sorry about your mom.
My prayers and thoughts are with you this early morning in Nashville in the USA.
For some reason I feel a bond with you.
Maybe because I found myself alone in my 40's and now at 3 score and 10 I look back and guess what
I made it!!!

 
At 17/7/08 5:44 pm, Blogger Jen Ballantyne said...

Dear Imelda, please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss, my heart and prayers will be with you as yours have been for me when I have needed them. I am off to light a candle now too. I am glad that you have been surrounded by love. Take care my dear, I wish you well and I know I will think of Mary Maguire whenever I see a beautiful flower.
Love Jen B x

 
At 18/7/08 4:59 am, Blogger Noah the Great said...

I am very sorry to hear this. I'm sure she was a wonderful woman.

 
At 19/7/08 8:07 am, Blogger Caroline said...

Oh Imelda how sad.

I will light a candle for her.

Much love to you and yours.

 
At 19/7/08 6:47 pm, Blogger Melba said...

thinking of you...

 
At 19/7/08 9:58 pm, Anonymous tinler said...

Oh, Imelda! I am so very, very sorry. I haven't visited lately thinking you were still on vacation, and I'm so sad for you...
Sending loving thoughts and prayers your way, my friend, and lighting a candle too. My
'Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow' bush, where I remember my mother, is having a second blooming right now - and I will offer a thought of your mother too, when greeting it by the doorstep. Take care, my friend - be gentle and easy with you~XOXO

 
At 20/7/08 11:05 pm, Blogger liz elayne lamoreux said...

i'm so sorry for your loss...

i'm sending you peace and light as you walk through this new path of your journey.

many blessings,
liz

 
At 21/7/08 6:13 pm, Blogger Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Imelda, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending light and love your way.

 
At 22/7/08 6:55 am, Blogger Inland Empire Girl said...

I said some prayers for you. I am sorry for your sadness.

 
At 22/7/08 3:29 pm, Blogger lila said...

Blessings to you and your family!
[I can't imagine the loss.I know you treasure your memories of her!]
You have been missed here in blogland.

 
At 24/7/08 12:07 am, Blogger Terri said...

bless you imelda. i'm so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. but i loved hearing about your love for her. take care dear.

 
At 24/7/08 3:55 am, Anonymous Teresa C said...

Oh, Imelda, I'm so sorry for your loss. I haven't been making the rounds of the blog world lately and just read this news. I believe the angels have taken her and are with you every day. Be well, my prayers go out to you and your family.

 
At 24/7/08 9:34 pm, Anonymous Ruth said...

Dear Imelda,

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Much love,

Ruth

 
At 25/7/08 3:25 am, Blogger Diane said...

oh! i am sorry to hear this! sorry I'm late to be over here too. think of you at this time...

 
At 2/8/08 6:04 pm, Blogger Rosa said...

I am so sorry to read of your loss. My mother is aging rapidly, and he thought of losing her is overwhelming. May her presence stay with you always.

 
At 3/8/08 2:28 am, Blogger mermaid musings said...

I am thinking of you.
And please know your mom is in a great place, I am sure and I want you to know that you will be ok soon. Grief is good, you will learn a new something about you and your surroundings.
Hoping very soon you will be better and so sad.
Big huge HUG.
I will be very happy to make you something to wear, I want you to smile. Share your address with me. You will love what I am going to make for you
;-)

 
At 5/8/08 9:28 pm, Blogger Leah said...

sending you loads of hugs and love. i'm so sorry for your loss, imelda. my thoughts are with you and your family.

 
At 13/8/08 1:58 am, Blogger Wenda said...

Imelda, I'm just reading of your sad loss tonight and I hold you in my thoughts. - August 12, 2008

 
At 14/8/08 5:01 pm, Blogger Rick Hamrick said...

Imelda, I only learned of your loss just now, but I am compelled to offer my condolences, my own feelings for you as you grieve, and my wish for you that your own life will continue to be enriched and informed by having known and loved and been birthed by Mary Maguire.

 
At 17/8/08 11:10 pm, Blogger Rosa said...

What a precious thought of passing a flower with a gentle thought for your mother. I will do just this in her honor.

 

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