Saturday, June 11, 2011

Blocks and Prayers.

Written on Monday 6th June, but never posted.

These blocks have arrived over the last week. They will probably be the last,
other than the box that should arrive this week from Jo. My sewing group is coming here to sew on Friday, and l hope we will make a huge dint in the top.
Again, a huge thank you all everyone who have kindly sent blocks.
Many thanks to
Collette Lee
Kennette Roberts
 Nora Ronningen
Joyce Little x2
Janet O'Dell
Barb Craxton
Janet Henderson

l have met with several Oncology Doctors who are caring for my Mother.
They have been wonderfully informative and very supportive
given the news they had to share. Our main aim is to make life comfortable
for Mum's remaining time here with us, and we hope to move
her to a palliative care centre later this week or early next week.
 l thank you all for your words of support. They mean so much.

Post Script, added on Saturday 11th June.

Last Wednesday we had the funeral for DH's brother. Michael's funeral was difficult, and also a celebration of his life. You see, Michael lived a life different to most. He was born with Down Syndrome, and was and always will be an angel in our eyes. He will be deeply missed.

The day was even more difficult, as l had received a call that morning before the funeral, from Mum's Oncology Doctor. Sadly Mum passed away that afternoon, after a short, but brave battle, surrounded by family. l find myself arranging another funeral, much to my disbelief.

 l am bereft.

Lila Stanton
28/05/1931 - 08/06/2011
My Mum.

l would like to thank all of you who sent me messages of support and prayers.
They have been much appreciated. Thank you.



  1. sympathy and special thoughts to you linda and to your family members, you must be all feeling so much at the moment, so many emotions. take care.

  2. Linda, I don't know what to are in my thoughts. I'll miss you in Sydney (jenn and I are there fri-sun)but will be sure to give you a big hug when I see you the following weekend in C'maine.
    In the meantime a big cyber hug.
    Take care
    M xx

  3. There aren't enough words, so I'll just send my love to you all xx

  4. Linda what a terrible time you have had, I can imagine it is almost too much to cope with. My thoughts are with you at this terrible time. I have met a few of your family members and I know that you will support each other.

    Much love and strength to you all.

  5. Dearest Linda,
    I'm so so saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Sending you lots of really big hugs.

  6. I'm so very sorry that you've had such big losses in your family, I'm sending you lots of prayers and hugs. We too are grieving as you are for a close family member so I'll have a cry with you.
    Love and best wishes to you all.

  7. Dear Linda, sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Sending you love, strength and ((hugs)).
    One day at a time.

  8. I mailed my block to Bev this past Tues am the 7th with something for her as well, hopefully it arrives in time to be added to the quilt
    thinking of you and your family during this difficult time....

  9. Dear Linda I am so sorry to read your sad news and send you strength and hugs.
    Take care

  10. Sadly, again, my deepest condolences for your many losses. Take care of yourself.

  11. Oh so much sorrow in one go. I can't imagine how you are feeling. Why does so much heartache happen all at once.
    Thinking of you at what must be a very difficult time.
    Big Hugs Sue x

  12. I'm so sorry for your losses - what a rotten week you have had. Stay strong and know that thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. My prayers are for peace for your heart. I hope your years of memories will bring you comfort. I am so sorry for your losses. After all the responsibilities that follow a loved one's death, please know you are not alone in your sorrow, and that loved ones gone wish for you to be happy.

  14. My heart goes out to you. I hope you can feel some of the love and support sent your way and that sweet memories of your loved ones will bring comfort.

  15. My dear Linda, I can hardly type this with the sadness I am feeling for you right now. Enough already! I have no words to take your pain away but know that you are in my thoughts and I'm sending big hugs your way. I am so sorry. I do have other words that I'm saying but I can't type them here. I'm sure you can hear me though.

  16. So sorry to hear about your loss, Linda. Sending thoughts and Internet hugs your way. I know that your family and friends who are nearby will bring you much comfort during this difficult time.

  17. Linda, my heart reaches out to yours...To lose two family members in such a short time is difficult to bear. Even with your extreme sadness, I know that you will celebrate their lives. To lose one's mother is one of the most difficult losses in life. My prayer are with you.

  18. What a shock at a time when you are already vulnerable. I am so sorry for your losses. Your mother looked like a gorgeous woman. My thoughts are with you. Many hugs.

  19. Such sad news have had so much to go through lately...What a beautiful lady your Mum was..They will live forever in your hearts..
    Prayers are with you..

  20. My deepest, heartfelt condolences and prayers. I can only imagine what a difficult time this must be.

  21. Oh Linda. I am so sorry. Know that your friends are here to support you with love and hugs.

  22. Linda, today is the first time I have visited your blogg. I am deeply moved and appreciate that you were able to share your life events with everyone. I understand your Grieving but time really does heal. Both my mother-in-law and Father-in-law died of Cancer about 10 years ago. My father died unexpectedly in 2007. Their sweet memory is still fresh on my mind.

  23. Oh Linda, I am so sorry. I was reading away and didn't expect that news so soon. My prayers are with you and your family.
    I'm so sorry about your BIL's death too. So much at once...

  24. So sorry to hear about your Mum. Love, prayers and big hugs. Take care.

  25. So sorry for the losses that you have had this past year. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in your memories and all the good times that you shared.


  26. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. Please know I am holding you up in prayer.

  27. Oh Linda, I am so sorry for the trying time you are experiencing. Losing our mothers, no matter what age we are, is such a sad time. They are our touchstones. I find I miss my own more as time passes. My prayers are for you as your life adjusts.

  28. Linda so sorry to hear about all the terrible news. You and your family are in my thoughts. Sending you warm hugs.

  29. My thoughts are with you Linda. I hope that some comfort can be found in happy memories.

  30. So sorry for your loss. In time may you find some peace in the lovely memories you & your family have of your Mother. kind regards, Jenny McH

  31. I am so sad for you . Two dear people lost I'm so few time.
    There are no words to really help you but my thoughts fly across the ocean to warm you.

  32. Oh, Linda,
    So much for you to bear. May you find some comfort in the many wonderful memories. My thoughts are with you,

  33. Thinking of you at such a sad time. My mum passed away suddenly in October and the feeling is immense so I am sending you a hug and hope that it helps a little.


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