Tuesday, February 06, 2007

For Laura, Who Died Today, With Love


Laura, my oldest and dearest relative, died this morning. She was like the mother that I lost in my early twenties. We were always so very fond of one another. She was a lady of the highest order and I shall miss her greatly, though I know she was ready to go. She was a voracious reader until her eyesight began to fail several years ago. I never heard her complain about anything. She lived her last days with grace and dignity. Next month she would have turned ninety.

May God bless and rest her soul.

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Update: I flew home from Arizona yesterday to be with family and attend Laura's funeral today (Thursday). It was a simple, lovely service at her Methodist church here. We shall all miss her.
Friday, I fly back to the southwest desert for a few more days.

4 comments:

Jungle Mom said...

I send my deepest condolences and prayers for all left behind.

Webutante said...

Thank you so much...

Yekwana Man said...

My condolences also. A personal loss is felt the deepest and my prayers are with you.

Stacie Florer said...

My condolences too...I have lost some important family members in the last few years and it is rough.