Friday, December 12, 2008

Sad

This has been a hard week.

I was in NYC helping my mother on her move (which I'll be writing about soon), and I got a call from D that his mother had died. D's mother had Stage 6 Alzheimer's and has been on hospice care since August, so it was both not a surprise, and in many ways a blessing, but she was a wonderful, sweet, loving, smart and funny person, and she will be (and for all purposes has been) missed tremendously by all who were lucky enough to have her in our lives.

I'll be back when/as I can.

I miss all my fave readers and blogs and I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season.

47 comments:

Dru said...

{{{Jen, D and family}}}

May she rest in peace.

Luisa Perkins said...

Oh, Jen. I'm so sorry. D has my most sincere sympathies. Be well; you all are in my prayers.

CableGirl said...

*hugz* to you all.

April said...

I'm sorry to hear it. Big hugs, and my thoughts are with you and your family.

Charity said...

Oh, Jen, I'm so sorry. I'm sending warm thoughts your way. Hugs to all of you.

Los Angelista said...

My sympathies and prayers go out to you and D. I know it can't be easy. Hugs.

Peter M said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Take all the time you need and we'll be here.

peter said...

So sorry, Jen.

We Are Never Full said...

so sorry for your loss. feel better.

TeacherPatti said...

You know we'll be thinking of you tomorrow night!!!

thailandchani said...

I'm sorry to read that.. and I wish her peace.



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Karen Olson said...

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you.

Maryann said...

Sorry to hear this. The wonderful thing about food bloggers is they never go away! haha. We will be waiting for you :)

Emily Marshall said...

Sorry to hear about this Jen. My sympathies to your entire family.

Dingo said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I know things are so hectic for you right now but when you have some breathing room, let me know when you are in NYC. I want to give you a hug in person.

Virtualsprite said...

Oh, sweetie... I'm so sorry. Stay strong.

marye said...

Jen, I am so sorry..been there. My prayers are with you.

Lilacspecs said...

My condolences to you, D and C. I've seen what Alzheimers does to people and yes, it is a relief when it's over, for you and for them too, but it's always difficult to lose a loved one, especially around holidays. My best goes out to you and your family.
Hugs.

Grimm said...

Jen, we went through a similar experience with Leslie and her grandfather.

Alzheimer's is a tremendously rough thing to deal with, because even though they are there - there really aren't there.

What scares me is that both my grandparents suffered from the disease on my mothers side, leading me to wonder what my future holds...

Greg said...

so sorry.

Greg said...

so sorry.

Greg said...

so sorry.

Núria said...

Sweetie, much, much love from here! I'm sorry darling.
ONe of my grandmothers died of Alzeimer too. It's hard.
Hugs to you Jen.

Carol said...

Huge hugs to you and your family, Jen!

Carol

Sarabeth said...

My sympathies with you and yours on this sad occasion.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Thank you all so much for the kind words. They're greatly appreciated!

Brittany Noel said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. My great grandmother also died from Alzheimer's and I know what you mean about it being a blessing and having already missed her. Keep close to family and take your time coming back.

xoxo

hotmamamia said...

I am so very sorry...Alzheimer's is like losing a person twice...I hope for everyone's mental and physical peace and fond memories of times past.

Becca said...

Jen, I'm so sorry. You're all in my thoughts in the coming days.

Flower Child said...

so sorry to hear this. hope you find some comfort in NYC or MI or somewhere in between

Maryann said...

p.s. You are not late for our festa...if you still want to join in. :)

glamah16 said...

Oh Jen, I am so sorry for your families loss. This hoilday season will be tough ,but know you are in our thoughts.

painted maypole said...

oh, I'm sorry.

prayers for you all...

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

jen - I'm so sorry.

Betsy said...

I'm so sorry to hear this! Sending a big virtual hug your way!

Jerseygirl89 said...

I'm so sorry. Hugs and prayers for you and D.

Alex Elliot said...

I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

I'm very sorry. My thoughts are with you.

d i a n a m u s e said...

I'm so sorry, Jen. You and your family have my condolences.

Take time to rest and care for yourself.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Ah Jen, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

Oh Jen, I just saw this from your comment at my place. I'm so sorry for your loss. HUGS!

Goofball said...

Oh gosh Jen I totally missed this message. I am hugely behind in my blogrolls and so absorbed in my own little world right now.

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm glad you have wonderful memories from your MIL to treasure though and to help you through this difficult period.

Take care!

Shan said...

My sympathies. I am so sorry.

Momisodes said...

Jen, I am so very sorry. My apologies for arriving late. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sister Sassy said...

:( Sorry. Winter always seems to be the season for such things.

Take care

edeevee said...

I'm so late with this that you probably won't even see it - sorry. Loss is always hard but during the holidays it seems even tougher. Hope you and D are pulling through.

Leslie said...

I'm so late reading this, but I still want to send my condolences. Warm hugs to all of you.