Out of the Blue

With immeasurable sadness, our family had to let go of my mom yesterday. She died at 3:35 p.m., leaving a hole in my and many other lives that can never be filled.

Thanks to all of you who have expressed kind thoughts on the subject of her condition. She was a strong believer of the importance of community, and was quite familiar with her identity here as MamaBlue, and she would have considered the support so many have shown to be a fine example of the benefits of a communal spirit. Likewise, my own thoughts are with the many of you who have described your own families' struggles with illness -- you have my sympathies.

Finally, thanks to Frans for his help catching up on today's news. I'm sure there are many questioning the need for me to jump back into this so soon, but it's been a good distraction, and with a funeral this weekend I really wanted to clear my plate to keep the backlog of news from being stressful and to prevent it from getting any more overwhelming.

Links of the Day: National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations.
Story of the Day: Talk Like a Pirate Day. Thanks TRNutt.
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Condolences
Sep 19, 2003, 21:31
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Condolences Sep 19, 2003, 21:31
Sep 19, 2003, 21:31
 
It seems trite to repeat what everyone else is already saying, but my sympathies go out to the Family Blue. It's a testament to her that her son managed to be a pioneer on the Internet, and do well to boot.

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My sypathies
Sep 19, 2003, 21:30
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My sypathies Sep 19, 2003, 21:30
Sep 19, 2003, 21:30
 
If I should go before the rest of you
Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone,
Nor when I'm gone speak in a Sunday voice
But be the usual selves that I have known.
Weep if you must,
Parting is hell,
But life goes on,
So sing as well.
-- Joyce Grenfell

Blue & Family... my thoughts are with you.

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...
Sep 19, 2003, 21:18
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... Sep 19, 2003, 21:18
Sep 19, 2003, 21:18
 
My condolences, Blue & Walter. I'm very very sorry for your family's loss.

gabe

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I'm not even angry. I'm being so sincere right now, even though you broke my heart and killed me.
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My condolences....
Sep 19, 2003, 21:17
96.
My condolences.... Sep 19, 2003, 21:17
Sep 19, 2003, 21:17
 
My deepest sympathies Blue.

This comment was edited on Sep 19, 21:22.
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Hang in there
Sep 19, 2003, 21:14
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Hang in there Sep 19, 2003, 21:14
Sep 19, 2003, 21:14
 
I pray that God gives you the strength to carry on on this road called Life. Life is full of bumps but always remember the good times you've had and treasure them always. The community of Blue's news shall be with you always.
God Bless.
Joseph

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sorry!
Sep 19, 2003, 21:06
jim
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sorry! Sep 19, 2003, 21:06
Sep 19, 2003, 21:06
jim
 
i lost my mom a year ago, i know your pain, just keep hold of the good times bro!

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I know what you're going through
Sep 19, 2003, 21:02
93.
I know what you're going through Sep 19, 2003, 21:02
Sep 19, 2003, 21:02
 
I lost my mom just over 2 months ago to breast cancer. She'd been battling it since it was first discovered in October of 2001, to when it reappeared this past January. You go through so many ups and downs (chemo is working! but we found a new nodule), and when the end comes you feel a small amount of relief to know that someone who seemed so invincible just a few years before is not suffering anymore. Mom was looking forward to being a 1st time grandmother this December when our first child is due, but some things are not meant to be. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Re: sorry
Sep 19, 2003, 20:59
92.
Re: sorry Sep 19, 2003, 20:59
Sep 19, 2003, 20:59
 
I wish I had something witty or cool or funny to say that would make you feel better Blue but all I can come up with is this:

: (

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No subject
Sep 19, 2003, 20:56
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No subject Sep 19, 2003, 20:56
Sep 19, 2003, 20:56
 
I'm sorry for the loss you and your family have suffered, Blue. The though of losing either of my parents scares the bejesus out of me, so I can only imagine what you are going through.

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sorry
Sep 19, 2003, 20:52
90.
sorry Sep 19, 2003, 20:52
Sep 19, 2003, 20:52
 
Sorry about your loss. Words alone cannot make you feel any better right now, but with time and the support of your family and friends, the pain will diminish as time goes on. Eventually you'll be left with all the good memories you have of your mother and the pain will pale in comparison to all the great times you shared.

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Re: Sorry too...
Sep 19, 2003, 20:50
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Re: Sorry too... Sep 19, 2003, 20:50
Sep 19, 2003, 20:50
 
I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom, Blue. My thoughts are with you and your family. Hang in there, man.

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No subject
Sep 19, 2003, 20:50
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No subject Sep 19, 2003, 20:50
Sep 19, 2003, 20:50
 
Blue, my sincerest condolences, my thoughts are with you and your family during this time of mourning, I truly mean that.

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No subject
Sep 19, 2003, 20:40
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No subject Sep 19, 2003, 20:40
Sep 19, 2003, 20:40
 
I'm so sorry to hear about this, Blue. I lost my dad a few years ago to lung cancer, so I think I have some idea what you're going through.

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lost ones
Sep 19, 2003, 20:39
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lost ones Sep 19, 2003, 20:39
Sep 19, 2003, 20:39
 
I lost my grandmother a few months ago and what a sad moment for that was. In addition to having to leave my loving grandmother, it made me realize that my time on this earth with my parents will not last forever and ever since I've fought with them less and spent better time with them.

My mom's reaction to the loss of her mom was probably the toughest part, I can only begin to imagine how it must feel and I hope the best for you!

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re
Sep 19, 2003, 20:35
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re Sep 19, 2003, 20:35
Sep 19, 2003, 20:35
 
My deepest sympathies for your loss...

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Sorry too...
Sep 19, 2003, 20:32
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Sorry too... Sep 19, 2003, 20:32
Sep 19, 2003, 20:32
 
I am very sorry and saddened deeply to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family in this painful and difficult time.

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My Thoughts and Prayers are with you
Sep 19, 2003, 20:29
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My Thoughts and Prayers are with you Sep 19, 2003, 20:29
Sep 19, 2003, 20:29
 
"He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Blue, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope that God will help you through this and that you will take comfort in all the fine memories you have of your mother. God Bless You.

POO ASS

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I am sorry...
Sep 19, 2003, 20:24
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I am sorry... Sep 19, 2003, 20:24
Sep 19, 2003, 20:24
 
I am sorry Blue, I really am As young as I am the full ramifications of losing a parent seem very far away.

My heart aches when someone's life passes away. All my prayers are for You and you family. Again I feel very sorry. Although I never knew your mother, judging by her son, I can tell she raised you right

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My condolences
Sep 19, 2003, 20:22
81.
My condolences Sep 19, 2003, 20:22
Sep 19, 2003, 20:22
 
Stephen, my deepest sympathies are with you and your family at this time.

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wow.
Sep 19, 2003, 20:18
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wow. Sep 19, 2003, 20:18
Sep 19, 2003, 20:18
 
I am sorry for the loss you, WalterEgo and the rest of your family is feeling, Blue; while death is inevitable, it is rarely kind, and I hope I have a long way to go before experiencing the loss you're forced to deal with now. You have my sympathies.

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