Thursday, November 27, 2008

At a loss.

I'm not sure if this is the best way to do this...but honestly right now, it's the best way I can think of to get the message out to all of you who are such good friends to me.

This morning at 5:57 AM, my beautiful mother Irene passed away at the hospital. Needless to say it's been a rough day for my family. My mom is just...the greatest lady you would ever know.

Right now, I really don't think I can go into details. I am thankful that she was able to go pretty quickly, so she wouldn't have to continue to suffer with the pain she has been having lately over an extended time.

I am so thankful for everything my mom has done for me. I truly can't express in words what a wonderful mother she has been. I am so thankful that she doesn't have to hurt anymore - that she is now I am sure, overjoyed to be reunited with her loved ones that have passed on before her, and free of the pain she has been going through these past few years.
I am so thankful for my belief and knowledge that families are forever, and that this separation is just temporary. That we will all be reunited again when we have passed on. I am so thankful for my family, for my friends, for all of you who show so much kindness and love to me.

Just, thank you all for everything...I wish I had time to let each and everyone one of you know personally whats going on right now, and I am sorry for this somewhat impersonal way of doing so. Please don't feel like you can't call or email if you would like to - if not, I totally understand too. I am just thankful to have so many good people in my life. And even though she isn't upon the earth any longer, I know my mom is always watching over me. I will miss her so much...



At 12:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry Robin. I am glad you were there and hopefully able to say goodbye and I am happy that you around family and friends right now. I just don't know what else to say...this is so very sad.

At 7:52 AM, Blogger michelle said...

Oh, Robin. I'm so so sorry for this enormous loss.

I'm so glad you were able to be there with her. I'm so glad for our knowledge of the plan of salvation, our only comfort in times like this.

But still... such a loss.

At 10:06 AM, Blogger Jill said...

I am so sorry Robin.

At 2:58 PM, Blogger Diana said...

Robin, I am so sorry. I have been thinking about you the last two days. I wish I could give you a hug. Have Mark give you another hug for me ok.
I am grateful for your strong testimony of the Plan of Salvation, I know that is such a comfort for you right now.

At 9:36 AM, Blogger Denise said...

My thoughts and prayers have been with you and your family, Robin. I love your mom so much and will really miss her. We had such a fun time in a Primary presidency together when Mark and I first moved back to Colorado twenty years ago. I appreciate her even, good-natured temperament and her good sense of humor. She is wise and always had good ideas, and I never doubted the strength of her testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She was a good friend to me and I was so sorry that I was out of town for her funeral. My dad said it was a beautiful service--one befitting a beautiful person. I am so sorry for your loss, but so thankful for our understanding of the Plan of Salvation. I pray that you will feel comfort and peace despite your sadness. I, for one, am grateful to call her my friend.


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