Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sorry I haven't been around lately. As you know, I mentioned in my last post my mom was recently diagnosed with cancer. She was really improving but unfortunately, she unexpectedly passed away last week. I'm feeling very lost right now, and just well...I don't really know. I never thought I'd lose my mom when I am only 24 years old. I'm still in a state of disbelief really.

My husband Chris and I are with my dad here in Chicago and will be returning to Virginia tomorrow. Wrigley and Cobalt are with a pet sitter for the time being so I hope they are okay. Hopefully I'll regain some sort of normalcy once we return and I can get back into the habit of posting regularly.

My aunt wrote a really nice post on her blog today about my mom, which can be found here.

36 comments:

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh we're so sorry to read about your Mom. Sending purrs and purrayers and pawsitive thawts to all of your at this most difficult of times,

love and purrs and hugs

Gypsy & Tasha & Kaz (Mum)

Daisy said...

I am so sorry to learn the sad news about your mom. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Sending soft purrs to you.

Babs (Beetle) said...

I was so sad to hear this news. I, also lost my mother when I was young so I understand what you are going through.

My prayers are, that you will be given the strength that will carry you through the times ahead, until the day comes that you can remember all the happy times, and smile.

DaisyMae Maus said...

We are so terribly saddened by your loss. Our purrayers (an' prayers) are with you as you process your grief. Keep your memories close to your heart and remember that you have friends here in the blogosphere who care about you.
DMM an' fambly

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Rocky, Angie & S'more said...

Aw, I am so sad to hear of the loss of your Mom. I was only 20 years old when my Mom passed, so I completely relate to what you are going through.

Please take care and the kitties and I are praying for you and keeping you in our thoughts.

xoxo
Karen and kitties

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss! We are sending soft purrrs and purrayers to you Stephanie and ((((((((((((((((((hugs to you all))))))))))).
Your FL furiends,
and Chandra

Pixel said...

We are so sorry for your loss. I lost my dad when I was 24 because of cancer so I do understand. It is tough at any age when you loose a parent.

Karen, Pixel and Samba

Marilyn MonREOW said...

I'm so sorry about your Mom. Please know that I'm sending lots of love to you and gentle head rubbies, and you and your family will be in my purrs.

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Oh I am very sorry to hear such sad news. It is always hard to lose a parent or any family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paws Truly,
Ally (and Icon & family)

MoMo said...

I am so sorry to hear about this very sad news. As you may know my SS is away doing field work in China and doesn't get to check news much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ahd your family in this difficult time.

Purrs,
Momo

KUKIMBIA said...

I can't put into words how proud your Mom was of you, and how proud she would be during this past week. Don't ever forget that...........

The Crew said...

Daisy just told all The Pink Ladies about your sad news so we're stopping by to purr for you.

Your friend
Misty

PS. Crew's Mom here. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Mom. I lost my mother to cancer 15 years ago and I still miss her every day.

PB & J said...

What sad news, we're so sorry to hear about your Mom. We'll be purring for you and all of your family.

meowers from missouri said...

we are all furry sorry to hear about your mom's passing. we will purr an' purrray for you all at this stressful time. just remember that she lives on in YOU, an' in efurry happy memory!

nels, ed, nitro, xing-xing
meower dad and meower mom (ex-berwynite)

The Meezers said...

we are so very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. Please know that our hearts and prayers and thoughts are with you during your difficult time.

MeezerMom Mary, The Meezers and Bill

Jan's Funny Farm said...

I am sorry to learn of your loss. Losing a parent is a tough bridge to cross. I hope you find peace and lots of happy memories to sustain you in the days ahead.

Jan & JFF

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we are so sorry to hear about your loss. you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. you have our deepest condelences.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We is so sorry to hear dat yoo lost yoor mom...it doesn't matter how old you are it hurts.

meemsnyc said...

We are so saddened to read about the loss of your mom. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Our condolences to you during this difficult time.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest Stephanie! I am ever so sorry to hear about your sweet mothers passing away so quickly before she was able to fight against this dreaded illness. I also lost my mother to this, she was my best friend...Please know how much I care and how sorry I am. No one can replace a mother and you will need to grieve for her even on your good days...they will carry you through the ones not so....
Soft purrrrs Miss Peach

Riley & Tiki said...

We are so very sorry about the loss of your mother. We are sending many purrs and hugs your way.

DEBRA said...

We are all very sorry to hear of you sad news. We will keep you in close in our hearts and keep you in our prayers.

Debra
with Abby, Boo, Ping, Jinx and Gracie

Willow said...

We are so very sorry to hear about your sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. China Cat & I are sending over soft purrs.

Purrrrrrs, Willow

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear of your very sad loss.((((((((hugs)))))))) to you.

Black Cat said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. My lovely Mum passed nearly four years ago and I still really miss her. I'm sending {{{{{HUGS}}}}} too.

Princess said...

Stephanie! I am so sorry to hear this. I have not been blogging much because I have been so busy! I am so sorry to hear you lost your mommie.
Oh my heart breaks for you.
I love the piece your aunt wrote. Wonderful. Your mom was amazing and quite beautiful too.

(((hugs))) if you need help lemme know
I am busy with moving my girl back to college soon, and hubby is getting cataract surgery, but I am around. I hope you have a safe trip home.

(((hugs))) to you and your family
~~Rosemary

Jan's Funny Farm said...

I stopped by to check on you and see how you are doing, but I can see by your lack of posts that you are probably not doing well. I lost my mother 2 years ago next month, and even thought I'm older than you, it was still hard. Everyone's grief is different, so don't worry about posting until you are ready, but know there are other bloggers who care.

{{{{hugs}}}}
Jan/JFF

Quasi said...

Heartfelt condolensces about your mother. That's very young for a bean to loose her mom. Our female's father recently passed away, so I have a sense of what you and your kitties and family are going through.

The Cat Realm said...

We are so sorry to hear these bad news, our hearts and purrs are with you. Yes, this is too young to lose a mother, and to young for your mother to pass away. Our thoughts and purrs are with you in these hard times.
The Cat Realm

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we are just checking in on you. puuuuuuurrrrrrrrssssssss

Princess said...

Hi Stephanie. I have been praying for you. I know it has been hard. Just know that you have been on my mind.
You are loved.
<3 ~Rosemary

Diamond said...

This happened to my sister too. She left a daughter in her early twenties. My sister's husband died a few years before that very suddenly, so there were no parents left for my niece.
It will take you a while to get over the shock. I still feel angry that my sister had to die before living the rest of her life, but that isn't rational. I can't help feeling it though.

snowforest said...

We hope you are all doing better ~ sending you all many many purrs and hugs..

Diamond said...

I hope we see you posting again, we miss you Wrigley and Cobalt. Hope your mummy is coping a bit better.

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