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Saturday, August 11, 2007

My Mom

My Mom. You’ve heard me talk about her here on my blog. My rock. My anchor. She’s gone from us now. So quickly and without warning; just like Daisy. My Mom died yesterday in her home of a heart attack. I am still in a state of disbelief and shock. This morning I am just numb which is allowing me to write this.

I was due to go and fetch her next week to bring her back for another 10 day stay with us. We had big plans: a reunion with her cousin; a trip to the shore; and a birthday dinner out. You see, it would have been her 81st birthday Monday August 27th. I bought her card just a few days ago. Now she’ll never read the words I so carefully picked out.

Mom was always in such good health—it was a total shock to us all. She was not a person who cared much for doctors, so had not been for any kind of check-up in I don’t know how long. We tried to get her to go, but she was made of stubborn stock.

We are heading to New York to take care of her affairs tomorrow. We will be back mid-week. My sister and her husband will also be coming. We have to take our three dogs with us as the boarding kennel is completely booked. I don’t know what Mom’s cat will think of all of them. She’s a bit on the wild side and has never allowed me to touch her.

Please keep us in your thoughts.

Here is a photo taken at Christmas with Daisy. Who knew then that they would both be gone from us within a month of each other. I will be writing more about Mom when I can manage it. I haven’t even begun to imagine how much she will be missed.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


I am so sorry Lynne, what an unbelievably tough year you and Rick have had….you are in my thoughts….

Dear Lynne:  I am just so sorry.  My prayers are with you all.

Lynne, I am sorry for your sudden loss. Your mom sounds like a wonderful lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.


I did a quick google search this morning to try and contact you and Rick about helping me get my Mom scheduled to come and see you.  Hoping to surprise her with a trip out East to visit with you.  I can not tell you how sorry I was to read about your Mom.  So sudden, so unexpected. You were already close in my thoughts with the news of Daisy’s leaving.  But this, my goodness.  Our deepest sympathy to you and Rick in your time of grief.

Just a quick note to tell you how sorry I was to read about your mom. Please take care…

Oh Lynne…I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother.  I can’t even begin to imagine how you must be hurting right now.  Know that I am thinking of you.

Oh Lynne, I’m so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your memories will comfort you…

Lynne, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, hugs and prayers being sent your way.

Lynne, I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. Much love and warmth to you. Please take good care.

I keep coming back here because I just don’t know what to say. There are no words that sound even remotely “right”. Just know that my thoughts are with you. {Hugs}

Sorry for your loss. You posted a swwet photo of her.

I’m so sorry to hear about your mom.  She sounds like she was a beautiful lady.

oh lynne! i am so sorry. oh no. i shall light a candle for your mom today. bless you all. thinking of you


First, thank you for your comment on my Flickr photostream.

Second, my condolences on the loss of your mom (even though it was six months ago).  My mom passed away in her sleep on April 11.  Completely unexpected.  She was 78.  Although she had Alzheimers, and didn’t know who I was anymore, she still lived with my sister and was in great physical health.  We didn’t see this coming.  I feel like I lost her twice, the first time being when she stopped recognizing me.

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