Family History, Life, Uncategorized, Writer's Life

Why I’m Not Here

Mom and Me Hurricane ridge
Mom and me on Hurricane Ridge this July

For the last two years plus, I’ve managed a post or guest post every week.

But this week- I don’t have words right now. Not many anyway, and none worth writing.

My mom passed away last week. We’re just home after the scramble of travel and preparations and goodbyes…

…and Friends and Readers, I can’t find words for you just now.

None of my own at least. Only the ones I’ve been hanging onto.

John  11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

Revelation 21:3,4 “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”


I look forward to writing again soon, once I get my feet back under me, and to seeing what you other writers have been up to.

Until then, many thanks- as always- for visiting, and all the best.


39 thoughts on “Why I’m Not Here”

  1. *Hugs* It will take awhile, take your time, we will be here when you get back. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it almost a year later and am not fully back to “normal” life. Life will never be “normal” again, but a new “normal” creeps up on you slowly.

    Please, let me know if there is anything I can do. I will even come up one weekend, even if it’s just for a hug and sitting in silence.

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  2. Oh, my heart goes out to you. There just art no words when you lose your Mom. I’ll even pray for you through the holidays, the “first withouts” are so hard. May God wrap you in his arms during these tough days.

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      1. Yes, it appears we will be getting even more rain and wind than we’ve had all summer, but we’ve been spared a lot of years now – guess it’s our turn again.
        While reading your book, I found a postcard “Is your journey necessary?”
        I hope you meant to give it to me, I love it and thank you. But should you need it returned, please let me know.
        Take care of yourself now.

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  3. Dear Anne – take care, take time … it is the worst of times – with the adjustment and shock … so don’t rush. All the very best and lots of hugs and thoughts – Hilary

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  4. Oh, Anne – so sorry to hear that. For what it’s worth, people you love never really leave you. I think it’s a privilege to have had them in our lives for awhile. Not for the first time, I’ve thought there needs to be a few alternatives to the ‘like’ button. Take care.

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