Friday, October 31, 2014


Two weeks ago when I gave you the news about Mark. You like all of us were sad. 

You then  asked to see, Ryan, I flew him in. 

You said good bye to your grand kids and slipped. 

On cue as always, you put others in front of you. You hung on for 14 days while we waited for paper work to clear  to bring mark home. 

Today after we dropped flowers on Marks Casket and lowered it we came to see you after the funeral. 

I held your hand, your eyes where open, I moved a bit to the right your eyes followed, then a bit to the left, again they followed.

Although you could not move, you saw me in my suit, tears ran down the sides of your face. Ten more breaths and you are gone.

Thank you for waiting for us to deal with Mark.

You had a long life, suffering in the end.

You were a great mom.

You always loved Halloween, loved giving the kids big bags of chips and candy. You were so generous. 

Ironic, you pick this day to move on to the next level. 

I love you. I will take care of dad, don't worry. But you know that. 

Mark always loved your meat balls. He's going to get fat now that the two of you are  up in heaven. 


  1. Beautifully written; she must have been a lovely person. I'm sorry about your loss and pain but glad that your Mom is now free and happy.

  2. My father was born on October 31 and Halloween always reminds our family of our loss. I'm sure that will be the same in your situation as your mother passed away on that date. My poor mother was also paralyzed at the end. It is so sad that our mothers had to go through that. My condolences are sent to you on the loss of your dear mother. May she rest in peace and may all your memories of your time with her help you to heal.

  3. Your mother sounds like a wonderful and loving woman. I'm sorry for your loss, SM.

    - Happy Renting

  4. So sorry to hear about your loss.

  5. Sincere condolences on your mother's passing. May she rest in peace.

  6. Thanks dogs, do appreciate the kind words. I've been so busy and sobar, it's like it hasn't hit me yet. Sad for not being able to bring Tim bits and coffee, and chatting for an hour. Happy as hell she can now get out of bed.

  7. Hey SM, condolences my friend... especially since there have been so many in such a short time.

    You're strong my friend, keep smoking sir! When you're ready to go back to your old stomping grounds by GT I'll be waiting to see what kind of pot you'll stir up this time.

    Stay strong, they're probably both hanging out on top of a mountain drinking some JD in your honor.

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