Thursday, March 18, 2010

An update

My mother's health, already shaky, took a precipitous and irreversible turn for the worse this week. If my flight to Israel had not been canceled, I would have been there these past few days, not here. The cancellation of that flight, so disappointing at the time, was a blessing in disguise, one of the biggest blessings of my life.

This is a very hard time, but my mother is surrounded by people who love her -- my sister and me, my aunt, my grandmother. And countless friends. No one has more friends than my ebullient and warm-hearted mother. She will go home later today. I probably won't post again until it is through.

33 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear this. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  2. Oh Tipsy, I hate to hear this news. I'll have you and your family in my thoughts.

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  3. Georgia Jewel3/18/10, 11:36 AM

    I'm so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts.

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  4. Dear Tipsy, we are sending you a big psychic hug. Love from NJ.

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  5. I'm so sorry. But it is lovely that you can all be together and celebrate her goodness. What a blessing.

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  6. I'm so sorry. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

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  7. my sincerest sympathies.

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  8. That beautiful photo brings tears to my eyes. My heart aches for you. God bless you all.

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  9. I am not sure I have ever commented on your blog (though I read it often through my google reader and love all the things you tell us about) but I wanted to comment to say you are in my thoughts.

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  10. Very sorry to hear this. Peace and love to your Mom and your family.

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  11. My deepest sympathies are with you and your family.
    My heart aches for you..

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  12. Beth Melucci3/18/10, 7:01 PM

    I'm so sorry. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Give our love to your mom.

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  13. Jennifer, we're thinking of all of you this week and sending our best thoughts to your whole family. Please take care of yourselves and each other.

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  14. What a blessing that your flight didn't happen so you could be with your mom. That is truly a gift. Sending hugs and prayers...

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  15. glad your home. peace be with you, your family and your momma..
    http://beyondbeige.blogspot.com

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  16. What a difficult place to be -- I do wish you all well -- and you and your people will help one another and your mother tremendously. Take care....

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  17. I know what you're going through.

    Please take care of yourself, too. Nourishment is more important than ever.

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  18. Dear Tipsy,
    My heart goes out to you and your family. I know love never dies but the transition is not fun. Peace, prayers and goodwishes.

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  19. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. I needed the reminder that sometimes our biggest disappointments are our greatest blessings. Here is my favorite prayer for you and yours:

    "The Light of God surrounds Tipsy, her mother, and their loved ones. The Love of God enfolds Tipsy, her mother, and their loved ones. The Power of God protects Tipsy, her mother, and their loved ones. The Presence of God watches over Tipsy, her mother, and their loved ones. Wherever Tipsy, her mother and their loved ones are, God IS, and all is well. Thank you for this truth, oh Lord. Amen." Best, Ida (A Faithful Reader)

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  20. sending you lots of good thoughts and positive mojo all the way from philly, tipsy.

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  21. Very sorry to hear this. My sympathies. Yes, the trip being canceled was a blessing in disguise.

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  22. I'm sorry to hear this and wish you all the best.

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  23. Peace, love and beautiful moments to you and your family through this difficult time. You have my most sincere sympathies.

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  24. I am thinking of you and yours and sending warm wishes and prayers. It is so good that you get to be with your Mother...you need to be with her and she needs to be with you at this time. Big hug.

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  25. I was worried about this when you hadn't posted for a few days. I'm so very sorry, but at the same time glad that you and your family will all be together. Take care, and know the thoughts of many are with you.

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  26. what a wonderful photo.

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  27. gourmetbebe3/20/10, 8:01 PM

    So very sorry, Tipsy. Sending you and your family all best thoughts and prayers and strength in this difficult time. What a blessing you are there.

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  28. I've been out of town and just saw this post today. Amazed and grateful that you can be there for and with her. I am sending you peace and holding you and your mother and indeed, your whole family in my heart.

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  29. Friday, March 26 @ 10:00 p.m. - Still faithfully checking daily, hoping things are going well for you and yours. Holding you all in positive thoughts! Best, Ida

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  30. Dear Jennifer
    I received Stephanie's e-mail that your Mom has gone. Checka was so special, so loved. I will miss her. My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Martyn Belmont
    Lathrop Room mate and bridesmaid at her wedding

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  31. Lovely and touching story...xoxoxo

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