Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sleeping with Bread:Grief and Joy

It has been a month since I posted here at Life, the Universe and Everything. Most of you who read this will know from Twitter or Facebook, but on July 27th, my mother passed away unexpectedly. By 7:30 that evening, we were on our way to Oklahoma for her funeral.

I'm a little worded out right now about it all so for my Sleeping with Bread post, I thought I'd share some pictures from the trip. The pictures encompass some of the grief and some of the joy in that trip.

I hope to be more regular with posting as we head into the school year. I realize how much Twitter and Facebook--and life, the universe and everything--has been interfering with this blog. In the meantime, if you want to check out more Sleeping with Bread posts, here is a link to this week's bread.


Anonymous said...

I don't twitter and we're not friends on FB (wanna be?) so this is the first I've heard of your mother's passing. I'm so very sorry to hear it! As you know, my mother passed away in June. I will be keeping your family and especially you in my prayers!

And thank you so much--got a box of books in the mail on Sat!! :) :) I will e you a proper thank you.

EnnuiHerself said...
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EnnuiHerself said...

I too am just learning of your mother's passing.

I'm so very sorry. She must have been a wonderful woman to have raised someone as terrific as you. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Again I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing, but the photos are wonderful and touching, especially the one of Jesus and the groovy water fountain. ;)

Anonymous said...

i am sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I love the mourning ring (both the concept and the one you chose). It's such a great idea, and a wonderful positive tribute.

Take care of yourself. That's code for: go have gelato.

Mel said...

Blessings and prayers for you and your family. The photos were brilliant. I think they captured the sadness and the joys of the journey--no doubt there were both. G-d does a good job of taking care of us when we let Him, eh?

*HUGE hugs*

It's good you're back--you've been missed....

ashley said...

Welcome back. ((((hugs))))
The foal is so cute. We consider our horses to be in the backyard, but not quite that literally. :D

Lamont said...

Mary Lue -
You have been greatly missed. Please know that I'm here (even though far away) for you. I loved how rooted and connected your photos of the trip home expressed.

One of the most sincere opportunities for mourning I experienced when attending a benefit show for a woman who had unexpectedly passed away before the event. The benefit became more of a wake as a native American musician invited the family members to stand together in a huddle as the attendees danced around them hugging them all along the way. It was a beautiful moment. I pray you feel surrounded in love and prayers even today.

Anonymous said...

Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. I can certainly appreciate that you are "worded out."

The ring is exquisite, and the foal is pure magic.

Be well.

MarillaAnne said...

Oh MaryLue, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I missed the notice.

Words come and go but, as with ebb and flow, both moments are needed and appropriate.