March 12, 2005
Mama died at 5:00 this morning, in her sleep.
The world lost a good woman today.
My sincerest condolences to you and your family.
I am so sorry, Rob.
I know how much she means to you.
I wish I could have met her. But, I can see her in you.
I know this is killin' you, too, but please try not to let it... too much.
If there is ANYTHING you need....
I'm right here.
Always will be, too.
Please take care of yourself... for me. (Since I can't, being so far away... you know what I mean.)
Remember, there is a ton of us who love you and please try to let that help you out, here, okay?
Consider yourself hugged/held all day, whichever you need and if you feel peace, then my prayers are being answered.
(Or for as long as you'll have me)
I am so very sorry for your loss. For OUR loss.
I'm just so very sorry.
... words fail me, Rob... I am so very sorry...
... you and your family are in our thoughts...
My sincerest condolences as well. Heaven has gained an angel. The light switch has been turned off and the suffering is no more.
My condolences on the loss of your mother. There will be a bright star in the heavens tonight for evermore.
Very sorry to hear your Mom has passed on, Rob - my condolences.
Could see from your blog that you were very close to her and am sure this is an extremely difficult time for you. :I
Just Damn! If you need anything just let me know.
Godspeed to her...so sorry
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle Autumn rain
When you waken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Just yesterday we laid to rest the matriarch of our family. While tremendously sad it was also a wonderful celebration of her life!
Go, celebrate the life of your mama, repeat her stories and the stories of her life while you smile and cry at those remembrances.
My thoughts are with you today.
I'm not too good at this, never was.
There's stuff going on in my heart and my head that I just can't put into the right words that would comfort you.
Thank you for letting us know, and I am very sorry to hear of her death.
I wish you and your family peace, now and forever. Hang in there, tough guy.
As has been said previously, her suffering has ended. Remember her for what and who she was, the woman who made you as strong an adult as you became. Sincere condolences from our family to yours.
I'm sorry to hear of you loss Rob, my prayers and condolences.
Sorry to hear, Rob. My thoughts are with you and David.
I'm sorry for your loss. Just hang in there and remember all the support and love you need is right out here in the blogosphere for you if you need it.
My condolences, Rob. She knew you loved her, though, and that's got to ease her passing.
Truly sorry, Rob. It's a sad day today.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I would like to extend my deepest sympathys and condolences to you and your family.
Sorry to hear of your loss, Rob. She was a wonderful woman and I'll bet you're grateful for every minute you had with her.
Rob, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your Mom has found comfort. I hope you will care for yourself now, too. Big hugs to you.
Your writings have described a very fine woman who led a full life. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family members.
Sorry to hear about her death Rob, but at least she is at peace now.
Take care of yourself,
Please accept my condolences to you and your family. I'm deeply sorry for your loss.
i'm sorry for your loss
may her spirit never die....
I'm sorry to hear about your loss, Rob.
My condolences to you and your family, Rob.
So sorry to read this. Condolences.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Know you are in our thoughts...
I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing. However, she is no longer in pain and that's a good thing. She loved you, and you loved her. and that's a good thing. And, the wonderful memories of her will be with you always, and that's a very good thing.
Stay well, my friend.
I'm sorry for your loss Rob.
Take solace in the fact that she's not hurting anymore and if there is a heaven she's sitting up there with your Dad right now.
Sorry to hear this Rob, my condolences. I'm sure your mum was a dynamite woman, and I'm sorry that I (and a lot of people who read your blog) will never get to meet her.
You are now a family elder. That will be new.
I am so very sorry, Rob. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
My sympathy and condolences for your very great loss.
My deepest sympathy. I pray that she is at peace.
I'm sorry for your loss. My sympathy goes out to you and your family.
I am sorry Rob. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest condolences. May you find comfort in your memories.
Rob...it is always harder for the ones left here on this earth. The amount of love she leaves is apparent. You will be on my mind..
I was so sorry to hear the news. My deepest condolences, Rob.
God bless you and your family, Rob.
My deepest condolences, Rob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today.
Barukh Ah-ta Adonai Elohaynu Melekh HaOlam Dayan HaEmet.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and those who loved your mother.
Rob, I can only express my sorrow. It is in a way selfish, but not, I hope, in a bad way. I think it unifies us as the same, including your mother.
I'm sorry to hear that Rob. My deepest condolences to you and yours.
I'm so very sorry Rob. You'll be in my thoughts.
I wish you peace Rob.
Your mother's name is certainly beautiful so I looked it up. If you didn't already know, it's Irish, meaning RIPPLES IN THE STREAM.
How fitting, considering your description of her as such a gutsy, unafraid fighter. Most people aren't ripples they just flow along trying to be like everybody else. I can truly see that your mother stood out from the rest through your wonderful stories about her.
Wish I lived closer......Prayers and healing thoughts your way........Sincerely, Feebes
My condolences on the loss of your Mama..
May she rest in peace, she sounded like one hell of a woman.
I'm sorry for your loss. Luckily she's not suffering anymore and it seems she went in a peaceful way.
My condolences on the loss of your mother.
I am so sorry for your loss. I know it's a huge one. Thank you so much for sharing her and her stories with all of us. We are all the richer for them.
Keep on telling those stories when you are able. It will keep her spirit alive. Yours, too.
Am sending big hugs to you and your family.
God speed, and rest safe, Miss Elva.
I am sorry for your and your families loss.
Rob, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Take care and Gods Speed,
Remember that the important thing is not that she's gone, but the fact that she was here, making the world a better place.
I'm so very sorry for your loss, Rob. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Rob, you and your family are in my prayers.
Condolences and prayers to you and your family.
My condolences. Keep on writing about her. Plenty of stories from a rich life.
Hold dear the laughter, the joy, the love and all the lessons learned from her. Celebrate these things as all who's lives she touched surely will.
Thoughts and prayers with you today.
I'm so sorry. Your mother sounded like a wonderful lady and my heart goes out to you and your family.
If you need ANYTHING at all, please email me.
i was reading tammi's blog and found out about your loss. I am so sorry. There are never words that express sorrow adequately, I can only say I am sorry for your loss. Somehow life will go on, but not today.
Thoughts, prayers, and love, Rob !! Also to Sam and Quenton and your brother.
In sharing your stories and history with us,
her memory is kept alive.
Your words have created a far greater memoria,l
for your mother,
then could ever be done with stone and bronze.
My deepest condolences,
Rob, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your brother are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is any way in which I might be of service to you, you know you have only to ask.
All the love, brother. From my family to yours.
She has gone to a better place and her pain is past . May the joys you shared last a lifetime and the pain you are feeling fade swiftly. Stay strong Rob.
She really has found her reward. I'm very sorry for your loss.
Requiescat in pace.
There's really nothing anyone can say that encompasses what it feels like to lose a loved one. I suppose the only real comfort to be found is in the knowledge that they lived a good, long life, and passed peacefully.
Mama and I extend our deepest condolences Rob. May Your mama rest in the pesce she so richly deserves.
You have our number if there is anything we can do for you, please don't hesitate to use it at any time of the day or night.
I am sorry to hear about your loss. Thankfully the pain is gone and she is with your Dad. You have my sympathies.
So sorry to hear this.
Take care of yourself.
I feel for you Man, truly I do!
My condolences on your loss.
You have my sincere condolence.
God Bless You. She has left a wonderful legacy in you and your brother.
Please accept my humble condolences. One measure of a person is in the echoes they leave behind.
Yes, your mom was good people.
My deepest condolences. May she rest in peace and your sorrow short-lived. God Bless.
My deepest condolences to you and your family.
My deepest sympathies.
So sorry, Rob. Conolences from my family to yours.
I'm so sorry to hear that your mother has passed. My thoughts are with you. God Bless you. Love from Mary
I just learned of your site and of your loss at the same time, through Instapundit. You have my sympathies. Your remembrances of your mother are poignant. Thanks for sharing them. God bless you.
My humblest condolences Rob.
Her suffering is over, but I am sorry just the same. Be well, and my sincerest condolences.
In my family the highest honor is to be called a "good woman" or a "good man", it sounds like both of your parents held that high honor.
Again, I'm so sorry and will be thinking about you.
Sorry for the loss of your Mother and the pain felt by your family.........With the average age of your readers it might be a small comfort to you to know that we've mostly all lost parents and loved ones and are not just saying polite platitudes.......Try to find comfort in the fact that you were loved by her and remember that.
My thoughts are with you...I lost my mom in 2003 after a brief (5 1/2 months) battle with cancer. I'm sure you have many happy memories to sustain you, but I know how hard it is. Best wishes.
Rob, darling, Delftsman said it above but I'll restate it now. You have our number. Any time. I cry for you and for David, but sing for your Mama.
All of our love, sorrow and joy.
I'm sorry, Rob. Heaven has gained an angel.
I'm so very sorry, Rob...
I'm really sorry to hear that Rob.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I'm very sorry for your loss.
My sincerest condolances for you and your family.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Your stories about your mother have always been so wonderful to read. You have had a very tough several years, I truly hope things get better for you soon.
I am very sorry for your loss. My best wishes are with you and your family.
Man, I'm sorry to hear your loss.
I know the feeling. I just want to add my sympathies to those of your hundreds of other friends...
Lo siento, compadre. The world is a poorer place now, but in return your mother has found her reward.
So Sorry about your loss.
i am very sorry to hear about your loss. You were there to email me when i needed it when my father passed away, so feel free to send me a message if you need some emphatizing.
I came here from Cajun's blog and read your back-issues where you talked about your mother. I know what it feels like to lose a parent and have regrets and... my heart goes out to you. Take care.
My condolences, Rob. Best wishes in getting through all the details yet to come.
Nothing to add to the beautiful words above from your friends, except my personal love and prayers.
My condolences. May she rest in peace.
I'm so sorry Rob, please accept my sincerest condolences, May she rest in peace, God bless you.
A friend sent this to me and I thought it might be of help to you at this time:
> A sick man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, "Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell
me what lies on the other side."
> Very quietly, the doctor said, "I don't know."
> "You don't know? You, a Christian man, do not know what is the other side?"
> The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, and as he opened the
door, a dog sprang into the room and leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.
> Turning to the patient, the doctor said, "Did you notice my dog? He's never been in this room before. He didn't know what was
inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what
is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing... I know my Master is there and that is enough."
I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts.
My deepest sympathies and condolences. I lost my mother about this time last year and understand what you mean about a loss to the world.
I'm sorry, Rob. I lost mine in October - my thoughts are with you.
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you this evening.
I'm sorry. Your mother sounded like a wonderful woman. My sincerest condolences.
My thoughts go out to you Rob. Wishing you a short journey to tranquility., and that you find your way there...
God looked around his garden
and he found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this earth
and saw your mom's tired face.
He put his arms around her
and lifted her to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful.
He always takes the best.
He knew that she would never
get well on earth again,
So he closed her eyelids
and whispered, “Peace be Thine.”
He then took her up to heaven
with hands gentle and kind.
It broke our hearts to lose our mom,
but she did not go alone,
for part of us went with her
the day God took her home.
~ author unknown
god speed her to peace......and you too. I'll miss her because I've gotten to know her through your blog.....bless her and you, Rob.
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My sincere condolences. I lost my mom too -- five years ago -- and while I try to keep her alive in me, it takes time to heal.
I remember how I felt when my mother died. My condolences on your loss, Rob.
Our thought go out to you Rob and hope that she and your Dad are having a good time once again.
You'll be in our prayers.
And get that gut looked at!!!
She's having better dreams now. But it ain't easy for them as ain't there yet.
Been there, Acidman, and it ain't easy. My Momma passed three years ago and I still think of her every day. They made some great wimmen back then, didn't they? Keep those good memories green & they'll get you through this.
Been offline for the last 4 days . . . missed the news.
A lot of your friends said many good things . . . I only wish to second all of them, and hope you find the peace your Mama always wanted you to know.
My late mom was a South Georgia (Rochelle) woman, too. God love 'em. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.
May her memory be eternal. The passing of a parent is never easy.
Y'all are in our prayers.
My sympathies to you and your family, Rob. You're in my prayers.
You have my condolences and prayers.
Sorry to read of the passing of your Mother. My condolences.
My condolences and prayers to you.
What can I say that hasn't been said?
You'll miss her, no doubt. Grief now. Wistful remebrance later.
Remember the hope that she lived for. Perhaps, perhaps you will see her again one day...
Will the circle be unbroken, by and by Lord, by and by?
Welcome Rob's mother into your presence. Let your light shine upon her and all that she touched. Please hold the entire family in your hands. Comfort them dear Lord and watch over them that they may get through the ordeal of grief.
I always loved the stories about your mama.
Thank you for sharing her with us.
I am so sorry for your loss.
May she rest in peace.
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You have my condolences.
My sincerest condolences to you Rob. You will be in my prayers tonight.
My deepest condolences, Rob. My dear father was laid to rest yesterday. Your mother is in good hands now. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today.
Lost my father after a long disease, a few days ago, so I know what you're feeling. My condolences, and my prayers to you and your family.
São Paulo - SP - Brazil
My deepest condolences. May she rest in peace. God Bless you and Quinton.
I'm sorry ot learn of your mother's passing. My condolences to you and your family. God bless you.
We are sorry for your loss. You're in our prayers.
Sorry for your loss, Rob. Celebrate a life well lived, and may you and your family find peace and comfort in knowing that your dear mother is free from pain and suffering.
Rob, I am so sorry to hear about your mama. I have never had a close relationship with my mom, so I always like reading about yours. The two of you were fortunate to have the relationship you did.. it will carry you for the rest of your life.
Thoughts are with you and those left behind. May the light shine on you all in the days ahead.
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your mama. There aren't any good words that I can impart to you at a time like this. But there are a lot of us out here who feel like we know you and we are feeling your loss today and in the days ahead.
Our condolences and prayers, Rob.
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You're in my thoughts.
My sincere condolences on your loss. May you take some small comfort in the knowledge that her suffering has ended. God bless you and your family.
I have no words to express my condolensces, Rob. May your Mom watch over you with love for the rest of your life...
Condolances and prayers from my family to yours.
Brother Rob, as you know, I sent you my personal thoughts and condolences yesterday by e-mail.
But sir, if we are to measure the stature of a man or a woman by the words of your friends....
.......then your mother was a GIANT, my friend.
Love to you and yours, Rob.
Sloop New Dawn
Man, we all knew this was coming, but it's still painful to read. I'm really glad for you that you got to sit down and talk to her like you wanted, before she passed away. I hope I get the same chance with my father, when his time comes. And I'm glad to know a little of her from your writings of her. Thank you for that little gift.
I know it hurts. I remember. I'll be thinking about you out here.
I sat here reading all these beautiful comments, crying, because it made me remember. That is the power of love. And, that is a good thing.
May you cry often, and openly. We know you loved your Mama.
My sympathies to you, your brother, Sam and the rest of the family.
I'm sorry, Rob. Your mother was special. Hang in there. A lot of people care.
Sorry to hear about your mother. The way you write about her, I can picture her in my head. She sounded like a very lovely woman. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
There are no words to make this better. You have a lot of people thinking of you and your family right now. I hope that gives you some comfort, knowing that there are people "out there" who care. Count me as one of them...
My condolances man. You and your mom will be in my prayers tonight.
My condolences to you and your family.
Very sorry for your loss.
My momma always told me, "Your momma loves ya best." I don't know how I could handle what you are faced with now. I know she loved you best and you, her. I'm back in Jawja now and if there is anything I can do, please let me know.
Warmest regards and deepest symphathy,
Condolences and heartfelt thoughts.
Rob, words can't express how sorry I am for your loss. Please count me among the multitudes who will be there for you, should you need us.
You're in my prayers, sir.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my mama 6 years ago and I know how hard it is. God bless.
My most sincere condolence. Stay strong Rob.
Rob, my sincere condolences on the loss of your Mama.
I can empathize - my mom's been gone for almost 17 years now - but my empathy doesn't make it any easier for you. Only time can do that.
May your memories bring you comfort - them, and the knowledge that a whole lot of people are thinking about you and wishing you well.
I'm really sorry about your loss...hang in there
My condolences on the loss of your mother.
Thinking of you.
I'm so sorry for your loss, Rob. xo
My condolences for your loss. You and all those affected by this loss will be in my prayers.
I'm so sorry to hear of your mama's passing. From all you've ever written about her, I can see she was a great woman. I have no doubt that had I ever had the honor of meeting her in person, she would have become one of my idols.
My thoughts are with you. If I were there, I'd give you a hug.
I'm sure you'll do mama proud today, Rob.
Be thankful for the time you had with her. And for the opportunity you had to say goodbye.
You're in my prayers.
I am very sorry for your loss. I loved hearing your stories about your Mama. She sounds very much like my Mama, a soft , loving, tough, beautiful Southern lady. They don't make them like that anymore.
My Mama is old and frail now too. Someday soon I will be standing where you are now. The best way I can think to honor her is to try to live the rest of my life as well as she lived hers...
But it won't be easy.
Best Wishes to You and your Family
Please take care of yourself
A Friend You Never Met
She had to be a great mom. Look how you turned out.
Keep pluggin; Rob, we all love you here in the Kingdom of the Daleys.
Rob - I'm so sorry for your loss.
My heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother.
Take care of yourself. Let me know if there's anything, however inconsequential, that I can do for you.
I'm sorry for your loss, Rob. You have my deepest sympathies.
I''m sorry you lost your Mama, Rob but I''m glad her suffering is over. Find peace.
From one Rob to another, Condolences my friend. I shutter at the thought of losing my parents. I can only imagine the grief you must be feeling. Hang in there.
I'm so sorry for your loss, man.
May God bless you and be with you and yours...
Peace 'n long life, Rob...
I am late to this and anything I could have said has been said, in a far more eloquent manner, by all the friends above.
May she have blue skies and soft landings forever.
Earth is a bit poorer,
Heaven is a bit richer.
Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.
Your mama will live on in your heart through you