Gut Rumbles
 

March 12, 2005

it's over

Mama died at 5:00 this morning, in her sleep.

The world lost a good woman today.

Comments

My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Posted by: Chris on March 12, 2005 06:22 AM

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.

Always,
(Or for as long as you'll have me)
Stevie

Posted by: Stevie on March 12, 2005 06:24 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. For OUR loss.

I'm just so very sorry.

Posted by: Tammi on March 12, 2005 06:56 AM

... words fail me, Rob... I am so very sorry...

... you and your family are in our thoughts...

Posted by: Eric on March 12, 2005 07:12 AM

My sincerest condolences as well. Heaven has gained an angel. The light switch has been turned off and the suffering is no more.

Posted by: Tony on March 12, 2005 07:15 AM

I'm truly sorry, hon.

Posted by: Chablis on March 12, 2005 07:19 AM

My condolences on the loss of your mother. There will be a bright star in the heavens tonight for evermore.

Posted by: Robert on March 12, 2005 07:35 AM

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

Posted by: Fiona on March 12, 2005 07:50 AM

Just Damn! If you need anything just let me know.

Posted by: Dax Montana on March 12, 2005 08:11 AM

Godspeed to her...so sorry

Posted by: ArmyWife on March 12, 2005 08:17 AM

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

Author Unknown

Find peace.


Posted by: Maggie on March 12, 2005 08:22 AM

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.

Posted by: PattiG on March 12, 2005 08:32 AM

Sorry, Rob.
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.
Take care.
Gregor

Posted by: gregor on March 12, 2005 08:46 AM

Condolences, Rob.

Posted by: McGehee on March 12, 2005 08:47 AM

Thank you for letting us know, and I am very sorry to hear of her death.

Posted by: Renee on March 12, 2005 08:49 AM

I wish you and your family peace, now and forever. Hang in there, tough guy.

Posted by: Surfie on March 12, 2005 08:53 AM

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.

Posted by: Patrick on March 12, 2005 08:53 AM

I'm sorry to hear of you loss Rob, my prayers and condolences.

Posted by: Sean on March 12, 2005 08:55 AM

I'm so very sorry.

Posted by: Bob on March 12, 2005 08:57 AM

Sorry to hear, Rob. My thoughts are with you and David.

Posted by: Velociman on March 12, 2005 09:04 AM

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.

Posted by: TNT on March 12, 2005 09:06 AM

My condolences, Rob. She knew you loved her, though, and that's got to ease her passing.

Posted by: Kevin Baker on March 12, 2005 09:12 AM

Truly sorry, Rob. It's a sad day today.

Posted by: Bob in the hills on March 12, 2005 09:27 AM

Woe!

Posted by: Rodrigo on March 12, 2005 09:32 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. I would like to extend my deepest sympathys and condolences to you and your family.

Posted by: arathorn on March 12, 2005 09:34 AM

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.

Posted by: Scott P on March 12, 2005 09:41 AM

so very sorry...

Posted by: Christina on March 12, 2005 09:48 AM

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.

Posted by: Robin on March 12, 2005 09:49 AM

Condolences...

Posted by: rightisright on March 12, 2005 10:00 AM

Your writings have described a very fine woman who led a full life. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family members.

Posted by: outfoxed on March 12, 2005 10:01 AM

Sorry to hear about her death Rob, but at least she is at peace now.

Take care of yourself,
Rick

Posted by: RickR on March 12, 2005 10:02 AM

Rob,

Please accept my condolences to you and your family. I'm deeply sorry for your loss.

Posted by: skippystalin on March 12, 2005 10:07 AM

i'm sorry for your loss

may her spirit never die....

Posted by: mr. helpful on March 12, 2005 10:08 AM

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, Rob.

Posted by: Dash on March 12, 2005 10:09 AM

My condolences to you and your family, Rob.

Posted by: Sharon on March 12, 2005 10:15 AM

So sorry to read this. Condolences.

Posted by: Steve H. on March 12, 2005 10:16 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Know you are in our thoughts...

Posted by: Deb on March 12, 2005 10:20 AM

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.

Posted by: Jim - PRS on March 12, 2005 10:21 AM

I'm sorry Rob.

Posted by: Sam on March 12, 2005 10:42 AM

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.

Posted by: Graumagus on March 12, 2005 10:45 AM

I'm sorry to hear this.

Posted by: Terry on March 12, 2005 10:46 AM

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.

Posted by: robert in england on March 12, 2005 10:49 AM

Condolences, friend.
You are now a family elder. That will be new.

Posted by: Brett on March 12, 2005 10:50 AM

I am so very sorry, Rob. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Adam Lawson on March 12, 2005 10:50 AM

My sympathy and condolences for your very great loss.

Posted by: LeeAnn on March 12, 2005 10:52 AM

My deepest sympathy. I pray that she is at peace.

Posted by: John on March 12, 2005 10:52 AM

I'm sorry for your loss. My sympathy goes out to you and your family.

Posted by: Langus on March 12, 2005 10:54 AM

I am sorry Rob. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

DavidB

Posted by: DavidB on March 12, 2005 11:01 AM

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: DeAnna on March 12, 2005 11:09 AM

Our deepest condolences.

Posted by: torchpraise on March 12, 2005 11:11 AM

My deepest condolences. May you find comfort in your memories.

Posted by: Lark on March 12, 2005 11:13 AM

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..

Posted by: Lisa on March 12, 2005 11:16 AM

I was so sorry to hear the news. My deepest condolences, Rob.

Posted by: Ernie G on March 12, 2005 11:16 AM

God bless you and your family, Rob.

Posted by: Liz on March 12, 2005 11:18 AM

My deepest condolences, Rob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today.

Posted by: Robert on March 12, 2005 11:20 AM

Barukh Ah-ta Adonai Elohaynu Melekh HaOlam Dayan HaEmet.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and those who loved your mother.

Posted by: DJSloan/Houston on March 12, 2005 11:20 AM

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.

Posted by: Ga-ne-sha on March 12, 2005 11:24 AM

I'm sorry to hear that Rob. My deepest condolences to you and yours.

Posted by: Dave on March 12, 2005 11:24 AM

I'm so very sorry Rob. You'll be in my thoughts.

Posted by: Angie on March 12, 2005 11:30 AM

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

Posted by: Lori on March 12, 2005 11:44 AM

Rob,

My condolences on the loss of your Mama..

May she rest in peace, she sounded like one hell of a woman.

Take care.

Posted by: zeluna on March 12, 2005 11:55 AM

I'm sorry for your loss. Luckily she's not suffering anymore and it seems she went in a peaceful way.

Posted by: Pamala on March 12, 2005 11:57 AM

My condolences on the loss of your mother.

Posted by: Gmac on March 12, 2005 12:07 PM

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.

Posted by: Omnibus Driver on March 12, 2005 12:10 PM

I am sorry for your and your families loss.

Posted by: 7U on March 12, 2005 12:21 PM

Rob, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Take care and Gods Speed,

JimA

Posted by: JimA on March 12, 2005 12:23 PM

Remember that the important thing is not that she's gone, but the fact that she was here, making the world a better place.

Posted by: CGHill on March 12, 2005 12:32 PM

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Rob. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Posted by: Pammy on March 12, 2005 12:32 PM

Rob, you and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by: JohnW on March 12, 2005 12:45 PM

Condolences and prayers to you and your family.

Posted by: Sigfried on March 12, 2005 12:49 PM

My condolences. Keep on writing about her. Plenty of stories from a rich life.

Posted by: Steve on March 12, 2005 12:56 PM

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.

Posted by: rimfirejones on March 12, 2005 12:58 PM

Rob,

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.

*hugs*

Posted by: Gennie on March 12, 2005 01:25 PM

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.

Posted by: P Mann on March 12, 2005 01:33 PM

Thoughts, prayers, and love, Rob !! Also to Sam and Quenton and your brother.

Posted by: MommaBear on March 12, 2005 01:51 PM

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,

-Guy

Posted by: Guy S. on March 12, 2005 02:05 PM

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.

Posted by: kelley on March 12, 2005 02:14 PM

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.

Posted by: Rey on March 12, 2005 02:17 PM

She really has found her reward. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Sluggo on March 12, 2005 02:32 PM

My condolences.

Requiescat in pace.

Posted by: aelfheld on March 12, 2005 02:37 PM

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.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on March 12, 2005 02:50 PM

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.

Posted by: delftsman3 on March 12, 2005 02:51 PM

I am sorry to hear about your loss. Thankfully the pain is gone and she is with your Dad. You have my sympathies.

Tom

Posted by: Tom on March 12, 2005 02:51 PM

I am so sorry.

Posted by: Kim on March 12, 2005 03:05 PM

So sorry to hear this.

Take care of yourself.

Posted by: Robert Worrill on March 12, 2005 03:46 PM

I feel for you Man, truly I do!

Posted by: The Wizard on March 12, 2005 03:47 PM

Rob: I'm very sorry..

Posted by: Glenn Reynolds on March 12, 2005 03:52 PM

My condolences on your loss.

Posted by: charles austin on March 12, 2005 04:10 PM

You have my sincere condolence.

Posted by: D.J. M.B. on March 12, 2005 04:13 PM

God Bless You. She has left a wonderful legacy in you and your brother.

Posted by: Jilly on March 12, 2005 04:20 PM

Rob,

Please accept my humble condolences. One measure of a person is in the echoes they leave behind.

Yes, your mom was good people.

A.R. Jones

Posted by: TmjUtah on March 12, 2005 04:22 PM

My deepest condolences. May she rest in peace and your sorrow short-lived. God Bless.

Posted by: Alan on March 12, 2005 04:24 PM

Rob,

My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Posted by: D.C. Thornton on March 12, 2005 04:30 PM

Rob,
My deepest sympathies.

Posted by: AllenS on March 12, 2005 04:30 PM

So sorry, Rob. Conolences from my family to yours.

Posted by: michele on March 12, 2005 04:32 PM

I'm so sorry to hear that your mother has passed. My thoughts are with you. God Bless you. Love from Mary

Posted by: Nelly on March 12, 2005 04:33 PM

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.

Posted by: Mark on March 12, 2005 04:40 PM


I am very sorry, Rob.

Posted by: homebru on March 12, 2005 04:41 PM

My condolences.

Posted by: sama on March 12, 2005 04:43 PM

My humblest condolences Rob.

Posted by: Greg on March 12, 2005 04:52 PM

Her suffering is over, but I am sorry just the same. Be well, and my sincerest condolences.

Posted by: Matt on March 12, 2005 05:04 PM

I'm sorry.

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.

Posted by: BeeBee on March 12, 2005 05:08 PM

My condolences, Rob.

Posted by: Trite R. on March 12, 2005 05:10 PM

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.

Posted by: big al on March 12, 2005 05:16 PM

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.

Posted by: Jeff McKean on March 12, 2005 05:24 PM

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.

Mamamontezz

Posted by: Mamamontezz on March 12, 2005 05:25 PM

I'm sorry, Rob. Heaven has gained an angel.

Posted by: Jeff Soyer on March 12, 2005 05:50 PM

I'm so very sorry, Rob...

Posted by: Michelle on March 12, 2005 05:53 PM

I'm really sorry to hear that Rob.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by: Amy on March 12, 2005 05:56 PM

I'm very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: mal on March 12, 2005 05:57 PM

My sincerest condolances for you and your family.

Posted by: RedFalcon on March 12, 2005 05:57 PM

Rob,

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.

Posted by: Beth Donovan on March 12, 2005 06:03 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. My best wishes are with you and your family.

Posted by: Stu on March 12, 2005 06:04 PM

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...

Posted by: mostly cajun on March 12, 2005 06:16 PM

Lo siento, compadre. The world is a poorer place now, but in return your mother has found her reward.

Posted by: El Capitan on March 12, 2005 06:28 PM

So Sorry about your loss.

Posted by: Galestorm on March 12, 2005 06:29 PM

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.

Posted by: Peter on March 12, 2005 06:44 PM

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.

Posted by: decrepitoldfool on March 12, 2005 06:47 PM

My condolences, Rob. Best wishes in getting through all the details yet to come.

Posted by: Bill Quick on March 12, 2005 06:52 PM

Nothing to add to the beautiful words above from your friends, except my personal love and prayers.

Posted by: Indigo on March 12, 2005 06:56 PM

My condolences. May she rest in peace.

Posted by: Kathy K on March 12, 2005 07:15 PM

God Bless.

Posted by: G-Dub on March 12, 2005 07:31 PM

I'm so sorry Rob, please accept my sincerest condolences, May she rest in peace, God bless you.

Posted by: Jack on March 12, 2005 07:44 PM

I am very sorry, Rob.

Posted by: Earth Girl on March 12, 2005 07:50 PM

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."

Posted by: dick on March 12, 2005 08:03 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Posted by: Brandy on March 12, 2005 08:10 PM

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.

Posted by: Bob Taylor on March 12, 2005 08:22 PM

I'm sorry, Rob. I lost mine in October - my thoughts are with you.

Posted by: Mark Shaw on March 12, 2005 08:34 PM

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you this evening.

Posted by: Slobokan on March 12, 2005 09:12 PM

I'm sorry. Your mother sounded like a wonderful woman. My sincerest condolences.

Posted by: Erich Schwarz on March 12, 2005 09:26 PM

My condolences Rob.

Posted by: DaveH on March 12, 2005 09:47 PM

My thoughts go out to you Rob. Wishing you a short journey to tranquility., and that you find your way there...

Posted by: Wind Rider on March 12, 2005 09:57 PM

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

Posted by: Bob on March 12, 2005 10:03 PM

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.

Posted by: gretchen on March 12, 2005 10:06 PM

Q: What is the chemical symbol for diarrhea?
A: (CO(NH2)2)2

Posted by: chuck on March 12, 2005 10:21 PM

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.

Posted by: Eric Scheie on March 12, 2005 10:25 PM

I remember how I felt when my mother died. My condolences on your loss, Rob.

Posted by: wheels on March 12, 2005 10:31 PM

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!!!

Posted by: The Thomas on March 12, 2005 10:41 PM

Sorry, Rob.

She's having better dreams now. But it ain't easy for them as ain't there yet.

Regards,
Ric

Posted by: Ric Locke on March 12, 2005 10:43 PM

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.

Posted by: vexedTXn on March 12, 2005 11:18 PM

Gut--

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.

ATB, Bubba

Posted by: jb on March 12, 2005 11:34 PM

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.

Posted by: rivlax on March 12, 2005 11:43 PM

May her memory be eternal. The passing of a parent is never easy.

Y'all are in our prayers.

Posted by: Kevin on March 12, 2005 11:48 PM

My sympathies to you and your family, Rob. You're in my prayers.

Posted by: Dusty on March 13, 2005 12:15 AM

You have my condolences and prayers.

Posted by: Clive on March 13, 2005 12:38 AM

Sorry to read of the passing of your Mother. My condolences.

Posted by: reader on March 13, 2005 12:42 AM

My condolences and prayers to you.

Posted by: Brian on March 13, 2005 12:43 AM

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?

Posted by: Desert Cat on March 13, 2005 01:28 AM

Heavenly Father,

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.

Amen

Posted by: Roy on March 13, 2005 01:28 AM

Condolences, Rob.

Posted by: Aaron's Rantblog on March 13, 2005 01:29 AM

I always loved the stories about your mama.

Thank you for sharing her with us.

Posted by: steve s on March 13, 2005 02:06 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.

May she rest in peace.

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on March 13, 2005 02:39 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You have my condolences.

Posted by: cleve on March 13, 2005 02:59 AM

My sincerest condolences to you Rob. You will be in my prayers tonight.

Posted by: medicmom on March 13, 2005 03:42 AM

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.

Posted by: Antti on March 13, 2005 04:38 AM

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.

Marcello
São Paulo - SP - Brazil

Posted by: Marcello on March 13, 2005 05:14 AM

My condolences. {{Hugs}}

Posted by: vw bug on March 13, 2005 06:43 AM

My deepest condolences. May she rest in peace. God Bless you and Quinton.

Posted by: jimboy on March 13, 2005 07:32 AM

I'm sorry ot learn of your mother's passing. My condolences to you and your family. God bless you.

Posted by: Elizabeth on March 13, 2005 08:06 AM

We are sorry for your loss. You're in our prayers.

Posted by: basil on March 13, 2005 08:29 AM

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.

Posted by: mike on March 13, 2005 09:09 AM

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.

Posted by: Paula on March 13, 2005 09:09 AM

My condolences, Rob.

Posted by: Timothy on March 13, 2005 09:37 AM

Rob,

Thoughts are with you and those left behind. May the light shine on you all in the days ahead.

Posted by: Laughing Wolf on March 13, 2005 09:57 AM

Rob,

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.

Posted by: Brian on March 13, 2005 10:11 AM

Our condolences and prayers, Rob.

Your blogson,

- Donnie

Posted by: Donnie on March 13, 2005 10:19 AM

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You're in my thoughts.

Posted by: Nora on March 13, 2005 10:44 AM

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.

Posted by: Jennifer on March 13, 2005 10:45 AM

I have no words to express my condolensces, Rob. May your Mom watch over you with love for the rest of your life...

Posted by: Roy AlderseBaes on March 13, 2005 11:14 AM

Condolances and prayers from my family to yours.

Posted by: Peter on March 13, 2005 11:35 AM

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.


Jim
Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim on March 13, 2005 11:54 AM

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.

Ken

Posted by: Captain Sunshine on March 13, 2005 12:57 PM

Rob,
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.

Wichi Dude

Posted by: Wichi Dude on March 13, 2005 01:02 PM

I'm sorry, Rob. Your mother was special. Hang in there. A lot of people care.

Posted by: Woody on March 13, 2005 02:35 PM

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.

Posted by: Shannon on March 13, 2005 03:53 PM

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...

Posted by: Deb on March 13, 2005 04:20 PM

My condolances man. You and your mom will be in my prayers tonight.

Posted by: MM on March 13, 2005 06:29 PM

My condolences to you and your family.

Posted by: bleedingbrain on March 13, 2005 06:57 PM

Very sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Rory on March 13, 2005 07:04 PM

Rob--

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,

Adam

Posted by: Adam on March 13, 2005 07:24 PM

Condolences and heartfelt thoughts.

Posted by: Marcus on March 13, 2005 07:35 PM

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.

Posted by: Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant on March 13, 2005 08:22 PM

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.

Posted by: jules on March 13, 2005 09:19 PM

My most sincere condolence. Stay strong Rob.

Posted by: Andy on March 13, 2005 10:06 PM

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.

Posted by: Elisson on March 13, 2005 10:21 PM

I'm really sorry about your loss...hang in there

Posted by: Jeff Swanson on March 14, 2005 05:37 AM

God Bless Rob

Ed

Posted by: Ed on March 14, 2005 07:56 AM

My condolences on the loss of your mother.


Thinking of you.

Posted by: jessica on March 14, 2005 08:25 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss, Rob. xo

Posted by: girl on March 14, 2005 09:46 AM

My condolences for your loss. You and all those affected by this loss will be in my prayers.

Posted by: Defense Guy on March 14, 2005 10:04 AM

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.

Posted by: AmyVegas on March 14, 2005 12:45 PM

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.

Rich

Posted by: Rich on March 14, 2005 12:55 PM

Rob -

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

Ray

Posted by: Ray on March 14, 2005 02:10 PM

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.
Mike H.
Chicago

Posted by: Mikenchi on March 14, 2005 02:14 PM

Rob - I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Ronda on March 14, 2005 02:24 PM

Rob,

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.

Posted by: physics geek on March 14, 2005 04:18 PM

I'm sorry for your loss, Rob. You have my deepest sympathies.

Posted by: Evilwhiteguy on March 14, 2005 06:30 PM

I''m sorry you lost your Mama, Rob but I''m glad her suffering is over. Find peace.

Posted by: Patty-Jo on March 15, 2005 01:23 AM

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.

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock on March 15, 2005 06:31 AM

Sorry.

Posted by: Geoffrey on March 15, 2005 09:39 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss, man.

May God bless you and be with you and yours...

Peace 'n long life, Rob...

Posted by: mhking on March 15, 2005 09:21 PM

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.

Posted by: Canadian Jumper on March 15, 2005 11:05 PM

Earth is a bit poorer,
Heaven is a bit richer.

Posted by: Raging Dave on March 16, 2005 04:34 PM

Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss.

Posted by: weaselteeth on March 17, 2005 11:57 AM

Your mama will live on in your heart through you

Posted by: susan on March 25, 2005 10:33 PM
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