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Sunday, May 26, 2013

To My Friend On The Loss Of Her Mother

Dearest [name redacted],

My dear friend, I just received your letter with the news of the passing of your mother. You have my deepest sympathies.

As you know, I, too, have been down this road of losing my own mother. I know from my own experience that no words exist to make such a loss easy.

Perhaps, however, I can write a little something to make the pain of the loss less acute....

It has been said that whatever we daughters are, for good or for bad, we owe that to our mothers.

From what I know of your mother and of you, whom I know quite well, your mother was a force for good in your life. She will still be that same good force in your life; I know this because my own mother, gone now for decades, is still a force for good in my life.

What is, at this time, loss on Earth is eternal gain in Heaven.

[name redacted]

Advanced in years and disabled from a brain hemorrhage of a few years ago, my friend's mother died suddenly, albeit not unexpectedly, on May 5, 2013 — exactly one week before Mother's Day.

On Tuesday, I will be sending the above letter to my dear friend.


  1. Deep and enduring friendships help us through the worst of times.

  2. Jen,
    My friend, who has lupus and fragile health of her own, lives some 600 miles away. In her letter, she said that she's not yet up to taking a phone call. Understandably, exhaustion, both physical and emotional, is a major factor for her, especially at this time.

  3. She's blessed to have your friendship, AOW.

    Prayers for your friend...

  4. Beautiful flowers, and I know they are yours. Friends and family, no way to describe their importance in our lives. You have always been a good friend AOW.

    Right Truth

  5. My heart goes out to your friend.

  6. beautiful comfort AOW..God bless you always.


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