Sorry folks, I won't be doing any blog-hopping or Pink Saturday visits for the next few days.

We just had the very sad news, two hours ago, that my mother-in-law has just died: cancer. She was 84. The hospital says she died in her sleep, no pain, so that is indeed a blessing.

Peter is shell-shocked, understandably, as we live at the other end of the country. He's just gone out for a walk: needs to be on his own. I really don't know what to say to him to comfort him.

God bless you, Bernie, you'll be sadly missed.


  1. So sorry for your loss..

  2. So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs, Lisa

  3. I'm so sorry to hear this, Susie. A prayer is already on the way for both of you, and all of your family. Take care and God bless.. ~tina

  4. Susie -

    Please offer Peter my condolences. It is very hard to lose a parent, especially one's mother. I pray that the wonderful memories he has of his mother help sustain him through this very sad time.


    Elaine Allen

  5. Oh, Susie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Peter right now. May good memories comfort you both. ~ L

  6. Carol at Serendipity18 October 2009 at 21:21

    So sorry. Do what you need to do and we will all be here when you get back.

    Safe traveling.


  7. So sorry to read of your family's sad loss. Even when you are expecting it, it doesn't make it any easier and is still such a shock.

    Thinking of you all.

  8. So sorry to hear your sad news, our thoughts and prayers are with you both. It is so hard to be wanting to support your spouse and not knowing how best to do it. Hang in there.

  9. So sorry for your recent loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

  10. I'm sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.
    It is very hard to comfort someone in time of loss, and men grieve differently than we do.
    We need to talk it out, and they usually quietly walk through it. Just be available if he needs you.

    Blessings and healing

    barbara jean

  11. Hello I'm so sorry to read about your loss. Prayers to you!
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  12. Susie, so sorry to hear of your family's loss. Sending prayerful thoughts your way. Vicki

  13. Very sad news Susie - my condolences to you, Peter and your family. May your happy memories of this dear lady help you all through this difficult time.

  14. I am so sorry to hear that Susie. Please convey my condolences to Peter
    and please be by his side, he surely needs your comfort. My prayers for
    both of you and family. God bless and take care. toh ee

  15. Just imagine .... your very own angel to look over your family! xxx

  16. I'm sorry to hear your husband lost his Mother. It can't be easy to lose your Mom, no matter what the age. God Bless, Sares.

  17. Hi Susie I just popped over to say thank you for your comment on my blog and I'm so saddened to read your post.
    My heart goes out to you and your family it is so hard to lose a loved one.
    So sorry for your loss.
    Chris xx

  18. Susie,

    So sorry to hear of your loss.

    Sending healing thoughts your way.



  19. My deepest sympathies for your loss. Three years ago this month I lost my father to complications of cancer. I have changed in so many ways since his passing and I will never be the same. Remember the good times, rely on the comfort of friends, support your family in every way and be as strong as possible be during these fragile times. My heart goes out to you and yours.

  20. The Quintessential Magpie21 October 2009 at 10:16

    Susie, I just dropped by and read this. I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you...



  21. Oh, i'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs.

  22. Thru Pink Curtains24 October 2009 at 16:46

    may comforting arms of Jesus surround you and may you have hope to see her again one day!

  23. Nancy @ La Chambre Rose25 October 2009 at 16:25

    Susie, so sorry for your loss. Please take care of your husband and yourself at this time. I know you always do too much so a quiet time to remember and console is perfectly appropriate. My sympathies.

  24. Sorry to hear your sad news. Pink Saturday friends will be waiting for your return... take care!

  25. Susie, you are both in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you...julie

  26. So sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed. I never knew my father-in-law, who died when Larry was in high school, but my mother-in-law is 98 and still kicking. I know how much I would miss her.

  27. So sorry to hear of your sad loss hun, sending you my heartfelt condolences xx

  28. Thank you to each and every one of your for your kind messages of sympathy - they are very much appreciated. I've tried to answer each and every one personally, but if there is anyone I have missed (I know there was one blog where I couldn't find a Comment button) please accept my apologies, and also my thanks here.


  29. Susie, I'm very sorry for your loss and for the loss of Peter's mother.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families and may you find comfort and peace in God's everlasting love and grace.

    God Bless and Keep You,

  30. Susie,
    Offering my sincere condolences for your loss..
    You're such a precious, giving person, I'm sure Peter and your family have felt your support and loving care every minute of every day.
    Godspeed as you go through these weeks while everything becomes easier for you all.
    Much love,

  31. Thanks so much Sugarpie - I would have left a comment on one of your blogs, but couldn't find the comment box! Peter's getting through it, slowly - and bearing up very well, considering. I just walk on eggshells...


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