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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Season's Change

It's been a while since I've had the time and inclination to visit blogs and to actually write.  Forgive me.  My MIL who has been fighting cancer for three years died Tuesday night. And while she passed with dignity and was comfortable to the end, we are  totally stunned and drained.  Now we know what anemia feels like.

15 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

Kathy - I am so sorry. Please give my sympathy to Richard. I know there are very few words to make things better. Just know I am here.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh, Hon... so sorry for this loss to your family. Sending a hug your way.

Retired English Teacher said...

Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please give my sympathy to all of your family. Take the time it takes to grieve, to rest, to regain a new footing in life. I'm sending love and prayers your way.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm so sorry, Kathy.. I know how draining things like this can be. As you know, George lost his sweet Mama in June... AND--I lost my good friend to cancer in July.. That made for a hard summer in many ways.

Take care.
Hugs and Prayers,
Betsy

Bilbo said...

Agnes and I are so very sorry for your loss. Please express our sorrow and sympathy to Richard and know that you are in our thoughts. Hope to see you again soon, in a happier setting.

Happyone:-) said...

Oh Kathy, I am so sorry to hear your sad news.
Please know you all are in my prayers.

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

My sincere condolences are extended to your husband and your entire family on the loss of his Mom.

Kimberly said...

Oh Kathy - I am so sorry to hear this!!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you, Richard, and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
No matter how prepared we may think we are, it is always a shock when we lose a loved one.

Linda Reeder said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss and what your family has been dealing with. Peace to all.

Gilly said...

Kathy, I am so sorry to hear about your MIL. Love and prayers to you and your family.

Mage said...

I am so sorry. You have my deepest sympathy.

Jamie said...

Oh Kathy - I am so sorry. I am late coming by and late with my condolences but know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Hugs, friend.

Mage said...

I am so very sorry. You know I under stand.

Lena said...

I am so sorry, Kathy. My condolences.