Friday, May 9, 2014

The Butterfly and the Gift

Safe travels Mom...You are now the butterfly.

Alice Franzen Clemons Burt
May 5, 1921-May 9, 2014
age 93


"Wailing of the sirens
Calling after me
I can hear them screaming
"Emergency!!"
Ageless, weightless, spirit, I, 
like a snowflake in the sky,
soaring, floating, dreaming, I,
transient like a butterfly!"



The Gift:   Holding Mom's hand all night.  Although she was unresponsive, I had a good time catching her up on the latest family gossip.
Mom, you gave me your strength that night so that I would be able to carry on.
Thank you!!  I love you so very much.

14 comments:

Patchwork DailyDesire said...
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Exuberant Color said...

What an amazing person she was. I'm sure she is a beautiful butterfly! Peace be with you as you celebrate her life.

Patchwork DailyDesire said...

She's in Heaven now, besides the angels!....I feel for you, be strong, my friend!!

smazoochie said...

My dear. I'm so sorry.
I did not feel good about her condition after the fall. You are so fortunate to have been able to have been with her at the end. She knew you were there.
Peace be with you all.

Michele Bilyeu said...

I am truly sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother, but rejoice in your being there for her transition and am grateful you will gain new connections and understandings about loss and never losing in so many other ways. Know that my heart hurts for you in this world but sings an eternal song of continuity in another. Many, many hugs dear friend.

Julia Wood said...

Blessings to you and your family.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Dear Diane, my heart goes out to you and your family. I know your beautiful mother is at peace now. It's so good you were there to spend time with her, it was a gift to both of you. Sending you extra hugs.

Dora, the Quilter said...

My prayers are with you, Diane. You are so fortunate to have so many good memories--although they are sometimes a small comfort!

Courtney said...

Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. She really came to life in the posts on your blog and I loved hearing about her. I'm glad your family will have these stories in the future, little bits of her daily life. You are an amazing daughter and must have been such a comfort to her. My heart goes out to you and your tonight. Glad bless and keep you

beth said...

Diane, thanks for introducing us to your mother. She was quite an amazing woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours as you grieve her passing and rejoice in the gift of her life.

MariQuilts said...

I'm so sorry for your loss....thinking of you.

Mary said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

inese said...

I am so sorry to hear that your Mother passed away. I loved reading her poetry.

Barb said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sounds like you had an amazing relationship with your lovely Mother -
take care