Monday, 17 May 2010

My Beautiful Mum, Jenni 1942 - 2010

 My beautiful mother lost her fight for life this morning. There are no words to make this any easier. Mum lived life to the full, she loved glamorous clothes, handbags and fabulous jewellery, holidays in the sun, white wine, good company and cigarettes. She'd wish me to be happy and not to mourn, just to celebrate the wonderful relationship we shared for 43 years.

Epitaph For A Darling Lady

All her hours were yellow sands,
Blown in foolish whorls and tassels;
Slipping warmly through her hands;
Patted into little castles.
Shiny day on shiny day
Tumbled in a rainbow clutter,
As she flipped them all away,
Sent them spinning down the gutter.
Leave for her a red young rose,
Go your way, and save your pity;
She is happy, for she knows
That her dust is very pretty.

Dorothy Parker

Do me a favour, if you've still got a Mum give her a hug from me.

I love you, Mum


xxxx

61 comments:

  1. oh my goodness, i'm so sorry, my dear. love, jazzabelle xxx

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  2. Dearest Vix,
    I am so sorry to hear that your mother has passed away. I can only hope that all your happy memories will comfort you & your family at this difficult time. You are in my thoughs!
    ...xXx
    "Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
    and death is only a horizon;
    and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight".
    ~Rossiter Worthington Raymond

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  3. So sorry to hear, you're in my thoughts xx

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  4. thinking of you wih lots of love. So sorry xoxo

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  5. Oh Vix , I'm so so sorry. It doesn't seem more than a few days since you found out about her illness so this must be heartbreaking for you to take in. I'm sure she'd wish for you to be happy but mourn her as much as you need to, she sounds like a truly amazing person.

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  6. I'm so sorry to read this. Much love. Lynda xx

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  7. Ohh, Vix. My sympathies. You're in my thoughts. xx

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  8. Words are never enough at a time like this. My thoughts are with you and your family xoxo

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  9. So so sorry to hear this my love. You and your Mum have been in my thoughts and will continue to be.
    Kandi xxxx

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  10. Vix I'm So very sorry, thinking of you, love Alex xxx

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  11. I am soo sorry!!there arent any words that I can say/write that will make it easier but she is in a happy place and will always be watching over u...

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  12. im so sorry, she looks like an amazing woman.
    rip :(
    xxxx

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  13. Oh Vix, I'm so sad for you! She was pretty much the same age as my mum - it seems no age to go. Big, big hugs from me! xxx

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  14. Im so sorry to hear your bad news. My thoughts are with you and your family and hopefully you can find some peace in knowing that she is no longer in any pain xxx

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  15. Oh I am so sorry to hear this news.

    My thoughts are with you.

    xx

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  16. So sorry to hear your news, Vix. A wonderful poem and a lovely tribute to your mum. Thinking of you. xx

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  17. I couldn't walk away without letting you know how sorry I am to hear your sad news x
    Beautiful poem for a very beautiful lady x

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  18. Sorry to hear your sad news but it sounds like she lived a full and enjoyable life x

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  19. I am so sorry to read this, your mother sounds like a wonderful lady who really knew how to live her life well. My thoughts are with you and we are all here for you at this sad time.
    xx

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  20. So sorry to hear about your Mum. xx

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  21. so truly sorry to hear this. I will hug my mom. your mother was beautiful. and she sounds like she was a lot like you. xxx heart: Kimberellie

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  22. I'm so so sorry to read this..

    I know these words will be of little comfort, but know that you are in our thoughts.

    She was obviously an amazing woman who will be very missed.

    Take care, thinking of you

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  23. Sorry to hear that Viki-you know you look just like your mother...in a way your carrying her legacy. Remember your good times spent with your mum, my condolences to you.

    xx G

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  24. Oh VV so sorry to hear about your mum - sounds like a fab lady.

    Thinking of you.

    TNMA

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  25. Vix, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. I'm sure your mum was as proud of you as you were of her. Keep thinking of the good times xxx Sending all my love to you and your family xx

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  26. My darling twin.All my love and support and thoughts are with you.
    xxxxxlove Helga

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  27. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

    I wish you peace, strength and love

    x

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  28. Oh honey... I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you {{x}}

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  29. I am so sorry to hear about your loss...It sounds like your Mum was a wonderful women who will be missed! Stay strong! I am going to give my mom a hug right now..

    xox Meggasus and Katie Lu

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  30. There's nothing to say, but know A big hug and a tear are sent your way from the U.S. A mother's love is the most eternal, non-judgmental love in this universe. My heart is with you and so is my hubs. Love to you and peace during this time.
    xoxoxo, Retro Reva I will plant a tree in her honor in Cinti.

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  31. Vix, my heart breaks for you. I am, to the deepest amount, sorry for this awful loss. I wish you the most comfort during the next few months, and I hope someone brings your laughter. Remember the good times! I know they seem so dim compared to the blackness of the negative, but focus on it. Remember her good times, not her bad! Best of luck to you. You are loved!

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  32. So sorry to hear your news. Thinking of you xxx

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  33. So sorry and a lovely tribute. Take care xxx

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  34. I am so sorry to hear your sad news Vix.
    I'm sure your mums spirit for all things fun will live on in you, and I'm sure you've got some amazing memories to look back on and smile.

    Sending you huge hugs. X xxx

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  35. very beautiful lady! i can see she passed down her good looks and great style.
    My thoughts are with you at this time.
    I strongly agree that a passing should be a way of celebrating someones life, im sure you will do just that

    x

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  36. Vix, I'm so sorry to read this. I hope you're ok. xxx

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  37. I read your blog every day, so was so sad to read about the death of your mum, my thoughts and prayers are with you during such a sad time.

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  38. Nothing i can say is going to make you feel better but i am so sorry for your loss. Iguess you dont realise how much some one means to you until there gone. xxx

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  39. So very sorry to hear about your Mum Vix - words are so inadequate. Thinking of you. Elaine aka Eddie xx

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  40. My thoughts are with you. She sounded wonderful and she looks like she embraced her life to the full. Take care XXX

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  41. It's a beautiful way to keep her memory alive.
    I'm sorry she isn't here anymore. Thank you for sharing her beautiful pictures with us.
    xoxo

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  42. I'm so sorry :( It's always so hard to lose someone SO special. My thoughts are with you <3 Keep celebrating her life & the relationship you had with her!

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  43. Oh, Vix, I'm so sorry. Such a wonderful post about it.

    I'm sure it's going to be awfully hard for you, but if it helps any, I know from experience that it does get better eventually.

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  44. Wonderful Vix,

    I'm so sorry to hear about your fabulous mum. She is a vision in those photographs - full of light and laughter.

    I'm always here to talk if you need me. Thinking of you and your family, and remembering the tales you told of your mum.

    Love always. xxx

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  45. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Vicki,
    this post is the most incredible tribute to someone who was clearly an incredible woman.

    Remember we are here for you. Always.

    xxx

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  46. I am so so sorry to hear this. Sending you all the love and support you need xxx

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  47. So sorry to hear of your loss, keep remembering all the good times. I know how hard it can be when you lose a parent that has been so close to you and words can't take away the pain but know you have hugs and support here.

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  48. Please accept my sincere condolences and remember to treat yourself kindly during this sad time.
    Regards

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  49. There are never the words for something like this. She was very beautiful, and you look so very much like her. My thoughts are with you! Much love xx

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  50. I know you will miss her. A part of her lives on in you! Thank you for sharing her with us. You honor her royally!

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  51. So very sorry Vix - thinking of you xx

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  52. I'm so sorry to read this. I'm thinking of you and your family and sending you lots of love xx

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  53. I am so sorry for your loss. This post broke my heart. Your mother sounds like she was a very fabulous and sweet woman and obviously an amazing mother. You definitely take after her A LOT.

    Not only was your mother clearly a lovely woman on the inside, she was stunning on the outside. She was gorgeous!

    You and your family are in my prayers. Sending lots of love and hugs your way!

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  54. I am so sorry to hear the sad news. My sincere condolences.

    We all be thinking of you and sending you our positive thoughts.

    x

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  55. So sorry about your mum, she looked beautiful and so glamorous. I can see where you get it from!

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  56. Oh Vix, I'm so sorry to hear that but I'm glad that your mum is no longer in pain.
    I hope you are doing OK.
    Vicki xxx

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  57. I'm just catching up and have just seen this.

    I don't even know what to say. I can't imagine the pain your feeling and I just wanted to say I'm so so sorry. She really was incredibly beautiful. xx

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  58. Hi Vix,

    Just back from holidays and only just caught up with your blog. So sorry to hear about your mum. I know she will forever remain vibrant in your memory.
    Love Bron
    X

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