Friday, May 15, 2015

A Blogging Break

Just wanted to let you know that I am taking a bit of a break from blogging.  

This week, I lost my mom and I lost a big piece of my heart along with her. She was a wonderful woman and an incredible mom who always loved and supported me no matter what. She loved her family--her kids, grandchildren and great grandchildren, our large extended family, and the many friends that she adopted as family. She loved the beach--whether Oregon or Hawaii. She made the best cookies ever and she gave me my love of cooking and of making and eating soup. ;-) She enjoyed watching me cook and would very willingly try new things because I made them. She was proud of my blog--although not a computer person and when we were visiting she would help me cook, plate the food, take photos, and then choose the ones to use. She called Max her "grandchild" (since I told her he was the only one she was ever getting from me) and would 'talk' with him during our phone calls--sure she could interpret his many different meows. ;-) That's only a brief glimpse of the great, strong and loving woman that she was and why I love her so much. I will miss her more than words can express.  

Flora Elizabeth Christensen 
1931-2015

I'm not sure yet how long I'll be on hiatus but I'll be back to blogging once I feel ready. 

Mahalo for your understanding, support and friendship.
 
Much Aloha, 

26 comments:

  1. Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope you'll soon be back with us. Work helps.

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  2. Take care Deb! Hugs to you and your family!

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  3. Soup Spice Everything NiceMay 15, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. I know there are lots of tears now, I hope they soon turn to smiles as you remember her in your daily comings and goings. Hugs!

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  4. jacquie astemborskiMay 15, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    a wonderful and heartfelt tribute to your mother. thank you for sharing her with us. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. be gentle with yourselves in this very challenging time of deep sadness.

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and yours. :)

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  6. may her memory be eternal, Deb. It's a tremendous loss, and I am sorry for your pain,,

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  7. You are blessed to have those precious memories, and what a great tribute you gave her. Hoping you feel her presence with you in days to come.

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  8. Arlene R. DelloroMay 17, 2015 at 2:21 AM

    Deb, I am so sorry for your loss. No one ever takes the place of our moms and the pain never goes away. Your happy memories will go a long way toward helping you grapple with this hardest obstacle. Hugs. Arlene

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss Deb. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

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  10. Gluten Free A-Z BlogMay 17, 2015 at 6:33 AM

    How wonderful that you had such wonderful memories with your mom. Thank you for sharing with us. My sincere sympathy for your great loss.

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  11. Joyce, kitchen flavoursMay 17, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Hi Deb,
    I'm so sorry for
    your loss of your beloved mom. My condolences to you and your family. Take care, and hugs to you.

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  12. I'm so sorry for your loss, Deb. Deepest condolences to your family. Take care!

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  13. So sorry to hear about your lost Deb and hugs!

    She Is
    Just Away

    I cannot
    say, and I will not say....

    that she
    is dead...

    She is
    just away!

    With a
    tilt of her head, and a wave of her hand.....

    She has
    wandered off to an unknown land......

    and
    leaves us thinking, how fair, that land must be.....

    since she
    lingers there.



    Always
    know...

    do not
    fear....

    She loves
    us, there,

    as she
    loved us here.



    And
    therefore I just cannot say....

    that she
    is dead.....

    She is
    just away!

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  14. I am sorry to read this Deb, a big hug.

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  15. Shirley @ flourishenMay 18, 2015 at 3:57 AM

    It was Mother's day over a week ago. My daughter sent me a youtube video on the "one word" you'd describe your mom. Her word was strong. I said to myself, what about loving? You describe your mom as being a great, strong and loving woman. She sounds like the ideal of a mom. She might be gone but her treasured qualities would live on. She will be missed! Sorry for your tremendous loss.

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  16. Deb, I'm so sorry. Sending you and your family lots of love and hugs.

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  17. My deepest sympathies. It's one of the hardest things ever to lose a beloved parent. My thoughts are with you, my friend, and as hollow as this sounds...,,if there is anything I can do for you. 💐

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  18. Grace-Life can be simpleMay 18, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Deb, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. Nothing or no words can ever console you I'm sure. Nevertheless, I know God will be watching over her and your mother will be watching over you too. Take care!

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  19. chilliesandlime123May 18, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    So sorry for your loss your mum sounds like one amazing person and the pictures prove that. Take care

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  20. My heart goes out to you. Hugs and prayers from afar.

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  21. So sorry to hear of your loss Deb. Your mum sounds like a wonderful person and a rock in your life. I hope you are taking life easy and remembering her in a way that will honour her life.

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  22. Thinking of you and your family as you deal with the loss of your mom. ♥

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  23. SearchingforspiceMay 25, 2015 at 2:48 AM

    So sorry to hear about your loss.

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  24. Debra EliotseatsMay 29, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    Deb, I am so sorry for your loss and sorry that I am just now ready this post. Sending you lots of good thoughts and please know I'm thinking of you! Take care.

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  25. I just found out about your terrible loss. I am sending you my most heartfelt condolences and send you lots of love and support. Take your time and we look forward to your return. Big hug!

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  26. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Best wishes and warm hugs are coming to you from Virginia.

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