Friday, January 22, 2010

Flickering Flame

My Fairy Godmother (my therapist of many years) is dying.  The results of the biopsy of the liver tumor are inconclusive, but that doesn't matter.  She went into the hospital around New Year's and her salt and potassium levels were very low.  She is now at hospice where they are trying to keep her comfortable as she is in severe pain.

I have known her since I was 16 - half my life.  I am truly blessed to have had her in my life and I am who I am today in large part because of her influence.  I am alive today because of her.

I miss her already.  I knew that this would come eventually, she's 85 years old, after all, but I didn't want it to come ever.

My Fairy Godmother's name is Mary.  She taught me and so many others how to live.  Please take a moment to pray that her pain will ease and that she will be at peace soon.

30 comments:

Searching for Serenity said...

How difficult this must be for you. I will keep her comfort in my prayers and give thanks for the impact she has made in your life.

Trinity said...

I'm so sorry. Mary sounds like a gift. I'm thinking of her, and of you, too. All my very best...

Meghan said...

I'll be holding you and Mary in my heart. I'm sorry, she sounds like an amazing woman

R.J. said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. It sounds like you were very blessed to have Mary in your life.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news. Thinking of her and you in this difficult time.

JJ said...

I am so very sorry to hear about Mary's health...thinking of both of you.

Idgie said...

I am so very sorry. Holding you in my heart as you face losing such an important and influential woman.
My prayers for Mary that she may be comforted in her final days, and that her passing is as painless as possible.
(((HUGS))) to you. Let us know if you need anything.

T Lee said...

Oh, I am so sorry about you friend's health...

ICLW

Rotten said...

So sorry to hear about this. You are both in my thoughts.

Quiet Dreams said...

I'm so very sorry.

sonja said...

I will say a pray for Mary. I am so sorry ... *hugs*

JamieD said...

I am so sorry. She sounds like a wonderful woman and I know she is as grateful to have you in her life as you are to have her in yours.

Sending her thoughts of peace.

Clare said...

Very sorry to hear about Mary. I know this must be a difficult time for you. Though I am glad you had someone like her in your life. Hugs.

tireegal68 said...

Mary sounds like a wonderful life saving kind of woman. I am sending up a prayer for her as she gets ready to say goodbye to you and all that she has loved and given in this world. I hope you got to tell her how much she has meant to you. Take care:)

Fran said...

I am so sorry. Loosing someone so close is like a piece of heart that breaks away. i do pray that she won't be in pain and that she will peacefully continue her journey in the afterlife. Love, Fran

ICLW #90

Me said...

I'm so sorry.

Photogrl said...

I'm so sorry.

Holding you and Mary close in my thoughts and prayer...

((HUGS))

LJ said...

I am glad you have found comfort in her, and so sorry that she is so ill. May she be as comfortable as possible.

Jem said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog.

Speaking of loss, I am so sorry you are losing your friend/therapist. The relationship with a therapist is so close, almost sacred. Mother/grandmother/aunt/friend/etc.

I'm sure she knows how much you and other love her.

'Murgdan' said...

I'm so sorry. It's so hard losing someone close to us--when they have given us so much.

SassyCupcakes said...

I am so sorry. I'm thinking of you both and wishing you peace.

Andie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Thinking of you both and wishing Mary peace on her journey.

ICLW

thecalmafterthestorm said...

I am sorry to hear this. I will be keeping both of you in my thoughts.

Paz said...

Sorry to learn about Mary. I hope she doesn't suffer too much, or you either.

Daria said...

I will definitely keep your Fairy in my prayers... It's a tough time for you both, and I'm sure every bit helps (even from a stranger)!

I'm sure that she is surrounded by loving people, like yourself, and will find comfort in that.

(Iclw)

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I am so incredibly sorry, sweetie. Words fail and this has been such a hard year for you.

JoAnn said...

Praying for the both of you! This has got to be incredibly difficult for you. I am have had a therapist I truly adored pass away also. It is heartbreaking. May the Lord bless you and ease Mary's pain.

JoAnn in MI

Hillary said...

I am so sorry, Jendeis. She sounds like she was an amazing gift to you for many years. ((hugs))

areyoukiddingme said...

Everyone needs a fairy godmother - I'm glad you were able to have yours for so long. Praying for peace for Mary...

Melissa G said...

J I'm so sorry I'm late on this, and I'm sorry that you're losing someone so important. Please know I'm thinking of you.

Hugs.