Tuesday, March 14, 2006

A candle lit for her...


Life loses its flavour when you lose someone dear to your heart. I'm sorry it has been so long since my last post.
It all started with not being able to taste anything and having no energy. A virus hit our school and town with a vengeance. Just when things were looking up and health was returning, Life dealt my beloved Ben and I another blow. My mother-in-law passed away a week and a half ago after a long illness. It has been a rough time emotionally for Ben and I've focussed a lot of time on his well-being since he couldn't go home to France for the funeral.

Ben's mother spoke very little English and my conversational French still suffers horribly but during the last five years of knowing each other we found our ways to communicate. The heart knows what the tongue cannot speak. I will cherish the memories I have of her and it hurts knowing there will be no more. I know she considered me the daughter she never had so I will do my best to make her proud of me no matter from where she watches my progress.

Please excuse my somber mood. I just wanted to let you who come here know why I have been so quiet.

15 comments:

Alicat said...

I'm very sorry for you and your husband's loss. :(

Cate said...

I am so sorry for the loss in your family; may you take comfort in all the wonderful memories. :)

s'kat said...

My utmost condolences to you and Ben during these dark hours. Hugs, and indeed, cherish the good times that will always live within.

Michele said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, I will be praying for you and your family.

Benoist said...

Thank you all. Your condolences are welcome. It's been a tough time indeed, but we take comfort in knowing that my mother, Marie Catherine, is now at peace, watching over us.

Thanks again to you all. God bless you.
-Ben

Nerissa said...

I join Ben in thanking you for your condolences. Bless you all.

-Nerissa

linda said...

A beautiful tribute.
I have missed your posts and wondered what was happening. I hope you both find comfort and peace.
Hugs, Linda

darlamay said...

Peace to you family. . .

michelle said...

Dear Ben and Nerissa,
I know how tough this must be for you, since I just went through something so similar and so recently. My deepest sympathies and condolences, and also my biggest hugs from here in Oregon while you take your time to find comfort in eachother and get your feet back underneath you. My best to you both, and we'll be waiting for whenever you're ready to come back.

Nerissa said...

Thanks to linda, darlamay and michelle,

I'm probably going to post on Saturday after a long hiatus. Look for me then. Bless you all!

Kalyn said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. It's so hard to lose those people who are irreplacable in our lives.

As for the cheese sandwich thing, no apology necessary at all. It was truly uninmportant compared to a lot of other things. Would love to see your sorrel plant whenever you feel like sharing it for WHB.

Melissa CookingDiva said...

Nerissa, I am glad to see you are back and blogging.

Life's many turns make us experience many kinds of loses. When a loved one leaves physically is one of the biggest ones, BUT remember that memories of the good times you spent together will always remain.
A big hug!
M

Nerissa said...

Thank you to kalyn and melissa. Your sentiments mean a lot to me. Hugs to you both.

MM said...

Oh no, I just read this. I am so sorry for your family's loss. All my best wishes.

Benoist said...

Nothing replaces the support and prayers from people who care about you. My thanks to everyone. Bless you all.