Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Summerland

Sabryin's mom passed away last night after a long, fulfilling life.  This is a photo of her in 1966, in the Yucatan, doing laundry by hand.  She grew up on a farm in the midwest with four sisters and three brothers and she couldn't wait to get outta there!  She wanted adventure, and she got it.  She married a wildman author, had a baby in the late '50s and immediately headed out in every direction of the globe not as a tourist but as an observer.  She lived in those places; she was her own Peace Corps, raising a little boy and traveling and making do and creating a home wherever they went.  They lived in Mexico, West Indies, Ireland, Spain, Morocco, Hawaii, Arizona, Missouri, and finally in Texas.  She was Sabryin's best friend.  Sometime in the mid-70s she decided to go back to school and get a nursing degree.  She chose psychiatric nursing and worked in VA hospitals until she retired.  She was a lifelong smoker; she didn't quit until they put her in the hospital four weeks ago.  She just wanted to sleep; she wanted to go home and sleep.  She leaves behind her husband of over 50 years, two sons, a grandson and Ava, the kitteh.  Adieu, loved one!

37 comments:

Loretta Thomas said...

What a wonderful and fulfilled life she lived. Oh, to have the memories of her joyful life! Her life should be celebrated as well as her passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss!
Warm Regards,
From Loretta in Louisiana

ZOOLATRY said...

My true sympathy, and my prayers to all of you. She had an amazing life story that you will always look back on with smiles. I share in your sorrow.
Love, Ann

Painter Pack said...

Such a great life. So sorry to hear of her passing.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Our deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones. I'm sure there are people all over the world who loved her. She will always be remembered for the wonderful lady she was.

Oskar said...

It sounds like she lived a magnificent life and will be missed. You have our condolences.

Pam & Oskar

Old Kitty said...

What an amazing beautiful person. We send her loved ones our deepest sympathies. Take care
x

Pierro said...

God's Blessings and comfort to shower upon her loved ones, her husband, two sons and grandson, and her sweet kitty Ava. Rest in Peace. She deserves it. She had a long and absolutely beautiful life

The Florida Furkids said...

Purrs, prayers and (((Hugs))) to you at this sad time.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are sending comforting purrs to all the family for the loss of this remarkable woman. Sounds like she really knew how to live and lived life to the fullest!
Our condolences.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie
and mom Nancy

Marilynn said...

It sounds as if your mom led an absolutely wonderful life ... how fantastic. Purrrrrsssss and prayers and {{{hugs}}} to all your family.

Marilynn
Grace & Company

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What an exciting life she lived. She must have been quite a woman. ending prayers, purrs and pawtaps.

Asta said...

Your sweet Mom was an amazing and beautiful woman inside and out and lived a most amazing and rich life. Thank you for telling us about her. May she sleep with the angels and may you find comfort
We send our most sincere sympathy
Love
Asta and Mommi

Mariodacat said...

So very sorry for you loss. It's never easy to lose a parent - no matter what our age or their age. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Scout and Freyja said...

Rest in peace nestled within the wings of angels.

Fenris and Family said...

Condolences to all of you. Her life story was amazing and I am sure that you have many treasured memories with her. May those memories ease your sorrow in the days ahead.

~Alasandra

Sweet Purrfections said...

Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies. She sounds like she was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with Sabryin and you.

Mom Paula

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I know she was a wonderful person and filled your life and those around full of love. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and friends.

Katie Isabella said...

I send condolences and love to you during this sorrowful time. I lost both of my parents long ago and it is a wrenching thing. Your Mother was a beautiful woman and remained one inside and out.

Katie sends pawhugs and I, my deepest sympathies.

Linda said...

Sending our deepest sympathies, may peace be with you.

Cinnamon & Linda

Father Tom said...

We are touched by your sorrow and the beautiful tribute. Our sincerest condolences to you and the rest of her family and friends.

Tom, Mom Julie, Mitty
Tinker and Anastasia xx

Abby Normal, Stygia, & Styx said...

I loved reading this beautiful tribute to a fascinating and wonderful woman. Thinking of you and your family, and lots of purrs.

The Island Cats said...

Our heartfelt condolences.

Random Felines said...

we are so sorry - she sounds like a wonderful woman who lived life to the fullest

Jacqueline said...

Our sincere condolances over the loss of such a special lady...May the love of God surround you during this time of sorrow...Wishing you all comfort, sending big hugs...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Angel and Kirby said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

What an incredible life ~ it sounds like she seized every day and lived it to the full. And how beautiful she looks in that photo.
I'm so sorry for your loss ~ but I hope you are comforted by a life well lived.
Sincere condolences from Jan (Milo and Alfie's mom.

Jeanne Pursell said...

Please accept our condolences...sounds like she lived lfe to the fullest! Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Ginger Jasper said...

A lovely tribute to a wonderful life. I am so sorry for your loss and send hugs and purrs.. GJ and Carol x

Kea said...

Sending condolences, purrs and peace. She sounds like she was an amazing, adventurous woman, who lived a full life.

Blessings and Light.

Kim, Nicki & Derry (Fuzzy Tales)

Tk Nanerpuss said...

What a beautiful and loving tribute! It sounds as if this was a life lived well. God's Speed to your mom; purss of comfort to her family.

Tk Nanerpuss said...

What a beautiful and loving tribute! It sounds as if this was a life lived well. God's Speed to your mom; purss of comfort to her family.

Cat Street Boyz said...

We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. May your Mother now be on many new adventures passed the bridge.
















Terri said...

What an adventurous life--we know you will miss her. Please accept our condolences.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Will her kitty be taken care of?

Tiger Lily said...

We are so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a lovely person.

{{{HUGS}}}

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and gentle tail wags,
Tiger Lily, Sushi and Marco Polo
Mom Rebecca

Sabryin Owlfeather said...

Thanks so much to Patty for her warm tribute, and to all those who made such wonderful and heartwarming comments on this post!
(Sabryin) using Buh's blog ID

Hilary said...

What a beautiful tribute to an amazing woman. I am so sorry...