The Saddest Day

I have been unable, until now, to make this post.

And even now, it's hard beyond words to write.

The most courageous woman I have ever known died peacefully, with her family by her side, on September 3rd.

My beautiful, charming, exuberant, fighting spirit, full of laughter, bad ass cook, Project Runway-lovin', English accent talking, amazingly inspiring mother finally lost her battle to breast cancer.

Words will never express how much I miss her, the ache in my heart that will never be fixed, the tears that I shed at the smallest thought of her smile, her voice, her laughter.

In ten years, she never stopped fighting, inspiring others, or living full of joy.

I miss you, Mummy.

Candles lit in her memory...

(We have asked for donations in her memory to be made to the American Cancer Society, and I urge all women to do a self check exam, to get a mammogram, to watch for early warning signs. It may save your life...)


Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Pat E., Phoenix

Unknown said...

My condolences and lots of hugs.

little ineb said...


Jalehlabad said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your mum.

Joshua M. Neff said...

Marissa, I'm so very sorry. My deepest condolences.


Marissa, may the sun and the moon, the clouds and the wind, always remind you that mum is there with you...in her spirit and in your heart.

Marissa said...

Thank you all, so so much. *hugs*