Sunday, September 26, 2010

My Mom

My mom passed away on September 23rd. She was 86. Because I live so far away from Japan, I was unable to attend her funeral which was held on 25th, but I will be going back for her 49th day memorial (which is a Japanese tradition).

She was such a loving and kind person who appreciated everything she had and came across in her life. None of my family has ever seen her quarrel with anyone or even in a bad mood. She was truly a special person and I'm honored to be her daughter.

She is now united again with my dad, her father and mother, and all of her brothers, two of whom died in the war at a young age. I know that she is watching over me now and can visit us and our cats at any time she wants. Mom, thank you for always being there for me.

17 comments:

Mona said...

Akiko, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. It must be so tough at times like this to live so far away. I am glad that you will be able to be there for the 49th day memorial, and it's wonderful that you have been able to share such a special relationship and rapport with one another in life.

martinealison said...

Toutes mes condoléances pour la perte de votre maman... je vous souhaite beaucoup de courage pour traverser une épreuve aussi douloureuse... Ce 49ème jour vous aidera à vous retrouver... Bises

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Akiko, I too am sorry to hear about your Mom. Being there for the 49th day memorial will be healing for you. My heart goes out to you in your loss. Your Mom sounds like a beautiful person. Thank you for sharing.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I am so sorry Akiko. You are so fortunate to have such wonderful memories of your Mother. She had to have been a very special person as you are one too. I am glad you will be there for the 49th day memorial.
Blessings, Gail

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

Oh Akiko - my heart goes out to you!!! I do hope you are surrounding by a loving support network to get you through the challenging times ahead. May this and the beautiful memories of your Mum give you some comfort xx

adebanji said...

Accept my sympathy! Mums are special and nothing can replace them. May the Good Lord comfort you at this time of your loss.

Lara Harris said...

oh my gosh Akiko, I am SO very sorry! God bless you & your family at this time! xxoo Lara

hmuxo said...

Akiko, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. When my Mom passed away, part of me died with her so I know what you're feeling. Again, my sympathy to you and your family.

Alice Thompson said...

Akiko, I love how you are able to share with us how she lived such a honorable life. I know she was extra special, because of the person we see you as today.

Leslie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. Best wishes for a safe and healing journey. I'm sure she will be with you in spirit always.

dominique eichi said...

Oh what a blessings to have had such a Mom. Please accept my sincere sympathy at this time. I miss my Mom like you I was blessed with a very nice Mom too.

L.Holm said...

Hi, Akiko- I'm just now reading your post. I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Hugs and love to you and your family.

Vern Schwarz said...

Akiko, sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother. She sounds like she was a remarkable person. I know your memories of her will always be warm and special.

Linda said...

Beautiful tribute to your Mother. Thinking of You. Linda xx

Dean Grey said...

I know this is late but....

(((HUGS))) Akiko!

-Dean

James F. Smith said...

Love your kitties!!

James F. Smith said...

Akiko-
Sorry for your loss. Was not aware of your loss before.
Jim Smith
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