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My Mother Has Died

My Mother Has DiedMy mother has died. It was in the late night hours of December 23 or in the early morning hours of December 24. The time of death has not yet been determined, although I’m sure it was the twenty-third because her bed was made and she wasn’t wearing her nightgown.

It has been a horrible Christmas. 

My daughter Juliette, just 20-years-old, found her Saturday morning around 8 a.m. Please pray for her. Her grief is so palpable. As bad as mine is, hers is worse. She is much younger than me and they were so very close.

A friend suggested through my trying hours of grief that I keep an honest, raw and unedited journal of my journey. It will never end, really, as I loved my mother so very much. I will never stop missing her. Never.

I will share on Facebook for now. Hopefully, when I’m stronger, I can post directly to this fractured little blog that somehow hangs on despite brute force attacks and my own writing malaise. Again, please pray for me. I am so devastated. My mom was 83, and I am 50, but I might as well be nine.

I love you, Mom. I don’t know how to live without you. Please visit me in my dreams. Please hear my prayers. 

Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

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  1. Brett

    Praying for you and your family…December has always been a bittersweet month for us. My dad died 12/5/93….and then my MIL had a stroke on 12/23/12 that eventually took her life. This year a good family friend got killed by a wrong-way drunk driver on 12/23.

    On the positive side, we celebrated our 22nd anniversary on 12/2, and my little brother’s 48th birthday on 12/4.

    It never goes away…but it gets better with time. Give time, time. Hugs!

    • Jennifer

      Thank you, Brett. What is it about death in December. The two don’t go together as we celebrate the birth of our Savior and new beginnings. Thank you for your kind note. It means so much.

  2. Marie at he Lazy W

    Oh Jen, I’m just now seeing this. I’m so so sorry. My goodness, we will be praying for all of you, you and Juliette especially. Sending so much love. xoxo

  3. Sue

    Praying for you. I lost my mom this year as well.

  4. Jennifer Deal Becker

    Praying for you and your family

    • Jennifer

      Thank you so much. We need prayer above all.

  5. Anonymous

    So sorry for your loss…heartbreaking. I will be sure to pray for you.

    • Jennifer

      Thank you for your prayers. I need them.

      “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” (Numbers 6: 24-26)


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