Troyens

Troyens

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Blogging Hiatus Explained


My mom, age 36, with me, age 8 days.

My mom, Naomi Hirsch, died around 7 a.m. on March 9, 2016, at an advanced age. She had been in declining health, as often happens with very old people, with noticeable larger or smaller steps in the decline. She died very peacefully, asleep or unconscious. She seems to have been comfortable and hadn't been in any pain. (We asked often.) Because she had lung tumors that were probably cancer, I'm grateful that she passed easily from this world and didn't go through the agony that can accompany death from lung cancer.

I was lucky to have the parents I had. They were happy together and adored each other and me. I was closer to my father, who died in 1979, and I think there were ways he understood me that my mom did not, but both of them always gave me unconditional love and support for whatever I tried to do. For that and so much else, I am eternally grateful. I'll miss her very much.


My parents on their wedding day.
(Oddly cropped; I need to re-scan this.)

14 comments:

john_burke100 said...

You have my sympathy, Lisa.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thank you, John.

Michael Walsh said...

My condolences, Lisa.

kalimac said...

Very sorry to hear. May her memory be for a blessing.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thank you, Mike and Kalimac.

Chuck said...

I'm sorry, Lisa.

I love the picture of you with your mom.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thank you, Chuck.

Patrick J. Vaz said...

This brought tears to my eyes, again. Peace be with her.

Henry Holland said...

So sorry to hear that, condolences.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks, Henry.

Bernt said...

Lisa, I'm very sorry to learn of your mother's death. Condolences. What a wonderful picture of you as a newborn and your mother!

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thanks, Berndt. I do love that photo. :)

JSC said...

So sorry for your loss, Lisa. My condolences. - James

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thank you, James.