Friday, January 18, 2008

Death Be Not Proud

My mother, Melba, just died on January 12th. She went peacefully in her sleep, releasing her from her dementia (which was actually caused by heart disease, not Alzheimer's). She quite likely had low grade mental issues for many years, from which she is also released. No more on-going physical degradations that came from mini-strokes & a silent heart attack & strained lungs. So I can only say with the poet John Donne, "Death be not proud, though some have called thee might and dreadful, for thou art not so. . .Death, thou, too shalt die!" (Melba liked purple.)


March said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.I am sorry that your mother just died.hope you are doing well.

Julana said...

I'm sorry for your loss, but glad for your mother's release. The time of death is more hopeful for Christians--but still painful.