Friday, August 29, 2008

she is

On my way home from the nursing home today, I stopped at traffic lights. As I waited, I pressed the buttons on my phone, sending my friend a text message. The last word of the 3-word message kept coming up wrong - at least it was not what I was intending to say. Although I kept pressing 'options', somehow each 'wrong' message struck me as incredibly true and right.

My message said this:

'She is good'

then

'She is home'

then, finally, what I was trying to say all along

'She is gone'.




Mama, my darling Mama, may you fly free and rest easy.

23 comments:

thisisme said...

Oh Jelly, I'm so sorry.

That predictive text option will do that to you - it is amazing how many unplanned options are correct.

Elaine said...

Oh my dear, I am so sorry.

{{{hugs}}}

On a cheerier note, predictive text can lead you up the most amazing garden paths.

John Cowart said...

A Beautiful tribute.
You say so much with so few words.
She's proud of you.

Stomper Girl said...

Hugs to you. I'm sure she is resting easy now. And home, and good.

Remiman said...

Jellyhead,
Gone home IS good!
rel

Flossy said...

Jelly, blessings to you and yours.

I am thinking of you xxx

Heidi said...

Jelly... you are in my thoughts and prayers.

True hugs sent to you from here.

meggie said...

Hugs Jelly.xx

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I hate trying to send messages with that darn predictive text. No wonder these kids have turned it off and write in code.

Sorry she is gone.

Kerri said...

Jelly, I'm so sorry! Are you referring to your mother, or your grandmother? My heart is in my throat...wondering. Could you please e-mail and let me know?
Hugs and prayers to you Sweety.
xoxo

Jellyhead said...

Just in case anyone else, like Kerri, was unsure - Mama is, was, my grandmother - my Mum's mother.

shellyC said...

Love thoughts and really big hugs.
Shelly

DayByDay4-2Day said...

sending hugs your way.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Here's a big hug for you, (((Jelly))).

Dragonfly said...

Sorry for your loss.

freefalling said...

soaring off into the big blue yonder

Gwen said...

Thinking of you at this sad time.

fifi said...

bless you entirely


xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mimi said...

I can not text for some strange reason. I just love to talk and can't manage to do more than call and say hello.

Mimi

Susan said...

Jelly, sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother.

Val said...

Dearest Jelly,

I'm so sorry to read that you have lost your grandmother.

Alipurr said...

so sorry, i know you will miss her sooo much

Alice said...

Blessings always, Jelly. Hold fast to all those wonderful memories.