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Friday, 01 June 2012


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Lythan Nevard

Alexa, your blog is in my reader as I love the clarity of your writing and your creativity. This post touched me deeply. You have my greatest sympathy and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. with love, Lythan

jo marks

oh my goodness, i wasn't expecting that ending :( truly lovely capture - i could "see" you at 9.15am. Sincere condolences for the loss of your Mum xx


I am so very, very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you Alexa and to all of your family.

Paul B

So sorry to hear, Alexa. My thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family over the loss of your dear Mum. I wasn't expecting the post to end with such news either. Every detail you have written about regards the early part of the morning is emotionally beautiful and elegantly captured. Take care. Pxx


heartfelt sympathies Alexa for your loss - thank you so much for having the courage to share what you wrote and what happened next. Truly a reminder to record the moments


A beautiful post - I am so sorry to hear about your Mum. Love and hugs from up here in the North East to you and your family. xx


Oh Alexa, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sending you love xx

Carol Nunan

I'm so sorry for your loss Alexa. The piece you wrote was beautiful and You captured the moment in time so well. Your mother was with you watching.

Jacky S

I am so very,very sorry,Alexa....my deepest sympathy to you and all your family. Thank you for sharing your beautiful page with us.....and for all those other stories about your mum that you've told. My favourite will always be 'the bear' story.


Hello Alexa,
I have been reading your blog for a few months now and never commented before, but today is the day to change that. So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mum, hopefully love and thoughts from around the world may help you through this hard time.


Alexa, can't imagine how you're all facing this. Thinking of you all with love.


I am taking Ali's class, too. I think what you've written and shared is amazing. My heart goes out to you.


Oh Alexa oh oh oh
I was reading your lovely, beautifully scripted journalling and admiring your skill with words and the superb photo of raindrops waiting, poised ready, balanced so finely on the leaves. And then I read on and oh, how sad I am for you all. Sending you my love.


Alexa, I am so sorry for your loss. May you be wrapped in healing and comfort during this time. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post.


I am so sorry for your loss. How bittersweet that you captured 9.15am so eloquently. Sending you love and holding you in my prayers.


Alexa, I am so very sorry for your loss. How very appropriate that you were monitoring the moments leading up to that moment at that time, on that day. Your description of 9.15 was so clear and so perfectly written, I felt like I was there with you.


I am so sorry for your loss. My mother died four years ago, so I know from experience there are no words in any language to describe the feeling of losing a parent. Give yourself the time to grieve and I hope that soon the beautiful memories will be far stonger than the pain. wishing you much strength, annemarie


Alexa, your words are beautiful & capture the helplessness of waiting....I too have experienced this.
I send my sympathy & warm thoughts to you & your family


Alexa- what a beautiful and bittersweet post. Your words are evocative and tender, capturing not only a moment, but a day that will forever be in your memories. So much sympathy to you as you and your family navigate this loss. May you have gentle and loving days ahead- Wendi


Oh Alexa, I am so sorry to hear about your Mum. My thoughts are with you and your family Love and (((HUGS))) Linda X


Your description of 9:15 is so beautiful and tender and sad. My heart goes out to you and your family for your loss. I will be thinking of you.


Oh, Alexa, I had a bad feeling about that phone call as soon as you mentioned it but I could not imagine this ending. I am so very sorry for your loss and send you and your family my deepest sympathy. I am so glad to have read this specific page of yours because of the importance it will always have in your heart.


Alexa..what a totally unexpected, and tremendously sad ending to your post. I am so sorry to hear of your mum's passing...you and the family are in my thoughts and prayers
Alison xx


There is much grace and peace in your story. I hope you can carry that with you as you move through your sadness. Sending you love and light.

Karen Walker

Oh Alexa, I was so unprepared for the ending of this post. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I have learned through your posts how very close you are. I hope your happy memories bring a measure of peace to you and your family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Oh Alexa, you have my most heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your Mum. In the days ahead I hope you remember and take comfort in the fact that she is always as close as a memory. Considered yourself hugged, dear.


Grace... My deepest sympathies to you all... You are giving and have given your parents a beautiful gift with your love and care... You walked this journey together and your morning capture is an amazing gift to yourself... On this path right now with my mother... Not an easy road but a blessing... Peace to you Alexa... Sweet memories...


Alexa I am so sorry! Your beautiful writing paints such a vivid picture of all those things we notice as we wait during difficult times like this! It must be extra tough for your father. How special to have this documented. I am so glad you shared.


Alexa, no words can express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Thanks for sharing what had to be a very difficult chapter in your life. Some things are very, very hard and yet they need to be dealt with...my sympathies to you and your family!

Jen Hart

Oh Alexa, my heart and thoughts go out to you and I too have the prickling of tears as I know those feelings and I am thinking of all you are going through. I will hold you in my thoughts, it will surely be a time when you really notice the world going on around you. It will seem intrusive and odd, the time will come when you will welcome the normal again. Jen xxxxx


I'm so sorry, Alexa.

A Facebook User

Alexa, I often follow your blog ( and often try to post) Im so very sorry for your sudden and unexpected loss. What a very poignant post . Alison ( Ali Doc from UKS)


Oh my goodness, Alexa, your writing always holds me tight and I am sure I hold my breath... but I was not expecting that tragic ending.
I am so, so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you. I hope it is a comfort to know you have spend these past months with your Mum and that your Dad is where he needs to be right now. My thoughts are with you x


Dear girl, you have my thoughts and my love.


Oh Alexa - thank you for sharing this beautiful moment in the midst of your sorrow. Sending prayers for comfort for you and your family - may many happy memories fill you even as the tears flow.


Oh Alexa!! Reading on from the delight of the beginning, the ending is not what I expected. Surely, neither did you... What irony that you happened to capture that moment. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time! Celebrate Mum's life!


Just read your very sad news Alexa, you must all be devastated. I'm sending you a big hug and will be keeping you and your Dad and the rest of the family in my heart thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks. Your layout is a poignant reminder to all of us to live for the here and now and to treasure moments of love with our families.

Helen from craft imperfect

I'm playing catch up so this is a bit belated - just wanted to say that I was so saddened to hear your news. Sending you love and strength x


I enjoyed your retelling of the moment...I can hear and feel every sound. I am impressed that the birds in your story have their appropriate names. If it was me, it would have been bird with the blue tipped wing etc...not so evocative, somehow.


I am so sorry for your loss. Your descriptive writing is so brilliant and so touched me. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.


{{{dearAlexa}}} I am just now reading your post and am so very sorry for your loss but so happy that you had a beautiful relationship with your mother. I was taken by how descriptive your entry was, I could visualize each person and what they were doing as if I was looking in on them. I actually gasped when I read the end of the post. I am praying for peace and comfort for you, your dad and family.


Ive just heard your sad news Alexa (have been on holiday)and send loving thoughts and much sympathy to you, Dad and the rest of your family. You are in our prayers - Alison


oh Alexa, I have just read your post and am so so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family xx


Only just caught up with your blog. Keeping you in my thoughts at this time, such a beautiful post about such a sad event thinking of you xxx


Oh Alexa I have just read this post and I'm so very sorry. As always I think you write wonderfully and capture all sorts of feelings poignantly even the hard and difficult ones that we don't want to experience. Your mum will be so missed and I'm thinking of you all.


So very sorry to read this post about your mom passing away. Grace, peace and comfort to you.

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