Post by peppermint66 on Jan 3, 2012 23:40:28 GMT -5
In my heart, I know that Meme and PapaDavid are dancing together now, but I am so incredibly saddened to read of her passing. Through all of the struggles, challenges and adversity that was in her way, Meme faced every one with grace, faith and courage. I can only hope to be half the woman she was. Meme, My heart is heavy with missing you and filled with joy that you have at last found your heavenly home , clean and light, full of laughter and love with your PapaDavid , forever and always.
Post by houseworkhater on Jan 4, 2012 2:23:17 GMT -5
I always admired Meme's positive outlook on life...first, when her husband got sick and then passed, and then when she was diagnosed. I will miss her delightful spirit but know she is with Papa now and free of pain. RIP Meme and Papa, together again and forever...
The loss of a loved one is one of the hardest things for me to experience, therefore I have difficulty expressing myself on threads such as these.
Condolences to each of us who came to know and rely on papaswife (meme) over the years, both here and in real life.
To her dear lovely young woman relative (who shall remain nameless for privacy's sake), I am so sorry for your pain. Many times I have told my dear granddaughter that I will live to be 100, then one day upon hearing that statement she began crying inconsolably. When she finally calmed down enough to let me know what was bothering her so much, it was to tell me that she was crying because it meant some day I would be gone. I know this does not reduce your pain, but I hope at least it gave you one brief moment, a flicker of a smile. Anyway, bless you, dear one.
I woke up this morning thinking of Meme... wondering when we would get word, and thinking that I haven't tossed much for her in the past few weeks, so I gathered up some items from my bedroom and tossed them, for Meme. Then I logged in and found this thread.
Meme, You were an inspiration to me, and will be missed.
Goal: Create a serene, peaceful environment, free of clutter.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~Dale Carnegie
The best way to get something done is to begin ************** A year from now you may wish you had started today ************** The search for the perfect venture can turn into procrastination. Your idea may or may not have merit. The key is to get started. ************* Work is the greatest thing in the world. So I always save some of it for tomorrow
To the dear young female relative, I am so sorry for your loss. Meme was a dear soul, so proud of you and delighted in your company. I am sad because we shall not meet again in this life, but I know she is happy with Papa and dogman. I will miss her quiet strength and kindness and consider myself blessed to have known her through this message board.
Like Ally, this morning I discarded several extra things, for Meme -- just before I logged on here. What a wonderful spirit, to make such a difference in the lives of strangers
My two favorite quotes are:
"If we don't need it today, we won't need it tomorrow."
And, "I loved my stuff -- but it didn't love me." Meme took us with her as she turned her love from the meaningless to the meaningful, and showed us what that is: the people and the moments in our lives.
Thank you, Meme.
*editedtoadd* Thank you, Lion, you're a good friend, to all of us.
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"if we don't need it today - we won't it need tomorrow" ~Meme
"We must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us.” ~Virginia Satir
~ There's no such thing as a little step ~ Never go to the kitchen empty-handed ~ Trash is trash ~ Amnesty rules ~ Defend your territory! ~ Time flies ~ Do it now
Post by CaringFriend on Jan 4, 2012 14:43:50 GMT -5
I am so sad hearing this news. I was always uplifted by Meme's writings. She was so inspiring. When I was ill and couldn't do the things I wanted to do, I'd remember when she wrote about decluttering while being weak with cancer, only able to crawl to drag things away.
How ironic that her last post was "Meme says good night". Good night, sweet Meme.
Every problem has a solution. Keep trying until you find something that works.
Post by creativechaos on Jan 4, 2012 15:48:50 GMT -5
dear sweet meme, you were an angel here on earth and i hope if you are an angel someplace like heaven that you're reading this thread and knowing how deeply you touched our lives.
what amazed me about you, always, was/is your continual search to root out any judgment or closed-mindedness in yourself, even while supporting all of us with your soft hugs and kind words. it seemed to me you were always opening, opening, embracing more and more of life, getting brighter and more graceful - your true essence shone through all your adversities. you are a teacher and inspiration to us all. rest in peace. you are dearly loved and missed.
thank you, meme's beloved young dear relative, for taking such loving care of her. you are held in our hearts and we are sorry for your loss, and ours. the best we can do by meme now is to do as she encouraged. her guidance and love will remain with us. she taught us that the love is the most important thing, and that "things" can never ever replace it. i will never forget her or her purity and goodness and determination to keep letting go, taking responsibility, even when she had to crawl to do it, so that others wouldn't have to.
lioness, thank you for this eloquent thread about meme.
I also don't feel I've been here long enough to say that I knew her well but I knew her, if you can understand that. I can't remember if she specifically replied to my posts or I to hers, but I read what she wrote, and she came across as a gentle person with immense strength of character. I am sad about her passing. Lion, please send my condolences to her family.