12 November 2009

Sad News

I found out this afternoon that my mother's health is deteriorating, that her heart is wearing out. Her doctors expect that she will need to be prepared to go to Hospice care soon.

So in her honor, I'm posting the final couple minutes of this selection, Sakari Oramo conducting the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Jean Sebelius' masterpiece, Finlandia, known in the Methodist Church as the hymn, "This is My Song". It's always been Mom's favorite:

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6 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Sorry to hear that man. My heart goes out to her and you and yours.

Bob said...

Thanks, Doc.

OuyangDan said...

I never know what to say...

My thoughts w/ you and yours.

Fran said...

Oh dear, I am so sorry to read this news. Please know that you and your mom have my every good thought and wish. May she go gently into the night and may you find consolation in those who love you.

The Cunning Runt said...

Bob, I'm sad to hear this. She (and you) will be in my prayers, feeble though they are.

Mauigirl said...

So sorry to hear this. My mom is 91 and her heart is starting to give out also, so I can relate. I don't think anything ever prepares us to lose our mothers.