Feb 8, 2010


Barbara O'Briant
December 18, 1939 - February 8, 2010

Austria - 2007

Carefree, she stepped into the sunlight
her face uplifted to the sun;
while I,
aware of brewing storms
that etched
the sky,
clutched at a fear
and nursed it.

Then I
saw her hand
like a small child;
and while
I watched,
Another Hand
reached down and clasped it.

I heard the
distant thunder

(ruth bell graham)

I love you momma!

first cancer diagnosis

growing hair back after second diagnosis



The Muse said...

my dear, dear, lisa.

i am so sorry, so very sorry.

may you find comfort in your faith and your family...and treasure that which will always be yours...a mother's love.

Preppy 101 said...

I am so sorry honey. Praying for your family to have peace and comfort during this time. xoxo

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

So very sorry about your Mom's passing. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Love & blessings from NC!

linda said...

Oh no Lisa, I am so very very sorry.

I am crying right now for your loss yet joyful that your sweet mother is with Jesus, and out of pain.

If you need to talk to someone, email me and I'll give you my number. My thoughts and prayers are with you friend.

Frau said...

Lisa I'm so sorry...my heart is breaking for you. I know you are hurting and I wish it wasn't so. Prayers are with you and your family.

Pink Martini said...

I am so sorry, Lisa. One is never truly prepared to lose their mother. I lost mine 11 years ago and know how you are feeling. My heart and prayers are with you and your family. Take time for yourself and just be.

Love Being a Nonny said...

Oh Lisa,

I am so sorry. So very sorry. One thing you can find comfort in: Your mother KNEW you loved her. She raised a wonderful daughter.

I am praying for ALL of you. I know this will be hard for your girls too. May God give you all the strength you need to get through this difficult time and may He give you peace.

Much love

Tee said...

I am so sorry Lisa. I'll be praying for you and your beautiful family.

MCW said...

Oh...I don't even know what to say. I know you and your girls and all of your family are grieving. Losing my mom is what I fear most in life. I am so sorry that you are going through this. Prayers and hugs to you.

Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

Lisa, I'm so sorry. I wish I lived closer because I really would do a meal or something for you and your family. The next few days will be a blur but just remember we are all thinking of you.

Carrie B said...

I am so sorry. She is so pretty and I'm sure that translated to what kind of person she was too.
Prayers . . .

tam said...

Praying for you and your family. I am so sorry.

Joyce said...

I sent you an email but it was before you posted the pics. I just had to add that your mother is lovely and you look so much alike. Thinking of you and praying still...Joyce

Basement Bags Girl said...

Lisa...althoug our thoughts may not ease your sorrow at this moment, hopefully our prayers will bring you peace. Your Mom was beautiful and what a wonderful legacy she left in you & your girls.

Buffy said...

Thinking of you and your family--your mom is beautiful!!!

Betsy said...

Sending you all my love right now Lisa. I am so sorry. Goodness....I am just so sad for you. Praying for your family and so glad your mom is now healed and all her pain is gone.

Rickrack and Pompoms said...

I am so sorry for you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers, this is such a sad hard time to go through. God Bless You

Darla DiStefano said...

what a courageous warrior your mother was...and so beautiful...I hope that your memories will comfort you...blessings to you and yours...

tam said...

You and your family have been on my heart today. Praying for comfort and peace.

Anonymous said...


Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Lisa...I've gotten behind in my blog reading and am just seeing this today...2/15. I'm so very sorry for your loss and hope that you and your family will feel the power of the prayers that are being offered for each and every one of you. I encourage you to use your blog and lean on your blog friends as much as you do the "real" people in your life to help you get through this difficult time.

Carrie B said...

Still praying for you and your family . . . just so you know.