life & loss


Lilacs for Helen, her favorite.

Hi Everyone -

I'm sorry to write this post and feel strange doing so, but Scott's Mom passed away this weekend. To say we're heartbroken is an understatement. Although Helen was elderly, she was really only having some problems walking. We never thought she would become so ill and once again are reminded how our lives can change in an instant.

Over the past few days, Charlie has been sharing stories about when he met Helen and their dating experience. At one point, he told her they shouldn't see other people. She said ok. He said if she did, it would be over and she would break his heart. Well, she never did. He's also been telling us some things that border on too much information, which is kind of funny as we squirm in our seats.

We just want to thank you for being here and for your well wishes along the way. Needless to say, we're going to be taking a break from this space. Already, the women in Charlie's building are circling their walkers to take care of him. We're going to run interference for a little while because that's our job.

We really miss you Helen, it's oh so quiet. Say hi to my Mom and don't worry about Charlie. We'll take care of him so much he'll beg us to leave him alone. Promise.

xo, Cindy

35 comments:

Cicada Studio said...

Scott and Cindy, I'm so sad for you to hear this news but I do love to hear that there are lovely memories and squirm-inducing stories to really accentuate how full her life was and fill heads with her vision. That's the best honor. Take care.

Nichi said...

Oh sad sad news. I haven't been following your blog long but I've been privy to the post about Charlie & Helen's wedding memorabilia, its clear he has lost the love of his life. Very sad.

Pascale said...

I just got back from a short vacation and wanted to catch up a bit on one of my favorite blogs... I'm really sad to read this.
Take care, Cindy, and take your time...

cupcake studio said...

So sorry for your loss. I'll bet she can smell those lilacs in Heaven!

chelsea said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Cindy! Sending love + prayers your way! Thanks for letting us peek into the lives of these wonderful people.

blue moss said...

i am so, so sorry sweet cindy...
thanks so much for sharing their love and take care
will be thinking and praying for you and your family ...
michelle

aimee said...

hugs and love to you all, cindy. you are in our thoughts as you go through this difficult time. xoxo aimee

Candi said...

Scott and Cindy, I thought something had happened when I went to check your blog this morning and saw that it hadn't been updated since Thursday. I'm so sad for the two of you and Charlie. Thank you for showing us through Charlie and Helen's story what true love is all about. Sending lots of love and hugs. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your friend, Candi

Laura said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You'll be in my thoughts & prayers.

Lizzy said...

I am so sad to hear this Cindy. You're in my prayers.
Lizzy

beatfreak said...

I am so sorry to hear this. You have my condolences.

omami said...

So sorry for your loss, I'm sure that you and Scott will take good care of Charlie !

Michelle Brunner said...

Helen had great taste, lilacs smell divine! My condolences are with you and your family. I am so sorry to hear of her passing.

lotta said...

Oh, no. I am so sorry. I too felt privileged to learn about your wonderful in-laws and their obvious true love story. My love and thoughts go out to both of you and Scott. Take your time. Find comfort in each other and in Charlie.

v a n e s s a said...

I'm so sorry.

Krissy said...

Scott and Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs and warm thoughts...

My name is PJ. said...

I'm so sorry, Cindy. God bless you both and Charlie. My mother-in-law passed two years ago and my father-in-law (age 94) has lived with us ever since. They were married almost 68 years. I really feel for Charlie.

please sir said...

Cindy - I'm so sorry to hear for your loss. You are in my thoughts and I'm sending you loving hugs. Hang in there and take all the time you need...

Julia said...

My heart is flying across the miles to meet yours, hoping that you will feel it's presence and support and love!

We love you guys! I'm so sorry for your loss!

wild child said...

Oh Cindy....... oh dear, I am so very sorry. I'm sure all of you are heartbroken, and my heart aches for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers.

with love,
Meg xoxo

Chaotic Bliss said...

God Bless you in this time!

ERIN LOECHNER said...

I'm so saddened by this news, Cindy--- please know you and Scott, as well as Charlie, are in our thoughts.
e.

julie king said...

heartfelt condolences to you and scott, cindy! i think your posts lately have been delightful tributes to helen and charlie. i'm touched by them.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

i'm so sad to hear this cindy and scott and my heart goes out to you. you are in my thoughts--thank you for sharing the wonderful Helen with us...i am so sorry for your loss.
with love to you both,
deb

Joyce said...

Cindy, Scott and Charlie,

My heart goes out and back to you three during this difficult time. When we lose a love one no matter if they lived a long life it still hurts. Sending you many hugs.... xoxo

PS I see Helen and I had another thing in common we both love the same flowers.

L'Atelier said...

Dear Cindy
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you, Scott and Charlie
you are in my thoughts sending you lots of hugs and kisses
xoxo

Grace@PoeticHome said...

I am very, very sorry to hear about Helen's passing, and my thoughts and condolences are with you and your family. Thank you for sharing Helen's story and character with us, and from everything that you have told us, she is having a wonderful time frolicking in heaven. :::HUG:::

washi said...

My heartfelt condolences to you all

hmstrjam said...

much love !!!

jennifer said...

so sorry to hear this. what a sweet story about their love.

Candi said...

Just wanted to say hi, and say I'm thinking of you! xoxo Candi

simplesong said...

I'm just now catching up on my blogs + reading this. I'm so, so sorry. Thoughts + prayers are with your family. xo.

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

So I didn't pass by earlier...I'm so sorry for your and Scott's loss of his mother.
He's lucky to have you beside him in these tough times.
I love the photo which got picked for the YouTube video...very beautiful.
Take care Cindy.
Our thoughts are with you all.
Char.

Jamie said...

My heart goes out to your family at this very difficult time.

onesilentwinter said...

thinking of you