Friday, July 16, 2010

Thank you

This picture is us with mom at her younger sister's 90th birthday party. She rallied and came out of the hospital to go to the party then the next day went back to the hospital never to come home again. It could not be more clear that God gave her that day to say goodbye.

I have been humbled and astonished by the outpouring of love and concern on the passing of my mother. There have literally been hundreds of emails, blog responses, facebook and twitter notes, cards and letters and flowers, my goodness at the flowers. There were also a lot of memorials sent to the building fund at the church. Just amazing! I'm sorry I could not respond to them individually.

It is true with all the time spent at the hospital, the hospice, and the funeral that I am impossibly behind and struggling to get into the frame of mind to work. My clients have rallied behind me saying submissions on their behalf could wait. A large group of them have offered to be first readers on incoming submissions to help whittle down the stack. And their unfailing love and support has been some of the strongest of all. What a wonderful group of clients I have.

Please accept this as a response to all of those notes that have flooded in and know that the gratitude that Saundra and I feel is as strong and sincere as if we were able to write you individually.

God bless you each and every one.

Terry and Saundra


Tina Dee Books said...

You are a very loved and dear brother in Christ.

And, we were honored and privileged that your mom guest blogged for us on Bustles. One day I'll thank her in person the other side of Heaven's gates.

We're continuing to pray for you and your family.

Lord bless you.

Linda Glaz said...

Having lost both of my parents far too young, I hate to see anyone go through it. Be blessed, my friend.

Bill said...

Mr. Burns,

I will say a prayer for you and your mother. As my own parents are becoming elderly, I am asking God to protect them and for the strength to cope when he calls them to Heaven.