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My mother, Fredi Joan Kirk, passed away in Estes Park this past weekend at the age of 50. She is loved and remembered for her smiling face, her upbeat personality, her love of nature, animals, music, cooking, leatherwork, and for being the kindest person I have ever known. She is survived by her parents Louis and Sophie of Boca Raton, sister Judith of Hastings on the Hudson, son Sean of Boca Raton, daughter Ali and granddaughter Ila of Loveland.
I wanted to post this as not only a way for me to pay my respects to my Mom, but to remind everyone to spend as much time as you can with your own loved ones, and tell them you love them. The other day Nuggets4 was asking me when I could come up to Colorado and catch a game with him, my response was "I am always so damned busy." My Mom and sister would also ask me when I could come visit, and the answer was always the same. Well, I sure found the time once my Mom died, didn't I? The feelings of guilt I now live with are something I wouldn't wish on anyone, so please, if you can, visit your loved ones, and spend time with them. You'll be happy you did.
I know there isn't anything I wouldn't give to have my Mom hold me one more time, so I could tell her these four words.
I Love You Mom.
09-06-2005, 09:36 AM
Sorry for your loss Sean, My condolences
09-06-2005, 09:53 AM
50? Thats brutal, man. My condolences....
09-06-2005, 10:09 AM
Sean I'm so sorry. Same thing happened to me a few years ago. Very similar circumstances. I'll pray for your family.
09-06-2005, 10:45 AM
Im very sorry for your loss, Sean.
09-06-2005, 11:17 AM
Condolences to you and your entire family Sean.
09-06-2005, 12:29 PM
Best wishes Sean. Lay the guilt aside. Your Mom knew you loved her. Just as you knew she loved you. That's just how it is. We all wish we would've said it outloud a few more times. But it is one of those things that goes without saying.
09-06-2005, 12:31 PM
Sorry for your loss, prayers for you and the entire family.
09-06-2005, 12:32 PM
That sucks man. You and the rest of your family will be in my prayers.
09-06-2005, 12:43 PM
Sorry about your loss Sean. You and your fam will be in my prayers.
09-06-2005, 03:28 PM
Sorry for your loss Sean ........
09-06-2005, 03:41 PM
My Thoughts are with you. Sorry for your loss.
09-06-2005, 03:59 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you Sean.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you as well!
Billy Clyde Puckett
09-06-2005, 05:36 PM
Sorry for your loss Sean. I just visited my folks out of State who I do not see often. I know the end is coming for them soon.
09-06-2005, 06:16 PM
Solo, bro, I'm really sorry to read this. Let me know if there's anything I can do.
09-06-2005, 10:05 PM
Heart wrenching.....you and your family will be in my thoughts, all the best and try to remain strong thru this difficult time.
09-07-2005, 01:59 AM
God speed to her bro. Sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to you and your family my friend.
09-07-2005, 02:21 AM
Sean, I'm so sorry. I understand the message you want to send about making time for our loved ones and its a good one. I also want you to let go of your feelings of guilt. Your Mom knew how much you loved her and nothing could ever change that.
As football season starts, I always feel the loss of my Dad a bit more acutely. So much of our relationship was bonded through sports. He's been gone almost eight years now, which doesn't even seem possible. Its sadly ironic that my understanding of my Father has grown more since he's passed than when he was alive. I guess this is because I've begun to realize how much alike we are. Isn't it strange, because I never really felt that way while he was alive?
I don't know if that realization would have made our relationship in the final years of his life stronger. I imagine it would have, but, of course, there's no going back. I believe that my Father understood, though, and I think he knew that it was something I would have to find out for myself. I'm glad I did. I have a better understanding now of who I am and why I do things than I did eight years ago.
"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards."
Soren Kierkegaard wrote those bittersweet words over 150 years ago. They were true then and they'll always be true.
I can't begin to understand how awful it must be to lose a parent at such a young age, Sean. I know the feelings of pain and loss right now are overwhelming, but you can't blame yourself for anything. If there's anything I can do, please don't hesitate to ask.
09-07-2005, 02:28 AM
sorry man I give you my bests in this time
Thanks to everyone, it means a lot to me to hear such heart felt condolences. A couple of you have PM'd me some very nice and touching words, I want you to know I appreciate it.
For those of you worried about the guilt I feel, I don't think there are any words to change what I am feeling right now. In time I hope to feel differently, but I don't know if that will ever happen. It might be something I just have to live with. I do know that she knew I loved her, but that doesn't change the fact that I should have made visiting my family more of a priority in my life. That's what hurts now, and I know I couldn't have foreseen this, but still, that's how I feel.
Slap, just so you know ... I can't watch a video of the greatest day in Broncos history without thinking of you. Your words meant a lot to me, thank you.
09-07-2005, 08:53 PM
Add my thoughts and prayers to everyone else's here at the Mane Sean...God Bless.
09-08-2005, 09:04 PM
Oh my goodness. I'm so so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through. Prayers are with you and your family.
All the best, Sean.
Very sorry to hear of your loss Sean. I too lost my mom 2yrs ago next month. She was just 57. I know what your saying about feelings of guilt when it comes to the amount of time spent with a loved one but be sure that your mom knew you loved her very much. I know mine did. Best wishes to you and yours bro and God Bless!
09-18-2005, 07:27 PM
sorry to hear about your loss, sean.
09-19-2005, 03:02 PM
My condolences Sean. I hope you find comfort in your friends and family in this time of sorrow.
I made a similar post a couple years ago when my father passed away.... and I still have warm feelings about the response I got on here (I remember -Slaps- response specifically).
Take care..... and PM me if you need anything.