Thursday, December 17, 2009

It may be awhile before the next post. My dear mother passed away last night, one month to the day short of her 100th birthday! She was such a great mom. Though she had no background or education in art, she never wavered in her support of my desire to be an artist.

31 comments:

Cathyann said...

I am sorry for your loss.You were very fortunate to have her so long and what a legacy she left in you, Don. Peace.

rahina q.h. said...

i am so sorry to hear of your loss Don. r.

Dar Presto said...

Don, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I wish you many vivid memories, and a continued sense of connection to your dear Mom.
Peace to you,
Dar

Deborah Paris said...

Dear Don, my very deepest sympathy on your mother's passing. Deborah

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Don. Wishing you peace.

Teresa said...

Don, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom.

Leslie said...

So sorry for your loss. It sounds as if she had a very full life and that's a blessing for everyone. My condolences.

Frank Gardner said...

I am real sorry to hear that Don. Thinking of you.
I know that it is a hard time.

William R. Moore said...

Don,
My condolences for you and your family. I hope for peace and comfort during your bereavement.

Don Gray said...

My apologies for not replying individually, but I deeply appreciate all the caring thoughts and condolences. Thank you all!

Anonymous said...

Don, I'm so sorry for your loss. My mother was a few months short of her 100th birthday when she died. That early and enduring support for your life's work is so valuable.
Anne Thrower

Leslie Sealey said...

Don, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing.
I know this is a hard time and you are in my thoughts.
Wishing you peace,

Leslie

SamArtDog said...

Don,
Your mom was and always will be in every flick of paint you ever lay on canvas. Continue to do her proud.
Sam

Steve Gibson said...

Your expression "dear mother" tells alot to all of us who appreciate you and your work. She must have been a great blessing to you. Our prayers are with you as you go through the next few days.

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

There are those who think we should not be so affected by the loss of a mother of that age but it is painful and sad at any age. Sorry.

Beautiful painting that brings many memories of cold.

Peg and David said...

God bless her, Don. Such a long, full life.

Art By Erika said...

Sending you my heartfelt sympathies over the loss of your mother Don. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and family. May you soon find peace and joy when happier memories fill your thoughts and heart each time you think of your Mom. Take care, Erika

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

I'm so sorry for you loss, Don. Do take care.

Joanne Licsko said...

I can only imagine how hard it must be. I am very sorry for your loss. Joanne

Lee Ekland said...

My prayers go out to you and your family Don. We are all touched by the beauty your mom brought into the world.
Lee

Norm said...

Don,
Sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Call on us if there's anything we can do.
Norm and Vicki

Nahnie and Pops said...

our thoughts and prayers are with you, Don.Cathy and Charlie

Dogs by Bri said...

Your Mom lived a good long life and she raised a great artist. I'm sure she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. We send you a big hug, my friend.

Bri and Cor-

Don Gray said...

Thanks to all of you for your heartfelt words...I am deeply touched.

Dean Grey said...

Don!

I'm sorry to hear this!

I know your mom was proud of all that you achieved and still are achieving.

My thoughts are with you and your family this holiday season.

-Dean

Takeyce Walter said...

Don, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope you can find peace in your memories of her.
hugs!
Takeyce

Martha Miller said...

Don, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I do believe that memory is part spirit. I think of my grandmother and my father every day, and in so doing, feel that they are still here with me. I know also that you will find much comfort in nature. Spirit resides there, too. xox

Belinda Del Pesco said...

Don, I'm deeply sorry for your loss. I hope that your Mom's 99 years of photos and memories and handed down stories help keep your heart buoyed and your loss softened over the holidays and into the new year.

Nathan Edward Meyer said...

Hey Don, sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Jason Waskey said...

My condolences and sympathy Don.

Candy Barr said...

What a life ...making it to 99! Your current paintings do her memory proud Don. May you continue to be uplifted by her support.