Thursday, May 24, 2007

In Memory Of My Mom ...

Josephine Zabski
March 6, 1923 - May 21, 2007

My mom, known by the family as Grammy Jo, passed on this past Monday at about 8:45 AM.
She will be greatly missed.

This quote for May 21st, her death date, from a book called, Offerings, Bhuddist Wisdom For Every Day, pretty much sums up what I've learned through this very magical journey with her.

"You cannot live sheltered forever without ever being exposed, and at the same time be a spiritual adventurer. Be audacios. Be crazy in your own way, with madness in the eyes of man that is wisdom in the eyes of God. Take risks, search and search again, search everywhere, in every way, do not let a single opportunity or chance that life offers pass you by, and do not be petty and mean, trying to drive a hard bargain.

Arnaud Desjardins

Thank you to so many friends and family who have lent their support through these last months. I could not have done it without you. May you all live in peace, may you all be healthy, and may your lives be filled with the unending love that you have so generously sent our way.
Blessings to you all!


Star said...

The "offering" you have shared is beautiful, and your mother sounds like an incredible person. I'm sure the tribute will continue on in your hearts.

deirdre said...

I'm so sorry. Blessings to you too.

Becca said...

Such wonderful lessons to have learned from this beautiful lady.
I believe you have been a good steward of her teaching. Thank you for sharing her wisdom.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Visual-Voice said...

Indeed, Jo will be missed. I am thankful for the privilege of getting to know her. The courage and will power she embodied will continue to inspire me for a long time.

Great big hug ~ Susan

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

What gifts she has given to you ... such a true blessing. With much peace, JP

paris parfait said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. But your honour your mom with your words and deeds. Thinking of you...xo