Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mama passed away yesterday

To my family and friends who catch up on my life through this blog,

My mama, the delightful and wonderful Aurora Beltran Amper, passed away yesterday afternoon. Very suddenly. We are all still in shock. She wasn't sick, in fact she was being her usual vibrant self. She was just having a snack and couldn't resist her chocolate milk. She kinda choked on the choco milk, started sneezing and coughing. That was all actually but so many things happened at once--her asthma and acid reflux kicked in. It took a few minutes before she lost consciousness and passed away. It was a quick death, which we are grateful for, but we all wish we had had more time to say good-bye. Which didn't happen. Still, Mama and the rest of us are very vocal so we always told each other we loved each other. That is our only comfort.

I want to tell you all that I appreciate you in my life. I may not be present with you, I may not call or visit, but I know how important you all are and thank you for your part in making my life what it is--so completely happy. Maraming maraming salamat!

Mama's wake is near our old house in Antipolo. Marian Memorial Chapels along Marcos Hi-Way. Just past Sta. Lucia and Robinsons East Malls, along that long stretch of road that is so scary to drive on, towards Masinag Market. She will stay there until Thursday. We haven't decided what her interment details are.

Please pray for the family and friends Mama left behind. She was such a bright light! We feel so lost in this sudden darkness.

22 comments:

  1. oh Frances!! * big hugs* I'm so sorry about your loss. Now, I have to tell you this- my mom passed away September 28th five years ago. It's hard when we lose a mother. There's always that huge void that we carry within us. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

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  2. Condolences to you and your family. Rest in Jesus' promise of salvation for those who believe. Your mother is in a great place beyond imagining. Take comfort in this... you'll see her again, Frances. Godbless!

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  3. Sorry to hear your loss. Condolence.

    Anna

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  4. I first learned the news from Migs' Multiply blog. I feel so sorry for her untimely demise. In a way, I could relate to your loss because my grandmother passed away without anyone expecting. She was so dear to me too.

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  5. Oh honey, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. May she rest in peace <33

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear the news. My condolences to you and your family. But I am also glad to hear that you are all at peace because your Mama was also at peace with the Lord. We'll continue to pray for more comfort for the ones left behind.

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  7. i'm so sorry to hear about your loss, frances. i will include your mama in my prayers. be strong, girl.

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  8. Condolences to you and your family.

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  9. Aw Frances, I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing away. :'( Your mother sounds like she was a wonderful woman. My prayers will be with you and your family!

    xoxo,
    S-C

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  10. Oh my goodness,
    sending so much love to you and your family
    <3

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  11. Hello Frances, condolence to your family.

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  12. Frances, I'm so sorry to hear about the sudden demise of your mom. She will surely be missed. My condolences to you and your family. I'll include her in my prayers.

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  13. My sincere and heartfelt condolences goes to you and your family. May God comfort you in your sorrow.

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  14. Hi Frances, my condolences to you and your family.

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  15. My wife is an avid reader of your blog and she forwarded this to me to read.

    We know that this is a difficult time for your family. We pray that you have peace and courage during this time.

    Please accept our condolences.

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  16. Condolence, Ms Frances.

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  17. i was blog hopping then i read this entry. my condolences.

    love,
    nobe

    http://www.deariago.blogspot.com
    http://www.nobe112681.blogspot.com

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  18. So sorry to read about your Mama's passing. She looks beautiful and young in her photo with you. Hope that life goes on for you and your family after she's gone. That's what your mother would want.

    My sincere condolence.

    Tasha

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