Very Sad News

It is with heavy heart and deep sadness that I report the death of my stepmother MG. In 1987 my family was devastated by the death of my mother at the age of 47. She was a victim of cancer and left us well before her time.

My father met and eventually married MG and she became part of our family. I remember the first time I met her. She and dad came to our house for dinner and MG sat on the floor for hours playing games with my young children. MG was a wonderful, caring person who always had time to help others and she filled a void in our lives left by my mother’s premature death. It was almost as if God himself sent her to be a part of our lives.

MG was diagnosed with cancer nearly 12 years ago and has fought it ever since. Through the years she had good times and bad but she always kept her chin up and fought for the precious gift that God blessed her with. Unfortunately, the years of chemotherapy have taken their toll and the reemergence of her cancer was unable to be treated. The bad news came about a month ago and we watched as this once vibrant and life filled woman rapidly deteriorated. She was placed in hospice fewer than 24 hours ago and finally succumbed to her illness.

When she was taken from her home to the hospice she demonstrated the strength I have always admired when she said to my dad, “Have them take me out the front door. This is the last time I will leave my house and I want to go out the front.” MG, even when faced with her own mortality, decided the final chapter of her life. She died with the same dignity with which she lived her life.

MG is gone but she will always live in our hearts. May God bless and have mercy on her soul and may He give her eternal rest, she has earned it.

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7 Responses to “Very Sad News”

  1. Laurie says:

    My condolences to you and your family. I will say a prayer especially for your Dad who has lost two women to that terrible illness.

  2. Bosun says:

    I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family on this very sad day.

    GIve your father my regards. You all will be in my prayers this evening. God Bless.


  3. Yes, prayers and best wishes.

    And don’t forget you have friends all over the world.

  4. Melissa In Texas says:

    Bless you and your entire family.
    My thoughts and parayers are with you.

  5. Jo says:

    ((( hugs ))) for you and your family; may God provide comfort in these hours.

  6. The Wayfarer says:

    Our condolences to you and your family.

    Our prayers are with you.

  7. pbf says:

    My condolences as well to our family and most importantly BG. MG was the most upbeat and delightful person I have every met. In all the years I have known her I cannot ever remember a negative thought nor a negative comment ever spoken. Regardless of her illness she never felt self pity nor did she ever let the cancer, the chemotherapy and all the other treatments ever take the smile off of her face that she truly wore everyday. We will truly miss MG and we Thank GOD for giving her eternal life and peace.