Always loved


Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?

Henry Scott Holland



It is with great sadness that I let you know that the Lord has taken my mum home.

She is with us still in love and memory and reunited with my dad.


I know this is not my usual positive post but happy positive people also feel sadness and grief.

I will be a bit quiet for a little while as I need all the strength, but I will be back to blogging world as you, my blogger friends  encourage me, make me strong , share love and understanding and give me so much happiness.

Thank you all!

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  1. Such sad news, dear Ute. My deep condolences to you and your family. I send all my love and many, many hugs at this difficult time. Xxx

  2. Lovely Ute.. I am sending you all my love and a very, very, very big hug xxx I am thinking of you at this incredibly difficult and sad time xxxxx lots and lots of love to you from me xxxx

    • Vielen Dank Ute, Die Kraft werden wir brauchen. Ich habe meine Schwester und ich habe Ihr von Dir erzahlt als wir in Urach waren und was essen wollten. (Der Italiener wo wir waren existiert nicht mehr.) Wir gehen naechste Woche wieder hin da noch eine Gedenkfeier im Haus sein wird als Abschied fuer die Bewohner. Der Rest / Beerdigung wird in Reutlingen gemacht. Es ist nicht leicht. Zum glueck sind wir zu zweit und helfen uns gegenseitig. ♥

      • Wie gut, dass du deine Schwester hast, liebe Ute. Obwohl meine Mutter schon im Jahr 1992 verstorben ist kann ich mitfühlen. Es tut heute noch manchmal weh.

      • Das kann ich verstehen. Jeder der seine Mutter verloren hat kann mitfuehlen, und ich werde sie sehr vermissen. Ich bin froh, dass wir immer eine gute ruhige Zeit verbrachten , jedesmal wenn ich sie besuchte. Es war richtige Qualitats time! ♥

  3. Both Natascha and i are so sad for you and your sister, dear Ute. We are sure that you will miss visiting and seeing your mum. Big hugs from us. 😭🤗 ❤

    • Thank you Ralph and Natascha, yes I will miss my mum very much. I always loved going to her and I am glad we always spent real Quality time together when I was there. Lots do do though and I will have to travel many more times. ♥

  4. Oh, my dear furriend, we’re so sorry of your loss. It’s so hard to say goodbye to your beloved ones. Wishing you all the strenghts you need. Here come some Soft Pawkisses to comfort you and may the angels be with you to heal your broken heart ❤ Fly free beautiful Soul💗💗💗

  5. My dear Ute! As Easter approaches, I leave you with these comforting words of our wonderful Saviour … “I am the Resurrection and the Life.”

    I hope this song brings peace to your heart! ❤️

    Lots of love and hugs!!!

      • So glad you can hear it! And what a lovely song for Resurrection Sunday!

        I miss my mom since 2001, so I know this loss personally.

        Lots of love and prayers!
        Happy Easter!

      • My lovely Carmen, yes I believe every person who has lost their mum knows the pain. I am not alone. Yes she will be missed forever, like you miss your mum. ♥ Many hugs ♥

      • You never stop missing someone you love and the more you love them, the more you miss them. Hugs and kisses meine liebe Ute!❤️

      • That is so right. I miss my daily phone calls to my mum… just to say the sun is shining. It just feels empty. Glad I got my sister. Hugs my lovely Carmen!

  6. So sorry to read this. Beautiful words. I do not remember my Grandmother and Grandfather. I was too small. My dad sometimes told stories about grandfather, but not about my grandmother.

  7. Liebe Ute, Liebe Bettina und Familien,
    mein herzliches Beileid zum Tod Eurer Mutter. Ich kann mich sehr gut an sie erinnern und werde sie immer in Guter Erinnerung behalten.
    viele Grüße von Gabi Böhm, Dettingen erms

  8. I send my deepest condolences to you and hope you will find all the strength you need now. It is very hard to lost a mother.

  9. Ach Mensch Ute! Wie traurig!
    Die beiden Gedichte, die Du geteilt hast, beschreiben es sehr schön, dass jene, die wir lieben, im Herzen immer bei uns sind und bleiben. Du hast vollkommen Recht: Auch Menschen, die das Leben lieben, fühlen manchmal Trauer.
    Ich umarme Dich ganz herzlich und weine auch ein paar Tränen mit Dir.
    Alles Liebe für Dich und Deine Familie!
    Bis bald – genau dann, wenn es sich für Dich richtig anfühlt.

  10. I send LOVE and Healing Energy during this time of loss. My mother made her transition about 18 months ago. I understand the hole that is present in your heart and daily life. Trust that the words you shared in this post are TRUE! She is only absent in the physical. Even with that said there is still the loneliness that will visit you. LOVE on your Mum as much as possible through your memory of her and the things you and she shared together. Love on yourself for being there for her. I am holding You UP in Prayer for Strength and Courage and Faith and Wholeness. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. Take care and know you are always provided for

    • My lovely Sandy, thank you so much for your comforting words. You know how it feels, how I feel – losing a mum is just so hard. Yes I will never forget her love, never forget her and will treasure all the memories, the times we enjoyed together. Hugs ♥♥♥ thank you

  11. What a beautiful tribute to your mum and the love you shared. My deepest condolences at your loss, dear friend. May her memory be a blessing to all the lives she touched.

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