OT, the worst day of my life...

Posted by: Rickster

OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 08:09 AM

Dear Piano World friends,

It has been said that it is not good to share things on an internet forum that are of a personal nature. However, I feel that the Piano World forum is more than just an Internet forum… it is a community of individuals, friends and acquaintances with similar interests.

With that said, it is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of loss and bereavement to report that my 77 year old mother passed away yesterday. Though she was in the hospital being treated for a blood clot in her leg, her death was sudden and unexpected.

I can’t say enough good things about my mom… we have lost a beautiful and rare person who is irreplaceable. My mom and I were very close.

Please remember our family in your thoughts and prayers.

Rick
Posted by: wouter79

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 08:16 AM

Sorry to hear about your and your family's loss. Best wishes coping with it.
Posted by: Karl Watson

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 08:20 AM

Deeply sorry to hear of your loss. You were right to share this burden with us.
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 08:47 AM

Sorry to hear that Rick. You have my condolences.
Posted by: TunerJeff

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 08:59 AM

Dear Rick,

Deepest sympathy for your loss, sir. The world feels very strange for a while...emptier and less rich... I know the feeling. My father passed recently. We'll be in Washington DC in a few weeks for his burial in Arlington National Cemetary.

But, I think that the sudden loss you suffered makes it more painful. We, at least, knew that Dad was ill and were somewhat prepared. Having your Mom pass so suddenly and without warning is heartbreaking.

I keep stumbling over the simplest things I do; from tying my tie to polishing my shoes. All the daily habits and attitudes that I keep realizing were from my father's teaching. Just putting away the dishes or folding my damn socks brings Dad to mind.

You just don't realize how much of who you are is what you were taught as a child. Until you lose the teacher....

Sincerely,
Posted by: Rich Galassini

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 09:12 AM

Rick,

I am so sorry for your loss. My parents are both having struggles right now so this hits me more closely than it normally would.

Thank you for sharing this with us.
Posted by: Steve Cohen

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 09:14 AM

My deepest sympathies, Rick.

My mom is 93...not long for this world.
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 09:15 AM

Rick,
So sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you & family in my thoughts.
Carl
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 09:48 AM

Dear Rick,

Please accept my condolences to you and your family upon the loss of your mother. As tribute, I will personally offer a dedication of our performance of the Faure Cantique de Jean Racine during Mass tomorrow morning.

Courage and strength my friend,
Marty
Posted by: Ralph

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 10:12 AM

Understand your pain. Prayers sent.
Posted by: gutenberg

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 10:54 AM

I am very sorry for your loss, Rick. It is good to share our burdens. I lost my Mom early this year, and it takes time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: ClsscLib

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 11:45 AM

Very sorry to hear it, Rick. My deepest sympathies.
Posted by: sophial

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 11:49 AM

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother, Rick. You are in our thoughts.

Sophia
Posted by: Playagain

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 11:50 AM

Rick,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Kathy
Posted by: RJ10

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 11:55 AM

Rick,

My deepest sympathies for your loss. My parents are both gone and I share the sense of deep loss with you. I will keep you in my thoughts,

~Richard
Posted by: fcar

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 12:09 PM

Condolences and prayers to you, Rick. The days get easier but loved ones remain in your thoughts forever.
Posted by: Norbert

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 12:10 PM

Rick:

check my pm

N
Posted by: rocket88

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 12:13 PM

So sorry for your loss, Rick...
Posted by: Bob Snyder

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 12:18 PM

Rick - I am so sorry to hear this news.

My mother passed away suddenly and unexpectedly 21 years ago; since that time, every time I hear of someone else going through this - it reminds me. I know how you feel.

May God bless and comfort you -

again, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Posted by: tangleweeds

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 12:19 PM

Rick, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Be well, and don't forget to take care of yourself. Hopefully your piano will bring you some comfort.
Posted by: pianonewb

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 12:44 PM

I am so sorry, my friend. I lost my Mother 20 years ago, and it is still the single most difficult thing I ever went through. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by: AJF

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 01:49 PM

Sorry for your loss Rick. Sending you white light...
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 02:15 PM

Sorry for your loss.
Posted by: Peter K. Mose

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 02:27 PM

Rick, we are indeed some sort of a community here on PW. And we do indeed care. Our thoughts are with you. All honor to your mother's memory.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 02:37 PM

Dear Ricky,

This has indeed been a horrible shock for you , and I'm glad you came here to this very special community for some support.

I feel your sorrow across the waves my friend, and I grieve for you. You and your family are in my prayers.

Cheryl
Posted by: Robert 45

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 03:16 PM

PM sent.

Profound condolences,

Robert.
Posted by: Dara

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 05:03 PM

Kind wishes to you and your family Rick.
Posted by: RickG1

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 05:55 PM

Rick,
I lost my dad almost a year ago and I know that pain.
Prayer are with you.

Another Rick in TX
Posted by: UK Paul UK

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 06:00 PM

Big hugs mate, x
Posted by: Grandpianoman

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 06:07 PM

Rick, very sorry for your loss.... my condolences.
Posted by: Dave B

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 07:52 PM

Rick, I will add your Mother, your family, and of course you to my daily prayers.
Posted by: scepticalforumguy

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 07:56 PM

Rick,

Times like this are difficult to get through alone. I hope you also gather the rest of your family around you to help each other get through this. I wish you well in the grieving process.

James
Posted by: Annitenth

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 08:09 PM

I am so sorry, Rick, and will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. You already have a heavy burden to carry, and I often think of your effort and how much strength you have shown. You will always have your memories to help you through this loss.
Posted by: Plowboy

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 09:17 PM

Rick, my condolences for the loss of your Mom. It's tough to lose our loved ones, but it's the cycle of life.
Posted by: Keith D Kerman

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 10:10 PM

I am very sorry for your loss, Rick.
Posted by: ZoeCalgary

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 10:18 PM

Rick I'm so very sad for you in hearing this news about your mom. I lost my dad about 5 months ago. I think of him all the time. Like you and your mom we were very close. Back then I had considered coming to PW and posting because I feel a great deal of support here. In the end I didn't post but if I had I know it would have helped me. I am glad you posted here. I hope it helps you in some way. I'm sure it will. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by: Roy Rodgers

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 10:20 PM

I too am sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My left 4 years ago after a battle with Alzhiemers.

Hang in there, it does get a little easier. But never easy.

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Posted by: Rod Verhnjak

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 10:26 PM

Sorry for your loss. I understand the feeling you are and will be going through.
Take care.
Posted by: thetandyman

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 11:19 PM

Rick, I also send my deepest sympathy. I lost my great Dad not long ago. I'm not ready, at 57, to be the man of the family. Also, now I don't have him to call with all the news in my life. However, I'm certainly thankful that I had him in my life and I'm sure you feel the same way. BTW, I'd like to reach you Mom's age!
Best to you always!
Posted by: Rickster

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/03/12 11:46 PM

Thank you all so much for the kind words of comfort and consolation. And, thanks for all the PM’s. Yes, I do feel better, though still brokenhearted. There is suddenly a huge void in my life, but I know it will get better in time.

Mom bought me a good used piano about 7 years ago that got me interested in pianos. It was a Kohler & Campbell console upright. My 8 year old granddaughter has it now… still plays pretty good too.

Rick
Posted by: piRround

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/04/12 07:32 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss, Rickster. How nice that you shared your love of the piano. She gave you and your family a great gift.
Posted by: Laurie R.

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/04/12 07:10 PM

Rick, so sorry to hear this. My own mother died 4 years ago, and I think of her so many times every day. I miss her every day. But you will continue. You will find pleasure again. You will think of your mother, not with sadness, but with pleasure.

Play the piano for her. I know she will hear you. The healing powers of music will help you too.
Posted by: Ken Knapp

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/05/12 07:09 AM

So sorry for your loss, Rick...
Posted by: backto_study_piano

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/05/12 08:42 AM

Sorry to hear of this - praying that you will experience God's peace and comfort at this time.

Alan
Posted by: the nosy ape

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/05/12 10:01 AM

As long as you hold her memory dear she will always be with you. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/06/12 02:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Rickster
Dear Piano World friends,

It has been said that it is not good to share things on an internet forum that are of a personal nature. However, I feel that the Piano World forum is more than just an Internet forum… it is a community of individuals, friends and acquaintances with similar interests.

With that said, it is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of loss and bereavement to report that my 77 year old mother passed away yesterday. Though she was in the hospital being treated for a blood clot in her leg, her death was sudden and unexpected.

I can’t say enough good things about my mom… we have lost a beautiful and rare person who is irreplaceable. My mom and I were very close.

Please remember our family in your thoughts and prayers.

Rick


My PW friends are my real friends, even if I've never met them face to face. I'm so sorry for your loss, Rick. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Posted by: j&j

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/06/12 10:23 PM

Rick,

I'm so sorry to hear you lost your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I lost my Mom about 8 years ago and my Dad 2 years ago. Losing my mother was one of the reasons I went back to playing piano. It did help me cope.

I am so sorry.
Posted by: Rudy99golf

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/07/12 08:44 AM

Rick,

My deepest symphaty.

I wish you strength and resignation.

RG
Posted by: Rotom

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/09/12 07:18 AM

Dear Rick,

I am very sorry to hear of this. You have my wishes for mental strength and ability to be able to cope with what must be an overwhelming loss. Accept my condolences.
Posted by: Rickster

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/09/12 10:45 AM

I want to thank everyone here at PW for their words of comfort, condolence and encouragement. As I said before, it means a lot to me.

I’ve spent the past week with my sister, who lived only a couple of blocks from mom, and my brother, who lives in Ohio. It hasn’t been easy, but having us siblings together during this time has been a lot of comfort and consolation as we grieve together over the loss of our dear mother.

As many here have said, mom will live on in our hearts and minds.

Thanks again,

Rick
Posted by: carey

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/09/12 12:51 PM

My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Rick.
Posted by: allthumbs

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/10/12 03:46 AM

Dear Rick

My condolences on the recent loss of your mother. My own mother passed away 35 years ago at the young age of 51 this past October 29th. She was my first piano teacher and instilled the love of music in me. I still miss her. She is a part of who I am and so she's not really totally gone.

Sincerely,

Kevin

allthumbs
Posted by: Dara

Re: OT, the worst day of my life... - 11/11/12 06:54 AM

Dear Rick,

This is a simple and heart felt improv I recorded a few days ago at home,.
Sending this with love to you and your mom.