Sunday, January 13, 2008
ONE YEAR AGO TODAY
For our beloved Mother:
NADINE COX SWANER
September 13, 1927 ---- January 13, 2006
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Dear family, friends and loved ones,
Today, at 3:25 pm, our wonderful, beautiful Mother, Wife, Grandmother, Aunt and friend,
Nadine Cox Swaner, died at the Huntsman Cancer Institute,
surrounded by her family.
It was only one week ago that we were together with many of you,
as we grieved, honored and paid tribute to our brother, her son, Scott.
They were such dear and tender friends and so close.
Their bond and love for one another was deeper and stronger than anyone could imagine.
As tragic as the loss is that we feel today, we are grateful knowing they are not alone.
But together; able to enjoy, laugh and learn from each other, as they always have.
They are both now free from pain. This brings us some comfort.
The loss of our Mom, the loss of a Mother is especially difficult.
She has loved, protected and taught us so, so much.
She is unique in all the world. We count ourselves particularly lucky
and blessed to have been hers.
She is grand, eloquent, beautiful, selfless and long suffering.
She will be remembered most for her graciousness, generosity,
unconditional and boundless love and strength. She lived a determined and purposeful life.
She is the strongest woman we know. Her faith and love for her Heavenly Father is unparalleled.
A gentle woman, with a twinkle in her eyes and a smile that could light up every room
and brighten any heart. She brightened all of ours.
We love you Mom! Infinitely and Eternally.
We will always miss you more than you will ever know.
Our hearts are broken and we are so, so sad.
No one, and nothing prepares one adequately for the loss, the death of your Mother.
We promise that we will love and cling to one another, forever and always
and think of you every minute of every day
and be grateful for every stolen moment and memory we shared with you.
Sue, Sheri, Stacey ( and Scott )
We know that for many of you, our Mom’s death comes as a shock.
Many of you were not aware that she was ill.
Please feel free to contact us and we will help as best we can.
Sue Swaner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheri Swaner: email@example.com
Stacey Swaner Moore: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Mother's Love
A mother's love determines how we love ourselves and others.
There is no sky we'll ever see
Not lit by that first love.
Stripped of love, the universe
Would drive us mad with pain;
But we are born into a world
That greets our cries with joy.
How much I owe you for the kiss
That told me who I was.
The greatest gift--a love of life-- Lay laughing in your eyes.
Because of you my world still has
The soft grace of your smile;
And every wind of fortune bears
The scent of your caress.