Wednesday, February 15, 2012

She did not die

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.

My mom passed away last Monday, 06 February.

Her death was so simple and pain-free. It was, in a way, serene and beautiful. 

I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am grateful that she did not suffer much. I am grateful for the life she lived. I am grateful that God gave me her for a mom. She was... is perfect. 

I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle Autumn’s rain.
I'm okay. Don't worry about me. Mom's greatest gift to me was her optimism and despite all the uncertainty and challenges that I now have to face alone, I am and will always be hopeful that I will emerge victorious.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush.
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.

The dress I'm wearing is actually my mom's. For some reason, I find unusual comfort in wearing her clothes and using her things. My mom is just around. I know that. As the poem goes, she is everywhere. In the gentle breeze; the moon's soft glow; in every rainbow. 

 I loved her but God loved her more.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there;
I did not die.
Dress - Mint
Black clogs - Parisian
Black bag with tassel - Parisian
Leather cuffs - The Bead Shop
White rubber watch - ODM My Pilipinas collection


  1. Hi nin, I'd like to extend my condolences. I see that you're a strong woman and that's admirable. At this moment, I think, I'm still not ready to lose my parents and so the courage you are showing now is really inspiring. God bless.

    Melai of Style and Soul

  2. Condolence to your family :( Your mom for sure feels lucky to have you as her daughter as well.

  3. condolence to you and your family!

  4. "The death of people whom we love, brings sorrow and deep pain. But it our loved ones know the Lord, our loss becomes their gain."

    Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. :( *virtual hug*


  5. Deepest condolences dear. My dad passed away more than a year ago, and it made me realize I have to cherish and love my mother more. My prayers are with you.

  6. Dear Ninin,

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your loved ones. May the following Bible-based links somehow inpire you:


    Pls know that you're in my thoughts & prayers. And that I make it a point to visit your wonderful blog even though I rarely go online. Stay strong and amazing, my friend.


  7. sincerest condolences to you and your family..

  8. i'm really sorry to hear about your mom. my prayers are with you and your family...

    stay strong and forge ahead..she would have wanted you to. <3

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥


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