Sunday, June 14, 2009

Going home

My mother died yesterday of breast cancer. As some of you may recall, she was diagnosed only a few months ago, and her cancer was already stage IV when it was discovered. It had spread to her bones and bone marrow already.

Her other health problems prevented aggressive treatment of the cancer. She was in and out of the hospital several times over the past few months. Last week she went in again, seemingly no worse than before, but a few days ago her condition began to rapidly deteriorate.

This song captures what she believed about death. It's a comforting thing to believe. And Mom always loved a good boys choir. I think she would have liked this a lot.

Going home going home
I am going home
Quiet like, some still day
I am going home

It's not far, just close by,
through an open door
Work all done, care laid by
Never fear no more

Mother's there expecting me
Father's waiting too
Lots of faces gathered there
All the friends I knew

I'm just going home

No more fear No more pain
No more stumbling by the way
No more longing for the day
Going to run no more

Morning star lights the way
Restless dreams all gone
Shadows gone, break of day
Real life has begun

There's no break, there's no end
Just living on
Wide awake, with a smile
Going on and on

Going home Going home
I am going home
Shadows gone, break of day
Real life has begun

I'm just going home

(Music by Atonin Dvorak, lyrics by William Arms Fisher, performed by Libera)


  1. Kuri, I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Email me anytime if you'd like to talk.


  2. You have my prayers likewise, my friend, paganesque as they might be.

    I'm really sorry, man.

  3. Simple and profound words. Wish I could remember them every day! Bless you on your interior journey during the coming months!RIP

  4. *hug* My condolences on your loss.
    I pray that you and your family find comfort in her loving memories and each other.

  5. Thanks Mayren.

    Thank you UB.


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