My apologies for not having written any posts for some months. My heart was broken and my world upturned by the passing of my mother late spring. Thankfully we’d talked extensively about her end of life wishes…no hospital, no extreme measures, no prolonging things because we have the medical capabilities to do so. Instead, loved ones rallied round her to say goodbye and help the process be as graceful, painless, and natural as it could be. The loss is unspeakable for me. For us. Our great sadness is slowly being replaced with lovely memories of her sparkle, her charm, her delightful quirky, humor along with huge admiration for her sense of civic duty and responsibility.
Some of you met my mom when she joined me in my travels. Others may feel as though you knew her from having read “Is This Thing On?” or from hearing about her during my talks. Mom was an integral part of my career and life. She was my inspiration for the work I do and so much more. Mom loved meeting my readers and was proud to help people get over their fear of technology. Thank you for making her feel special – because she was.
It seems only fitting to post the news about Mom on Giving Tuesday as Mom’s philosophy in life was to donate 30% of her time/money to worthy causes. In her honor, please volunteer your time or send your suppot to a worthy cause and thank Nancy for the inspiration.
I raise my glass to the one and only Nancy Angell Pemberton Stokes Clark,
If you want to know more about Mom, here’s a link to her obituary.