Our Mews

Oct. 30th, 2016 02:36 pm
[identity profile] aprilkat.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] whiteshores
I see that lavendertook has posted a lovely and comprehensive description of the service for Julia. I have little to add except that Julia has a very loving family who really appreciated and admired both her sweet nature and her variety of talents. (Who knew about the singing and art?!?) I spoke with her daughter Amanda and son-in-law Jeff before the ceremony to let them know that Julia's lj community was having their own memorial at the same time, and that even if they couldn't all be there in person they were with us in spirit. They were very touched and pleased.

Lots of people knew about lj and the circle of writers of which Mews was one. She obviously was proud to be part of the community and have so many friends here.

It is great to be in touch again. I apologize for not remembering even enough about how to navigate lj to be able to link lavendertook's name above! (If anybody has a cheat sheet about how to code things I'd appreciate it.)

I was very moved and a little shaken by Julia's service, partly because it reminded me so much of my own mother's funeral three weeks ago. Watching Amanda go through all the actions for which I was responsible recently made it very present again. It seems that so many people have recently had losses, and I'm sorry that my absence from lj has made me absent from the lives of people I care about. Thank you for letting me participate here. Love!

Date: 2016-10-30 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baranduin.livejournal.com
Oh sweetie, I'm so sorry to hear you've been going through your own loss. *hugs close*

Hang on. Singing? Art?

There's always more to learn, isn't there :-)

Date: 2016-10-30 06:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] claudia603.livejournal.com
I'm so very glad to hear from you. I've missed you so much. I do hope some day you'll return to our community for good!

Anyway, I'm also so happy for you that you got to attend Julia's service. How beautiful it sounded and how beautiful her family sounds. And yes, all those things we didn't know about Julia...

I'm so sorry about the passing of your mother. ♥ *tight hugs*

Date: 2016-10-30 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] julchen11.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry for your loss, my dear and I'm very glad you're back.
There's so much to learn about our friends, right ?
Thank you for this post, lovely. *hugs tight*

Date: 2016-10-30 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] addie71.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry for your loss. How hard to have to go through the same thing so soon. *hugs*

Thanks for sharing this. It's comforting to hear from those of you who were able to attend the service.

Date: 2016-10-30 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. The support of your LJ friends is always here if you need it. ♥

I'm so glad to hear from you, and I know Julia's family appreciated everyone who could be there yesterday. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Date: 2016-10-30 10:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lavendertook.livejournal.com
You know, hon, somehow I didn't register that it had only been 3 weeks since your mother died. You said you were babbling, but it was me who was and I wouldn't have if I fully realized it was just this month--what a lot to go through losing Julia so closely after your mother. What a tough time. *hugs you more tightly* I'm really grateful I got to spend time with your though. Take good care of you.

The tag you want is carrot signs surrounding lj-user="personyouarenaming"

I'm glad we were there yesterday for her family to feel her writing friends there loving Julia.


Date: 2016-10-30 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carolecummings.livejournal.com
*massive hugs*

Date: 2016-10-31 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hanarobi.livejournal.com
Oh Aprilkat! It is so good to see you around again.

I'm glad you made it to the service and can share your impressions of it with us.

And my condolences on the loss of your mother. I am so sorry.


Date: 2016-10-31 09:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] suzy-74.livejournal.com
So much I didn't know about Julia that I've learnt only the past few days. I'm glad you could join the service.

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. *hugs you*

Date: 2016-11-02 12:55 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lbilover.livejournal.com
Oh, it's so good to hear from you, Aprilkat, even if the circumstances are sad. You've been very much missed. I'm so sorry about your mom. *big hugs*
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