There is No Night Without a Dawning by Helen Steiner Rice
No winter without a spring
And beyond the dark horizon
Our hearts will once more sing ….
For those who leave us for a while
Have only gone away
Out of a restless, care worn world
Into a brighter day
My dear mother passed away on October 2, 2121, at age 96. It’s been hard, as Mr. UT and I were there with her on the day of her passing. She lived in an assisted living home, but we saw her several times a week. She did not suffer much, and really only had some pain the last week before her death. She was able to die in peace, while falling asleep.
She was a concert violinist for 50 years. Loved adventures. She was a strong, independent woman, who having been born in a small town in northern Wisconsin, in 1925, her parents insisted she get a college education. She lived on her own for a few years, while getting her music degree. She met my dad in college, they married, and had 3 children.
She continued playing violin for the Madison Symphony Orchestra until she was 83, only retiring to take care of my father who had Parkinson’s disease. She also gave violin and piano lessons to children through adults during those 50 years.
She had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she was loved by them. My mom was fun and spunky. I will miss her.
May she rest in peace.
On Day 2595,