Monday, February 14, 2011

Bitter Sweet Loss

I've been wanting to post a nice tribute to Brian's mom concerning her passing for a long time now. But it has taken me a while to get the nerve up. Talking about this is very hard and personal for us, and yet I want to pay tribute to her. I'm also a perfectionist who tends towards procrastination when I'm afraid things aren't going to be "perfect".

You can't really pay decent tribute to your mom in a blog post. Just know that the loss of our mom and grandma is a bitter one, but the knowledge the gospel brings of where she is and who she is surrounded by is sweet.

Here is the tribute that Lisa and Mark, Brian's brother and sister, put on her ALS blog.

"Our sweet Caroline peacefully departed from this world last night, February 1st at 10:56 pm. She was surrounded by her loving caregiver and husband, Larry; all three of her children- Brian, Lisa, and Mark; Mark's wife Lisa; her sister Pam and her niece Kelly. We will have more information regarding funeral arrangements later today. In the following week I will share more of the experience of her peaceful passing.

A few weeks ago we found an audio recording of her tender voice so we set it to music and some of our favorite memories of her below:"

Gone home.... from The Robers on Vimeo.


Sarah H. said...


So sorry for you loss. What a beautiful tribute. Seems like such was such an awesome, beautiful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.