Re: [MOL] My Mother=Fannie Auslander [00332] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] My Mother=Fannie Auslander



Dear Marty,
It sounds to me as if your mother was a very special women who will
always be remembered.
I will say a prayer. Please put all of your energies into getting Barb
well.
Love,
Debby
Martin Auslander wrote:
> 
> Good Morning,
> 
> Yesterday I received a phone message to call my Brother in Chicago. I,
> then took the phone, went into the bathroom, closed the door and called
> him. He told me. She was gone. Just like that. I knew for weeks she was
> ill. she had a number of complications notwithstanding a liver
> malignancy for which I frantically tried to send messages to Gary,my
> Brother to advise that she can reverse this condition. My dilemma
> was.....I could not be with her or with my Brother to support or provide
> at least the possibility for one more quality day and the hope that I
> could be with her, to hug her, to kiss her one more time. That I will
> have to live with....My wife does not know and she will not know of this
> as I am trying to help her deal with a recurrence of cancer. The stress
> of her knowing would exacerbate that condition. I know my wife.
> 
> This is a time to reflect on the person, the woman..Fannie Auslander. A
> woman who loved life, her husband of some 60 years, her two sons, Gary
> and I and her Grandchildren. She was a person of strong will, superb
> moral values, a dedicated follower of her religion, Judaism, and a
> believer in the strong fibers of family ties. She was loved by all and
> all that I knew that knew her, loved her. She was an extrovert who was
> opinionated and I learned from her. I learned the basic differences
> between right and wrong and the reasoning behind that. It is to her
> legacy and testament that her two sons became professionals in business
> and whom loved both her and her husband, our Father who passed away 5
> years ago. Ironically they were both 86 years old and both passed away
> on "Shabat" (the Sabath). So, we lift our glasses now and we sing to her
> memory, the love and adoration for which she so richly deserved and we
> symbolically sit "Shiva" mourners week in prayer and reflection of one
> who left us with the faith that life is love.
> 
> I know many of you, who are my family, my friends, my dear loved ones,
> would love to hug me as I would you at a time like this, but know of my
> dilemma. I can't go to funeral on Tuesday in Chicago and can't for one
> moment let on in front of Barb that our Mother is gone. But, in my heart
> I know you are hugging me and supporting our desires to provide life to
> those that need to know the purpose of living through their trials of a
> wellness journey. Mom would want that. I know that. That is my one deep
> reasoning for not feeling as guilty as I am. The fact that she knows
> that Barb needs to get well. So, thank you for listening to what I have
> to say. Thank you to those who love us and support us and please, please
> say a prayer for my Mother, my Brother and my his family and my wife.
> 
> I guess the best thing I could say about my Mother is this......If you
> knew her...you would have loved her.
> 
> God Bless You All,
> marty auslander
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