Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sitting Shiva

   I am sorry to tell you that Ricki died suddenly last night in her sleep. We will be "sitting shiva" at ______(address removed after the shiva week)________

80 comments:

Anonymous said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. My heart is crying as I read the notice. I know you may not be seeing these comments, but I want you to know I am thinking of you and your famiy at this tragic time. Through your blog, Ricki touched so many people. May Hashem comfort you and may you know no more sorrow.

Becca said...

Oh! Oh, my heart is breaking for you and your family. I am so, so sorry... I wish I had words of wisdom or comfort, but I am thinking of you all...

Yael said...

ברוך די - ין האמת
May you be comforted with the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

I hope that all the wonderful stories of your daughter you have shared with your readers will remain with you as a comfort.

Wishing you strength at this very sad time.

Cindy B. said...

Oh, I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the days to come.

Sarah said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. I read all your posts but have never commented, and always enjoyed your stories of Ricki. May Hashem give you strength and comfort in your sorrow.

Trish said...

I am so very sorry to hear of this terrible news. Although I have commented much of late, I have always read your posts and rejoiced with each positive step Ricki took. I pray for comfort for you all during this sad time.

Cynthia from CA said...

Oh, my dear lady. I have so enjoyed reading your blog (anonymously), about your Ricki and your weight loss journey. My words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your loss. Although I am not of your faith, I will keep you in my prayers and know that your faith will comfort and sustain you and bring you peace. You are a great lady, who raised a dear lady.

me said...

Baruch Dayan Emet. I am so sorry for your loss.

Mara said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. So sorry for your loss

robina said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. I am crying with you. Robin from SFM (Julia's mom)

mother in israel said...

I am so, so sorry. Baruch dayan haemet.

yaelchai said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss. So sad.

Yael from SFM

Leora said...

I'm crying for your dear Ricki. Hamakom yenachem.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Baruch Dayah Haemet.

Miriam said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet! So sorry for your loss. May your good memories help you on these dark days.

Miriam

KosherAcademic said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. I am so sorry for your loss. May Ricki's memory be a strength and a blessing for you and for many others!

Rebecca Einstein Schorr said...

Barukh Dayan HeEmet. Wishing you strength.

Stash Empress said...

Barach Dayin HaEmes. What a horrible heartbreaking shock this is! Hamakom yanacheim eschem bsoch shaar availai tzion v'yerushalayim! Wishing you strength & peace to get through the days ahead.
Malky (from SFM)

Batya said...

HaMakom yeNachem
My heart cries for you and your family.

Regina said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. I was completely shocked to read your post. From one mother to another, I wish you peace.

toby said...

I'm so so sorry to hear that! Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

FBF Rothkopf said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. May you be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion.

I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to you and your family.

Adrienne said...

My sincere condolences. May her memory be a blessing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

Adrienne

aw said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet - I am so sorry to hear...may Hashem send you strength and comfort during this terribly sad time. Thank you for sharing Ricki's stories and touching all of us - may her memory be a blessing and may you know no more sorrow.

Jennifer in MamaLand said...

ברוך דין האמת. המקום ינחם אותם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים...:*-(

KatieL said...

Prayers for your family from Ohio

The Blitz said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. I am a blog reader from LA and am so sorry to hear this news. Hamakom yenachem etchem betoch shaar avlei tzion byerushalayim.

Amy said...

I am so sorry...

Anonymous said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. My deepest sympathies for you and your family.

cheeselady said...

Shocked and saddened. May her memory be for a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet.
There are no words.
Thank you for sharing Ricki with us through your blog; she will be sorely missed.
Debbie, mom to Binny (T21)

Franklin County DS Group said...

our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family

Susan B said...

May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. My thoughts and prayers are with you, as you go through this incredibly difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Hamokom yenachem eschem besoch shear availai tzion v' yerushalayim.
Ricki was a very special girl, and you inspired many people with your stories of her life.

Terri said...

My heart and prayers are with you and with your family.

Pam said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. Baruch dayan ha'emet.

Cosmic X said...

המקום ינחם אותכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ולא תוסיפו לדאבה עוד

SunnySacramento said...

Baruch Dayan Ha emet. May Hashem send you strength and consolation as you move thought this difficult time. May you be comforted among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

rutimizrachi said...

I've just been a lurker for a long time now, Mamaleh. Obviously, this announcement caught me off-guard, as it did many of your readers. Your story with Ricki, zt"l has helped so many to cope, some with similar issues, the rest of us with whatever hardships we have had to face.

May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim.

Anonymous said...

I have tremendous respect for you and all that you have accomplished. May you have the strength to continue to bring Mashiach to us, quickly.

Hamakom yinachem otchah bitoch shaar aveili tzion.

Debbie said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. So sorry to hear this. HaMakom Yenachem Etchem B'toch Sha'ar Avelei Zion v'Yerushalayim. (aka debbiesteps)

nmf #7 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss- long time lurker finally commenting.
May you be comforted among the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim.

Ima2seven said...

Baruch Dayan Haemet. I am so, so sorry to hear. Thank you for sharing her with us all. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Shoshana said...

Baruch Dayan Emes. I am so, so sorry for your loss. Your posts about raising Ricki have been truly inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. I have been reading this blog for years, though I have never commented. My heart sunk when I saw the post title. Your stories have been at times entertaining, often educational, and always inspiring. May Ricki's memory be a blessing.

Avivah said...

BS"D

Baruch Dayan HaEmet -may you be comforted among the mourners at the Gate of Zion.

I am overcome with sorrow and am speechless.

Aviva (SFM)
Mom to Chaya-Mushka

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear the sad news of Ricki's passing. May you find strength and comfort from those around you.

Quilting Corner said...

Baruch Dayan HaEmet. I am so saddened to hear this news. I have been following your blog and story for sometime now. There are no words that I can say to comfort you. You are in my prayers.

Robin said...

I'm so very sorry. Baruch dayan haemet.

SuperRaizy said...

I am so very sorry for your heartbreaking loss.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

i'd also like to pass on my condolences and say Baruch Dayan HaEmet, I'm also someone who has been reading for a while, i'm passionate about Israel and teach special education in England.

thinking of your family.

proudmommy0f4 said...

Hamakom Yinachem Etchem B'toch She'ar Avley Zion V'Yirushalayim

Cindy said...

Oh I am so sorry!! I have followed your blog for a while and even spoke to my family about your gate. My daughter Beth is morbidly obese and we've tried everything... to no avail.

My heart aches for you. I will be praying for you and your family.

Meta said...

ricikismom. You must be devastated. I am so sorry for your loss.

Meta from W/T.

Deborah said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Meg said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My you find comfort in this difficult time. Ricki touched many lives.

Kay and family said...

We've followed Ricky's and your story from our home in Australia. Ricky was so special. We offer our deepest sympathy to you and all your family.

Michelle said...

So very sorry for your loss, praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Jaimie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Ricki's passing. Please let us know if your family would like tzedakah to be given to a specific organization in Ricki's name.

Kristen's mom said...

I;m sorry to hear this. Heaven has another sparkling angel. I can't help but think that Kristen and Ricki have already met.

Ariela said...

barch dayan emet. we are abroad or I WOULD c ome to pay a call

Rachel said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family!

Rachel said...

I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you and your family.

r said...

I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks for you, Rickismom. You are in our thoughts.
Charlie and Sue Allen
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perlsand said...

It feels a little crazy that I don't even know your name but feel I know you and Ricki z"l so well through your blog. I would sometimes comment on the blog, usually with the weight-related issues. I was devestated to read of your loss-I actually saw the entry the first day but couldn't bring myself to write until now.
You see, I too am a bereaved mother-for the past 22 years. Our beautiful Nava z"l passed away at the tender age of 3 after being sick with a rare disease for about a year.The age or the circumstances of the loss don't matter. You have now become a member of a club no one wants to join-The Bereaved Parents Club. No one asked us, no one warned us, we had no time to prepare for this membership.For a reason not known to us, Hashem decided He needs your daughter as He decided with my daughter 22 years ago. There's so much I would like to say and would be willing to be in touch with you after the shiva, if you are interested. For now, I will just wish you peace and daven for Ricki's neshama.How I wish no parent had to go through this horrific pain ever again!

belehcar said...

I'm so very sorry that this happened. Know that you are in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

So terribly sad.....our thoughts are with you all xxx

A Soldier's Mother said...

I am so so so sorry. I just saw this. My heart is breaking for you and I can just imagine what you are feeling. You have shared Ricki with all of us and made us all so much richer and more aware with the wonderful stories you have told us. I wish I could reach out and give you a hug. May you find comfort in all the memories she gave you and know that you gave her so much - almost as much as she probably gave you. Sending my love and hopes that you will always remember that you raised her with such love.

Staying Afloat said...

Just seeing this now. I have no words...

Hamakom y'nachem eschem b'soch shear aveilei tzion b'yerushalayim.

You can't see me crying through the computer, but, from the years of reading what you've written about her, I feel like I know a piece of her, that special, striving piece. Mat all of the inspiration and information you have spread to us be an aliyah for her neshama.

Sue Geer (Walker Tracker) said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May Ricki rest in peace and live forever in your hearts xxx

Anonymous said...

Baruch Dayan Ha'Emes.

I'm speechless, but I wish I wasn't; I wish I had some words that could ease your pain. I hope you are able to take comfort in the knowledge that you and Ricki touched so many lives through this blog.

May Hashem send you and your family true comfort, along with all mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim.

~ Teresa ~ said...

I was overcome with sadness when I read your blog post. I pray for you and your family at this difficult time.

Lady-Light said...

I am so shocked and saddened by this terrible news. Your blog about your special daughter has touched all of our hearts. May her memory be for a blessing...המקום ינחם אותך בתוך שאר אבילי ציון וירושלים

Val said...

I am saddened to hear and on behalf of us all at Deaf Village, were are blessed that you shared your stories with us.

SquarePeg613 said...

I am so sorry! May Ricki's memory be for a blessing.

I wish you and your family strength, support, and love.

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Ilana

Henya said...

So sorry to hear this.
May Hashem comfort you among the mourners of Zion.

Dave Hingsburger said...

Shocked and saddened. I am so sorry to find out so late ... this heart, across the globe ... reaches out to yours.

Avital Pinnick said...

Baruch Dayan haEmet. I just scrolled back through your blog postings. Ricki was a great blessing and we are all poorer now.