Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Imogen

A post started a dozen different times. Because there are no good ways to say it. 

Imogen Cecile Arden died very peacefully in the evening of December 20th. At Helen House, in my arms. Her sisters' birthday. 

A beautiful life. 

She was very communicative during the day on Sunday; enjoyed a carol service and let us know some things which were important to her. 

There was business, there were visits from her family, there was utter exhaustion, and then there was beautiful peace. 

There will be service of thanksgiving for her life on January 5th, 11.30, at Christ Church, Abingdon. 

Tia. 


25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not much I can say, but I'm really sorry for the loss of your beautiful Imogen. I hope you are surrounded with kindness and love. xAnna

pippinsmum said...

Tia,
My words are probably inadequate, but so sorry to hear this sad news, you will miss her dreadfully. however, she is at complete peace now, and what is more, she is whole.
Rest in the Lord, and he will take your sadness, He too lost a child when he sent His only Son.
love and prayers
Pat

Kezzie said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. God bless you.Xx

Anonymous said...

Dearest Tia,

I am so very sorry for your loss of another daughter. As Imi celebrates Christmas with the King, I hope that He will also hold you and Amana gently in His arms and guide you through this difficult time.

I think of Imi as healthy and whole now, perhaps kicking someone so that they will notice her shoes or dress, perhaps dancing to a Nora Jones song. I think she was lucky to have had you as her Mum, and I imagine you feel lucky to have had her as your daughter. You made many, many lovely memories together, and I hope that some of those will help you through the sad times.

Thank you for sharing so much of your family life with us. I wish there was some way that we could reciprocate.

I'm sure you know that there are many of us who are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers, and remembering Imogen in our hearts.

God Bless,

Ann

Caz said...

Just...sad. And glad to hear peaceful, and beautiful and communicative. And glad that she was in your arms.

Anonymous said...

Generally just a lurker, but one who has followed your family's story for years now. Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your dear Imi.

Anaya Rivenwood said...

So sorry to hear of the passing of a wonderful young lady. Sending you all love and hugs. xxxx

PMDPeter said...

Always sad even when expected. Our thoughts an love are with you at this time.

Imi is now fully at peace, no pain, no discomfort, and in a place she made it clear she had no fear of going to.

Pollyward said...

So sorry to hear about Imi, no more pain or discomfort ������

Anonymous said...

Another lurker. It has been so special to have "known" Imi through your blog. Her story goes on. I pray that Jesus will surround you and Amana and all who love her with his love.

Hevel said...

Dear Tia,

I'm another lurker who followed your blog for several years. Thank you for sharing your lives with us, and we are praying for you and Amana and the rest of Imogen's family.

Anna said...

Thinking of you and all Imi's family.

Anna

Anonymous said...

I am a generally a lurker. I wanted to offer my condolences during this difficult time. May you be surrounded by the people that love you and take comfort that she is no longer in pain.

dolly said...

Dear Tia,
sending my sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you and the family. We have never met but I have followed your blog for a long time. Words don't seem enough, but believe me I do know what a difficult time this is for you all. Imogen is at peace and I hope you can take some comfort from that.

Elmo_spoon said...

I'm sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you, Amana and all that cared for Imogen this Christmas. Thank you for sharing the story of her life with us.

Linda said...

I have been a reader of your blog for many years and was very saddened to read of Imogen's passing. I hope that you and Amana have lots of support at this very difficult time. Thinking of you.

Elinor said...

So sorry Tia. But glad your daughter was peaceful at the end. Xx

Pat Brace said...

Dear Tia,

I've been reading your blog for a few years now--probably got to it via other adoption blogs (single mum, adopted older child)--and am very sorry for your loss of Imi. Your description of her dying sounds like it was exactly as she needed it and flights of angels must indeed have sung her to her well-earned rest. I wish you and Amana courage and comfort as you enter a different life.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry Tia. I've been reading for years, and you made us all feel a part of your lives.

Be at peace Imi.

I wish you strength.

Emma

Karin Henn said...

Oh, Tia. I'm so sorry. Love to you as you navigate the difficult road of grief. Praying for you.

Karin.

Chloe said...

Sending much love for days to come. Thank you for sharing beautiful Imi with us - and the gorgeous relationship that the two of you had. Xx

Anonymous said...

Another very long time lurker, I've read since the days you wrote about Miss Mog and Little Fish. I've loved hearing about your precious girls over the years. You gave Imi a good life and you clearly loved one another very much. I'm sorry for your loss, I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to lose her just before Christmas and I'm sure Amana is finding it very difficult too. You have been in my thoughts.

I hope that 2016 brings you some peace and happiness.

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog for years, Sending much love to you and Amana at this time. I am so glad Imi was in your arms when she died. A beautiful little girl who is now at rest and in the arms of Jesus. Remembering her with live here xxx

Anonymous said...

So sorry.Been a lurker for years.Thank you.What a beautiful Life xx

Riven said...

Dear Tia, Ive just read. Sincere condolances from Celyn and myself. I dont know what else to say. You and Imi showed us there was hope in the dark days of a life well led. Hugs

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