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Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate

Thank you for all the support and encouragement I received over the last few weeks. This evening my mum passed whilst in the hospice in her sleep earlier this evening after hearing I had graduated as a runner. So pleased she waited and is now out of pain. Thank you all.

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

So sorry to here from you that your mother has died, deepest sympathy to you Papillon17.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to AlMorr

Thank you the support has been amazing

damienair
damienairGraduate

Deepest sympathy at this very sad time for you.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to damienair

Thank you

Kimbov
KimbovGraduate

So very sorry to hear your news 😞. Thinking of you xx

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Kimbov

Thank you

My sincere condolences to you and your family. Sorry for your loss. :(

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Happyrunningfeet

Thank you

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

A blessed relief...be strong and know we are all holding you in our hearts x

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you

Gosh. That’s so hard, but you know she’s at peace.

I can only speak from experience after losing my Dad in November, that I find running is so good for the mind, body and soul. When things get difficult, there’s nothing better than going out, whatever the weather, and losing yourself for half an hour or so. It really does help.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to JRTrunner

Thank you

RunPops
RunPopsGraduate
in reply to JRTrunner

I agree JRTrunner, my mum died at Christmas and my running friend and I agree that our mental health has benefitted hugely since starting R25K in January.

angelbetty
angelbettyGraduate

You are all in my thoughts and prayers Papillon17

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to angelbetty

Thank you

angelbetty
angelbettyGraduate
in reply to Papillon17

You're very welcome. Btw, Congratulations on your graduation. It's obviously something your mum wanted for you, she will be with you every step of the way on your future runs xx

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate

So sorry to hear your sad news. Very best wishes, xxx

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to 18Windmill

Thank you

DiscoRunner
DiscoRunnerGraduate

My best to you. So wonderful that you could be there with her, that’s everything that any of us could ever wish for x

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to DiscoRunner

Thank you

I’m so sorry to hear this news, Papillon. She must have been so proud of you graduating. All sympathies with you at this time x

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to ktsok

Thank you

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Maybe she was waiting for you to cross that line. My condolences of course, but I’m pleased she went in her sleep... I think we’d all choose that way given the choice. I’m a believer that this life is followed by something even better, and I’m sure your mum will be very proud as you continue to achieve more in running and in life. Take care.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate

I’m really sorry for your loss. I’m glad it was peaceful at the end and that she is no longer in pain.

She must have been so impressed with you graduating and so proud. Oxox

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Couchpotato2

Thank you

Hidden
Hidden

I'm sorry to hear about that.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Thank you Catgirl1976

bizteach
bizteachGraduate

Im sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and I shall pray for you and your family. I bet she was glad you had graduated

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to bizteach

Thanks bizteach

JoP61
JoP61Graduate

Very sorry for your loss.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to JoP61

Thanks JoP61

Pianism
PianismGraduate

My heart goes out to you at this moet difficult of times.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Pianism

Thanks Pianism

Blue-runner
Blue-runnerGraduate

So sorry for your loss, much love x

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Blue-runner

Thanks Blue-runner

Hello sorry to hear about your Mum, and I will say congratulations on graduation.

You will have a bundle of emotions flooding you, even ones that are negative, embracing them helps and so does screaming at the wind and hugs.

I'm still in the screaming at the wind stage for my Mum xx

grumpyoldgirl
grumpyoldgirlGraduate
in reply to Jellylegs1

💐((hug))

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thanks grumpyoldgirl

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Jellylegs1

Thanks and sorry Jellylegs1

Big hugs cc

Runners
RunnersGraduate

So sorry to hear this but wonderful that she knew you had achieved your graduation.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Runners

Thanks Runners

Toonlou24
Toonlou24Graduate

So sad to hear this. She will be so proud of you. I started running when I lost my mam 5 years ago and it helped me so much, still does. I talk to her often when I run and often cry when I do, but it helps. Take 1 day at a time. Lots of love and hugs xx

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Toonlou24

Thanks Toonlou24

HelenB23
HelenB23Graduate

I’m so sorry to hear about your Mum. xx

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to HelenB23

Thanks HelenB23

Jundal
JundalGraduate

So sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure she would have been proud of you for getting, on top of everything else she was proud of you for.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Jundal

Jundai

Such sad news, thinking of you

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Piawackitt

Thanks Piawackitt

Wimborne
WimborneGraduate

Oh Papillon I am so sorry. 💗💗. You were there for her all the way. She was truly blessed 💗💗. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Take care. Rest well. And try and get out if you can even if it’s for a short time. You may find it helps no matter how small. Big hug to you 🙏🤗

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Wimborne

Thanks Wimborne

So sorry. Having lost both my parents (in a car accident) I can relate to how you must be feeling. Take strength in yourself and use the running as a release (I found exercise helped a great deal). Take care xx

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to joannashaw

Thanks joannashaw

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

Such a difficult time, and even though you know its coming, its still a lot to process. I am glad she had such a comfortable end. Please accept my sincere condolences.

I never thought I would get over my dad going, but as time goes on I have reached a stage where I just enjoy the memories, triggered by anything and everything.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Jell6

Thanks Jell6

Yeti5
Yeti5Graduate

I am so very sorry to hear about your mum Papillon17.

I hope you know that we are all running beside you.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Yeti5

Thank you Yeti5

Huffinpuffer
HuffinpufferGraduate

So sorry I really feel for you, such a sad time for you xxx My mum has had a series of strokes and now has seizures daily. She needs so much support which I give unconditionally. Sometimes I think running is my only escape.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Huffinpuffer

Thanks and sorry Huffinpuffer

Very sorry about your mum’s passing Papillon. You did her proud. Bless you. Your mum’s at peace now. My condolences to you and your family.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Agelesslass

Thanks Agelesslass

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

Well done you 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sorry about your Mum, glad you were able to make her proud. Thinking of you and yours xx

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

Thanks ButtercupKid

Fuggs
FuggsGraduate

So so sorry to hear of your loss. It's something we all have to go through but it's great that she knew you had become a runner a legacy for you now. I'm sure it will spur you on on those rainy days when none of us want to go out!!!

good luck to you

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Fuggs

Thanks Fuggs

101susie
101susieGraduate

So sorry for your loss Papillon17

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to 101susie

Thanks 101susie

💐 and a ((hug)) for you, (and to the other runners going through this) . Papillon, huge well done for graduating. It will have done your mum so much good to have seen you doing this program and achieving so much. The running can help you like jellylegs said, when it gets tough xx

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Thanks grumpyoldgirl

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You have been in my thoughts since I read your original post.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to RosemaryandParsley

Thanks RosemaryandParsley

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

So sorry to hear about your mum she will be as proud of you as you are of her. Hope you can continue with your running if you feel like it 😊🙏🙏

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Buddy34

ThanksBuddy34

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate

Even expected, it’s such a shock. As my friend said to me, “Oh dear, we are the grownups now.” Amidst it all, so glad you graduated and she knew. Love all around. 💕

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Granspeed

Thanks Granspeed

Greysixty
GreysixtyGraduate

Oh no. So,so sorry for your loss. I was just thinking about you earlier as we are very close together in the programme. Your Mum must have been very proud of you. I am planning my graduation run this morning and you will remain in my thoughts as I ( hopefully) make my way round. Once again, my sincere condolences. Xx

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Greysixty

Thanks Greysixty

My thoughts and prayers are with you ❤️

Congratulations on graduating, your mum must've been so proud of you x

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Running_Giraffe

Thanks Running_Giraffe

Jen302
Jen302Graduate

So sorry for your loss and deepest sympathy to you x

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Jen302

Thanks Jen302

Edlene
EdleneGraduate

Sad to hear about your mum, go easy on yourself now, take care

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Edlene

Thanks Edlene

I'm so sorry to hear what has happened although we all know that we have to experience these sad events during our lives. Like many of the posters above I am a great believer in the therapeutic power of exercise/the outdoors/nature. My passion has always been horses and over the years many a tear has been shed into my horse Sparky's mane during quiet rides in the woods. It definitely helped to have that peaceful mental processing time which running gives us as well. Take care of yourself (I'll bet that's what your lovely Mum would be saying too)

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Runner_and_rider

Thanks Runner_and_rider

Sincere condolences in your loss💕

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Tonkabella

Thanks Tonkabella

Bless her and you. That was obviously the news she was waiting to hear before knowing she could leave you. She must have had faith in you all this time to complete the course.

Very sorry for your loss but well done for graduating and making her proud.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Bexstone17

Thanks Bexstone17

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

So pleased you were able to share your acheivement with her in time. 💛 sending you strength at this difficult time.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks GoGo_JoJo

SeeJillRun
SeeJillRunGraduate

So very sorry for your loss ❤️

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to SeeJillRun

Thanks SeeJillRun

I am so sorry to hear this. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Poochpotato

Thanks Poochpotato

Sorry for you loss. Your mum will always be with you and perhaps especially when you run. I took up running after my mum died as a way of chanelling my grief and being fitter - it still keeps me going. Thinking of you. X

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Slinkymalinki

Thanks Slinkymalinki

molly1973
molly1973Graduate

So sorry, Papillon. You have been in my thoughts as I ran this weekend. Difficult as it is I’m pleased that she was at peace. Look after yourself xx

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to molly1973

Thanks molly1973

TigerBiscuit
TigerBiscuitGraduate

It sounds as if you and your mum had a great connection - and you know, that will continue, I’m sure. I bet she’ll be with you in spirit on your runs ❤️

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to TigerBiscuit

Thanks TigerBiscuit

Franglaise
FranglaiseGraduate

So sorry to hear of your loss, but so lovely that you made your Mum proud one last time. Big hugs xx

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Franglaise

Thank you Franglaise

So sorry to hear your sad news. Take care of yourself. xxx

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to SmashedPotato

Thanks SmashedPotato

Anniemurph
AnniemurphGraduate

So very sorry to hear your news. Condolences to you and your family.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Anniemurph

Thanks Anniemurph

CatMo13
CatMo13Graduate

So sorry and she must have been proud of you.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to CatMo13

Thanks CatMo13 I think she was

Ladyvickster
LadyvicksterGraduate

So sorry. It’s lovely that you had a chance to share your graduation with her.

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Ladyvickster

Thank you Ladyvickster

Nita49
Nita49Graduate

♥ 🤗

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to Nita49

Thanks

GreenLizard
GreenLizardGraduate

Oh wow! What a day. I saw your post this morning and was interested to read more. How wonderful that your mum knew you completed C25K. So sorry to hear you had this health scare. Sincerely hope that’s behind you now. I started in the summer & still have 2 runs left but have had a bad cold then chest infection so it run since the end of October. I think I will show my family the medal site - will make a lovely ‘surprise’ Xmas gift 🎁

Take care

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to GreenLizard

Thanks and good luck

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