Sad To Say.
Last night in Toronto (this morning Sendai time), my mother passed away peacefully in her sleep. My greatest regret is that my trip home on Monday is a few days too late for I can't bid farewell to her. We were facing a few weeks of her suffering a lingering illness but she went earlier than expected, a blessing really.
Don't worry about me, I have been expecting this since she was hospitalized 17 years ago. Much to her credit, she fought every step of the way. I'll miss her but I'll eventually be okay.
The following is a Kanji that I created for her several years ago.
治(jo)-can mean: at peace or calm
恩(nu)ーcan mean: grace, kindness, blessing and benefit
図(zu)ーcan mean: map, plan, diagram, picture etc.
度(du)：number of times
All of these words reflect her spirit. A picture of calm & grace, an avid gardener and a constant flower arranger.
RIP: EDNA JONES!