Hi Friends, You haven't heard from me for a couple of weeks because I needed to spend time with my family in our time of need. Here's something heartfelt from my Facebook that I posted on May 18th, the day after my beautiful mother passed away with me at her side...
I am wearing my mom's precious wedding ring today. I was never looking forward to putting these diamond bands on my finger since it meant the woman who wore them with love for nearly 60 years had departed us. I am heart-broken. 'Love you, Mom — with James Denz and Ed Denz.
Karla JamesonHUGS to you! Kim MontecalvoSorry Jona. Marilyn BarrantiHaven't taken my moms ring off for 13 years, So sorry, it is so hard !!!!!!! Debbie LemkeShe was lucky to have you. She would be so happy you're wearing them. <3 Marcela Lomelin GShe was beautiful, and she went in peace, knowing she had a great daughter like you Stacy Kathryn SmithSo sorry Jona. Renee Carey BeeryMy thoughts are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Susan DishawI wear my Grandmas ring when I need her. Ted KopulosI have had my dad's wedding for 30 years. Just put it on once, shortly after my mom gave it to me. Nice to have. Loni ReederSending you warm thoughts and hugs...... Very sorry..... :-( Kevin Foley ArienteSorry for loss Jona. Truly a sad day. Evelyn OrtizMy deepest condolences, Jona. May your mother rest in peace. Judy YeagerI'm so sorry for your loss Jona. I. will keep you in my prayers. . . Socorro SaboffSo sorry for your loss. Sending you a big hug. Sylvia GarciaSo sorry for your loss, Jona. Keep your memories close. Tillie SardiSo sorry for ur loss Jona :( Scott Sugarbear PearsonI know this feeling Jona,sorry for the loss Mary KingI'm so sorry for your loss, Jona. Your mom sounds like a wonderful person who loved and was loved much. Joan HamiltonSo sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Anne AverySo sorry for your loss, Jona. Diane BourdetJona...I am so sorry for your loss .. Alison Dahlstrom<3 Mary ElizabethSorry for your loss Jona. Lynn GoldMy heartfelt condolences. This makes the reason I'm out of town (Mom turning 80) that much more meaningful and poignant. Shannon Byrumpraying for you Mitch SakoPeace be with her and your family. My mom peacefully left us a few months ago. You don't get over it but it is the way things should be. Lorraine Macias MendozaI'm so very sorry . My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. " Hugs* Cindy Groce AdamsI felt the same way about my mom's favorite necklace; the first time I wore it was at her funeral. My heart goes out to you; it's the toughest thing to lose a Mom! Terence P MccarthyJona, im so sorry for your loss may peace be with you and your family, Patrick. Don WestMy sympathies. Dana gave me a heads up the other Veronika GarciaSo sorry for your loss *hugs* Teresa JenningsSo very sorry. :-( My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kristina SablanSo sorry Jona Lisa Carr:(<3
Maurice L PorterI'm so so sorry about your lose, Jona. Dora ZamoraJona, as time passes and heals all hurt...the day will come when you think of your Mom, and your last memory of her is not the day you said good-bye. When you reach that point...the sadness in your heart will be replaced with wonderful memories that will convert tears of sadness to warm feelings of joy. That is when the veil between this world and the next becomes thin, and you will feel her close to you once again. My dad has been gone 23 years...and every once in a while in the wee hours of the morning, I feel someone running their hand threw my hair; and I know that he's there. When I depart this world...I would do the same to my kids...because it's not in God's plan to diminish that bound. Adam TovarAww! :( As you know I lost my Grandma in Sept, I feel your pain Jona! :( Robert H KruseI'm so sorry, you're Mom was a grand lady. She was always glad to see me when I would stop by. She will live in our hearts forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gina Ledesma-DewSorry for your loss :( Sweet memories are never forgotten. Patti Havel PlutaMy heart is so sad for you Jona, you were so good to her and your brothers too. My Dad's big sis is smiling at all of us, I will keep praying for you. Nicole TorresSo sorry for your loss. Jona Denz-Hamilton to Dora Zamora: My dad's similar. My Mom had a very spiritual passing--it was just the two of us, so it was extra emotional. Jack Tossman: ( Judy CrumSo sad to hear about your mom. It's so hard, especially at first, but the pain will not always feel as bad as it does now. I have to believe the people we love, and lose, become angels to watch over us. I have lots of angels. Enjoy the ring and all the memories it holds. Your new angel is watching over you Steve AltHang in there Jona...our prayers are with you! Jennifer Horine LopezI am so sad for your loss, Jona. <> Susie Bruton Smithsorry for your loss ;-( Mary Solema DonovanOh Jona, I am so very sorry for your loss. Wish I could do something to take your pain away. <3 Kimberly Anne SynegalSorry to hear about your loss Jona, today is my Moms birthday she departed us in 2005 and I am still missing her like crazy! Prayers to you and your family. Sandy Espinoza Shermanoh no I am so sorry for your loss. God's Blessing on you and your family. Elizabeth Mary KodresJona...I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know how much you loved her and took such good care of her. I wear my Mom's Wedding band all the time...somehow it brings me close to her...and it is very comforting. I will keep your Mom and all your family in my prayers. Maureen Havel RevisHi Jona, so sorry to hear about your beautiful mom and my Aunt. She was dearly loved by my dad. You and your family are in my prayers. Kim Vestalsending you my most heartfelt condolences, Jona. Ken MensingVery special that you were there with her and that she went peacefully. So sorry for your loss. Ofelia Pena McCainSo sorry for your loss. May you all find Debbie Cook ShaefferJona your in my thoughts and prayers Karin TaylorJona - So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a heck of a lady. : ) Sharon HarrisMy prayers are for You and Your Family. Robin NealKnow we care Tanya SanchezAwww, I feel with you for your huge loss. Mom will always be around and when you need her just feel her. Happy Trails to Mom Janice Macias BuchnerSo very sorry for your loss...my thoughts are with you . Claudia SmithSo sorry, Jona. I know how close you are with your mom. She is with you still. Lise EscobarI'm sorry Jona. I can't imagine the sorrow you must feel. Kelly Wong KimDear Jona, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved mom. My condolences to you and your family. Hugs! Jona Denz-Hamilton to Lise Escobar: Thank you Lise! I enjoyed some wonderful words of comfort from your incredible mother. I'm so glad to have her in our family. Michelle MartinezI'm sorry to see your loss! May GOD JEHOVAH and LORD JESUS bless you and your family through this difficult time! Brian McCrackenBitter-sweet. Be happy for her. My condolences Jona. Janie FreemanI'm sorry you have to go through this Jóna. I know how it feels.:( Margaret RodriguesShe will always be with you. Look for the signs of her presence...they are there.
Larry Jay VollmanGod Bless Cathi NordinI'm so sorry for your loss Jona. My thoughts & prayers and with & your family during this time of mourning. Please be patient with yourself as the healing begins... Claudia GallaherI am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lisa Dobravolsky CoultrupJona, I am very sorry to hear of your loss, I will keep you and your family in my prayers * hugs* Lisa Nelson Finnegan · Friends with Joan HamiltonSo sorry for your loss. Vicki HendricksonI'm sorry for your loss. Barb CampbellMy heart is aching for you and your brothers. I lost my dad on the same day 9 years ago. I wish Joe and I could be with you now, but please know you have been in our thoughts and prayers constantly the last few days. Carol SmithI learned of this yesterday morning through Genny...so sorry for your loss. "Gen" and I shared many fond moments when she lived with us for a time in Chicago. Colleen Stuart-PanecOh, Jona, James and Ed~hugs all around for a beautiful woman whom I was fortunate to meet <3 She will always be with you <3 Karen Kerth · Friends with Marian San Filippo HeinkelShe raised a beautiful loving daughter, My heart is with you and your whole family. Maryrose Burriesci HutchinsonI'm so sorry you lost your Mom. Bonnie Fowler<3 Donna CowanDear Jona, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your lovely mother. You are a wonderful daughter and I know your mother will forever be in your heart. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Love, Donna Lydia Munoz-Homen · Friends with Maryrose Burriesci HutchinsonSo sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your family. Judy Dallojacono ReedSo sorry for your loss Jona. Sending good thoughts and prayers your way. Robert CuréGod bless all mom's! Linda Hull · Friends with Brian McCrackenCondolences to you and your family. Laurie RobertsJona, I am so sorry for your loss. I wear my Mom's ring everyday, and it does bring comfort, memories and love. Stephanie Sereda ShortCherish the wonderful memories forges over a lifetime <3 Katie RobinsonJona, I'm so sorry about your loss. I can't imagine anything difficult than loosing a mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jack Counts Jrprayers and heartfelt thoughts of comfort for you Jona. Joe PetersonJona, sorry to hear about your Mom, she was a great lady! Marie Therese Theriault-OrtizOh, sweetie, sorry, I know you were caring for her for so long....you'll meet with her again! Jeanine Jensen · Friends with Bob Rucker and 4 othersI am so sorry to hear about your mom. We miss them everyday..... Mike TatarakisTime will heal. Keep her in your heart. Claudia Murray · 5 mutual friendsJona, I'm sad to hear your Mom passed. It's hard, but it's part of life. :( Janet HerringtonDear Jona. Thinking of you and all your family and sending my love. She will always be with you. <3 Katherine RoddyDear Jona--I'm so sorry. I remember your mother vividly--what a great person! I'll be praying for you all. Donna TrappSo sorry for your loss Jona. She'll always be in your heart- Jona Denz-Hamilton to Katherine Roddy: Thanks, Kathy. Mom REALLY liked you--and thought you were so beautiful--and funny!
Katherine RoddyJona---thank you. I'm really touched that she liked me, or even gave me much thought. You lucked out when you got her for your mom. Katherine RoddyJona--I know what you mean about the wedding ring. My mom wanted me to have hers, but I could never bear to think of anyone wearing it but her, because of what it would mean--that she wasn't there to wear it anymore. Jona Denz-Hamilton to Katherine Roddy: At least a couple of time a year, Mom would say, " I want you to have these...you make sure you get them." Now I have to watch BOTH hands when I garden... Dee Douglasjona, you should get yourself a special chain. then, when you are cleaning or gardening or anything you are concerned with damaging the rings, you can hang them on the chain around your neck. i do this with my wedding rings. <3 Cathi NordinYou look so much like her. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss.
National Teacher Appreciation Day was yesterday, and I couldn't let it go
by without a mention of my friend/mentor/Broadcasting instructor from Foothill College--
and now author, "Grandpa" Jack Hasling. He gave me the confidence to be my best. Do
you remember a teacher who made a real difference?
On this day in 1994, my beautiful boy, Jeffrey was born. Yep, I'm a proud mom of a wonderful 19-year-old. But what do you get a kid who doesn't like to have money spent on him? He finally agreed to FREE fun--the Birthday Grand Slam meal at Denny's--LOL!