In Remembrance of Chips’s Mom



May She Rest In Peace.


177 Responses to “In Remembrance of Chips’s Mom”

  1. 1 amk for obama
    June 26, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Please leave politics at the door. This is for our good friend in her saddest moment.

  2. 9 joybarbados
    June 26, 2016 at 11:38 am

    My Dear Chips, please take comfort in the good times you shared. As much as it hurts, also take comfort in knowing that she is at rest. My condolences to you and your family. Blessings, I am sure you did all that you could. You are loved. RIP Mama Chips.

  3. June 26, 2016 at 11:42 am


    May the memories held deep inside your heart help to comfort you.

    You and your family are in my prayers. With heartfelt sympathy. {{{{{Chipsticks and Family}}}}}

  4. 12 Dudette
    June 26, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Loving wishes of peace and comfort to you and your family Chips.

  5. 14 andogriff
    June 26, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Dearest Ms Chips….so very sorry for the loss of your Mom, may she rest in peace. Love and hugs to you and your entire family, our thoughts are with you. ❤️❤️😥

  6. June 26, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Dearest Chips,
    With deepest sympathy. My prayers of peace and healing for you and your family.
    May you have peace.
    Rest in Peace, Mother of Chips!

  7. 16 Judith Fardig
    June 26, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Dear Chips. you have just taken one of life’s hardest journeys in easing your mom out of this earthly life. The hole in your heart will never fully close, but you will always carry your mother there with the best memories you share. Love and hugs as you take all the time you need to adjust.

  8. 17 desertflower
    June 26, 2016 at 11:56 am


    “When we lose someone we love, we must learn, not to live without them…But to live with the LOVE they left behind.”

    Found this and thought it was fitting. Thinking of you and wishing you strength and calm and love. You are loved. More than you know.

  9. June 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I am very sorry to hear this, Chips. My most heartfelt condolences to you and your family in this diffcult time. *hugs*

  10. June 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Our dearest Chips,

    I’m so sorry to hear this very sad news. What a heartbreak for you and your family. We have so enjoyed your lovely stories about your beloved mother that we share in your grief as our dearest friend.

    Chips, you are always in our hearts, overflowing with love and appreciation. You’ve stood with us through thick and thin and now we are here to do what we can for you. Sending you tremendous amounts of love and strength, peace and tranquility. I know your mother will continue to be so proud of you every single day. Please take good care. XOXOXOXO

  11. June 26, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    A poem for Chips

    Death is not the end
    Death can never be the end
    Death is the road
    Life is the traveler
    The soul is the guide

    –Sri Chinmoy

    Peace, Chips.

  12. 25 sherijr
    June 26, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Thinking of you ((((((Chips)))))) and all your loved ones, with love and my heartfelt condolences. Thank you so much for sharing your mom with us, I will forever think of her when our POTUS runs down the steps of AF1. You are loved so much and so sorry that you have to endure this pain of loss. RIP ((((((Mama Chips))))) Peaceful Journey to you. Please take care of yourself Chips, we’ll all be here for you anytime.

    Thank you so much for posting this Amk.


  13. 26 sjterrid
    June 26, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    {{Chips and family}}, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. May she RIP. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. 28 sjterrid
    June 26, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Amk, thank you for this tribute page to Chip’s mom.

  15. 29 Dudette
    June 26, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Love you, Chips

    • June 26, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      Thank you Dudette for the beautiful songs that lift us up in times of sorrow. Many of us may be reflecting on the loss of our own Mothers. We are a family at TOD. All posters are compassionate about our human family.

  16. 32 Sophia
    June 26, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Dear Chips, I am so sorry for your loss, please accept my condolences. May your Mum rest in peace.

  17. 33 MightyPamela
    June 26, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    {{{{{ ❤️🌹🙏🏻 Chipsticks 🙏🏻🌹❤️ }}}}}

  18. 35 cd4biden
    June 26, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Dearest Chips,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I send you lots of hugs and prayers, and please know we are all here for you, holding you in a circle of love. May your mother rest in peace.

  19. June 26, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Dear Chips, love and light to you and yours at this time of grief.

  20. June 26, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    My Dear Chips, Losing a Mother is one of the biggest losses anyone can go through. After all, a Mother is the only person
    who loves us unconditionally…warts and all. I wish for you at this moment of pain that you will find some healing and
    comfort in the fact that you were able to spend such quality time with her over the past weeks.
    The pain will be there for a while but time is the healer that intervenes.
    May God greatly bless you at this time. May your Dear Mom rest in eternal peace.
    Much Blessings…You are loved.

  21. 38 ouapiti
    June 26, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, and send you and your family condolences, strength and love to help you through this difficult time.

  22. June 26, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    We are all here, TOGETHER, because of you, dearest {{{{Chips}}}} and our shared love for President Obama.

    It seems only fitting to include the following in honor of your mom ….


  23. June 26, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Heartfelt thoughts and prayers on mourning the loss of your loved one. Keep your treasured memories close to your heart and they will sustain you through your grieving. {{{{hugs}}}}

  24. 41 hopefruit2
    June 26, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Chips I extend my heartfelt condolences to you and you family. May your dear mom rest in peace. My thoughts are with you, and sending some warm light your way. May you be soothed and comforted by these touching words and gestures from Nerdy, amk, and the rest of the TOD family.

  25. 42 FoxfireTX
    June 26, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Chips, I am so very sorry about your Mom’s passing. May you find joy in your memories of her.

    The memories and love I leave behind
    Are yours to keep
    I have found my rest; I have turned my face
    To the sun, and now I sleep.

    Alan Curtis (1959-)

      June 26, 2016 at 5:59 pm


  26. 44 Sam UK obama supporter
    June 26, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Chipsticks my heart goes to you. There are no words that will take away the pain but know that you are truly loved. X

  27. 45 CEB
    June 26, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Thinking of the times Chip’s mum worried about PBO bounding down the stairs from AF1 without holding onto the railing and other little funny stories that Chips related about her over the years. Thinking about Chips and holding her fast in my heart, sending comfort and prayers.

  28. 46 globalcitizenlinda
    June 26, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    During this very difficult time, I am thinking of you Ms. Chips and all your family and sending a prayer;

    loosing someone we love so dearly is not an easy thing.

    may the memories you made during her life bring a smile especially when sorrow overwhelms.

    peace and love to you and your family

  29. June 26, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    May the Blessed find the peace they deserve.


  30. June 26, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    thanks for the post, amk.

  31. 49 Scott Urbanowski
    June 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Much love to you, Chips.

  32. 50 Nena20409
    June 26, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    My heart aches for Chips & her Family.
    RIP Chips’ Mom.
    In remembrance & honor of Chips’ Mom:

  33. 52 JER
    June 26, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I am so sorry to hear the news about your mother. I want you to know I am thinking of you and what you and your family must be going through right now. Please accept my condolences. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  34. 53 Nena20409
    June 26, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    This is the song That I wanted to post.

    My Deepest sympathy.
    {{{{ ❤ + Hugs + ❤ }}}}

  35. June 26, 2016 at 1:06 pm


    I have been where you are. You have my condolences. This is the darkest hour. Hold on and just accept the love being shown to you. Eventually the throbbing ache of pain will subside to a manageable dull ache.

    You are in my prayers.

  36. 55 PrayerWarriorforObama
    June 26, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Sending warmest greetings to you Chips as you go through this grievous time in your life. I pray that the memories you share with your mother over the years will provide strength for the times ahead. and even as the God of grace grant you solace to cope with her absence from your life, may He welcome your mother into His kingdom and grant her sweet eternal rest.

  37. 56 mtmarilyn
    June 26, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Our dearest Chips, I will always think of your mother as the President jogs down the steps of AirForce One. I can just hear her saying be careful. Your mother will always live thru you. Know that you are not alone. Your TOD family is with you and loves you. She had to be a very special person to raise a daughter like you.

  38. June 26, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Dear Chips I am so sorry at the loss of your dear Mother. She lives on in the joy of the life here on earth and forever in the hearts of all who felt her love from afar.

  39. 58 vcprezofan2
    June 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    ❤ ❤ {{{CC}}}❤ ❤

    May Mama Chips rest in peace! I’d like to think her brother greeted her as soon as she crossed over, and that even now they are ‘catching up’ on family news. Love, comfort and peace be with you and your family as you mourn your mom’s physical departure and celebrate her life of caring, love and practicality.

    Know that we TODobots are here for you now, and will be here for you if ever you need to share memories of MC. I will long remember how she shared our concern for Pres O skipping up and down the steps of AF1, and feel it’s likely that had they met she would have told him to be careful. 🙂

    {{{CC}}} May the God your mum loved and worshiped hold all of her loved ones up during this time of loss.

  40. 59 Wilson Michael
    June 26, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Chips, my condolences and prayers for the passing away of your mother. She is now at rest. God bless you and your family.

  41. 60 Dudette
    June 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Peace and love

  42. June 26, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    My deepest and sincerest Sympathy to Ms Chips…praying that the Creator grants you peace and solace..

  43. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    June 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    We loved your mother like our own

    Those of us who’ve had to whisper,
    ‘Goodbye for now, precious mother’
    Will never forget, either
    As you will never forget
    We had a mother once
    Whose smile guides us even now
    We had a mother once
    Who’d gently chide us when
    We’d take the stairs in a sprint
    Just like the American President
    Or walk the puppy in the rain
    Which might make us catch a cold
    A dreadful cold we’d live to regret
    Who tried to give us rules
    About life
    When we weren’t even sure
    If she knew about life, herself
    And wouldn’t find that out
    Until much, much later
    Who tried to let us know
    What love and family felt like
    So we could share it
    When we grew and
    When we left her loving arms
    To love and to live
    We left our mother’s loving arms
    Oh those many years ago
    She was so proud of
    Whom we had become
    And that we knew how to love
    And now the road rises up
    To meet your sweet mother
    Who joins the ranks of all the mothers
    North to south, east to west
    Who did their level best
    Who taught us righteous stuff
    We didn’t always want to learn
    And to whom we owed so much
    By the time they slipped
    Out of our loving, worldly grasp
    On this good Earth
    But never from our loving hearts
    Always in our hearts ~
    Until then, Mother
    A demain.

    We love you, Chips, and are with you!
    Jacqueline O’B

  44. June 26, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou ”
    After following TOD all these years, I feel like part of the family. My deepest condolences at the loss of your mother Chips. There is no greater gift than the love of a mother for a child, unless it’s the love of the child for the mother.

  45. 78 Mela in TX
    June 26, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Dearest Chips, words never seem adequate at times like this but please know that we love you and are heartbroken for your loss. May you soon find comfort in warm memories of your mother.

  46. June 26, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    (((((CHIPS))))). So sorry. So many of us have been there so we understand; yet each person’s loss and grief his her own. May God hold you in His hands and His heart and fill you with peace, comfort and hope. We love you.

  47. 80 MadameSoph
    June 26, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Dearest Chips,

    I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your mom. I am and will be sending you love and all of the healing light that I can call on to help comfort you during this painful time.

    I lost my Dad 23 years ago. I remember like it was yesterday the aching feeling that, if I called his telephone number, no one would be there to answer. Only time heals. I have not forgotten him. I still think of him often. But, instead of an aching loss, my thoughts of him are now a comforting reminder that I am not alone. I talk to him often, but now it is within my heart. I can absolutely feel his presence and awareness beyond the veil. This did not happen overnight, but sooner than I expected after his death and this beautiful and enduring connection has only deepened and grown.

    In my vocation, many people have confided in me their experiences of life after death of loved ones in detail. In fact, so many have done so that I am absolutely convinced that nothing is lost, that the spirit and soul live on past what we can see in our earthly existence. My own experiences also confirm this for me. Knowing that life continues, does not make the pain of loss from earthy life go away, but, I am hoping that me sharing this makes this loss just a bit easier for you.

    Know that we all love you here, Chips, though most of us have never met you physically, you are in our hearts. Here’s hoping that the love and appreciation from all of us will comfort, strengthen and uplift you now and in days to come.

  48. June 26, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
    Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
    For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow
    Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
    From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
    Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
    And soonest our best men with thee do go,
    Rest of their bones, and soul’s delivery.
    Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
    And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell,
    And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
    And better than thy stroke; why swell’st thou then?
    One short sleep past, we wake eternally
    And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.

    -John Donne

  49. 84 taiping1
    June 26, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Chips: thinking of you in this time. Your mother must have been an amazing woman to have brought up such an amazing daughter. So glad that you were able to be with her. Blessings to her. I am struck by the fact that so many of us remember your stories of your mother worrying about POTUS as he bounds down the stairs of AF1. Many blessings and love to you and your family.

  50. 85 Anna Luc
    June 26, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Ms Chips—There is little one can say at a time like this. But I extend my deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family at this sad time.

    • 87 GGail
      June 26, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      I have no idea how this link was carried over. Please disregard cuz, I don’t know how to delete it.

  51. 88 catrst
    June 26, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    To have gotten to know you, Chips, through this blog, seeing how dear you are, how remarkable a human being, it says a lot about the woman your mom nust have been. I hope you can be lifted a little by the love we send you and how much we would like to take away the pain the you must be in. Celebrate your mom’s life as only the Irish can and we will hold you in the Light. Hope you can come back online soon and just sit awhile with all of your dear friends here. We all love you. Blessings on you and all your family now and in the days to come.

  52. June 26, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I’m so sorry, Chips. I’m hoping that each new day will bring you closer to peace after your loss. I lost my mother in December and think of her every day but every day it is easier to think of her in a smiling way.

  53. 90 Sue in Seattle
    June 26, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Ms. Chips, I’m always on this site, but rarely post. Today I add my condolences with all of the TOD family who love you so very much. An Irish blessing for your beloved mother:

    May the blessing of the rain be on you – the soft sweet rain. May it fall upon your spirit so that all the little flowers may spring up and shed their sweetness on the air. May the blessings of the great rains be on you, may they beat upon your spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there many a shining pool where the blue of the Heaven shines, or sometimes a star or two.

  54. June 26, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Chips, No one can prepare you for the loss of a Mother; it comes like a swift rock slide. Even when you are with your loved one and know see the signs, the finality hits you hard. No one can replace a Mothers love, but I hope you feel the love from your TOD family. NW has done a fantastic job along with the posters and when you are ready we will be here to support you with more love and laughter and virtual ❤️ {{{HUGS}}} ❤️

  55. 92 nospin
    June 26, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Chips – please accept my condolences as you go through this difficult time. I lost my mom over 19 years ago and I still reach for her at times.

    Please know that I am thinking and praying for you and your family. Blessings and celebrations for you as well because I know you were gifted with the wonder of her life. (((((Hugs))))

    The Comfort and Sweetness of Peace

    After the clouds, the sunshine,
    after the winter, the spring,
    after the shower, the rainbow,
    for life is a changeable thing.
    After the night, the morning,
    bidding all darkness cease,
    after life’s cares and sorrows,
    the comfort and sweetness of peace.

    -Helen Steiner Rice

  56. 93 SeptemberSandy
    June 26, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    chips, May the light and love of God surround you and your loved ones in the hour of your grief.

  57. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    June 26, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    I would like to dedicate the words in this old soulful song to Chips and her family.

    When my mother passed away in our home under hospice care (as she wanted), I had to wait for the funeral home to come to the house. As they were leaving, with the hospice nurse standing by, I asked if I could repeat something from this song to them, before they left and said it from memory:

    “I said to the undertaker
    Undertaker please drive slow
    For this lady you are carrying
    Lord I hate to see her go”

    And, since I’m part Irish (and part Irish story teller), and on reflection always see humor in tragedy, I think Chips would understand if I told her you should have seen the looks on their very purposefully somber looking faces! They thought I must be losing it (I wasn’t), and they could not wait to depart!

    • 95 vcprezofan2
      June 26, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      JO’B, I sang that spiritual over and over and over and over (only in a more mournful way) in the days after my grandma passed away! A big part of my mournfulness was that I was abroad and hadn’t seen her in ages before her death. My grandma was my *mother* (my mother was like my dad) when I was growing up. If mother said I couldn’t go somewhere and grandma said I could, off I went. I always could talk to her more than to my mom; you’ve probably heard me say here more than once, “My grandmother always said….” Our loved ones never really leave us, I guess.

      • 96 jacquelineoboomer
        June 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm

        Thank you so very much for sharing that, VC, especially about your grandmother. I have a close friend who always talks in a similar way about the closeness she shared with hers, as did I, with mine. I honestly can say that I never heard my grandmother ever say a negative word about anybody! Used to try to emulate that trait, but … (pray for me) …

  58. 97 carolyn
    June 26, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Dear Chips,, I want to express my heartfelt sympathy and love in the loss of your mother. I am so glad you have had these past weeks with her. In the future they will become more and more precious. All of us here at TOD are surrounding you with love, prayers, light and care. I know from experience this past year how real this love and care are, and how they can lift a person up when most needed. We all love you and love what you have created. What you created could come only from a heart of love. Blessings on you.

  59. June 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Hugs, Chips! Your Mom is free now. May she RIP! Please take care of yourself during this time.

    Love ya,

  60. 100 Obama Grandmama
    June 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Dearest Chips,
    Like everyone else on this blog my love and prayers are with you.
    Upon my husband’s unexpected early death I thought I could not go on, but over time I learned his love was still with me only in a different way. The love of those around me gave me strength. It was still enormously hard, but became more easily endured over time. I learned to spend time with the ones I loved as life is short. I know just from frequently being on this blog that you spent a lot of time with your Mom and you were extremely helpful to her.
    When my Dad then my Mom died I had spent as much time with them as possible. I am so very glad of that as it helps give me peace. I miss them dearly and think of them daily. The memories I have of my life with my parents and husband give me pleasure and help direct my life. I pray you will find this peace in your Mom’s continued eternal love.

  61. 101 Marlz (@marjgra)
    June 26, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Dear Chips….

    Mothers hold their Children’s hands for a short while but their HEARTS forever.

    My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Wish I could be there to give you a hug during this most difficult time, but please know we love and care about you.
    May Momma Chips Rest, Peaceable, In Peace.

  62. 102 Don
    June 26, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Chips, the compassion you showed in creating TOD speaks volumes about what your mom instilled in you. Not every child has the ability to use those lessons that our parents taught us to make a better way for ourselves or others, but when we do use those lessons the spirit of our parents lives on in each of us.

  63. June 26, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Dear, wonderful Chips, in your time of grief and sorrow, may you feel the deep love, respect, and longing to bring comfort to you. Your mother must have been an extraordinary, precious and uniquely good soul to bring you up to be You. She must have been so proud of you. I will be lighting candles and thinking of her life and of your loss this week. Take good care.

  64. June 26, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Chips, I know that ache of the loss of a precious mother, so please accept my thoughts today. May a peace abide with you during this difficult time, but hold on to the many loving memories each day as you find blessed peace and healing love of your great loss. I send prayers to you Chips, my dear one. (((((((((((Keep her memories close to your heart))))))))))))) HZ

  65. 105 Sandy1110
    June 26, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Chips, my sympathies on the loss of your mother. Thanks again for everything you’ve done to bring TOD to so many, and I hope you find comfort with your family and Danny during your time to grieve and remember.

  66. 106 Dorothy Beaulieu
    June 26, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Dear Chips, Even if I have never commented, I read about the love you had for your mom and how so many “friends” now have let you know how much they love you and I want to add my thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May your mom RIP.

  67. 107 kirklandangel
    June 26, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Chips: My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. Thank you for TOD; we all love and care for you as much as you love and care for us. Take good care of yourself and Danny. We will be here waiting for your return.

  68. 108 susanne
    June 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Deepest condolences to you Chips, and to all the family.

  69. June 26, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Chips, I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God’s love and tender mercies help ease your pain. Holy Spirit Rain Down.

  70. 110 Allison
    June 26, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Dear Chips, my deepest condolences to you and your family. May your mom rest in eternal peace.

  71. 111 gobrooklyn
    June 26, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Hi, Chips;

    So sorry to hear about your mom. Your heart must be really heavy right. Sending lots of love, kisses and hugs to make you feel better.
    You have many of friend at TOD who are sending the same. Please take the time to heal.

  72. 112 jackiegrumbacher
    June 26, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Chips, I returned late to hear this tragic news. There are no words that any of us can say that will heal your heart right now or ease the deep sense of loneliness you feel. When both of your parents are gone, you feel like an orphan at any age and that’s how I felt when my mother died so many decades after my father. The ache stays with you, but so do the sweet memories that will come to you at unexpected times–when you’re out on a walk or preparing a meal, or just watching the sunset. I hope that the prayers and love we send to you will in some small measure help you through these difficult days. We didn’t know your mom personally, but she raised a daughter with a kind and loving heart and that as well as all your family will be her great legacy to the world. Bless you and you family.

  73. June 26, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Ev’ry star in heaven is singing,
    All through the night,
    Hear the glorious music ringing,
    All through the night.
    Songs of sweet ethereal lightness,
    Wrought in realms of peace and whiteness;
    See, the dark gives way to brightness,
    All through the night.

    Look, my love, the stars are smiling, All through the night.
    Lighting, soothing and beguiling,
    Earth’s sombre plight:
    So, when age brings grief and sorrow,
    From each other we can borrow
    Faith in our sublime tomorrow,
    All through the night

  74. 115 Ladyhawke
    June 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    ({{{{{Dearest Chips}}}}}}}

    My heart aches for you and your family. I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful Mom. May she rest in peace. And may the care of friends and family bring you comfort and loving memories heal your heart.

    Love you madly, LH

  75. 117 socasweet
    June 26, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    My sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mother. My wish for you is peace and love from all of us. My wish for your Mom is eternal rest.

  76. June 26, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Hopi Prayer
    Do not stand at my grave and weep.
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glint in the snow.
    I am the sunlight on the ripened grain.
    I am the gentle Autumn’s rain.
    When you awaken in the morning hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush,
    of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry:
    I am not there,
    I did not die.

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  77. June 26, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Dearest Chips, my heart breaks for you. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please take care and know we are all with you in mind and spirit.

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  78. 120 Ahero62
    June 26, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I’m just logging on and to find that our dearest Chips has lost her mom and that must be heartbreaking for her. All we can do is offer our sincerest condolences and leave the rest to time. May you find inner peace and strength to deal with your loss.

  79. 121 Titti
    June 26, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    So sorry to hear about you mum Chips. May she RIP and may the memories of her care, love and the laughter you shared help console you and your family at this sad time.

  80. 122 whatisworking
    June 26, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    So sorry you lost your Mom. Very glad you were able to be with her as she passed. The wonderful team at TOD carries on while you take the time you need to heal. Virtual Hugs

  81. June 26, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Dear Chips, My deepest condolences during this sad passage of your life. Your mother gave you the give of her love unstintingly throughout her life and you have returned it in full. You will always have this bond of love and soon it will bring you joy again rather than pain. We are with you in sorrow, holding you in our hearts with love.

    ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

  82. 124 patty
    June 26, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    so sorry for your loss, sending you and your family condolences, strength and love to help you through this difficult time.

  83. 125 gretty
    June 26, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Chips, I’m so sorry about your mother passing. You’re in my prayers and please accept my deepest condolences.

  84. June 26, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Chips, I’m so sorry for your loss, sending you and your family condolences, strength and love to help you through this difficult time.

  85. June 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    So so sorry to read this. Was hoping like everyone else for a healthy outcome. Bless you Chips !!

  86. June 26, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Our Dear Chips,you’re in my thoughts every step of the way….Memories are the legacy of LOVE!!!!

  87. 129 LadyTNT
    June 26, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Chips, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. May your mother rest in peace. I can’t imagine how you feel, but just know that you have many people all over the world sending you strength and Love.

  88. 130 arapaho415
    June 26, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Thank you amk for providing this space for Chips’ virtual family to offer our condolences and grief for an unfathomable loss to her.

    Thanks also for holding the door open and reminding us to leave politics at the door. Wonderful instructions and greatly appreciated.

    Thank you TODville for posting such lovely tributes and videos to honor Mama Chips.

    Holding Chips and family near to my heart with the deepest empathy imaginable.

  89. June 26, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Chips, My sincere condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss and pray your mom is at peace. Love to you. Diane

  90. 132 Sheila Graham
    June 26, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Dearest Miss Chips, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. I pray that God will Bless you and your family with the strength necessary at this time. All our love to you and your loved ones.

  91. June 26, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Chips you are an over comer may God’s peace and love shine on you at this time of loss, May your mom rest in perfect peace on God’s side, stay strong

  92. 134 99ts
    June 26, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    A mother’s love is there for all the world to see – she is sad with us, glad with us, celebrates with us and mourns with us. Our success is her success, our tears are her tears.

    Celebrate that she was loved, that she gave much joy & in the quiet of the evening always stop and tell her what is happening. Blessings Ms Chips.

  93. June 26, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Deepest condolences, Chips. Mr. K4O and I are so sorry for your loss. We’re holding you in our thoughts. 💐

  94. 136 gloperry
    June 26, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Chips, I so love the wonderfulness that is you for creating the TOD family. I lurk here every day, often several times a day. Deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved mom. She has raised an incredibly loving and compassionate daughter. I am 85 years old and I have learned much about what love really is from you.

  95. 137 donna dem 4 obama
    June 26, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Chips I pray that you feel all the love and support presented to you on this thread during this most difficult time. You are in my thoughts and I pray that the Almighty gives you peace.

  96. 138 Lunarsea
    June 26, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Came out of lurking to express my deepest heartfelt sorrow at the passing of mamaChips. Have been holding ChipsChica, mamaChips & family in my thoughts since reading what was going on.

    May time ease the sting of your loss until only the happy memories and motherly love & guidance remains.

    May you be forever shrouded in the warmth and eternal light of your mother’s love.

  97. 139 forus50
    June 26, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Chips my most sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. ☘

  98. June 26, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Dear Chips,

    You have my deepest sympathy and my very best wishes for you and your famil.
    You have made a lot of friends here at TOD. We all love you like a sister. We are all here for you.


  99. 141 keltuc
    June 26, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    My deepest sympathies and condolences to you, Chips. May your Mom rest in peace, and may you find peace as well. Be kind to yourself and take all the time you need to grieve.

  100. 142 Dakota
    June 26, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    {{{Chips}}} My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved Mom. May she Rest in Blessed Peace, and may you and your family find strength and peace in the days to come. She is always with you. I will always remember Mama Chips’ concern for President Obama as he bounded up and down the stairs of Air Force One. God Bless her soul.

  101. 143 amk for obama
    June 26, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you all for your kind posts.

  102. 146 nathkatun7
    June 26, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Dearest Chips,

    My deep condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved mother. May you find the strength to cope in this difficult hour. May you also be strengthened by her eternal love and the special memories of you and your whole family that you shared with her. I will light a candle in my house in her memory, and also to express my gratitude to her for raising such a loving and caring daughter who has brought together so many incredible people, from all over the world, to be part of this amazing TOD community.

    May your beloved mother rest in eternal peace!

  103. June 26, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    A mother’s love is forever a joy. She will never leave your side. Now she watches over you from the arms of her Beloved Creator. Heartfelt sympathies to you and your family on her passing. The loving family you created here in The Obama Diary is a wonderful testament of your mother’s teachings manifest in your life. May God’s love and light shine on both of you.

  104. June 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm


    My condolences to, and prayers for, you and your family.

  105. 151 No Child Left Behind
    June 26, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    May loving memories of your mother fill your thoughts during your time of sorrow.

  106. 152 Wanda N VA 4Obama
    June 26, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Chips, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. You have my deepest sympathy. You have created such a wonderful place here for us. I truly appreciate you and I hope you feel the genuine love, respect and gratitude for you on here on TOD. Please take all the time you need to grieve for your dear Mom. God Bless!!!

  107. 153 1&2rme
    June 26, 2016 at 11:22 pm


  108. 154 carla4obama
    June 26, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Dear Chips…..the loss of a parent leaves a deep hole in the heart. Always remember you carry your mother with you, not just her essence but her DNA that will live on in you and all her decedents. She is always with you, smiling that she help create such an beautiful daughter. My thoughts and tears are with you dear Chips.

  109. 155 lmrj
    June 26, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Joining the TODville chorus of voices to say how sorry I am for the loss of your mother.
    I too was by my mother’s side when she passed 17 years ago. At that time someone told me that the loss of a mother is a universal loss. After all these years, I have found that to be true. I think that we all feel a bit of that loss and weep for you.
    So thankful that you were with your mother before and during her transition. God bless and strengthen you and your loved ones as you mourn the loss of Mama Chips.

  110. 156 Cha
    June 27, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Peace Love & Aloha for your Mom, Chips~ ❤ ❤

  111. 157 purpleshoesla
    June 27, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Rest in peace and power Mama Chips. Peace and love to you and your family Miz Chips from your TOD family. The happy memories that you’ve shared with your Mum keeps her alive in your heart and mind. She will continue to live on through you and family.. My deepest condolences. {{{{{{{{{{{{{Chips, Mama Chips and Family}}}}}}}}}}}

  112. 158 purpleshoesla
    June 27, 2016 at 1:00 am

    For Chips and Mama Chips and Family,

  113. 159 ourmanflint
    June 27, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Mama Chips, So sorry for your loss. May you find the courage and strength to deal with this most difficult time for you. Peace, and courage dear friend.

  114. 160 lynn
    June 27, 2016 at 2:41 am

    I have no words, Dearest Chips, only tears and hugs.

  115. June 27, 2016 at 5:11 am

    much love and hugs my friend.

  116. 162 mophene
    June 27, 2016 at 9:02 am

    God bless our beloved Chips, and her family in their time of sorrow.

  117. 163 57andfemale
    June 27, 2016 at 9:52 am

    With all my heart, dearest Chips, is my sadness at your loss. Please know that you are not alone – you are loved and cherished. Pull from our strength for support.

    My deepest sympathy for your loss. May your dear mother rest in peace.

  118. 164 Terri_georgia
    June 27, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Dear Chips,

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved mom. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in this diffcult time. We have all enjoyed your stories of her. I know she must have been very proud of you & will continue to be. You have meant so much to me these pass few years. I wake each morning & cant wait to open TOD and the treasures there in. My heart is with you, we all share in your grief. May the sorrow that you are feeling in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you. Many blessings and may you mom rest in peace; Much Love, Terri

  119. 165 Roberta in MN
    June 27, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Just logged on, have been gone for a couple of days.
    Chips, sending you my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your Mom. Mine has been gone since I was 6 years old, but I always felt her on my shoulder guiding me through life and that was a very big source of comfort for me. Your Mom will always be there, talk to her and in many ways she will answer you and help you through this time. The love is always there. God Bless you, your family and all the TOD family sending there great love to you and yours. I so appreciate what you have done for this blog and bringing all of these wonderful wonderful people together with a sense of purpose. AMK thank you for this post for Chips. ((((((((((HUGS))))))).

  120. June 27, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Chips – you founded this beautiful site and brought us the ability to be together with folks who are supportive, loving, thoughtful, intelligent and politically observant – I thank your mother for raising and loving you to be the amazing person you are. I hope you can draw on the love in all of these good thoughts and sympathetic wishes and obtain some comfort in this very sad time – my deepest sympathies and comforting thoughts are with you.

  121. 167 MaewholoveourCIC
    June 27, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    My condolences to you and your family. May the memories of your mom comfort you when you will miss her most. Not a day will pass by without thinking of how she loved you so. It was a blessing to share your last moments together. Peace and blessings.

  122. June 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm


    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

  123. 169 symmetry11
    June 27, 2016 at 6:24 pm


    Please accept my sincerest condolences to you and your family. I will continue to pray that God gives you strength during this difficult time.

  124. 170 Rita
    June 27, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Dear Chips, please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I lost my mother on April 5, suddenly and shockingly, and I know how hard it is. I’m still dealing with the loss, but I can tell you that even though it never really gets better, you do learn to live with it. I’m sure she was a wonderful lady to have a daughter like you. Lots of love to you and your family in these difficult days.

  125. 171 paulita sales
    June 27, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Dear Chips, thank you for TOD, and having the foresight to make room for Nerdy Wonka and other Bts to shine; may God Bless you even greater for being with your mom at this time. Now I hope you can receive all our love and support and that you are uplifted by the community that you built.
    We love you

  126. 172 Betsy
    June 27, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Dear Chips,
    I’ve been away these past 9 days and am so sad to hear of your great loss. I lost my dad almost 4 years ago and it sometimes still feels like the knife has gone through my heart. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time.

  127. 173 Anna
    June 28, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Dear Chips,
    My deepest, heartfelt condolences to you and your family. The loss of a beloved mom is a very difficult and sad time in life.
    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” From a headstone in Ireland. May the loving memories of your mother dull the heartache. God be with you and your family.

  128. 174 Anjo
    June 28, 2016 at 7:29 am

    So waay behind. Just catching up to this page..

    Chips, may you and your entire family be comforted by the Love of your Mom, with heartfelt sympathy..Earth hath no Sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal

  129. 175 cathy2va
    June 28, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Chips, wanted to give you my sympathy and support. My Mom passed away two years ago and it still hurts, but the memories do help.

  130. June 28, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    I am so sorry my darling, for the loss of your mother. I am so sorry I’m so late on this. Love you. (((HUGS)))

  131. 177 Esi
    July 4, 2016 at 2:12 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your mom passing, sending you hugs and lots of love.

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