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Bariatric Foodie is taking a hiatus

It almost seems strange to me to do this right now, but I will explain that in a moment.

Last night, March 29, my mother passed away at the age of 58 years old. It was very sudden. At this point, as I am sure you will all understand, I just don’t have the words to say very much more than that.

Rikki Cox, September 14, 1953 – March 29, 2012 (with my daughter, “La Grande Diva”, Annikki)


I am quite sure of one thing, though, and that is that I probably won’t be able to post for a while as my family and I come to grips with this terrible loss and begin to move forward. It seemed strange to me to post even now, as if I should be doing something else. But I like to think of my readers as friends and, yes, some of you I consider as my own family. And it’s good to turn to friends and family during difficult times.

I thank you for your understanding.

In my absence, I invite you to check out the recipe index (in the top menu), the recipe categories (scroll down and to your right) or the recipe suggestion boxes directly under each post to explore the many recipes that already appear on Bariatric Foodie.

My love of cooking comes from my mother. It is because of her that I love to feed people and it is her spirit within me that wants to gather us all together as a community with shared experiences. It would be the greatest honor to her for you to continue to use this blog in my absence, be inspired by the recipes and, as always, play with your food!

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54 comments

  1. oh, Nikki, I am so sorry. Prayers are with you and your whole family during this rough time.

  2. I'm so sorry. 🙁 There aren't really words that are adequate at a time like this. *hugs*

  3. My condolences on your loss. I lost my mother 8 years ago when she was 58. You will be in my prayers.

  4. Hugs Nikki… praying for you and your family.

  5. So sorry for your loss, Nik. Take care.
    Tina Hedrick

  6. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family…

  7. Nikki, my heart and my prayers are with you and your family,that kind of loss will take time to heal but just remember she will always be in your heart.

  8. Oh Nik–my heart aches for you. Having lost my own mom very suddenly and much too young, I know the depths of the pain you are suffering. I will honor your mom's memory. Many thanks to her for sharing you, her beautiful legacy, with us. Please don't hesitate to let me know if I can help you in any way at all.

  9. So terribly sorry for youer loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time.

  10. So, so sorry, Nik. Take care. We'll be here when you get back. Hugs.

  11. Nikki,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I very rarely post on here, but you have helped me in so many ways. Take care.
    Linda

  12. Nik:

    I'm so sorry. I will be saying a prayer for your family.

  13. I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  14. Nik,
    I am very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family to find peace and inner strength to get you through these difficult days. I do this for you as you have gotten me through some rough spots as well with your blog!

  15. I am so sorry for your loss Nik. Take all the time you need – we'll be here for you no matter how long.

  16. lots of love to you – it is so hard to lose a parent!

  17. My prayers are with you and your family as you deal with the loss of someone so important to you.

    Take all the time you need.

  18. I am so sorry. Take your time and when you are ready to come back i know all your readers will all be here!

  19. So very sorry for you loss.

  20. Peace and love to you and the divas.

  21. Oh Nikki I am sorry – I too lost my Father when he was 58 and one year later my Mother at age 59 . Both sudden & devastating . Please know how much I am praying for you the Divas and your entire Family . May Peace and Love surround you during this difficult time <3

    Lori S

  22. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Theresa P.

  23. Nik,

    I am very sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself and your family. We will be here.

    Tonia

  24. Nik……your mom and all your family are in the prayers of all the monks here at Holt Resurrection Monastery.

    May the Lord God pkace tge soul if His handmaid Rikki in the place of the just, where there is no pain, sorrow or mourning and may her memory be eternal!

    Monk Moses

  25. Please accept my sincere condolences, Nik. May the Lord be with you.

  26. Oh, Nikki, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom! My thoughts and prayers (many prayers) are being lifted up for you and the girls and your whole family. You are loved by me and so many, many people. I pray you find some comfort from all of us as you have so deeply impacted our lives. May God hold you in the palm of His Hands and bring you His Peace and Comfort. Kelly

  27. Nikki,

    I am so sorry.

    Your Mom will always remain alive in your heart.

    Barb Hook

  28. May God give you strength in this time of trial. You and your divas are in my prayers.

  29. Jehovah, Almighty God is the only true provider of Comfort and Peace. May He impart all you need to your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Look forward to a time when Pain and Suffering are done away with right here on the Earth.Promises of Rev 21:3,4 and also draw strength from Is. 41:13. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  30. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take your time, your fans will patiently wait for your return.

  31. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathy.

  32. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

  33. I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    C-

  34. I'm so sorry! Praying for you and your family!

  35. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know by your posts how much you loved her. You and your family are in my prayers

  36. So sorry for your lost, will keep you and your family in my thoughts. Take as long as you need, we will still be here.

  37. I lost my mom 7 months ago today. She was only 63, and I'm just 28. I really feel your pain and I am SO SO SORRY!! It took me months to get back to blogging and my readers waited for me. Yours will wait for you. Take care of yourself and your family. HUGS!!!

  38. Nik, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. We will be here when YOU are ready to come back. I cant even begin to imagine that pain you are going through, but your entire family is in my prayers right now. God Bless.

  39. I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.

  40. I'm so sorry for your loss. Both my parents are gone now, I'd give anything to have them back. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Patricia
    LadyBlvdRider@gmail.com

  41. I am so sorry for your loss. Of course we understand and will be praying for you and your family. Friends don't abandon you in your abstance.. they simply wait for your return. So, that's what we'll be doing. Take this time to grieve and embrass the loved ones surrounding you. We'll be here when you "get back".. hugs and lots of prayers.

  42. My thoughts are with you and your family. I lost my Dad last year and it's a blow. It is true what they say, everyday the pain gets better and eventually the tears turn into smiles and laughter over the many wonderful memories you all share of your Mum. It will get better, just feel it when you need to.

  43. So very sorry for your loss, I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers. We'll miss you, and look forward to your return.

  44. I'm so sorry for your loss! Take care of yourself and your family.

  45. Nikki, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Take care of yourself and your family. Oh, you're in my prayers through this hard time.

    Julie

  46. Im sorry for your loss. Praying for God to heal hearts in your time of need.

  47. There are no adequate words Nik! Just know you are loved. Please take care of yourself! Alice

  48. I just heard of your blog today and came over and saw this. I wanted to add my thoughts and say that I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom. It's clear she's a great lady, greatly missed and loved.

  49. I'm so sorry to hear this, Nik! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs!

  50. Nik, many many hugs are being sent to you and your family from all of us around the world. Your Foodies love you and support you and are so very sorry to hear of your terrible loss!

  51. Sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending hugs your way!!!

    Sara

  52. I found your page today. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  53. Hey girl, just wanted to let you know I'm still thinking about you and the girls. And using your super yummy recipes as well 🙂

  54. Just wanted to say hello and to let you know that you're still being held in my thoughts. I hope you and your family are surrounded by love.