Elizabeth Blue, Sedona, Lucia Maya, cancer, death, love,

An opportunity to ride the waves of a mother and daughter’s journey through the heart – with cancer, grief, healing, and the greatest love, grace and presence possible.

This blog weaves together Elizabeth Blue’s poetry and memoir written during her 22 years, and Lucia Maya’s email journal and memoir of her daughter’s last year, her time of living and dying in a state of grace.  Though heartbreakingly sad, it has been breathtakingly beautiful.

This is dedicated to Elizabeth Blue, so that the world may experience her essence and her gifts. She was born January 12, 1990 and left us September 23, 2012.


Elizabeth Blue, Lucia Maya, Elizabeth Meagher, love, grief, loss,
Elizabeth Blue and Lucia Maya ~ April, 2012

It will be easiest to follow if you begin at the beginning, and follow along chronologically.

15 thoughts on “Home – Out of the Blue

  1. I read this full story one in 2013 when my aunt was dying of cancer. And I still think of you and your daughter to this day.


  2. My 14 yo girl insists that I let you know how your pain and loss have brought us together.I read this whole blog in one night..I cried and laughed and weeped from my mom spots with and for you.Cancer is a dick.I am a survivor…Not nearly as bad as your daughters however,It was my battle once also.You made death seem so fleshy and clinic like..you explained the cleaning of her body.It wasnt creepy or too motherly..more like a tree huggers view of disposial of her shell.I hope none of that was offensive be cause it wasnt meant to be so.Anyways..I read this to my kid and wept..and she too wept.We lost her dad 4 years ago.Its creepy and very cold when You think of a funeral home.Some fat guy in a too little suit workin on my loved one..the cold table..no clothes..and that sheet..just like the one i was given in prison..all cold thoughts..but flowers..draped fabrics..a warm rag and a mothers warm heart..gahh..it felt so good and warm.And natural.Nature took its course..Your amazing.Did I mention what a Dick cancer is.Your girl was beautiful.Her body of course.But her soul and enegry was infectious.Her memory and enegry are thought of often at our house.like 2 times a day at least..Its a song that brings her thru my minds feed.Kodaline..All I want..you must hear it with a candle lit and an open window.Its haunting in a good way..

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    1. Dear Mindy,
      Thank you so much for writing! I love ❤️ knowing that Elizabeth has such an impact and ongoing presence in your life and your and your daughter’s relationship! Yes, I’m a tree-hugging mother… so no offense taken. It just felt very natural to me to take care of her myself…

      I’ll find and listen to the song. Thank you!


  3. This is one of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever read. Elizabeth was very beautiful and talented. I’m very sorry for your loss. God bless.


  4. Dear Lucia, Elizabeth had a very beautiful Mother.I thank you for releasing her journey,I wished when we lost our beautiful son-in-law Matthew in June of 2013 that we would have been able to do this.My daughter is still grieving and if we could have that most precious time back this would of made it a little easier on her.Theirs was a beautiful love story that ended to soon.But this is your story and I’m sick now and this has given me another beautiful way of leaving my family.And the healing will be less.Thank you for the honor of reading your page.


    1. Dear Linda,
      thank you so much for your kind words, and sharing your story. I’m so sorry for the loss of your son-in-law. I’m grateful you found my blog and that you took the time to write.


  5. Hello! You don’t know me and I don’t know you. I never knew you’re beautiful Elizabeth Blue and I’ll probably never know you either. But I spent my entire morning reading all the beautiful love and texts of solace and grieving and awe and wonder and respect and spirit. I was mesmerized by your journey together and more so your beautiful way of dealing with that journey. I just wanted to take a moment to reach out and let you know that you touched a persons soul today in a positive way. And even though I’m no stranger to loss and grieving I learned that you can grieve with grace and beauty and honesty. And it’s ok. Thank you.

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    1. Dear Jax, thank you so much for writing. It makes such a difference to know that our journey and Elizabeth’s life has touched you. The whole reason I have shared these writings is with the hope for exactly what you’ve shared. Deep gratitude to you.

      love and blessings, Lucia


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