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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Heart Broken........


I have been absent from blogging for sometime now.  I didn't have the time to devote to blogging. The decision to take care of my mother was an easy one. Plain and simple, she would have done it for me or any one of my brothers or sisters.   My mother started to feel tired in June and it continued all summer. She just never got better.  My beloved mother passed away the Saturday before Thanksgiving. I take comfort in knowing she is with my dad in Heaven and they are together again.  Smiling and loving each other as they did their whole lives.
I always had a good time with my mom and we shared so many laughs, so much of our precious lives together as mother and daughter. It seems that my mother is a part of  my very being.  My mother taught me so much and I really never knew I was learning a life lesson.  I learned how to cook my family's favorite foods, learned my love for Christmas, and learned not to talk about anyone's children.  She use to say, "Never say my child would never do that because as soon as you say it, your child will."  I have followed that advice my whole life. She also taught me that it is more important to be kind than right.  I like to think I do that too. My mother had a wonderful life.  She loved her family, the beach, raking, gardening, knitting, sewing and dessert.  She had good health, good kids and a great husband.  She was blessed and so are we.

39 comments:

  1. So very sorry for your loss of your sweet Mother.

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  2. my heart goes out to you. I understand so well; and she was such beautiful mom,
    always in your heart.
    xx
    julie

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  3. so sorry to hear of your mother's death. my mother died when i was 9 years old so i hardly knew her. it must be so nice to have had a mother to learn so much from.

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  4. May your heart always be full of loving memories. May you celebrate the joys your mother brought to your life. Hugs!

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. I think that picture is amazing and quite a tribute to the vibrant woman she must have been! I've wondered about your absence from Blogland, please take care.

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  6. I love the picture - her face exuberates love of life, a good natured spirit - a life well lived.

    May you find comfort in the wonderful relationship you shared together -

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  7. I'm so sorry you've lost your mom. I hope you'll find peace and comfort knowing she is in a better place. *hugs*

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  8. So sorry for your loss. You have just paid her the most wonderful tribute.

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  9. So sorry to hear this. I know very well I can't say anything to take away the pain (I lost my mum 10 months ago), but you have just paid her the most beautiful tribute. Thinking of you.

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  10. What a lovely tribute to your lovely Mom I love all that she taught you and I know you have a hole in your heart as big as a freight train. I am glad you got to spend time with her and I am very glad she is with your Dad in heaven. That must be such a comfort to you.
    I am so glad you posted, I have missed you so much.
    Kim

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  11. I didn't want to read this because I knew I'd cry. What a beautiful tribute to your mom!

    Your mom was part of the greatest generation and she will be missed. She was beautiful on the outside and inside. Your mom was sparkling! She had a wonderful personality, a great laugh, was very stylishly dressed and always looked like she just stepped out of the beauty parlor - amazing, since she had six children!

    I will miss hearing the kindness in her voice, and her saying hello to me when you & I would chat on the phone on Saturday mornings while the two of you were running errands!

    It makes me smile when I imagine she's with the love of her life, cooking a nice Italian dinner for him in heaven!

    XO

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  12. Oh dear, my heart is heavy. I'm so very sad for your loss ... you've written her a beautiful tribute and you have given her the best loving care possible ... my prayers will be with you tonight. Be well, friend.

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  13. So sorry for your loss..I envy you your relationship with your Mom..I was never that lucky..All the best in 2014

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss...How fortunate your were to have her for your mom. She was beautiful on the inside as well as the out...What profound life lessons she gave to you...Thinking of you during this most difficult time...Hugs, Julie.

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  15. The Lord be with you! "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." One of my favorite Psalms. What a joyous reunion in heaven. Her photo shows a joyful person.

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  16. I'm so sorry. You will never regret taking the extra time to spend with your mother. That is a wonderful photo of her, the spirit for life is certainly captured in that moment. My heart aches for you tonight

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  17. Such a happy photo and your mom looks like she was one of those people that could light up a room when she walked in. I totally empathize you as my dad passed away at the end of October. Loosing a family member is a life changing experience. .. and one that can leave a hole in our hearts.

    Take Care and in time, the days will be easier.

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  18. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your post today is so full of love for your mother. She sounds like she was a wonderful mum.
    I'm glad you're back .... we've missed you. Lots of love Kathy xxx

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  19. Ohhhhhh, I was so happy to see your comment and went straight away to your blog. Then I was so sad to hear about your dear sweet Mom. What beautiful hair she had! And what a lovely legacy to her children.

    I spent the last year of my Mom's life with her, too, and it was very special. I put up the last Christmas photo we had, me, Mom and my four sisters. That was in December, 2005. Then, she died two months later in February of 2006.

    We were so blessed to know and love our Moms. Not everyone is as lucky as we were!

    I believe your Mom's spirit will continue to live through you-----through your own life on this earth and in all the good things you do for others------through your laughter and your tears-----deep without your heart and within your soul.

    Now we both have Moms in the other realm who will put in a good word for us and watch over us until it's time to meet again.

    Hugs to you, my dear friend, and God bless you always. Susan

    P.S. Just came in from shoveling and my fingers are the only frozen casualties I keep moving them to make sure they are not frostbitten. ha! It's doggone c-c-c-c-c-old outside.

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  20. What a fabulous photo of your lovely Mum.
    She looks like she loved life and you must be feeling so lost without her.
    I lost my Mum just over three years ago, but like you I'm comforted to think that she's finally with my Father dancing like they used to after being apart for over 30 years.
    Sending love, hugs and best wishes for you and your family at this sad time.
    xoxo

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  21. The beautiful photo of your mom popped up in the blog roll of Made with love: and I was drawn to come visit your blog. Thank you for honoring your mom and sharing more of your life through this post. While my life experiences are no doubt different than yours, I join you in the celebration of your mom's life and care about your own as you cope with the changes in and around you. I was born in Lawrence, MA and have numerous cousins and one dear aunt and uncle in New England still although the main part of my 62 years was spent in MO, CA, TX, NY, and for the last six years in the Portland, OR area. Just glancing at some of your past posts invite me to feel so at home! I want to come back and visit more with you :) May you and yours know abundant blessings in 2014

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  22. I am so very sorry for the passing of you your mom. It matters not how old we are we will miss our mother in our soul. It is so nice she lived will and passed on her wisdom.
    Cathy

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  23. I was drawn to this blog because of the wonderful vibrant picture of your Mother. Such a striking image. I am so sorry to hear of your loss - it must hurt deeply. x

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  24. What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful mom! My heart hurts for you; hopefully all those incredible memories will help ease your pain. You were blessed to have such a wonderful mom and close bond. My own mom passed when I was 21 yrs old-so early and I didn't have that type of relationship with her. Sending big hugs to you today.
    Noreen

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  25. My heart hurts for you. I was so sad to hear about your dear sweet Mom.I love your blog.

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  26. AWW im SO sorry for your loss :( my father passed away 2013 in August so I know how it feels. We just have to remember them laughing and forget allt the hurt...then they will live on in our hearts forever.

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  27. I am so sorry for your loss... we did notice your absence and missed you... your mother looked and sounded like a wonderful person and full of the joys of life, you will miss her i'm sure... baking a big cake in her honour would be a nice thing to do!

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  28. I am very sorry to hear about your mother. Prayers and hugs to you! Very nice picture of her. I know you will miss. Sounds like you have several good memories of her!

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  29. I am deeply sorry about the passing of your mother. Please accept my heart-felt condolences.
    I love the advice that she gave you... very sage advice, and so true.
    What a blessing you had her for a mom :)

    It's wonderful that you will be re-united with her one day. Families are forever.

    {{hugs}}
    Kerin

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  30. I am so sorry for your loss. You mother's goodness shines through in her photograph. May she rest in peace. God bless you.

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  31. p.s. on January 20 Hello Susan. I hope you are doing better. Time is a great healer of our sorrow. February is coming and that's the eight year anniversary of my mother's death. We were both so blessed to have our mothers for as long as we did and they will remain very much alive within our hearts. Susan

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  32. I'm so very sad to hear of the very sad loss of your beloved mother, it sounds like she lived her life to the fullest. Greenthumb xx

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  33. Susan,
    I'm so sorry! I can't even come close to imagining what it's like to lose your mom...and right before the holidays. It must take the wind out of your sails. I hope you can take some comfort in many fond memories...and that you're feeling better soon.

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  34. Hello my name is Francesca and I'm Italian. I found your blog by chance and I loved it. I have joined your followers. If you go too foul. Thank you. Francesca.

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  35. Un gran tributo a su madre....madre hay una sola ,hugs,hugs.saludos.

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  36. What a lovely tribute to your mother. We just lost my mother-in-law, December 3rd. We were lucky enough to have moved her from San Francisco to San Diego 2 years ago. She lived 2 doors away. We will miss her dearly too. Hope in time you will be feeling better. Sending prayers your way. New Follower.
    Hugs,
    Jody

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