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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WOYWW: Gratitude and Grief


I missed WOYWW last week.  The first time in a long time.  It was my Mom's funeral. On my desk today are the stuff I brought home from the hospital.  Our community songbook, from which we sang so many songs as we stayed by her as she peacefully passed away.  A little bible and prayer book from which we read to her even when she could no longer respond. And novena prayers...


As Roman Catholics we pray for those who have gone before us and we also ask them to pray for us, just like we do for friends and family who are alive, because we believe that they live on...


Last January 12, Mommy turned 80 years old and I felt happy she reached that age because the bible says in Psalm 90:10 "Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures".  

It is hard to get used to being one person less in our family gatherings.  We are always together since we all live so close to each other.  But God's grace is abundant and we have been able to be grateful for the time she had with us, for the full and blessed life she had and for 80 years of God's faithfulness.  As I said in my eulogy (in the previous post), no goodbyes, because the faith that she passed on to me, makes me certain that she lives on.

Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement during this difficult time.  It is wonderful how my web friends, people I have never even met in person, have helped me cope during this time.  It is much appreciated.  Blessings to all!

17 blog hugs:

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's a beautiful art journal page in memory of your mother, who now lives in His presence. May the peace of the Lord be with you and your loved ones during your time of grief. Blessings!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your art journal is lovely, but I was most impressed by the post below that eulogized your mother. She sounds like an incredibly impressive woman. You have truly been blessed in every way. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Jeanette@CraftyInCrosby said...

Prayers for you and your family. I thank God every day for my dear Mom and can only imagine the sorrow you must feel now. But there is also joy, to know that she is dancing in heaven.

Gerrina said...

A big hug from me in these sad times! Wish you strenght and peace. Gerrina

Annie said...

Hi Peggy. I must have missed your last post [ I'm sorry] so was unaware of your news. I have just read it now and what an amazing woman your mother was and I'm certain she lives on in you now. You will know in your heart that she is now at peace and my prayers will continue for you and your family.
Much love,
Annie x # 53

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Peggy, sorry to hear of your mums passing- stay happy and remember the good times. Hugs RobynO#37

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh Peggy, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My own mum died 18 months ago and there's not a day goes by that I don't think of her. I think my mum was as industrious as yours and certainly as loving, I had a loving childhood too.
Sending hugs and consolation,
LLJ 44 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Your eulogy is shiny with love and respect for your mother; quite beautiful. You have that gift of unconditional love and that will sustain you through the days when you miss her most.

Eliza said...

My heart reaches out to you and your family, you are all in my prayers. Beautiful Eulogy for your mother, she lives on...... in so many ways.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 52

StampinCarol said...

My heart just breaks for you. May God wrap His comforting arms around you. Your words are beautiful and your journal page is lovely.
Happy WOYWW.
Carol N #81

JD/ Jill said...

As Always, Your Art Journal page is beautifully done. I'm continuing to keep you and your family in my prayers.

Netty said...

Am sorry to hear of your Mothers parting, her spirit will be with you forever. Love the beautiful artwork. Hugs Annette x

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Angela Radford said...

Lovely journal page, so sorry to hear about your mum. Angela x 68

Carole said...

A heartfelt prayer for your well being and condolences for the loss of your Mother. A beautiful journal page, you're quite a talented artist. Your Mother shares her beautiful smile with you.
Be well and stay warm ~ Carole 101

Lea.H said...

so, so sorry for your loss. i read your below post, and read such lovely things about your mum. Lx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Peggy,

I'm sorry to hear about your mother. There is peace knowing she's in a better place and one day you will be reunited.

Hugs,

Kay (5)

Karen Letchworth said...

Your art is such a blessing to me, and I am so grateful that you share with us. I hope that God has been comforting your heart, and helping you to heal through your pain. I continue to pray for His peace to come over you. Hold on to all the precious memories!
Blessings,
karen
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