Thursday, December 15, 2011

My heart is broken....

......into a million tiny pieces.
Last night my sisters and I surrounded my Mother as she left this earth for her new home in Heaven.
My Mother was my rock, my best friend, my comfort....everything.
My Mother is the reason I am the woman I am today.
When I was 13, my mother patiently sat me at her precious sewing machine time and again until she had taught me to properly sew.  "No short cuts Maureen, no unfinished edges or seams"....keep it neat.  She made me a perfectionist, made me pay attention to detail whenever I sewed anything.    She is the reason I am the artist that I have become.
I'm SO PROUD to have called her Mom, our family was SO BLESSED to have been able to share part of her 79 years on this earth. 
She was so strong in her faith in God and became my prayer partner.  But God needed her more.......
We rest assured that she is with her Heavenly Father and our family members that have gone before her and rejoice in knowing that we WILL one day have a reunion with her in Heaven.


Fly Mom with the Angels,
I'm sure you are wearing the biggest set of wings.......

57 comments:

JDConwell said...

Lost both my parents, and I know your pain. It will ease, but just feel it for a while first...she'll know. Hugs, girl.

jennifer768 said...

Oh Maureen I am so sorry honey! It is so hard to say goodbye to a parent. It is wonderful though that you have these precious memories of the times you have spent together. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.May God strength and comfort you in your time of loss.Hugs,Jen

Judy Mathis said...

So sorry Maureen. My prayers are with you and your family.

old crow said...

Dear Maureen, my heart aches for you today! Heaven will be just a little brighter today with a new sweet angel. May God bless you and your family.

Big Hugs of Love,
Mona

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Maureen~ my heartfelt Sympathy to you and your family~
Prayers~
Teresa

~Tonya said...

Oh Maureen, I am so sorry. May you find the strength to help you through this very difficult time.

You wrote so eloquently about your mother, I am sure she knows how much she was loved and appreciated.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My you still feel the Magic of this Christmas Season.

Blessings to you,
Tonya

Sew Many Raggedies said...

My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I know how difficult it is to let your Mom go. But we do take comfort in knowing that we will see them again.
Blessings to you and your family during this difficult time.
~Rene~

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

With deepest sympathy to you and your family Maureen. I know the pain you feel as I to lost my mom 4 yrs ago and it still feels like yesterday. I miss her very much. Prayers sent that God keeps you close through this time in your life.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Maureen~ So sorry for your loss.Remember she is were there is no pain or sorrow.I know it hurts but you will meet again.Big Hugs!~Amy

Barbara said...

My heart, sorrow and sympathy wings their way to your soul....may the memories you shared bring peace and love to you...

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

You have my deepest sympathy, Maureen. I know how it is, I lost my Mother on Dec 1st, several years ago and it is still hard for me. You know she is in heaven and not in any pain. She will be having Christmas with Jesus, this year.

Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

TheRustyThimble said...

Prayers Maureen to you and your family.
Brenda

Lucia said...

I am so sorry

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss Maureen. It is so hard to say good by to our parents no matter how old we are. I lost my Dad 12 years ago ....and I cry every time I think of him and how very much I miss him. Holding you and your family in my prayers.
Hugs,
Lynn

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Maureen, I'm so sorry. My prayers are with you and your sisters. Hold tight to your memories.....*hugs*

Michelle

lilraggedyangie said...

o Maureen ...my heartaches for you today ! Praying for you and your family . May God grant you peace in happy memories in the coming days ! hugs lil raggedy angie

Penny said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Maureen. May you find comfort in knowing that your mom will suffer no more... and that you will meet again one day....
Blessings to you and your family.

paperpest said...

My condolences.

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

I am so sorry, Maureen.
My prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Tam

Hannah's PinKeep said...

I'm so sorry, Sweetheart. You are in my thoughts and in my heart.
Hugs,
Jodi

Farmhouse prims said...

I am so sorry about your mother, what an awesome mother. I will keep you in my prayers. Bunches of hugs, Lecia

Trudy Honeycutt ~ Folk Artist said...

So sorry to hear the news, Maureen. Know that God is with you, and yes, she is wearing those big beautiful wings now!! Prayers and thoughts for all of you.

Billies Primitives said...

Sorry about your loss, my mother died 5 years ago, and I know how hard it is,, Some days, I still have a hard time knowing I cannot even pick up the phone to give her a call, she was the one person I knew would always be there for me. Then other days, I take comfort in just the memory of her love for her children, and the things she taught me in life,, And still get a laugh at some of my funny moments with her, my prayers are with you and your family !!! Billie

Kays Kids said...

Loosing a mother leaves a bug hole in our hearts.
"Death is not extinguishing the lamp
It is putting out the Lamp
because the dawn has come"
I hope you are surrounded by family to support you.
Warm Hugs
Kay

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Oh I am so sorry...my prayers and sympathy are with you.

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Oh Maureen, I am so sorry Sweetie. The pain is just so horrible when you lose one of your parents. I lost both of mine 14 years ago, and not a day goes by that I don't think of them. I have so many wonderful memories of them, and in time, your heart will heal.I will say a prayer for you and your family. May God bless you.
Linda

Ahl Cooped Up said...

I'm so sorry. I feel your pain. I recently lost my Mother. It still hurts. It's extra hard this time of year. You and your family are in my prayers.

Traci said...

Dear Maureen, I am so sorry for the loss that you and your family are feeling. It is so hard to say goodbye, but know that one day you will say hello once again.

I know the pain you are feeling, I lost my dear mom a little over a year ago and still miss her everyday.
Hugs,
Traci

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

So sorry Maureen to hear about your loss. It's always hard to lose someone so close to your heart.
Embrace the memories.
Prayers and thoughts being sent for you and your family.
Blessings
Robin

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. God bless you during this sad time. Your friend, Diane ♥

Hanni said...

So sorry Maureen to hear about your loss of your beloved Mother! Your Mom knew how much she was loved and her spirit will live forever in your sewing and creating! Your Mom taught you well!
God bless you and the family!

Nobby Raggedies said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. May you take some comfort in the knowledge you will be together again some day. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Blessings, Julie-Anne

Ellie's Country Accents said...

Maureen, I'm so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family,
Ellie

Pam at Antique or Not said...

So sorry, Maureen. Losing our mothers is one of the hardest things to bear, especially when we're really close. My heart breaks for you...

Hugs,
Pam

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Dear Maureen,
My heart aches for you. My prayers and love go out to you, your sisters and the rest of your family.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Peace be with you ~*~Lisa

Debbie said...

My deepest sympathies are with you and your family Maureen. Sending prayers of comfort to you.

*hugs*
Debbie K

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

You have my deepest sympathies, Maureen. Praying for you and your family at this time.
Lois

wickedfaerie said...

Maureen, I am so terribly sorry for you and your sisters. You are fortunate to have had such an incredible woman guide you in your life. I am sure it was an honour and a privilage to have called her your mother. My thoughts and blessings are with you.

Sue

Angela said...

Maureen, So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I can share your pain as I said goodbye to my mother on Nov 9. It's still fresh on my mind and the first time ever to spend the holiday without a mother or a father. God is good and you will be fine. You have wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.
Hugs
Angela

CardinalCrafts said...

Oh Maureen I am so sorry! You never get over the loss of a parent but it does get better with time. I pray that you will find comfort in the memories you have made with her.

Hugs,
Christina

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Precious memories will get you through this sad time. I can already feel your strength. Mom's are such blessings to us, lost mine in 1994, think of her often especially at Christmas, she was Christmas, her favorite season. Hugs to you Maureen, will keep you in my thoughts and in my prayers.
Connie

Brenda said...

I'm so very sorry Maureen!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!

Brenda

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

So Sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Take Care my Friend!

robynart said...

Dear Maureen, so sorry for your loss. I feel for you at such a sad time. I know I'd be devastated to loose my Mother. Big hugs and many prayers coming your way, Robyn

oldecrow said...

My deepest sympathy Maureen. You have faith and you will be able to bear the pain over the holidays. You are so lucky to have had such a mother.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wanda
Olde Crow Mercantile

Deb's Country Crafts said...

I'm so very sorry. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you Maureen. Your Mom did a wonderful job teaching you to sew, you're SO talented. Big giant hugs to you. Take care!

Mamaws Creations said...

Oh Maureen, I am so sorry for your loss. will keep your family in my prayers.

charmingsbycmh said...
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charmingsbycmh said...

Sorry for your loss, know that she is rejoicing with Jesus, celebrating His birthday with Him! God bless. Carolyn

anniebeez said...

Maureen I'm so sorry. We can never really be prepared can we. You and your mother are in my prayers.

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Maureen, I am so very sorry for your loss. I lost both of my parents and understand your heartbreak. My prayers are with you and your family.

Denise

Green Creek Primitives said...

Maureen, I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing. I know what you are going through, I lost my father 5 years ago and its the hardest thing I have gone through. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you a hug, Vicky

ohiofarmgirl said...

My Mother just recently passed away and the pain in severe..and long term. I do not know how I will ever go on without her. I know you are in shock as I am also...I pray for you and your family...this road is bumpy with many valleys. Dianntha

norma jean said...

So sorry to hear about your loss my prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you and your family at this time.

Louisa said...

Oh, Maureen, I'm so sorry you have lost such a precious soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please try to remember that she will always be with you in your heart. ((((((hugs)))))))

Carmen said...

MAUREEN I'M SO SORRY. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. BY THE WAY YOU SPEAK I KNOW YOUR STREGNTH AND FAITH IS IN THE LORD, AND SOMEDAY YOU WILL REUNITE WITH HER. MEAN TIME SHE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU BECAUSE SHE IS IN YOUR HEART AND FOR ALL THE WONDERFULL THINGS SHE TAUGHT YOU.
GOD BLESS YOU AND A BIG HUG FROM PUERTO RICO.