Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Beautiful Blog Win!

Gossimar Wings on Etsy had a blog contest that I had entered, and I won!! I received my beautiful necklace in the mail today and it is absolutely gorgeous. Even prettier in person than it was in pictures. I can't wait to wear this beauty. It is actually a locket, which I didn't realize until I received it. So I can put a picture inside and carry it with me! I have to recommend this Etsy shop to everyone, since I love the necklace so much. I am a lover of both butterflies and roses, and this necklace has both. It is very well made, "made with love" as she put it. I can tell that she puts a lot of love and care into her pieces. Please check out her shop, give it a heart and buy something! Support handmade!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day in Heaven

This Valentine's Day is my mom's first one in heaven. I know it is the most ♥Love♥ She has ever felt, and she felt a lot of love on this earth from me, her only daughter. Not to mention the love from my dad, her husband of 42 years. And my brother, her sisters and brothers and everyone else who ever knew her. She is and was very loved. Not only was she loved, she loved too. She showed love to everyone she knew, not only saying I love you, but showing it in her actions. She taught me what unconditional love really is. I miss her as much today as any other day, but I know that in heaven she is the happiest she's ever been. There are no tears, no sadness, no pain, no fear, no sickness. Only Love, the best love of all, God's love. I can see her now, at the throne dancing for Jesus. Full of love and joy. She knows nothing of my current pain or sadness, which is good because it would hurt her to know how I am feeling since she went. I feel her with me, the little whispers in the dark "I love you, Pooh" and I never want to forget her voice, her touch, although not physically I do feel her. I am a part of her, and therefore she is always with me. Her life not only touched mine, but I would not be here without her. I miss her so and KNOW that she is happy and perfect in heaven with Jesus. I love her, forever.

Monday, February 1, 2010


My friend Kathy at Tapestry316 wrote a blog post that I wanted to share. It's about some pro-life stories, but not what most people would think. It's a unique perspective about the value of a person's life, no matter how short or painful that life may be. She included my mom Betty in her post, and linked back to this blog to see our journey through the end of my mom's life. That was so touching, that she looked at our story and thought about how life is precious.

I still miss mom every day, every moment really. There is never a time that my heart doesn't feel shattered. It's been less than three months since she passed. Time does not heal all wounds, but it does lessen the pain of them. I know as time goes on my shattered heart will slowly feel a little better, hard to imagine as that is. There will always be broken pieces, where I miss my mom. She was and is a special person, who was my kindred soul. We were two peas in a pod, connected in a way that I can't even describe. My mom was only 62, and I am only 34, and it feels just way too soon. I'm happy to say that while I miss her, she is healed, in heaven. Whole, healthy and happy again - rejoicing with Jesus. I will see her again, and can't wait for the day.