July 1, 2014

Loss of my Mother...

Hello... On June 19th, while I was vending at a show in Chicago... my mother, 62, lost her battle to colon cancer.  She was surrounded by those who cared so deeply for her, much love...and slept peacefully away after being in a coma for only a few hours...  My heart is broke and I will miss her dearly.  I do know she is in a much better place with no more cancer causing her pain & suffering.  I hope she is enjoying coffee and sugar cookies with Grandma Lily and the family... and is back with the love of her life... my dad...  

Once we returned from Chicago, I spent the next day gathering numerous photos and goods for her visitation.  My two daughters and I went and picked out mom's outfit together... we shared fond memories and many tears as we made our final choice.  Red it was- mom's favorite color!  And polka dots... Because anything polka dot always caught her eyes!  The next few days flew by, but not without a sewing inspired visitation, hearing about memories made with mom and an amazing turnout out of friends & family from near and far.  That evening we enjoyed a festive balloon release- followed by a private, lovely, graveside service the following morning.  Everything truly went beautifully!  My heart is happy -as my Mom was soooo LOVED!  

Before we left mom's {after digging up some of her flowers to bring home} we had to snuggle with the little kittens.... When my dad passed away, my great grandmother Lily, and now mom... baby kitties were born!  Isn't that amazing!!!  

Now we are home- just tonight we planted a flower bed in our back yard with flowers that were given in memory of mom...  I can't wait to share pics with you as it grows and as I add accessories to it!  My brother started a new flower bed there, too, in Fox!  Let's hope mom's green thumb rubbed off on my brother and I!

Here are a few pics from Mom's Celebration of Life!  Rest in peace momma...  I miss you sooo much already! Xoxo




14 comments:

Patti said...

Stacy, I am so sorry that your mom passed away while you were here in Chicago. I hope that your beautiful memories help you through this difficult time and that you feel God's loving arms around you giving your strength and comfort.
Blessings, Patti

WoolenSails said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom and my sympathies go out to you and your family. Your mom sounds like an amazing woman and I am sure she is smiling down on you.

Debbie

Cathy Buel said...

So sorry for your loss. I have been through the same thing and am thankful for so many wonderful memories. For you it is kittens for me it is butterflies. The day we buried my Mom the yard was full of butterflies. I'm sure your Mom is smiling down on you. Hugs

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

I am sorry for your loss.
D.G. L

Rouge Cerise said...

So sorry for your loss.
Hugs

Barbara said...

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Keep the memories of good times and all she taught you in your thoughts. Sounds like she was one very special lady who was loved by many.

Kurt Schindler said...

My deepest sympathy. May all your happy memories bring you comfort.

Charlotte

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother.
Embrace all the wonderful memories you hold so dear.
Thoughts and Prayers to you and your Family.
Blessings
Robin

jody said...

Stacy, so sorry for your loss.. I know you will all miss her, thank goodness for our wonderful memories that will help get through each day. Sending thoughts and prayers!

CJ said...
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CJ said...

Oh my, may your wonderful memories help you through this trying time. Kittens from heaven. Lovely !

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Stacy,
Your celebration of your mother
'S life sounds like a love-filled day. I'm sorry for your loss and pray your fond memories bring you joy and comfort.

Hugs, Carrie

Sukochi Lee said...

I think your mom totally enjoyed her celebration! And was sending much love from heaven above to each and every one of you.

Susy said...

Stacy, Thank you for sharing about your mother's passing with us... and the kittens, that is so amazing! It's never easy to lose a parent... the person who knows us best, inside and out.Love to you and your family, Susy Boyer

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