Tuesday, April 26, 2011
My best friend
I held her hand the following morning for a long time. Of course true to form, she passed away when I left her side for just a few minutes. The loss of my mother was devastating. At the same time my father was also battling cancer. He passed away 9 months to the day after my mom. Other family issues kept me so busy that the one year anniversary of her death was difficult, but being so preoccupied kept me from really dealing with it. Not so this year...lol. Sorry my friends that I've been MIA the last few days... just needed a little time to work it through.
Anyway... The reason behind this post :) The Christmas before, I made my mother a quilt. I made blocks with the handprints of my brothers, sister, and myself, with a heart on the palm. I emboidered our names in the heart. The poem posted above went on it's own block. I wish I had taken a picture of it, it turned out really awesome ( if I do say so myself...lol) She LOVED it! It was buried with her, covering her with the love we have for her :).
Since Mother's day is just around the corner, and I can't see my mother smile.... I wanted to post this just in case someone might want to use the idea for their own mothers. My mom would be so happy to know that we could help to bring a smile to someone else.
Thank you for your patience, and for continuing to visit! xox Nikki