Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gratitude



Thank you for all your expressions of sympathy and love.
Your support and prayers are deeply appreciated.
  


I am grateful for so many blessings...

...for the beautiful and close relationship I had with my Mom
...for the gift of time to be able to be with her so much this last year 
...for a loving, understanding and supportive family
...for wonderful friends
...for my faith.

Spring is here...
Mom loved this time of year...
...a time for new beginnings.

Wishing you a joyful spring!

With much gratitude and love, Laura
  

44 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Laura~~~~

My prayers are with you.

XO,
Jane

The French Bear said...

Laura, you were in my thoughts today, my heartstrings were tugging when I thought of all the things you are experiencing these days....
Glad to have warm sunshine and blue sky to blend in with the memories...happy thoughts....
Hugs,
Margaret B
xx

Divine Theatre said...

You are in my family's prayers.
I wish you peace, my friend.
~Andie

Gail Thayer said...

Laura,
Sweet thoughts to you at this time........I know how difficult it can be but holding on to the memories gets us through.......:).

The Chickens' Auntie said...

My prayers are with you and your family, Laura!

tales from an oc cottage said...

You are so blessed to have had such a wonderful relationship with you mom...it will comfort you now and stay with you forever.

m ^..^

Tammy said...

A beautiful post
you are in my thoughts
Tammy:-)
JUNK WILD

Anji Johnston said...

Thinking of you...

Regina said...

My deepest sympathy.

romanticdomestic said...

Thinking of you and your Mom in this difficult time. Wishing you peace, comfort and a continued closeness with her from the other side.

BonjourRomance said...

I am sorry to hear about your Mom. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Mimi

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Thinking of you often dear Laura
May spring bring you happy days and fond memories...
xxxx Julie

High Street Cottage said...

Wishing you a wonderful Spring too, Laura, and thanks to you for such wonderful inspiration. Hope you'll stop by my blog next week, I am linking up to your charming blog. xoxo tami

Lilybets said...

...wishing you all the best Laura.
Kiss.

manon 21 said...

Une pensée pour toi ma chère Laura.

Amitiés

Manon

It's me said...

My dear Laura thinking of you...life is so hard.........and zo difficult sometimes........love love Ria.....God is carrying me on this moment...xxx

Jem said...

I hope your spring brings peace, joy and inspiration Laura!

Jem xXx

Vintage Gal said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you ~ may you have a wonderful spring with your mother in your heart always ;-)

Karen said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear mother -

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

The loss of a Mother is like loosing part of oneself for it is the only relationship that a unique sharing occurs beginning in the womb... the sharing of a heartbeat.
May these sunny Spring days help to heal your loss, embrace you with love and engulf you with the tenderness of life.
Susan x

erin said...

happy spring, dear one.
erin
xxoo

Susan said...

Good morning. My sympathy. I just found your blog after the wonderful article in Blogging magazine. Loved it all. Susan

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Hey Laura,
So good to hear from you! Enjoy this wonderful time of year and treasure your memories of your lovely mother.
Much love,
Susie

sandra said...

Prayers and sunny thoughts being sent to you!I lost my sweet Mom 2 yrs ago next month but her love and special memories keep her close. Blessings to you and your family.

Jamie said...

My prayers are with you, I hope you continue to feel love and support all around you.

BECKY said...

Hi Laura, I am new to your blog, and already feel a connection to you. My wonderful Mom left her earthly abode to be with Jesus in 2004, and I always miss her most at this time of the year...her birthday, their wedding anniversary, and Mother's Day.

My heart goes out to yours, as I pray for you and your family. May the God of all mercy and love bathe you in His peace, and comfort you in His mighty arms. I will continue to pray for you. I know she was blessed, too, by all the time you had with her.

Love and hugs,
Becky

Simply Bungalow said...

Laura,
So sorry to hear about your mother. Sending you warm thoughts and peace during this time.
~Heidi

Andy's Attic said...

Dear Laura, I think of you often and hope that the spring will help heal your heart.
Annette

kpaints said...

So sorry for your loss, may God be with you. May Spring renew your heart.

A Cottage Muse said...

I am proud to say that my Mom was my best friend. We spent so much time together and truly enjoyed each other's company. After she passed away I was so very lucky to have such wonderful memories to lift my spirits when I would miss her the most. Sounds like you will be just as lucky.

Take care,
Sandi

Mary Anne said...

.....I don't even know you, but you have been in my thoughts so much. Prayer is powerful and I know that so many of your blogger friends have been with you in thought and prayer. I was very close to my mom as well as I may have told you. With time, her memories will put smiles and laughter in your heart...........but healing takes time for those that loved her. Never forget that, SPRING WILL COME AGAIN. OX

Jen said...

Laura, thanks for posting these lovely photos! At this time of year in Wisconsin, where we're still battling the winter temps and snowstorms, these pics are a much-needed reminder that spring is on the way!:-)

You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!

vicki said...

Laura - I hope that the warmth of the spring, the sunshine, and the hope of the new season will help to comfort you in this truly heart breaking loss. The empty spot in your heart will not be filled, my friend, but it will heal over time. You are blessed that you had a wonderful relationship with your Mother - those memories will be so so special to you.

Vicki

♥ helen said...

I am sorry about your loss.
Just wanted to tell you have a beautiful blog.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Dear Laura, so nice to hear from you. Although I know this is a sad and difficult time for you, you really seem to be at peace with your Mom's passing. Your words and photos warm my heart.
xoxo
Zita

Tutti Chic said...

What a beautiful post~so sorry for your loss~

MJ Ornaments said...

I'm so sorry to hear your mom passed away. I also lost my mom a few months ago, so I know what you're going through. I pray for healing and peace for you and your family.
~Martha

Fete et Fleur said...

Blessings . . .

Hugs!
Nancy

nat said...

i am so sorry for your loss! i am thinking about you and praying that you find comfort in the wonderful memories of your mother.

xo,

natalie

Barb said...

What a touching post Laura, I know your Mom is looking down from heaven with a smile.
Hugs,
Barb in Texas

Margaret said...

Your mom was so cute, and I'm sorry to hear of your loss, as I haven't visited your blog in a couple of weeks. Having lost my mom, I so understand your time of healing. XO

Halo Hill said...

On my gosh, I am so sorry. No matter what nothing can prepare you for the loss of your Mom. It's really hard and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hugs,
Sheila

Lululiz said...

I hope the beautiful memories of your mother will make you smile.

Ange said...

I just knew I'd missed these posts Laura. It's taken me a while to be able to come back and scroll through them all to see what I'd missed out on reading.

All my love, and prayers to you - and your Mom who's in just the right place now to receive them. May those angel wings transport you often.

Safe trip back from Florida with your trinkets
Love
Ange