Monday, June 13, 2011

A Beautiful Spirit


Saturday we held a second memorial service for my Mom
 here in the Adirondacks...
It was an intimate, meaningful and personal service
 conducted entirely by family.






 Mom devoted her life to serving others.
She had a beautiful spirit.


She was loved by so many ...
... we miss her.

34 comments:

Pattie said...

What a lovely post....And what a beautiful photo of your Mother I miss mine too we are so lucky to have great old pictures there's nothing like them

Pattie

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your mom was beautiful. I am sure that she was and still is very loved by you.

Danielle

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

What an absolute gorgeous photo of your dear mom, you can tell she was truly beautiful inside and out!
Have a lovely week Laura.
Sincerely,
Melinda

trash talk said...

How blessed y'all are as a family to have had her and how blessed were those who were counted among her friends to have known her.
Smiling through tears...
Debbie

Gail Thayer said...

Very sweet, and what a wonderful photograph! I miss my sweet Mom too!

Cyndi said...

Such a happy photo of your Mom. I lost my Mom one year ago. Going through all the photos of her life is showing me what a great Mom I truly had. I'll be praying for your comfort.

Lost in Provence said...

I am so glad to hear that all went well. Thank you so much for sharing that absolutely beautiful photo--if that isn't 'joie de vivre' than I don't know what is!

Sending my best to you and hoping that all is well.

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness. Just lovely. All of it.



Kelly

It's me said...

I am glad that it all went well...she was a beautiful lady your mom....kisses from me....xxx...xxx...

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What an amazing photo of your gorgeous Mom! How nice that your family held a memorial service for her in the Adirondacks, a place that I'm sure was as dear to her heart as is it is to yours, Laura.

Barb said...

Beautiful posting, sending you a BIG support hug,
Barb in Texas

eli said...

Such a beautiful and sweet post Laura.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful and bittersweet post, Laura. Your mom was a real beauty.

XO,
Jane

Sweet Young Journey said...

Beautiful, just beautiful Laura!

Vicki said...

Hugs...I love the picture of her.

sweetpea said...

lovely tribute my friend. she looks like a fabulous woman in that pic! thanks for sharing your journey, it can't be easy.

hugs,

shelley

judi said...

thinking of you and love the pics...beautiful.
judi

north pal said...

that is a very sweet cherished photo of your mother. Bestest,Denise

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a BEAUTIFUL picture of your mother!! took my breath away it did! she looked like a carefree and happy-go-lucky kind of person. how blessed and lucky you must have been to have know her!

Andy's Attic said...

What a wonderful, spirited, picture of your mother. Glad you had such pretty flowers around and your family had its personal time to reflect. Happy thoughts are coming your way,
Annette

Suz said...

Laura,
We have both loved and lost wonderful mothers. I only wish I could give you a big hug right now.
Suz

Snuskebassa said...

Lovely pictures. Your mother looked like a fun women, she has that look in her eyes: I am embracing life!
Love from Liv i Norway :-)

LizlovesVintage said...

Sending best wishes. I'm sure she will always be in your heart!!
xxx Liz

A Cottage Muse said...

Laura I love that photo of your Mom ~ she looks like a free beautiful spirit for sure! I agree with Liv...she looks like she was embracing life and loving it!

Take care,
Sandi

Zootsuitmama said...

Good memories are so precious. So sorry for your loss.

Cindy said...

A beautiful picture of your mom. You can see her carefree, loving spirit. May she live forever in your heart.

Mayflower said...

How beautiful such a special memorial service for your mother Laura.
You have a nice post here dedicated to her, what a beautiful picture of your mother.
Warm wishes and a big hug, Mea

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a great picture to have of your Mother - a very pretty lady.
Thanks for sharing.

flowers on my table said...

So sorry you lost your mother. What a fabulous picture you have of her, the Hydrangeas are gorgeous. Have a wondeful day, love Linda x

La Dolfina said...

Wow, that photo says it all... so beautiful.
I see her spirit!!

The French Bear said...

Your photo of your Mom is so beautiful, her passion and zest for life is evident by the smile on her face.......what a lovely keepsake of her. It's so nice that your family had time to reflect and be there for each other to share in her memory.
I think the hydrangeas are perfect!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Brambleberry Cottage said...

It's so hard, when those we love are no longer with us. Thank goodness for the sweet memories that carry us through. What a beautiful legacy your mom left by "devoting her life to serving others," with "a beautiful spirit." No wonder she "was loved by many."

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Marivic said...

What an absolutely gorgeous Mom photo! I'm sure she would love to be remembered that way--beautiful, exciting, full of life. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

Blessings...