Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mom

I feel like you are all my friends and you've let me share my sweet momma with you here for a long time.. so I need to share with you about her a bit more.  The last few days have been the hardest I think I have ever had to go through.  My heart aches.  But  we take comfort knowing  our sweet momma  is in heaven with Dad now... and I KNOW they are dancing. (something they loved to do).  We were with  her the entire time.. holding her hand . she knew she was not alone and that she was SO loved.
I'm so thankful for this precious time I have had with her so close for the last few months. I know now what a GIFT that was, and I'm so blessed to have had it.
I'm so thankful for the nice lunch we had just sitting at the table chatting on Thursday, just before she had the stroke.  I will cherish every minute of that..    

It's been hard to come here to write  this ,but  I wanted you all to know, because I know you know how important she was to me.( to all of my family).   She was our "rock". ... "our" family core... and she will be SO missed.   I'm just going to share these photos of her and my boys with you, because they are what is giving me comfort right now. They make me smile and comfort me.






Evelyn Dunn Obituary HERE

61 comments:

Susan said...

Vicki,
My heart goes out to you and your family for your loss. I know how much your Mom meant to you and your family and how much she will be missed. Loved all the photos and her obituary was beautiful. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
Susan

Scrapthat said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Vicki.
I have always enjoyed seeing your family moments where she was involved. Great big hugs,
Dolly

Sandy said...

Vicki,
I am so sorry you have lost her and all she was to all of your family....Sandy

Carol (HB) said...

Oh Vic, I am so so sorry. Even though tears are in my eyes, I relish in the fact that you have so many wonderful memories. Every time you look in the mirror you will be able to see the beautiful heart your mom had... because you have the same one.
Sending all my love!

stampqueen said...

Oh Vicki - my heart goes out to you!! I am sending prayers and hugs your way!!!!

Elaine A said...

Vicki -

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom! I know how hard it is to lose your parents, it leaves a whole in your heart that never quite heals. My prayers are with you and I wish I could reach out and just give you a hug. God Bless

Elaine Allen

Bettyann said...

I am so sorry to hear the news..This past while you have shared her with us and we loved being on the journey...take care..

busymartha said...

I can't imagine my Mom not being around, but I know the time will come. She is turning 76 this year and has been quite ill for the last month. I'm glad you have so many wonderful memories, Marilyn

Marlene (cards4u) said...

I am so sorry my friend!! My heart aches for you - please know you and your family are in my prayers! Wish I could be there to give you a hug!
Take Care!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Oh Vicki, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. My heart goes out to you and your family. I know how close your family is and how much your mom meant to all of you. I think it's wonderful that you were able to spend so much time together these past few month. Cherish and hold tight to all of your beautiful memories. You and your family are in my thoughts and payers. Hugs to you my sweet friend.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

My heart aches for you- I know how hard it is to lose our mothers...mine went 6 months ago.
I am so glad you are sharing the pictures and remembering the happy moments.
Sending you strength and a hug sweetie

Donna said...

Vicki I am sitting here, having just now gotten the news about your mom,and I have a lump in my throat....we all felt like we knew her, thanks to your wonderfully written blog and inclusion of your mom in so many entries. There truly are no words adequate enough to ease your sorrow but know that many people are praying for you and hurting alongside you because we care. May God bring your entire family some comfort in the difficult days ahead. Many hugs!

Jan Hennings said...

I'm so sorry Vicki and my thoughts and prayers are with all your family at this very difficult time. I'm thinking of you...I know I'm far away, but if I can help in some way, please let me know. <3

Country Liv . . . said...

Vic, I'll call when things are not so raw. You know I love you and loved Sweet Momma too.

Monday was the 14th anniversary of my mother's passing.

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Hi Vicki -

I just happened upon your blog from a link on someone elses, you know how us addicts love to blog hop. Only as soon as saw your post today I knew I was suppose to stop here today.

A year ago today I lost my Momma as well, she was just shy of 100 years old but I still found it difficult to let her go and not have her in my life.

I'm so very happy you got to spend time with your Mom before her stroke, I was also just as lucky, I arrived from my flight home just hours after they had moved my Mom to Hospice, she looked at me, smiled, and said I told you I'd wait for you.

We are truly blessed to have had such wonderful women as our role models in our lives. I wish you moments of comfort in the days ahead and strength from the memories you will always carry in your heart.

Many hugs, Patti
northwestlady@gmail.com

Darla Weber said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother sounded very sweet! You and your family will be in my prayers.

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. May God give your comfort and strength during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

My heart hoes out to you and your family. Thank you for sharing your sweet mom with us in your many posts A's I gelt I knew her. Let her sweet memories comfort you, Vickie.

Thanh Vo said...

My thoughts are with you and your family, Vicki. I know, we all know, how important your mom was to all. Heck, she was a bit of a star on this blog, wasn't she! May your parents dance like no one is watching!

Jessica Canham said...

Vicki, I'm so sorry to hear about your Momma. I could tell from her sweet smile that she was a kind and gentle lady. I'm praying God will comfort you and your family.

Mary Lou Kemp said...

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow and bring comfort and peace to you. My heart has been heavy this week with a loss in my family and I understand how difficult it is when we lose someone we love. Thank you for sharing the photos of your dear Mother and your children.

Tracy Lathrop said...

Oh Vicki my heart is just breaking for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
{{{{{HUGS}}}}}
Tracy

huntla1 said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort at this very difficult time.

debbiek said...

Vicki,
I am sooooo sorry to hear of your loss. We lost my dad this past summer so I know what you are going thru. May time heal your broken heart and your loving memories of her bring you and your family comfort.
Big Hugs,
DebbieK

LauraB said...

V-It has been such a pleasure and a joy to meet your mom thru your blog these past few years. Your family was certainly blessed to have her as their matriarch. Hugs to you all.

Ali said...

OH Vicki, I am so very sorry. ((HUGZ)) sweetheart... I know your Mom is in a better place but that doesn't stop your heart from missing her. That is what I am extending my heartfelt caring thoughts to you and your family for. You know she loved you and was so loved-- she was a good and caring person, that is so clear. BIGGEST gentlest ((HUGZ)) my friend. xo-Ali

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Ali said...

I double posted- so sorry... removed the dbl one. xo-Ali

scrapbooking for others said...

Vicki, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you. hugz to you and your family.

Scrap for Joy said...

It has always been evident how close your family is. I've read about your giant Christmas and Thnaksgiving celebrations and have enjoyed seeing the pictures of your Mom with your boys and the rest of your family. You were and are a loving daughter. How lucky you all have been to have her close for so long and how blessed she was to be surrounded by such love.
Peace be in your heart as you celebrate her life.
Joyce

Anonymous said...

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. We all have enjoyed your sharing of her and your family. She will always be in your heart. Cherish the memories.

Anonymous said...

Vicki, I have tears in my eyes as I write this. I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I will miss hearing the stories about her. She is in a better place now and will continue to be with you. Take care.

Marcia, one of your followers

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

I love your sweet mommy! Everytimes I see her face on your blog it makes me smile. I could feel of her goodness even through the computer!!:) "God be w/ you till you meet again!"

Susie said...

Oh Vicki...I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. My heart goes out to you and your family. It's so difficult losing a parent.
Yes, you are so blessed to have been able to spend so much time with her. And, such good times, too!
Praying for comfort and strength,
Susie

kathy/North Carolina said...

Oh, Vicki....I wish I could wrap my arms around you and give you a great big hug. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mom. My mom went "home" to be with my dad 6 years ago, and I still miss her. But I am also comforted by all the wonderful memories we shared,and I know this will be true for you, too. You are a loving, giving daughter, and I know your mom and dad are smiling down on you. Be very good to yourself...grief is hard work. Will be keeping you in my prayers...

MJ said...

Vicki,
I haven't been in blogland lately but noticed your title when I popped into blogland today and rushed over.

Your post brought tears to my eyes. Your mother lived a wonderful life and, based on your posts, layouts and photos, she loved well and was well-loved.

You and your family are in my thoughts.

Maureen

...a/k/a DJScrappiness... said...

Having lost both of my parents and my mother-in-law, I can appreciate what you are going thru now. I, like you, had the privilege of taking care of all of them, and being with my mom and my mother-in-law when they passed. I wouldn't have had it any other way, and I know you are, and will continue to be, grateful you had that opportunity. I'm so happy that you have your many wonderful memories of your mother to cherish for the rest of your years. What a blessing that is! Hugs and prayers to you and your family. Mourn her passing, but celebrate her life! <3, Doris

JensTreats.com said...

Dear Vicki,
I have always enjoyed following your blog and reading about your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Many precious memories were made in the past few months that you can treasure. May God provide you comfort in these difficult times. I'm sure your Mom is smiling down from the Heavens....

ddlady said...

Dearest Vicki,
I'm so sorry to read of your mother's passing. I so enjoyed reading your blog with pictures and stories of your mom. She seemed like a wonderful loving mom. Cherish those wonderful moments and remember she will always be with you in your heart. Celebrate her life! Sending lots of hugs and prayers to you and your family!

Bruk said...

I'm so sorry :(
I feel like if i know her a little because you talked a lot of her to us.
A big hug for u all
Montse

Vicki said...

God Bless and comfort you and your family, Vicki. Your mom will be with you always...She was fortunate to have such wonderful children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and in law children!

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Vicki. It was nice of you to share your family moments with us. I was allways interested in how your Mom was doing. You had some great last few months with her.

Gail S. said...

Vicki - Please know that so many people are thinking of you and your family during the very sad time. My heart hurts thinking what you are going through. How wonderful that your Mom got to spend her last days on earth with you - surrounded by your love and care. Cherish the memories that you have and please know that she is in a better place and you will all meet again someday.

Gail S.

Jane said...

Vicki, I'm so sorry to read about your beautiful mother. So glad you had that lunch together - sweet memories!
Jane

Diana said...

Vicki,
My heart aches for you. I have visited your blog for a few years now and always love your artwork.
Today when I saw the title "Mom" I knew I had to click it. I'm so sorry for your loss and will be keeping you in my prayers. Love the pictures you shared. God bless you.

Sunfairy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family honey. I hope that you can feel all the love and hugs that we friends feel for you. God bless you and your family.

Jeena Huntzinger said...

I feel your loss so deeply; my own mother left the same void when she died six years ago today. The first few days (which seem like years) are the hardest but you have precious memories to sustain you and the deep sense of loving her and being loved by her. I will be thinking of you and her.

jan said...

God bless Vicki, so sorry for your loss. I do know how much she meant to you, even as a 'now and again' blog follower, you have always included her in the journey.

Jane Wetzel said...

Oh Vicki....I am so incredibly sorry...You are in my thoughts and prayers...so hard to believe..take comfort in knowing she is INDEED with your dad and will be waiting for you to share the beauty of Heaven.. love, jane

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

I'm so sorry for your loss vicki. My heart aches for you. I lost my dad this past July. Very unexpected but, nonetheless, I miss him every day. I know that your beautiful mother is watching over you every day. God Bless you. ♥

Mommy said...

Sweet Vicki,
My eyes welled with tears when I saw the news about your sweet Mother! My heart and prayers are with you and your entire family! I so love reading your blog posts about your family - family is our rock in the world and I know what a very great loss this is. I will be thinking of you all and keeping you close in prayer...with love and great big hugs, Jill Norwood - Seattle, WA.

Grammycher said...

Vicki, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. We are never ready to lose one we love so dearly. I understand your loss and pain as I lost my mom very suddenly 4 yrs ago this year. Our mother (and for your children, grandmother) is like no other person in our life, they teach, shape and guide us all of our lives with unconditional love. Her spirit will be with you always, you will forever feel her love and, yes..her loss..but the wonderful memories of all you've shared are yours to treasure always. God Bless you and your family...

wendy said...

So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great lady! My mom had a stroke a few days before Christmas and my FIL passed away on Christmas Eve. Mom is doing OK but has some loss of memory and her hands can't grasp as well. I know how close your whole family is with all the pics and memories you have shared. You are very blessed to have that. Blessings and prayers go out to you all.

klasickewpie said...

So sorry for your loss, Vicki! She was a very beautiful lady.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Bless your heart, Vicki. I know the heartache of losing your mother & I can see that she was a beautiful person.....both inside & out. How wonderful that you were privileged to spend her last hours with her on this earth. And what a comfort to know that she's with the Lord & with your dad. I know you will cherish the memories as you go through this time of remembering her precious life.
Huggies & Prayers ~
Sharron♥

Queen Mary said...

Vicki, my mother died suddenly Jan 14. She'd been in poor health, but everyone assured us this was not her time. We are all pretty numb. Weird thing -- my dad is from Fremont, NE, he actually graduated from college in 1951, so he and your mother would not have crossed paths -- and my mother's uncle was a missionary in South Dakota.

Linda S. said...

Oh Vicki,
I am so sorry to read of the passing of your sweet Mother. I have been a subscriber to your blog for quite a while, and always relished reading and seeing your posts where your Mom was front and center. Please accept my Deepest Sympathy for your and your family's loss. Linda S. in NE

karen Stephenson said...

Sorry sorry for your loss. Praise God we will be together with those we love in Heaven

Vio said...

Dear Vicki! how did I miss this till now. I am so so sorry for your loss. My mother is indeed very special and precious to me, as I'm sure yours was. Take my love and prayers for you and your family.

hugs,
Vio

Linda said...

So sorry about your mom. I just found your blog today.... It's hard losing your mom.... and your dog.... hang in there. Love will carry you through..and our sweet Lord.

Sassy said...

Vickie...it has been some time since I have roamed around on my favorite blogs and I read your last few posts and I am so very sorry about the loss of your Mom and now your little doggie.....WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN SHE IS......She was lucky to have you...my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family....LOVED your Valentine crafts....YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!