We laid my mother to rest in early September on a beautiful fall day.....surrounded by flowers and family in our small village cemetery. It was the perfect way to celebrate her life and say good bye. Her memory failed her in recent years but her spirit and delight in life never wavered. She lived in the moment and enjoyed it. We had started outdoor visits recently at the assisted living facility and at our last one the aide lured her back inside with the promise of a hot cup of coffee. She waved good bye to me and I heard her say to the aide as they walked away "I love your blouse...such a beautiful color! Where did you get it?" Always interested in the latest fashion....and coffee!
Because of you know what our gathering was small but we shared stories and laughed and cried together. And the youngest members of the family took care of watering all of the flowers everywhere before we left. They loved that pump!
And I must say thank you to so many of you who have sent beautiful cards or messages. Every day for the past two weeks there has been something in my mailbox - or my inbox - it has truly meant so much.
Jacquie has a wide open sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches - hope you join us!
Stamp Set: Queen Anne's Lace
Paper: Peony Garden DSP, Specialty DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sea Foam, Powder Pink, Memento Black, Bundled Sage (Distress Oxide)