Saturday, 16 July 2011

Back into the world of blogging

Its been a very difficult few weeks for me recently.  Some of you are aware that I lost my mother on the 1st July, and it's taken me quite some time to come to terms with it - but this isn't a sad post, instead I just wanted to explain why I've been awol recently.  I am slowly getting my act together, and I hope you all won't mind but I think I'll start my blog reading again now and afresh ... I don't think I'll be able to play catch up with past posts.

I would just like to share this poem with you from Patience Strong, who was a favourite of my grandmothers.

Life and Death

When blossom breaks on bush and spray, God speaks
to all who grieve. There is no death, He seems to say
Look up, have faith, believe.
Our loved ones pass beyond our sight. We say that
they have gone. But they are somewhere in the light -
where life and love go on.
So when you see the flower hedge, and green leaves
on the tree, remember that it is a pledge of immortality.


And I'd also like to share a layout I did a couple of years ago of my wonderful mother ... I was truly blessed to have been her daughter.

29 comments:

  1. My best friend lost her mum 7 years ago - this wonderful lady (named Doreen) was also my mums best friend, and like a second mum to me. The gap Doreen has left in this world can never be filled - except perhaps with the wonderful memories of her, and the love she shared with everyone. Lou (Doreens daughter and my best friend) has never yet gotten over the death of her mum - maybe you never do... but Lou still tells me almost every day that she's blessed to have had such a special mum.
    Don't expect to ever get over losing such an amazing person in your life... though some days you realise that you are getting used to the pain of being without, and the ache doesn't bother you quite so much.
    The layout is beautiful... what a smile! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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  2. Sandra, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mum...I can't even begin to imagine how you must feel! Your LO is wonderful and I do so hope you have many wonderful memories of your mum...just take your time to get back to 'normal'
    Alison xx

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  3. Welcome back Sandra and such a lovely post. There will be sad times but there will be lovely times too when you remember something that will bring a smile to your heart.

    (((hugs)))

    Toni xx

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  4. Ohh Sandra....(((big hugs))) for you sweetie. How blessed you are to have such wonderful memories of your dear mum. That layout is even more precious now. I'm so happy to see you back blogging again. Stay strong - your mum is just in the next room watching you. *Ü* ~Glen~

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  5. My heart goes out to you Sandra.....

    hugs Diane xx

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  6. Oh Sandra I am so sorry to hear about your mum...what a beautiful poem and a beautiful LO...
    My thoughts are with you.
    Kirsti xxx

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  7. Lovely post and a lovely layout Sandra.Lots of love Denise x

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  8. So sorry to hear of your loss - give it time, you don't forget but you will learn to live with it and find your inner strength. Be nice to yourself - hugs

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  9. Wow, you look like your Mum Sandra. That is a beautiful tribute and a lovely poem. Glad you can celebrate your Mum too.

    Ali xxx

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  10. I think a Mum is the hardest person to loose especially if close. I lost both my Mum and Hubby a month apart in 2000 yet it was her smell I yearned for and her voice I heard in my head. The great feeling of loss gets less and you tend to remember the good times and the love ...you never forget and it is good to create keepsakes ...like LO's. You will feel raw for quite a few months ...I found it good to talk to frieds...but it will get better. Take Care xx

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  11. It is so nice to see you back blogging Sandra I can not add anything to what has been said already but you and your family have been in my thoughts xoxoxox

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  12. So sorry to hear about the loss of your mum. I hope that you are able to come to terms with it, I think our relationship with our mums is sucha special one.

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  13. Its great to see you back blogging Sandra, all these small steps are a natural process at trying to get back to 'normal' - what ever normal is. Its been 3 years since I lost my mum and nothing is ever the same again, but slowly things will get better and life goes on. I love that poem, its just perfect.

    Hugs
    Dee
    xx

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  14. Oh Sandra, I'm so sorry for your loss. *hugs* I'm glad you are trying hard to get back to "normal" even though it is hard. I firmly believe that scrapping those happy memories of your mother will go a long way to healing your heart. Take care. xxx

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  15. Take care Sandra and lovely to have you back

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  16. have been thinking of you sandra x don't feel bad about taking time out. still sending thoughts your way x

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  17. So sorry to hear of your loss, that is not easy... Getting back into a routine can be helpful though never replaces that void. The layout of your mum is wonderful and she resembles you greatly :) Take care Sandra :)

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  18. Sorry to read about your loss. It appears you have many friends here in the blogosphere who are thinking of you and sending you their love. Take care.

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  19. Sandra, sorry to hear of your loss. Your layout is wonderful. Take care of yourself and take the time you need.

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  20. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Sounds like you have friends and wonderful memories to get you through a difficult time. Lovely layout!

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  21. So sorry for your loss - it's a beautiful page and a great smile. The poem is beautiful too...so sending you some big hugs.

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  22. It must have been a very difficult time for you Sandra and I'm thinking of you. Take carex

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  23. It's lovely to have you back again Sandra :o)
    You've been in my thoughts every day xx

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  24. What a beautiful poem and a beautiful layout Sandra. The posts above say it all really - we are all thinking of you and are with you.

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  25. Take care Sandra ((((hugs))))

    Good to see you back blogging again.

    Karen x

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  26. this must have been a tough post for you to write, sorry to hear of your loss. A fabulous photo of your mum xx

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  27. Oh Sandra! I am so sorry to hear of your sad news. It's almost 12 years since I lost my dear Mum so my heart goes out to you and how you may be feeling right now! It's a beautiful photo of your Mum .. treasure your special memories xxx

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  28. Sandra, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum. This must be a very hard time for you and I am thinking of you. It is a beautiful photo of your Mum.

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  29. big hugs sandra. that is a beautiful poem. and never mind about blogging, cyber world can wait while you get yourself together, your readers are totally there for you xoxo

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