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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Friday Pretties...Remembering With Thankfulness

This Thanksgiving is a day of
Thankfulness & Remebering

April 11, 1936-September 22,2010

My Mom died on September 22.

Today we will

Miss Her,
Cry for Her,
Laugh at stories about Her,
Tell the things that we love most about Her,
We will spend our day feeling her
presence still with us in our
Hearts & Memories

But, not with out each one of us
feeling an empty spot in our hearts
without Her.

We have had many, many
Thanksgivings together.
Starting with Grandma's house,
from the time we were babies.
To many, many years at Mom's,
and the last several at my house.

A lifetime of wonderful and warm memories.

Tomorrow Sherrie,
her mother-in-law, Judy,
and I will go on our
annual shopping outing.
We have several of our
favorite shops that we
always visit,
and then go out for lunch.

I'm so sad that my Mom
won't be with us this year,
but I am SO thankful for
the years and years of memories
that we can look back on.

What A Blessing!!!

We love and miss you, Mom...


jennifer said...

What a nice tribute. Have a blessed day.

Sewn With Grace said...

What a wonderful post. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Have a wonderful visit with your family!

Farm Girl said...

She is home now and I know it is hard.
So glad you posted pictures she is just beautiful. Blessings to your Joyce. I will say a prayer for you today and your family.

A Gardner's Cottage said...

What sweet memories and fun family pics! Happy Thanksgiving

Martina said...

Lovely post, lovely mum! Awww, i do miss my mum as well, although she passed away many years ago. But i can feel her with me - i've learned so much from her! Mabe your mum does see you and will be with you in spirit! Happy Thanksgiving!

Sharon said...

Mmmm...beautiful tribute to your mom. She will be watching over you tomorrow from heaven! Perhaps she'll make sure you get the BEST Deals :)

It's me said...

What a sweet sweet memories Joyce .......beautiful post...........so filled with love....and pain......for the lost of your deariest mom........i will give you a biggg biggg hug.....and lots of love......love you darling.........Ria...

Tina Eudora said...

Lovely tribute Joyce!
I spent today also remembering my mom and dad and family holidays from years gone by! Good times filled with lots of laughter!
Have a lovely Thanksgiving day!
Tina xo

Sheila said...

I'm sorry for your loss...it is a loss I feel in my heart. I lost my mom 2 years ago. The holidays are not the same. Remembering the good times make them easier. I hope you have a blessed Holiday season!

{the vintage wren} said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mother. You are all so precious, love the plaid photo, It brought tears to my eyes, hugs to you sweet friend. Happy shopping. Carrie

Bringing Pretty Back said...

That was beautiful about your Mom Joyce, what wonderful daughters she raised. Very touching. She sounds like a wonderful woman!
Have a pretty day.

jose said...

You feel the love in your post and I think it is such a beautiful thought
to remember on a special day. My Mom died on the 24th two years ago and i make it from now on also Thanksgiving although we don't now this in Hollland.
Love Jose

naomemandeflores said...

Such a beautiful tribute! Hope you had a happy thanksgiving!

Camila F.

Gloria said...

A beautiful tribute to your lovely mom! (((((Joyce))))) hugs & prayers for comfort for you and your family. I hope you had a fun day of shopping with your dear sister.
xoxo Gloria

koralee said...

Oh sweet friend...your post is soooo lovely...what a blessing to have such a lovely family and such wonderful memories...something no one can ever take away...your sweet mom will be in your heart forever. xoxox

A Serenade for Solitude said...

Yes, what a special blessing you have had and continue to have. Blessings to you over the holidays.
I hope they are full of more memories and more fun!

P.S. a little gift of friendship for you on my blog. :)

Pinecone said...

Great memories and photos!!


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I'm soooo sorry about your mom.... My Mum passed away 12/26/08.....I am able to laugh again....and life does go on, but I still miss her every day.....and there is ALWAYS something I want to talk over with her...

God bless you....and I hope every day that passes you feel more comfort...

Warm blessings,

Rosie said...

Oh Joyce...This will be the hardest holiday to celebrate...but in Christ we have HOPE and we can REJOICE knowing that she is smiling down so proud of the beautiful family she raised.
Loving each of your little Christmas pretties...I must say that everything about this season makes me smile...blessings...Rosie

Kali said...

Dear Joyce - my heartfelt condolences to you on the passing of your beloved Mother.
It's such a hard time, I know. I so miss my darling Dad, who passed on 30 October.
We have our memories to cherish!
Love to you,
Kali xo

Gmama Jane said...

You have shown honor to your mother that would make her proud. I lost my mother in 2003 to Alzheimer's. Nothing can replace the love of a mother. My heart goes out to you and your sister as you go thru the grieving process. It is very hard yet as Christians we can "grieve with hope" which makes it all bearable.
Gmama Jane

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