Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I miss you...

Good morning everyone today is a very sad day for my family its the anniversary of my Mums death, her name was Mary and she was a wonderful woman with a wicked sense of humour and a real twinkle in her soft brown eyes, she not only taught the practical things in life, she taught me to cook and sew and the everyday things to get me through life but she taught me my values and manners and to always be helpful and kind, values I still hold today...I remember many days and nights wrapped up in her arms while she sang softly to us Sisters, she had a beautiful voice...she was the most wonderful woman I have known and still today I miss her, my first thought whenever I get good news or need to talk is that I wish I could ring her...I will give you an example of her wonderfully wicked sense of humour, me,my Aunt (who was only a year older than me) my middle Sister and my Mum sat and watched Psycho when it hadn't been on the TV before (now that shows my age), we all sat huddled on the sofa with a blanket, terrified and when it was finished my Mum jumped up and said who wants something to eat, of course everyone did and off she popped to the kitchen to make something, we were still sitting in the dark chatting about the film when she burst through the door, kitchen knife in hand screaming...we scattered to the corners of the room while my Mum almost wet herself laughing...now that's a wicked sense of humour lol...I feel so privileged to have had her in my life and am so pleased I was able to be with her at home when she passed away...my card today is for my Mum, I make one for her every year on her Birthday and at Christmas and this one is with love to tell her how much I miss her...the beautiful image is from A Day for Daisies and is called Angels resting, beautiful isn't it, I coloured it with distress inks and used papers from the Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble 6x6 paper pad for it...the amazingly beautiful roses were in my gift from the fabulous Lee (Craftyloops), thank you so much Lee I love them...the fab sketch is from Sketch Saturday...would you believe I spent all day waiting for my TV delivery and it didnt arrive, this is despite it supposed to be delivered before the 1st December...I need to ring today yet again, I wont get ready for a fight just in case I get shot down in flames again, my lovely Sister and Dad spent the day with me though and we had takeaway for dinner instead of going out so at least we spent time together before she went back today...I'm spending today with my Dad he needs company and distractions and I will do my best to do that...whatever your up to today have a wonderful one and if your lucky enough to still have your Mum, ring her and tell her how much you love and appreciate her, she will so love it
Mina xxx

46 comments:

Christine L said...

Awww beautiful card for your Mum Mina... I had a Mum like yours - so kind and thoughtful always and like you, I still want to talk to her and ask her advice, and she passed away in 1989! I can't believe it's 20 something years since I've seen her....

Sunday was also the anniversary of the death of my late husband... four years ago aged 55. Normally my daughters and I think of him more on his birthday in April, but this year, for some reason, it got to me more. And on Sunday, right at the time he had died four years ago(3 pm), there was a film on TV about a family who'd lost a son John (same name as my husband) - they'd not celebrated Christmas since he'd died. Long story, but he'd come back this particular year in the guise of someone else - but turned out he was an angel and telling them it was 'time' for them to move on. Of course, there was me watching in floods of tears......... my eldest daughter passing the tissues to me!! And then, just to cap it - I went to hoover the hall (which I'd stopped half way through when I'd caught sight of this film...), and there was a white feather on the floor!

Can't get much clearer than that, can it?

Big hugs for you today... and sorry for rattling on...

Chritine x

Ali said...

Lovely post Mina, big hugs to you - its coming up to my dads 3rd anniversary inbetween christmas & new year - I try not to be sad and think of all the laughs xx

vickisunshine said...

Oh Mina, I read about your Mum with both smiles and tears. My own Mum (& Dad) were both killed just 5 years ago, only seems like last year to me. I also want to ring my Mum whenever anything (good or bad) happens, those feelings can't be articulated. What a lovely idea to make a card for the anniversary of her passing, to acknowledge the loss of her. (I never know what to do to acknowledge the date), but I shall be making one in future, I didn't start making cards until after their deaths and I know my Mum would've loved them (I often think I wish I could have made and sent her one, just to hear her say how clever I am!) My thoughts are with you today (& your Dad, who I feel like I almost know!) Thank you for sharing and have a happy day - it's what your Mum would have wanted for you.
Hugs
Vicki x

Colinda said...

What a beautiful card!! Such a pretty image and fitting to your story. I'm gonns give my mum a call today. Hugs Colinda

Marie-Louise said...

A beautiful card which I have to admit brought a tear to my eye. My dad's anniversary is tomorrow which is also my birthday.

Lisa said...

Hi Mina, What a lovely post in memory of your dear mum. I will be thinking of you and your dad today.

I lost my dad just over 3 years ago and like you I often want to just be able to ring him to tell him my news. If I could have just one wish it would be to be able to speak to him one last time ... he went into a coma so I never got a chance to tell him I loved him etc ... hopefully he knows I did.

Hugs

Lisa x

heidy said...

Oh Mina,what a gorgeous card.
I know how your feeling hun.
I just finised decorating my house for christmas and my parents always steped in the moment I finished.
It's the little everyday things I missed the most
Big XXXX Heidy

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Mina, and a very emotional and lovely story...I lost my Mum, so suddenly in 2004, and still want to ring her to tell her about a good book I'm reading, as that is what we did..her birthday would be on the 23rd Dec...

Luv CHRISSYxx

ribenaruby said...

Hi Mina, touching post, remembering all the mums who aren't with us today. Thanks for sharing. Ruby x

Gretha said...

This is so sweet Mina and I`m touched.
Hugs Gretha

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card Mina .. for a beautiful lady by the sound of it .. she will be looking down on you i am sure .
I am lucky i still have my mum here .. but at 84 i know i have to make the most of every day with her .
Sending you a big hug today
Lisa x

pinky said...

Ah what a post Mina, you have us all crying and thinking of our Mum's now:) Sending you lots of hugs to get through the day and to be strong for your Dad:)

Jolita said...

Great card Mina. Lovely story about your mum. She must have been a beautiful person. I will be thinking of you today.

Hugs, Jolita

Exclusively by Mel said...

I'm sorry you miss your Mum so much Mina, she was a beautiful influence in your life.
As is my Mum.
I speak to Mum everyday and would feel utterly lost without her.
Thinking of you and your Dad today xxx
And how lovely that you make cards for your Mum. xxx
Love, Mel.

Hanneke said...

Sounds like your mum was a wonderful lady! I know exactly what you when you have good news or something, I always call my mom. This is such a sweet card for your mum . I'm sending you lots of hugs! Hanneke

My'scardcorner said...

Thats beautiful Mina and a lovely way to remember your mum as old as I am I still miss mine.
Enjoy your day with your Dad
Myrax

Fleur said...

A beautiful card Mina, and what a lovely post. Thinking of you today.

BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Astrid said...

Hi Mina, I really love your breautiful card, absolutely stunning !!
A hard day for you and your family :( Thinking of you, big hugs Astrid xxx

Debbie said...

Aw bless you Mina, your Mum would be so proud of you. Thinking of you today sweetie. Thank you for sharing with us. Crafters are a nice big happy family. Always here for you. Have a good day with your Dad.Hope the Tv shows soon.Love Debbie x

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Mina,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

CraftyLoops said...

Awww Mina, your Mammy sounded like a wonderful lady and she obviously passed on all her wonderful traits to you. I hope your Daddy is ok today. Your card is really beautiful, I love the image. And the papers youve used are gorgeous with the wee butterflies too. Thank you so much for the shout out, the flowers look fab on your card....even if I do say so myself! Lee xx

Maris said...

lots of love for you dear Mina and your father xxx
love the card you made xx

Carla S. said...

What a beautiful card and wonderful remembrance of your Mum, Mina. Hugs to you and your Dad on this difficult day.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Mina,
This card is beautiful. I love the papers and colours and the image is gorgeous.
Isn't it great that as time passes only the really happy memories linger and there is so much to look back on with joy.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Lau W said...

Such a lovely tribute dear Mina...Your mum will be proud, i'm sure.
Hugs
xxx

Rea said...

Mina, I pray warm memories of your Mom fill your heart today. I'm sending a big hug your way. Oh, and that is a beauty of a card, your Mom would have loved it.

Nannieflash said...

Oh Mina that is just gorgeous and I know how much your miss your mum it must be the same with me, I lost my mum two years ago and I still wish it were possible to ring her up to chat. The worst time is when I pass her favourite chocolates in the supermarket I just carnt help but become tearful. Im sure your dad appreciates you spending time with him. hugs to you both, Shirleyxxx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Very touching story and it is good that you remember the laughs that you shared as they will be a comfort to you. Thoughts are with you and your dad today. Your card is really beautiful. The image is adorable and love the colours. Donna

Katina said...

Oh Mina, what a beautiful and touching post. You really have a wonderful way with words and I'm sure that's something else you got from your dear mum. I'm lucky to still have my mum but lost my dad when he was only 52. I'm 53 now and it's made me realise how young he was.

I love your card - such a beautiful tribute to your mum and you couldn't have chosen a more perfect image.

Thinking of you and your dad,
xxxx

Janette said...

Oh Mina what are you doing to me, I can hardly see the keys to type this, so touching....I understand how you feel completely hun, and it never goes away....not that you want it to....your Mum sounds wonderful, and the card you made for her is so beautiful....whenever I am having a bad time missing my Mum, I try to think of all the funny and daft times we had, thankfully, they were in abundance....a great post hun.xxxx

Chrissy said...

Hi! Hun, its me again..I have the one big tree in my tiny flat, I should have been more specific..lol..I have been putting up clients trees all week...they cant get the tops on, or thread the lights on by themselves, so I did them all for them...one lady had the top of the tree in the middle and could not figure out why the top [middle] would not go on...bless her, she is 91 tomorrow...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Sherri said...

Your card & the reason for it are both beautiful. You brought me to tears. I lost my Mom Oct. 29th of this year & I still want to call her & talk to her. I know I always will. No matter how many years we have with someone we love, it is never enough is it?

Rufus said...

Mina your Mum sounds like she was an amazing woman. You are a credit to her. I'm lucky enough to still have my Mom, even better for 6 months of the year I live 6 doors down the street from her! I do treasure her and dread the day that I won't be able to walk down the street to tell her something, or give her a call. Hope that you and your fabulous Dad had a good day, together.
Hugs,
R/

Linda said...

You Mina, are truly blessed to have had such a wonderful Mom and Dad! God has been good to you and you have returned kindness to all of us. I consider myself a much luckier woman having met you through our love of crafting. Hugs, Linda

June Nelson said...

Oh mina you were so lucky to have alovely mum and still a dad, I have both my parents still which is quite lucky considering im 50, I aodre them butmy mother holds my heart, she too is a beautiful singer and entertains everywhere, I would miss her beautiful voice and her terribly, I do tell her Ilove her everytimeI see her, god bless you im sure your mum has received your beautiful card ofr her xxxxxxx

Miss Emerald said...

Mine, when I saw the card I thought "Oh, how gentle, how sensual!" I understood why when I read the post! What makes is so sweet and heartfelt! Hugs!

coops said...

sush a truly beautiful card mina and you can tell it was made from the heart.stunning image.
thinking of you, sounds like your mum was one of a kind.

xx coops xx

jules said...

oh Mina stunning card, that image is beautiful i have to have that!,i do feel for you about your mum, what wonderful memories you have! hugs x

Michelle J M said...

That was such a lovely post and I am sure your Mum is smiling down on you and you have wonderful memories of her. Your card is so apt for this time. Hugs Michelle x

Lorraine said...

Eek - I'm still trying to catch up with everything right now, lol. I LOVE your card! It is beautiful - just like the story behind it of your mom. She sounds so wonderful and you sound a lot like her!

Sandy said...

Love the beautifully coloured image on this one and the gorgeous papers.
Beautiful card!
Sandy

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi just been catching up on your blog this morning. What a wonderful post to read and a beautiful idea to make a card for your mum ! She is so preciously remembered this way . Thanks Kitty :D

Tracey Brossart said...

So beautiful! Love those flowers and adorable image! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

Steph said...

Such a sweet card, I love those papers! So sorry it's a hard time for you- I lost my Dad 3 years ago in January. The pain is still as raw as ever. It's difficult but take strength from your family and friends xx

Juls said...

so sweet! Love the tiny little butterflies! Hugs Juls

Faye said...

Oh Mina, this is so, so beautiful. What a fantastic creation. Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week. x

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