Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Bye Bye Mum

My lovely Mum passed away early in the New Year and I am missing her so much.  She was 90 and all last year she was fading and had clearly had enough.  The last month her body started to pack up and we knew it was the end.  So we knew she was going to die and I thought I was prepared for it.....
But I wasn't!  I've been taken aback at how upset I have been - because I knew that she was dying and thought I had grieved and accepted it already.  I guess nothing prepares us for losing our mothers.  I am finding it hard to think that I am never going to see her, never talk to her, never share anything with her again - the pain of searing loss. 

When I was clearing away her things I came across loads of the cards which I had made her and which she kept.  I couldn't throw them all away so I hung on to a few of them.  This is the one I made her for her 90th birthday which she loved.  I sponged the backround with distress inks then stamped these Paper Artsy stamps which I love.


Grief is a painful thing and we've just got to let it run its course.  I take comfort in all the wonderful memories I have of her, of her kindness, generosity and love.  Also that I was able to pray with her towards the end and it brought her comfort and peace.

I'm entering this in the That's Crafty Feeling Blue challenge, very apt!
Also in the Country View Anything Goes challenge
Craft Stamper Take it Make it challenge
And Create with Joy

Thanks for stopping by.

10 comments:

  1. Sweet, sweet Susan...I am so very sorry for your loss! I agree that nothing really prepares you for the losses, but I am so thankful that our Father in Heaven carries us the whole way through!! It's staggering to think where one would be without His comforting love, grace and mercy that meets us in that place to strengthen us! The memories will be your amazing blessing of her beautiful light while she was here on this earth! How cool that you found all of those cards and that she kept them is the testament to her love for you and your gift! This one is so beautiful, I just love it! Blessings for the road ahead Susan and again, may His comfort be your strength! God bless you.

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    1. Hello Felicia, thank you for your kind and lovely words and encouragement. I love the concept the blessing of her beautiful light while Mum was here on earth - thank you!

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  2. So sorry to hear about your loss Susan, I can only imagine what you must be feeling right now. Those sweet thoughts and memories of your dear Mother are a true blessing and you can carry with you always.
    Wishing you comfort and Thanks from all at That's Crafty for sharing your precious card with us. Creative wishes Tracey DT

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    1. Thank you, Tracey. Yes the sweet thoughts and memories of Mum are a real blessing and are keeping me going. Bless you Tracey

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  3. Beautiful card. Sorry to hear about your loss. It's two years ago last week that I lost my Mum and it would have been her birthday the week before. I'm sure your Mum would have loved her 90th birthday card. Thanks for joining us in the Craft Stamper Challenge Susan and I hope your faith and crafting help you through. Suz x

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    1. Thank you Suz and so sorry about your loss too.

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  4. So, so sorry for your loss...hope you're able to find comfort in your memories. Praying for you.
    Cath x

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  5. I'm sorry for your loss! This is a lovely card and thank you for joining the January challenge of the Country View Challenges!

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  6. So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful thing to hang on to that last beautiful card you made her. Thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges.

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