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
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