Sunday, April 27, 2014

Moving Forward

Thank you all so much for your kind words and well wishes.  My Mother passed away Thursday morning, peacefully in her sleep.  I am sad, sometimes very sad but I am so happy for her that she is free from the body that was literally keeping her trapped.  She is at peace, she died knowing she was loved and now she is free, that is pretty special.

So now I try to move forward, because that is what life is all about.  You still have to do the things you need to do to make the day work for everyone in your family.  You still get to snuggle your beautiful dog, you still have to take a little boy to all of his appointments.  Life moves on and so must you, even if some moments you feel you are not ready to.

I have enjoyed this little break of mine.  I have to be honest sometimes I feel guilty when I can not blog.  Not the posting part, I don't ever feel guilty about that, the visiting part gets to me.  You see I love to see what you are all up to, and I feel bad if I can't visit and leave you a few words here and there.  I want you all to know that if you take the time to post I would like to take the time to comment, but that is just not always feasible.  I will try to get back in the saddle again, so to speak. But for today I am starting fresh and not going to try and drive myself crazy catching up, if you have something you want me to know, something you don't want me to miss you had better tell me straight out or I might miss the big news entirely.  

I hope you have had a good week.  I hope the sun is shinning in your world and the weekend has been restful and peaceful.  I am going to enjoy my last day before I begin work again, maybe some knitting, maybe some cuddling with little boys, maybe even some with big boys, too!  And of course cuddling with a sweet boy with fur.

Look at the beautiful flowers my neighbor brought over when she heard about my Mom.  See I am blessed.  Wishing you a wonderful week.



53 comments:

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Meredith, You are so loved and blessed and we all are here for you. So sorry to hear of your mom's passing but she would be so proud of the way you are handling things and life. I so happy you could be there for her and yourself. I send hugs and lots of love to you and your whole family. Ease in as slowly as you can and take time for your quiet moments too. Thinking of you Sweet Meredith, xoRobin

Mrs. C said...

Hugs and comfort...

Tery (Mrs."C") :)

Home Meadows said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mother. Loss of someone dear to us is never easy. Thinking of you and wishing you a peaceful day, Heather

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Sending you ((hugs)) today sweet friend. :)

linda said...

Sending my deepest condolences Meredith, take your time to grieve and don't worry about us, we are and always will be here for you! sending lots of love and hugs your way. xxx

Tami Crocheter said...

Cuddles are the best therapy my condolences for your loss you need time to heal and your family needs you as well as you needing them this is your time no time to worry about the other stuff.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Send bigs hugs to you my friend..know I am thinking of you and your family. Judy

Crafty in the Med said...

Beautiful.....beautiful flowers how very thoughtful.

Yes your mother is free now...bless her and you have those sweet, sweet memories to remember her by.Don't be afraid to remember Meredith and share with your family as I am convinced that is the tribute to our loved ones.

Hugs

Amanda xx

kristieinbc said...

Meredith, I am so very sorry about your mom. Grief is a strange creature. You will find it has a way of sneaking up on you when you least expect it. Be kind to yourself, and please don't for a single minute feel bad that you aren't able to keep up with blogs right now. When my dad died two and a half years ago I took a couple weeks off from blogging. I just didn't have the heart to write or read anything. Hugs to you my dear blogging friend.

kathyinozarks said...

the flowers are so lovely-aren't friends so special-hugs
don't worry about us-you need to take care of you and your family now-

Dee said...

I'm so sorry, Meredith. I hope that the memories of your mom keep the sweetness in your life. She will always been just a thought away.

Sarah Sweethearts said...

Please don't ever feel bad, you are in our thoughts and prayers. I agree with Kristie, be kind to yourself, take time to process and feel. Bless you and your family...

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Dear Meredith, I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing, but you are right, she is free. And you had time to process the fact that she would one day be gone. That is a gift.

My boss and his wife rushed back to Canada on Friday night as he learned that his brother sustained a head injury while on the job and after immediate surgery, the prognosis did not look good. I feel bad for him as there is so much negative stuff going on at school. He's been very quiet lately, just too much to do, too many obstacles to overcome because of the owners of the school and now this. One never knows what one day to the next holds.

You certainly don't have to apologize. I feel guilty too when I can't get to see everyone. I hate to post and want people to visit me if I don't have the time to visit back. As it is, I haven't posted since Easter, a week ago. Time just gets away from me. And I can't do it all. At least that much I can admit.

You take care of yourself. Hugs from me, Tammy

Judy S. said...

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing, Mere. Sending lots of big hugs your way. Take care.

Bridget said...

In the end, the best thing about death is that the person is no longer in any pain and is not suffering.

But it sucks for those left behind.

I know you will be OK, take your time and just feel how you need to. Take care of yourself, Meredith.

Mrs. Micawber said...

Oh Mere - I didn't know. Sending a very big hug to you, dear friend - how I wish I could give it in person! I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Take advantage of those little boy, furry boy, and big boy cuddles. They are a great help at times like this.

What you say about bloggy guilt is so true - I've been feeling exactly the same lately with no time to visit around. Today is my day to catch up on that.

Love,
Sue

mamasmercantile said...

Sincere condolences.

Jen Vandervoort said...

Meredith, I am so very sorry for your loss. I was visiting Claudia, and saw it there also. My heart goes out to you both.

Hugs, Jen

Shirley said...

Meredith, I am sorry about your mom. She is at peace. We miss them, but we have the memories. Your little guy is growing and a bundle of joy for you and your family. My grandson is being schedule to go see a therapist. They are waiting on the appointment. He got thrown from his horse last summer and it could have happen then, you don't really know. Thank you for your kind words. Your flowers are so pretty. Have a wonderful day and we will all be here. I don't get to visit as often as I like. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

CJ said...

Dear Meredith, I'm so sorry that you mum has passed away. From what you say she was a very special person. With a little man about the place you will have no choice but to keep going I think. He will drag you onwards, and of course he will help immensely. You are in my thoughts my friend. CJ xx

Acorn to Oak said...

I've been thinking about you a lot and praying for you and your mom. I'm so sorry for your loss. But, I understand that it's good that she is free from suffering. You sound like you are strong and doing very well pushing forward. I'm impressed. I hope I can be as strong when I have to go through that. Wishing you strength, comfort, love, and better days ahead. Big hugs!

cockney blonde said...

My sincere condolences. I'm sure the flowers are giving you some joy through this sad time. What a thoughtful neighbour. Take care, x

kathy b said...

Mere

NO worries about comments dear one. THis is an exhausting time in your life. The flowers are as lovely as the gesture.
Peace to you. Your mom is at Peace!

love

moonstruckcreations said...

So very, very sad to hear your news Meredith, but like you so rightly say, your Mum is at peace now, and right up until the end she was surrounded by love - very special indeed.

Much love and hugs to you and your lovely family.

Helenxx

Linda Powell said...

Hugs to you dear Meredith, take your time out and never feel guilty for that xxx

Linda Powell said...

Hugs to you dear Meredith, take your time out and never feel guilty for that xxx

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry, Meredith. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and enjoy all those boys.

yarn and pencil said...

<3 xxxxx

gaia said...

I am sorry for your loss...

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Twyla

Handmade and off-centered said...

Sweet Meredith, my deepest condolences for your loss. Take all the time you need and good idea to start fresh instead of catching up. Less stress is always a good thing. The flowers are beautiful and very sweet of your neighbor. Take it easy and snuggle all your boys.

Big hugs,
Birgitta xxxxxx

Caffeine Girl said...

My deepest sympathy, Meredith. As inevitable as it is, death always feels unexpected. I am so happy to hear that your mother passed so peacefully. May we all be so lucky! May her memory be a blessing.

Blogging should not involve guilt! I absolve you.

Joy said...

I am so sorry for your loss dear Meredith, for even though your much loved Mum is now free of suffering and at peace, you and the rest of your family have many processes to go through yet! Let it be, allow, don't fight those feelings of sadness and grief, and make the most of the warm cuddles, love, and care so close at hand, and take joy in your beautiful memories!
I send you much love dear friend,
Joy xo

My Garden Diaries said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mom Meredith. I am wishing you all the time and the peace and the cuddles to help you get through this time. You take care of yourself. My prayers are with you and your family.....Nicole xoxo

Teresa Kasner said...

Hug hug hugs.. and more hugs I'm sending to you. I'm sorry for your loss but I know that you know she lived a long and beloved life so she is very lucky. Don't worry about your blog friends.. we know what you're going through and that you'll be back when you are ready. I'm here for you if you need to talk. Take time for yourself.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Betsy said...

I echo all of the wonderful comments people have made. We love you and your sweet spirit Meredith and we will be here when you're ready to return. Oh the freedom your Mom now has. I'm praying for you, Claudia and your Dad. If you need ANYTHING, I'm here for you. Love and blessings my friend.
Betsy

Joyful said...

I'm sorry for your loss dear Meredith. I wish you peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

Kris said...

Oh sweet girl, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know that you knew it was coming, but no matter the circumstance, it is always so hard. The flowers from your neighbor are beautiful!
Thinking of you so much Meredith.
Hugs,
Kris

Babajeza said...

I wish you strength, happy moments, time to cuddle to keep you going. And tea, lot of tea. All the best. Regula

Amy at love made my home said...

I am so sorry to hear your sad news, I don't really know what to say other than that I am thinking if you and your Mom and your family. I am so grateful for your Mom's life as she gave us you. Take care, sending love and hugs and all good thoughts. xxxx

Cari said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. I know you will miss her so much. Hugs dear friend. Cari

Erika Schindler said...

Sending you and your family many prayers. Sorry for your loss. It is always so sad to loose a loved one, but your mom is in a better place. Take it one day at a time. You have mustered all that has been given to you of late, with much grace. Just know that people are here for you if you need them.
Sending you hugs!

Teresa said...

Big hugs to you and your family. That bouquet is gorgeous!

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Don't stress about not replying or posting, everyone understands. Thinking of you and your family, love and hugs from your new friend Jillxxx

Pradeepa said...

Meredith, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I have missed many of your previous posts because of no internet connection for the past 3 weeks. I do understand that your family has gone through a lot recently. I admire your strength and courage. Relax and take your time, we'll be here for you. The flowers are beautiful.

Mindy said...

I'm so sorry, Meredith. Hugs to all of you.

Vicki Boster said...

Meredith- I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. We've had family issues of our own and I'm late getting here to read your post. I'm so very sorry that you have lost your dear and precious Mother.

I'm praying for your heart to heal and that your family can be at peace with this great loss. Yes she is in a better place-- but I know your heart is heavy with grief.

I'm sending you my love and a hug--

Love
Vicki

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Bless you Meredith and your family!
It's difficult sometimes to think that the world will continue spinning and everyone you see and know will continue life as they know it after you have had such a deep and profound loss of your Mom.
Thoughts and prayers go out to you. May your heart hurt less as the days go by and remember that you CAN talk to her - any time you need to and she will hear!!
Many, many hugs!!
Suzan

Petunia Pill said...

I'm late in reading this...and late in commenting. Freedom, beautiful freedom. God bless you, sweet Meredith. Love, Me

EMMA said...

Sorry for your loss Meredith.
(I've been away for a week with no internet connection so I'm only just catching up blogs)
Take care and cuddle your boys lots!

Taciana Simmons said...

My dear sweet friend Meredith, I'm so sorry for your loss ( I'm sorry I have been so busy and haven't been visiting often) , but I know you know my heart is with you. I hope you feel comfort in knowing that all the great memories you had with your mom will keep her alive in your heart forever. Lots of love and I'm praying for you my dear friend.

Grammy Braxton said...

Meredith, I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't been keeping up with my blog reading as you know because my Mom is dealing with cancer. When I think of the wonderful comments you have left on my blog, I feel sad that I didn't keep up with you. Please know, dear Meredith, that my thoughts are with you. I wholly understand what you are going through. My Mom is moving in that direction although at the moment she seems to be doing well.

Love and lots of hugs.

Sharon

Rose Red said...

I'm so sorry about your mum, Meredith. And sorry that I haven't had as much time to read posts lately either (so I totally understand you taking a break too). I hope the last month has been kind to you and your family.