Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wordless Wednesday: One Month Gone

Memory Board 1 at the Memorial


Memory Board 2


28 comments:

  1. Your mother’s joyfyl spirit. It jumps right out! She’s so beautiful.

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    1. 37paddington-- She was truly beautiful and joyful. It's true. Tough and political too!

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  2. Oh, the memories... To see images of our mothers from before we were born, to imagine their lives, their dreams, their experiences. It makes the heart break with love.
    Then we gather those broken pieces of our hearts to make a mosaic of lifelong love.

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    1. CCorax-- I love the idea of a mosaic of love made from the pieces of our broken hearts.

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  3. What a great job you did with the memory boards!

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    1. Colette-- I did some of it, and my niece and sister-in-law did the rest. It was a labor of love.

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  4. That's surely a work of love

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    1. Sabine-- Yes, that's what it was a work of love.

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    1. John-- Yes, wonderful to look back on.

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  6. Wonderful job on the memory boards. Loved seeing the young pictures of your Mom and her playful nature.

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    1. Patti-- Those pictures of my mom young and vital knock me out. She had such a presence.

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  7. well done, Robin. She had a life full of love, lucky woman. TWO husbands that were lovely human beings, wonderful children who were devoted to her. We cannot ask for more.

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    1. Tara-- She was surrounded by love in every way. Yes, we cannot ask for more.

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  8. Beautiful memory boards. Always smiling and surrounded by a loving family. A month already? Incredible how time passes and weeks seem like days.

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    1. bev-- My mom really did have a truly loving family. Isn't it amazing that it's been a month already. I still want to pick up the phone and call her.

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  9. Thank you for sharing your mom's memory boards with us. I looked closely at each photo. What a delight to see your mother standing on her head as a young woman and dancing in her old age, being part of a growing family, radiant throughout her life. There are still occasions, since 1994, when I want to share something with my mother that I think she would like. Today was one of those occasions.

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    1. am-- I'm so glad that you see her radiance through the photos. She had quite a presence. It still blows my mind to now refer to her in the past tense. I understand your desire to keep sharing with your mom. I think you should say it all out loud to her.

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  10. robin --I totally understand about wanting to call your mom. I've found that never really goes away. Llately, I keep feeling like calling my mom or emailing her photos of the little greenhouse and other things going on here. She was always so keenly interested in whatever I was doing. My world seems to empty without my mom, dad and Don.

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    1. bev-- It's an interesting thing to have someone in our lives for so long, and then they are so abruptly gone. Our consciousness walks the path as if they are still here.

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  11. I had a call from a cousin we haven't seen in years. After she hung up, I thought, "I need to tell Henry about that." I am probably just now getting to the point that I no longer think about telling my father (who died 18 years ago) about something I did around the house. It takes a long time for things like this to finally sink in.

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    1. Mark-- It does take a long time. We're just starting this new journey without them.

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  12. The memory board looks great. What a beautiful tribute to a long and productive life.

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    1. Steve-- That memory board was a labor of love for a woman who did have a beautiful, long and productive life.

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  13. So nice. What stands out to me, who comes from a small family that seems to require lots of personal space, is the closeness and touching. I like it. It shows connection versus "just passing through." We recently attended a family wedding and at photo time all the brothers and a sister were standing in a line a foot apart, so I even married in to the distance, though I didn't realize it at the time. Very sweet photos (I embiggened). Kim in PA

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    1. Kim-- Such a lovely observation. Yes, we are quite a family of tactile affection. Lots of hugging.

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