Friday, May 6, 2011

I Believe



Spring showers are awakening earth's dormant life today



but the raindrops on my window pane

roll down streams of tears for me.




It's raining outside mama, and I can't see you



but I BELIEVE 



I WILL see you again.



Your great beauty did not reflect back from a looking 

glass



nor does it hang from a delicate memory



but rather it REMAINS 

in the simplicity and strength of your 

CHARACTER




I still have the little plastic dolly you dressed up 

and gave to me 




the morning you died.




For 29 years, you taught me how to live

and in one last courageous breath




you taught me how to die.

I WILL see you again, Mama.



Your little girl who believes,



~Anita~

Photo Credits:


Plastic Doll - Anita (teeeheee!)

131 comments:

Sarah said...

Anita, you've brought tears to my eyes with this one ~ an incredibly touching post to your precious mother. I'm fortunate to still have my mom. She is 96. My sadness came in my early 20s when I lost my dad. Life was forever changed for me that day.
Thanks for sharing these beautiful thoughts. You are an amazing individual. ~ sarah

Ruben Rivera said...

Your mom was such a kind woman, Anita. I didn't know her long but she always treated me nothing less than her own son.

Your own kindness and inner beauty no doubt come from her.

Love
Ruben

Deborah said...

Anita dear...what a beautiful tribute to your momma.
Im sending you the warmest of hugs hunny.
What precious memories you have to hold on to and know that you will hold her and be held by her again one day.
Love, love, love to you my dear friend xoxo

Hugs & much love,
Deborah xoxoxoxo

Marion said...

Anita, what a beautiful tribute to your mother. I think it is a reminder that never ends! And that's good that we carry what we learn from them! Good week-end!
Abraço!

Joycee said...

The most personal of blogs when we open the private chambers of our heart and allow others to feel the pain. Written word that is forever a tribute to your Mother.

Fete et Fleur said...

Oh, Anita,

A lovely post to your Mother! I know she is proud of you!!

Hugs!
Nancy

C'est moi Claudette said...

Awwwwwwwww My dear Anita my friend. I was not expecting to be sad tonight before going to bed.
We lost our parent way too early in life, but the lessons they taught us will last a lifetime.
Ta mama t'adore du ciel. Mon papa m'adore aussi.
Love you
Love me
xoxoxoxo

Christel Hutson said...

Dearest Anita, what a beautiful tribute to one that was obviously a wonderful mother..she had you as a daughter, and testiment to herself! xoxo Christel

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

This was such a lovely tribute to your Mom. I just finished having dinner with mine. And feel very lucky to be able to do so. Oh...how I wish you could have dinner with your's on Sunday. I miss my Father terribly and know exactly how you feel.

Rosie said...

Oh Anita dear,
What a tender tribute... Your mother would be SO proud of the beautiful woman you have become. She is watching and smiling down at you, as you mentor and inspire all of us girls. Now I must find a tissue to dry my tears, but will wait on the back porch for you dear one.
HUGS...Rosie

Privet and Holly said...

I would love to
know more about
the significance
of that dolly....
I can only imagine
how bittersweet
these Mother's
Days are for you,
sweet friend. I
am in awe of your
faith...it is truly
wonderful!
xx Suzanne

jade said...

Oh Anita,
your wonderful post makes my eyes full of tears.....there is soooooo much LOVE and HOPE and BEAUTY and your mother must have been a wonderful person to have such a lovely daughter.......she would be sooooo proud of you!!!!! And your little doll is soooo sweet, what a treasure!!!! Thank you sooooo much for all and have a great weekend,

Love and Hugs, Jade

hi-d said...

Oh, God Bless you, Dear Anita! That was so touching. I'm so sorry that you lost her, but what a comfort that you'll see her someday.

Blessings!
hi-d

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Thank you for sharing your poignant story of your beautiful Mother.
I know she would have been beautiful, because you are.
My Father has passed on, so I know how you are feeling.
Sending lots of love and hugs to you and may you have a lovely weekend

Carolyn

Marie-Ange said...

Quel plus bel hommage que le tien chère Anita ...
Les mots du coeur coulent tels des larmes et nous disent l'amour d'une fille à sa maman.
Ton billet est magnifique, vibrant d'émotion.
Je t'embrasse fort
Marie-Ange

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Anita,
What a beautiful tribute to your sweet mother. It has touched my heart.. I know now where your inner strength comes from.. Love to you dear my dear friend.
Bisous,
Penny

It's me said...

Beautiful post.......tears in my eyes.........love love love Ria......xxx...i don't know what to say.....sorry !!...ik hou van je !!...liefs Ria....xxx...xxx...xxx...

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Anita
What a beautiful tribute to your mother!
She will be very proud of you.I think she was a lovely person as you are too!
Hugs

Só sedas said...

Dear Anita,

I will never get tired to say to you how wonderful your texts are. What a beatiful tribute to your mother, you put your soul and your love in every word and we can feel it!

Kisses and Hugs

Mary

LiLi M. said...

What a beautiful and touching tribute to your mother. Of course I have tears in my eyes as unfortunately I am at the same distance from my mother. I think it is so good that we can still feel their love, so in fact they are still part of us. Thanks for this post Anita, have a lovely weekend, lieve groetjes LiLi

desde my ventana said...

Thank you Anita, it has been very beautiful to read your words and have felt with you this deep love to our mother.
She would be proud of you.

I hope that you are spending a calm and rested weekend.

Muchos besos,

Cecilia

The Dutchess said...

Well..we both made a beautiful tribute to our beloved mothers..who I'm sure are now watching us..together..I think they are smiling..:)))
Love you my vriendinnetje and soulsister..

The Dutchess said...

Well..we both made a beautiful tribute to our beloved mothers..who I'm sure are now watching us..together..I think they are smiling..:)))
Love you my vriendinnetje and soulsister..

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Just had to walk away from my laptop for a few minutes... had to stop my tears so I can type a brief comment on this amazingly beautiful post, ma plus chère zuster vriendin. My goodness, your posts keep inspiring and amazing me time after time! Again filled with divine images.
Sending you extra love for this Mother's Day weekend, sweet Anita xxxxxxx

fee @ chipper nelly said...

truely lovely post. beautiful words and images.
its not mothers day here but will give my mum a specially long hug today!
much love to you
fee♥
(loving how dolly has her own chaise lounge!)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

LOVE ~~~*****~~~ on it's way to YOU ~~~~*****~~~~

George the Lad said...

A touching post, mothers are so special, and of course its mothers day for you over the pond on Sunday, a day of celebration, not just for the ones that still have their mothers on this earth, but to remember the ones that are here in spirit, you are a very special lady, the qualities of which your mother must have had.
Love and Hugs George and Jan xxx

Fay said...

Sweetpie thankyou for your kind comments It was certainly a time full of everything !!
and here today , yes Mothers are special arent they and what a lovely post Thinking of the special moments I had with mine too ahhhhhhh
lots of love fay xxx
I have house gusts on Sunday friends from Australia Its BAKING HOT xx

deb famularo said...

Dearest Anita,
You mom must have been a special lady, afterall, look at how amazing you turned out! She would definitely be proud of the beautiful woman you are! Treasure your beautiful memories dear.
My mother hasn't been in touch with me or my children for almost ten years now....so tomorrow is bittersweet for me as well. Hold onto your memories tightly!!!!! love you!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That was a beautiful tribute to your mother and I think it spoke for all of us who have lost our mothers.... some sooner than others. I think we learn from our mothers how to be the best that we can be, in all aspects of our lives. I also take comfort in knowing that I will be with my own mother again.~Hugs, Patti

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, dear Anita....tears are in my eyes...What sweetness, beauty and sadness in your words and images...and YES, you will see your dear mamma again. I know this.

Thank-you for baring your soul once again, dear friend...

Happy Mother's Day.

Julie

"Create Beauty" said...

Anita,
You have opened up your heart with words that resound. A beautiful tribute to your mother, did you know that there is a scripture about God storing our precious tears... Oh how He loves us, and cares about those things that break our hearts. The sorrow you feel as you miss your mother is one felt around the world, it is universal... but not everyone has the certainty of F A I T H that you so eloquently share here.

I too B E L I E V E

Love you,
~ Violet

The French Bear said...

My goodness, first my eyes welled up from your beautiful post and then I read the precious words from your hubby and now I am bawling......but it is okay, love the post and you.....always an emotional and heartfelt visit when I pop in.....you are incredible with the pictures and your lovely words......such a blessing to know you!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B
xxx

Susan said...

Dearest Anita,
You’ve written such a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to your dear mom. Oh, yes, my friend, you will meet again...where there is no more pain or heartbreak or tears! May your Mother's Day be blessed as you remember her and keep her close in heart. And may the times you recall with her bring a smile to your face and abiding joy and peace to your soul.
Blessings!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Dear Anita,
Your post just touches my heart with memories and love. I too lost my mother 10 years ago, in fact, the last time she was in my home was on Mother's Day for dinner. I have those memories to hold me till we meet again in heaven.
I know it is a hard time but God gives us comfort with the blessing that we have such cherished women that we will always carry in our hearts.
I hope you Mother's Day is special and God blesses you with great reflection.
Big Blessings from Texas,
Celestina Marie

Sylvia said...

An incredible touching tribute to your mother,Dearest Anita, one that she deserves.I know she lives in you !Thank you for open your heart ! I give you my love !
May your day a special one !

BonjourRomance said...

A beautiful tribute to your Mother dear Anita! How proud she would be of her sweet daughter. I know exactly how you feel. My thoughts are with you on this Mother's Day weekend.
Big hug mon amie,
Mimi

erin said...

sweetest anita,
how absotootly, tearfully beautiful......

you will be with her some day....

happy mothers day to you who mothers all her students with LOVE and PASSION.....

erin
xxoo

Rayanne said...

What a beautiful way to Honor your Mother. Tender, and full of love.
You are so right...she will be waiting for you, along side the saints, angels and Our Lord, with open arms. Until then, this post is a tender tribute, a memorial to your sweet Mother.
Love you dearest friend.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Anita Sweetie...
What a beautiful tribute and write to your gorgeous Momma. She would be so proud.

You have such a beautiful way with words when you write. It comes from your very soul, and thus you touch each of ours as we read them. Thank you sweet friend for sharing this beautiful look at your sweet Momma, and for sharing your love as always with me.

Many Motherly hugs to you sweet one. Yes, you will see her again. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

Oh Anita,
The "Bestest" gift that our Parents (and our loved ones, and we to ours..)
can give is that SECURITY of KNOWING that they will be waiting for us with LORD JESUS!! Praise GOD your Mommy is waiting in eternity! (I lost my Daddy when I just turned 30)
Thank you for a beautiful Mother's Day tribute!!
Blessings and lots of Love Linnie

Peeters Liliane said...

My sweet Anita,
Your photos and words touch my soul. My mother died 10 years ago and I miss her every minute of every day. She was a wonderful mother and a proud grandmother to her granddaughter.
I think losing your mother is losing a piece of yourself. This post is a lovely tribute to your mother.
Hugs my friend,
Liliane

koralee said...

Oh my this is so lovely! I know you will see your sweet mom again my friend..JOY!
Have a wonderful weekend...sounds like you are busy with your neighbourhood sale..what fun! I hope the rain stops long enough for you to enjoy your morning.
xoxoxox
Hugs.

Mariette said...

Dearest Anita,

With this 'proza' you certainly do have two mothers looking down from heaven... your own earthly Mama and your heavenly Mama too. Yes, I too believe that once we will meet with our loved ones again!
Lots of love especially during Mother's Day weekend!

Mariette

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your ability to touch hearts with pictures and words is truly amazing. Your mothers love and grace has been imparted to you in a very visceral way. Happy Mother's Day to you Anita!

Splenderosa said...

May God bless you forever, Anita. You are quite simply one-of-a-kind.
Beautiful, talented, creative and warm of heart. Sending love...

Casa Bella said...

What a beautiful way to honor the memory of your mother during this special weekend. My mom passed away last year so it was easy for me to hear myself reciting the same things to my dear mother. Their sweetness and what they have taught us will always be with us. And yes, I have hope that one day, we will see them again. Take care, dearest.
Besos,
Silvia

georgia~gigi said...

Oh Anita, I am sitting here crying ( and by the comments I see I am not the only one) This is the most beautiful Mother's Day post ever!
I am sorry I haven't been by all week to respond to your lovely lovely comments! I do cherish each and everyone!
I think you should write a book all about you, I would def read it!
Hey, I don't know if you have time or would even want to, but would you want to guest post for me next week? I have a very busy week, both my girls (Cloe and Myah) have a dance recital and my Love will be here (Yay) I was thinking you would be perfect for a tutu/dance post. The dance recital is fri and sat, would any one of those days work ( if you decide to) ?
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend Anita Love!!!
xo
gi gi

LiveLikeYou said...

Heartbreak! So sorry you lost your mother so young. What a beautiful tribute to her. I'm sure she read this and smiled from above, as your own very special guardian angel.

michelle said...

Dear Anita, this is the sweetest post for your momma, I know that she is loving it. :) The greatest gift the we have been given is to see the ones we love one day again and to spend eternity with them, together. I hope that this weekend brings you some comfort and maybe some tears of joy knowing all the wonderful things that you shared with her and that you will share again. Sending you much love and warm hugs my dear friend.
XOXO

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

To the dear little girl Anita who believes...BELIEVE...I'm sure your precious Mama CAN see you...she is with you in SPIRIT...What a beautiful tribute to your Mama Anita...You WILL see her again...Love to you, Dzintra

Victoria Sayer said...

Oh Anita, this is so beautiful.

(snail trails down my face)

So wonderful that you WILL see her again, praise the Lord.

Thanks for the kind wishes with your little visit to my green and white garden.

Much love ♥ to you, lovely one.
~Vicki

KarenHarveyCox said...

Anita,
Such a beautiful post, and a lovely tribute to your mother. I think I know her, because I can see her reflection in you. Yes you will see her again, and she watches over you every day blessing your life.

You are such a lovely soul Miss Anita. Everything you do is beautiful.
Karen

Edie said...

Anita, Wonderful words about your mom. She was a wonderful person. i remember her being so kind and so calm. What a lovely tribute to her. God bless you!! edie

Rosie said...

Ahhhh...so amazing. Shared your collection of thought to my mama, and she too was in need of a tissue.
A cuppa awaits on the back porch, dearest...xoxo...R

Julie@beingRUBY said...

What a sweet and heartfelt post Anita.. I understand well how it is to lose one's mum.. and mine at an early age... There will forever be the little girl in us that wishes for her mamma..

Love your little dolly.. what a sweet poignant touch... Have a lovely day today and think lovely thoughts of your mum.. ciao xxx Julie

M.A.the2nd said...

Dearest, darling Anita .... you are so PRECIOUS! The tears rolled down my cheek and I felt sad yet happy at the same time that you could share such a difficult time with us. Thank-you my dear friend ..... I feel like I have known you forever. Your beautiful Mama would be so proud of you as we all are!
with my best wishes always
hugs Frances

Sailor said...

Happy Mother's Day!

ida said...

Dear Anita,I am weeping buckets here memories have flooded back to my childhood when I always wanted a mother (she left me with my G/parents never to return when I was 5)
The ache is always there.

You are a beautiful woman and your mother would be so proud of you,love the dolly.
Have a lovely special day with lots of happy memories. Ida xxx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Anita...nothing like some pink bubbles to finish the weekend...here's cheers back at you...Have a beautiful week...Dzintra

Sailor said...

Thanks for visiting me! Yes my url looks very commercial:D and most of the time I use the Name/URL option to comment for easy back link (one step less from my profile). You have a beautiful day with your dear ones!

Champagne Macarons said...

Dearest Anita,
what a beautiful tribute to your mama. Yes, you will see her again! I believe she is looking down upon you and feeling so very proud.
Sorry it has taken me a few days to come by to visit but I'm buried under much school work.. however, I see a light at the end of the tunnel. Only 6 more days and then we will leave for NYC!!

I am wishing you a beautiful week ahead! xoxo, B

Martina said...

Anita!!!! Saw you had a new post up yesterday, but then my doorbell rang and i had to go! Such a sweet mothers day post. I don't have my own mama here any longer as well, but she remains with me in the way i treat my own family, and i'm forever grateful to her. Love all these bright and pretty pictures you're coming up with and hope, you have an extra lovely sunday! Cheers dear! Let's toast all mothers, teachers and beautiful, strong women here in blogland and elsewhere - here's to us! xox

deb famularo said...

Ah, your post brings tears to my eyes..... so beautiful.
I'm glad you had a nice shopping day yesterday! How fun it is to find treasures like that!!!! I wish I could zap myself up to your lovely home and see it! I bet it feels so warm & inviting inside!
Wishing you a day of much joy and love - thank you for ALL you are! much love & light...........xoxo

ANNE said...

Oh, Anita, what a perfect, loving message. I know your mother, and mine, are still with us and feeling our love.

Tish Jett said...

Dearest Anita,

Beautiful, as always.

I have not forgotten my promise. It has been postponed -- nothing more than that -- for reasons completely out of my control.

I'm certain that you and Ruben make the world a better place for all who know you.

xo,
Tish

michelle said...

Good evening dear! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend!! I am so happy that you were able to garden, I did a little bit on Sat as well. I hope that your back is feeling better. Oh you found your sideboard! How exciting, I bet it is gorgeous all prettied up in her new color!! I hope you enjoy your week my friend, I think it is supposed to rain more this week but we are supposed to have sun tomorrow.
Have a wonderful Monday!
Much love to you..
xo

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your sweet mom--your words and photos are so moving. Someday there will be a sweet reunion....

Style Attic said...

Dear Anita,

I am so sorry for the loss of the most amazing woman in your life. Sniff! I do not know that sorrow yet, but I know that it will be incredibly hard to say good bye. I LOVE that you have endured such a hardship and yet your possess what I say I will when my time comes...the hope and the belief that we will be together again. Yes, I too believe and I know that your wings are waiting...your mom is just getting them ready to dress you in them XO, Kelly

Cobalt Violet said...

What an incredibly beautiful tribute ... I can't even imagine. Many blessings to you this day and always.

koralee said...

Our weekend is over my dear...hope you had a wonderful on. How was your neighborhood sale? What fun...I was going to get out and visit some weekend sales but it was such a busy weekend. Just no time.

I will be praying for you tomorrow as you visit with the Dr. I Pray he will come up with some answers.

Hugs for a wonderful Monday. xoxoxo

Karena said...

Anita,
You are always so eloquent with your words and images. Gorgeous tribute to your Mother!

xoxo

Karena
Art by Karena

Rosie said...

Ahhh...my darling, what a great day...a little of this...a little of that...adds up to a day of love and relaxation.
I am SURE you too enJOYed much pampering and LOVE.
I am hoping tomorrow will be a day of simple garden clean up...I have a hedge of white hydrangeas that is crying out for a bit of TLC.
Need to do a little running around, but ready to take it on!
And you dear one, will have a GREAT week ahead of you too...those baby birds will have so much to chirp about...letting you in on all the fabulous treats their moms enjoyed.
SAVOR IT MY FRIEND..."See you in the morning" :) xoxo Rosie

GrandmaK said...

This is a treasure! A wonderful tribute to your Mother! Wishing you a splendid week! Cathy

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I have tears in my coffee, friend. You have such a gift.. I am so blessed to call you friend. Blessings and Happy Mother's Day!

Jacqueline said...

One of those post that you feel so fortunate to read and share in the love of a child for her mother. Beautiful Anita...just simply beautiful.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my sweet Anita....

You are right......we WILL see them again... In the meantime... mere moments to them..... we'll be missing them, won't we? I think of her every day and miss here, but especially on Mother's Day...

Your doll she did for you is sooo sweet. I remember you telling me about her making it for you. What a precious gift.

Huggies dear one..

S

Martina said...

Dearest, yes, i had a lovely day - very relaxed, dreamy. and topped of by a little dinner out - just salad - because the night before we had eaten soooooooo good and so much - but nevertheless very nice. I LOVE to sit outside and enjoy the warm spring air, and so hope you can soon do the same. Am sure you had an amazing day yourself, with your very kind and loving husband! What did you do? xx

Bela said...

Wonderful, great words from a great woman!!!
Much love to you this week, sweet friend Anita!!
Love, Bela

wendy said...

and...isn't it wonderful "to believe"
I would never survive the death of my son if I did not KNOW, we will be together again....someday.
That is our gift from the Lord.
I am so grateful.

I also bet you're momma smiles down upon you, thinking, WOW, what a gorgeous, great, creative gal she is.
that is what I think.

victorian parlor II said...

What a beautiful post. It brought tears to my eyes.

Blessings,

Kim

koralee said...

Oh my friend...I am doing a happy dance for you...so glad you went to the Dr. and you have nothing seriously wrong. As you say...keep moving.
I was able to go for a longer walk today myself. Today at Physio I was told I can start riding my bike...only 15 mins. at a time but it is a start...and I am over the moon with happiness. My back is still sore but nothing like it was...it is taking it's time to heal but at least it is healing....yahoo.

Good news for both of us today.

Sending you lots of love for a great nights rest and a wonderful tomorrow. xoxoxox

"Create Beauty" said...

Anita!
I just had to come back for some more of your world of beauty and grace!!! Your words speak to my heart so deeply.

Love you!
~ Violet

Sonja said...

From another little girl who also believes! And isn't the promise behind that belief what makes everything okay!

So beautiful... a perfect ending to my own Mothers Day.

xo

Stacey said...

Hi Anita,
So sorry about my absence...You've got my eyes brimming with tears with this special tribute to your Mom. This is really heartwarming and I know she must be so proudly smiling down at you now. You're a wonderful daughter and she sounds like she was a treasure to have as a Mom. Warm hugs to you. XX

Rosie said...

Brrrrrinng....Brrrinnng..."Hello dear one...Are you here? I'm just popping over for a little something sweet to nibble on and a STEAMING HOT cuppa of girl talk."
Oh Anita girl how did it go? What did they say? Your hips, your thigh, your skin...oh dearest ,did he have answers??? Tell me.
And Mrs Robinson, is such a SMART mama...SHE KNOWS WHAT TO DO. Ahhh but we love them, and we just want all to go well. We had two nests on the front porch last year, tucked into each of the corners, that the neighborhood finches were "leasing". They took a LONG time to show up this year, and apparently the accommodations were NOT "up to snuff" because now, we now have a NEW nest, right "smack dab in the middle" of the other two...Ah, the more, the merrier. It would be SO wonderful if they would stay all year round, but they are only there for a few short weeks, to raise their babies, then they're gone.
Oh YOUR babies are going to be so excited to see you back. THEY LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH. And to think summer vacation is just around the corner...YIPPEE...YOU CAN DO IT!
See you in the morning...
....L*O*V*E...rosie...

Lynette Killam said...

A wonderful love letter to your mom, Anita...how proud she must have been of her sweet and talented girl, and how lucky you were to have had each other...:)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Oh Anita, this is such a touching post. It definitely brought tears to my eyes. I am glad you have peace in knowing you will see her again. I am sorry to hear that you had to deal with this loss though. I hope you had a special mother's day without sadness, but joy. I am sure she looks down on you with so much love and is proud of the wonderful person you are with such a sweet spirit.
It makes me think of my grandmother who passed a few years ago. How wonderful it is that we can know we can see our dearest ones again in heaven.
Well, it is getting late here. I am fighting allergies/asthma so it is getting harder to stay on the computer. But, I am about to finish up a blog post and publish it. I will be guest posting for gi gi today! So I shall talk to you later. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

xoxo
Shawna

Mapi said...

Dear Anita
A very touching post about your Mum.
Keep believing !
She will always be around you.
Love
Mapi

Jenny said...

Anita, I would want to give your mom a hug. As well as if I ever met you I would also want to give you a hug. To have such loving, heartwarming memories of your mom is certainly a gift on Mother's day. Again your blog is a breath of loveliness in my day. God Bless you and yours.

Jeri Landers said...

My goodness, You just made a lot of people cry, including me. How touching. You will see her again, as I know, when my mother passes away, I will see her too. I have been fortunate to have my mom for my 57 years as she is soon to be 84. I know she won't be with us much longer, my consolation being that we will meet again in a better place. With love, Jeri

paperbird said...

Your heartfelt post brought tears to my eyes today Anita. It was a sweet and touching letter to your Mama. I need to take your lead and write a letter to my Mom who passed away just over a year ago- I think it would be a wonderful way to heal the sadness I feel from her loss. I believe there will be a time when we are both reuited with thesewonderful women who gave birth to us.
Have a beautiful day dear Anita. I hope you are well and enjoying these sweet days of spring.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Enjoy dinner, mijn lieve vriendin. I miss my toasts in the morning, the children miss the Whimpy Burger ;)
Well, I think we have to come back one fine day.
Lots of love, hugs and kisses to YOU o xx o

Kristin said...

Ooh Anita, I don't know how I missed this post! What a beautiful one! I'm sure your mama was a wonderful person and isn't it encouraging to know that you will see her again :) Have a beautiful day!

xx Kristin

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Oh my dearest Anita, you got me right through my heart. I too miss my mom so much. The biggest guilt is all those times I complained her meddling and now I just wish she'd be here butting in once again; just like old times. Mother's are such a gift and little did I know before you can possibly imagine they can be gone. Big hug to you for bringing your tender words and gorgeous photos into my home.
With love,
Deb

Marion said...

Anita, I am very happy with your visits, even if you do not understand Portuguese! My English is basic ...
I like to visit your blog, so I will train and hopefully improving my
English! Abraço!

Rosie said...

Good Morning my friend...
How shall we celebrate dearest? It must be GRAND, as this IS fine news. All will be well in time as long as you look after yourself. Oh dear one, WHAT A RELIEF!
Today was a day of cooking, baking and smiling. I do LOVE to create :)
ON the menu, you ask? A little tribute to summer...creamy potato salad, fresh buns, apple coleslaw, and rosemary roast chicken...and for desert, a strawberry shortcake with a dollop of lemon zested whip cream. Oh, I can't wait for those hot summer days.
Needless to say, I did NOT get outside work done today...TOMORROW, I must get out there tomorrow. There are not enough hours in the day.
But for now, I will leave you a bit of that shortcake( More like a sweet scone) with freshly sliced strawberries strewn about and a cuppa overflowing with love. See you in the morning...xoxox...Rosie

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Thanks for that comment, my dear teacher-friend! It is so true! Blessings.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Ah thank you so much for popping in Dearest and for your so very encouraging words...your poor friend, you just never know what the day holds in for you do you...I've been wondering, how is that heel of yours? Wishing you a beautiful and sunny day...we are starting to get cold now Down Under...Dzintra

Barbara said...

Anita, this is one of your most beautiful posts ever! Your mother raised a caring, lovely, loving daughter!

I think of mine every day; so many thing remind me of her. Cooking, recipes, jewelry, photos, antiques...all the things she gave me, but most of all, her love, her strength and determination.
I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day!

francis said...

Oh Anita 29 is too young to loose your mother ! And for your mother that must have been very hard too !
She can be so very proud ! You are such a loving caring person .
I lost my mother when I was 49 and still wished she could be here .
When I was little my mother typed on such an old but black typewriter. With 10 fingers without looking ! Magical to me !
She would have loved the computer !
My son who is going to be a father , and his Vanessa gave me a subscription for a magazine . Its a magazine for GRANDPARENTS !
You know I love magazines and this one is new for me !
The weather overhere is so so very summerish beautiful and warm . Looks like summer allready !
Have warm days and evenings sweet friend

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dear Anita I have not heard of Little Dog Syndrome...please take care...injuries can happen in a flash...Have a beautiful Thursday...Dzintra

koralee said...

Good morning sweet friend..it is one wet one here today...more rain but boy is everything GREEN! Nothing I adore more than looking out my window at the new leaves and green grass growing...the colour is amazing!
Yesterday was a great day..very busy but all was well with my back...and your hip! Joy...I will never take a good day for granted anymore.
I forgot to tell you I got a lovely gift certificate for Rosies shop...a Mother's day gift from my daughter..can't wait to go in and peek around. Will wait for a day when she is in her adorable shop!
Sending you a blessed day my sweet friend. xoxoxox hugs

michelle said...

Good sunny afternoon dear Anita! I hope the sun is shining for you today inside and out! I hope that you are getting things wrapped up for the end of school. Do you take the summer off or do other things? That would be so wonderful to enjoy the summer days any way you please. :)
Have a beautiful day!
Much love to you!
XO

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

that sure was beautiful and beautiful pictures too. The sentiment brought a tear to my eye. What a beautiful way to remember someone who has passed and meant so much to you. Awesome post.

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita, I am without words...

"Mon cœur a trouvé un endroit pour se reposer."


Beauty flows from a heart of a womens soul, you are the soul of that women, and what beauty is within.

Your Mom is sure proud of her daughter, and your testimony to being all that we can be!

Beautiful Anita, (Tear)
xoxo
Dore

bikim said...

that is so pretty!
perfect! it reminds me of the summer days to come!
take care,
Rosa

VictoriaArt said...

I am not sure if I left a message, but your words are incredibly moving and tender! You and her were too young to part! But it's not in our power to help it! You will see her again, just believe this and the love you got from her to carry along for as long as you shall live!
I guess I can see were the lovingness and longing in your posts comes from!
Much love!
Victoria

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Touching and beautiful.
Kristin

Elaine said...

A beautiful tribute to your mother.
I'm sure she is proud of the woman you have become.

Rosie said...

Good morning my sweet!
Rain, Rain GO AWAY!!!!
There ARE days when I do love the
pitter...patter of rain drops on my window pane, but NOT NOW. I have SO much to do. Fortunately my mista has tomorrow off and we will blitz...I hope.
AND YOU MY DEAR, are sun bathing on your fabulous red and white beach chair. Ok, dig out those cute shorts and lets get this party STARTED!
My mom and aunt are dropping in for brunch on her way through to Vancouver on Friday...YIPPEE...not sure what will be on the menu, but thinkin`maybe an "ooey gooey cinnamon bun", a plate of fresh fruit, and of course a steaming hot cuppa. CAN'T WAIT!!!
I will be sure to save you one my sweet...see you in the morning...
xoxoxo Rosie xoxoxox

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, Anita
What a very moving post to your mother. You touched my heart dear.
And I am sure your mother is looking on smiling at her lovely, sweet daughter...remembering too.
hugs,
Teresa in California

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Anita,

I just wanted to say again what a sweet and meaningful post this is.

Love you

Ruben

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Hi Anita..amazing post..breath-taking..beautiful..soulfully inspiring...your heart simply shines through in all that you create and share..thanks for sharing your beautiful spirit and such a touching tribute!
HUgs
Victoria

koralee said...

Morning sweet friend...I am off to a dance competition today..my sweet sydney dances all day long. No school for me.
Hope all is well...I am using my husbands computer today as mine is acting up...must take it in tomorrow. So if I don't visit you will know why....hope the problem will be solved right away.

Hugs and love to you...will be thinking of you. xoxoxo

The Dutchess said...

Hello dear vriendinnetje...Just came by to say how lovely this post is...Thank you xoxo

Patricia Cabrera said...

Ohhh Nita....ahhhh!
yes, I too love your mother's day tribute. So wonderfully said!
i am so soory for taking me so long. my internet is fine now but what a scary thing to have the lighting strikes!
love you so much,my dear~

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, Anita
Yes, your comment on my post for Blogger came through.
Oh! And I absolutely love all of the photos on the Faerie Tale post before this one. So Charming!
And Claude Debussey and Clair de Lune was and always has been one of my favorites...when I was younger and very much in love with love with a romantic Victorian girl's heart, I would swoon when I heard Clair de Lune and would literally weep to have my own true love. Gosh! Fairy Tales have such an influence on young girls and young boys...not that life is perfect after marriage...the books and movies never do show what follows 'happily ever after'...
Have a lovely day!
Teresa

Curtains In My Tree said...

THank God I believe also

It helps to know this but I sure miss my Mother. I only knew 3 weeks before she died that she had cancer. It took years to get over the shock

I talk to her and feel her presence sometimes


In Mom's memory xoxoxoxo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi sweet Antia, I think these Blogger problems were world wide. The posts published after May 11th disappeared (when I am not mistaken). I posted again..
Lots of love and hugs to you, ALWAYS o xx o

My Grama's Soul said...

Such a beautiful and heartwarming post....sweet
Anita.

I, too, can relate.

Hugs,

Jo

Maria said...

Hi Anita...
You and I share in this... the loss of our mothers at such a tender age.
I was only 23. I was a newlywed ~ married barely six months. My youngest is 23 now... and I can not imagine that I was that young...and that it's been that long.

I can still feel my mother's presence near me ~ there are times that just amaze me and I know that her love continues regardless of time.

I believe the circle is unbroken for those who love ♥ and we will be together again with our beloved mothers ~
Beautiful post, Anita! Thank you for stopping by today ~ I'm always grateful for your "company."
*blessings always*
Maria

deb famularo said...

Hello Dear Friend,
I still cannot believe I am the recipient of your talent! I'm so excited to display this in my home!!! It means the world to me! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. lots of love, deb

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I know...can't imagine what problems blogger was having! I didn't know if anyone had seen my post or not. I have been meaning to comment on the comment you left me! I love it that you think of me when you are out garage saling...lol. YOur sideboard is going to be beautiful! I can't wait to see your new room! Are you going to let us all see it?? I want to get that chandelier cleaned up this weekend. Going to be a rainy week ahead...what else is new???? We have plans to go to a garden/antique show but I just wonder if downpours could keep us from going. I guess we will find out. Have a glorious weekend my friend!~ Hugs, Patti

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Anita
You are so sweet! Thank you so much for visiting Bebe!!!
Did you bring your fins? Tea Rat needs to take a dip in the beautiful waters with Bebe..
Enjoy your weekend with Ruben.
Bisous,
Penny

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

Hope that all is well with you, have been thinking of you. So lovely to be back in contact with all my friends again
I was starting to get blogger withdrawal, when it was not working.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Emily said...

Dear Anita, While going back to read the rules for your Paris Inspiration Party I scrolled down and started to read your next post about your mama. I am so touched.
Expressing your emotions through your words and images so heart felt. I share those very same beliefs. A lovely post and tribute to your precious mama...........

~Emily
The French Hutch

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Absolutely beautiful, Anita! And so very touching. I'm right there with you, wishing to see mom again on Mother's Day. Or any day. For now we keep their memories safe and alive. Thank you so much for your lovely tribute. And sending you much love.
Kirsten

June said...

This post has touched me deeply this morning Anita. Just knowing you lets me know what kind of a woman your mother was and is. I love how you weave words into a beautiful story EVERY time you post. Whenever I come here I feel that I have been transported to a magical place EVERY time!!!

I am so sorry that I have been absent so much Anita, I am having a hard time keeping up with everything right now. It always feels like I have gone on vacation after coming here, so I thank you for your beautiful posts. They make my day!
sending hugs from here...

Jacqueline said...

Simply enchanting to visit here. I am your newest follower and so glad I found you.

I lost my dear mother 20 years ago and it still makes me cry to think about it. What a lovely tribute.

helen tilston said...

Hello Anita
I just found your blog today and am reading your early postings. Such pleasure. You are a gifted writer.
I am sorry to read your mother left this world when you and her were so young. My mother is also in heaven. I love the doll your mother made for you. My mother made me a doll using potatoes, seashells for eyes and seaweed for hair. We grew up by the ocean and her dolls were a regular items for us. Many of our dolls got left by the shore and the tide swept them away. My sister almost drowned one time,swimming after her doll.
Thank you for sharing this poignant personal story.
Lifting you up in prayer
Helen