Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sad days....

...Vicki...

My dear Mum passed away Friday morning...my heart aches...
she was such an amazing person and a beautiful Mum...Ax

190 comments:

Natasha said...

R.I.P. Vicki.

Stay strong!
Northern Light

Kellie Collis said...

Very, very sorry Amanda to hear of your news. Thinking of you. Kellie xx

A Perfect Gray said...

my love and prayers to you...I send you warm wishes of healing and peace....

Lyn said...

Amanda, I am so sorry to hear about your Mum. A little candle has been lit for her in my home tonight. Rest in Peace Vicky. x Lyn

Jennifer, Inside Out Colour and Design said...

You know I was only looking at your blog earlier this evening and noticed your absence. I thought things must have taken a turn for the worse, and I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jennifer XX

Donna said...

So sorry for your loss Amanda. Thinking of you and sending hugs your way. I pray you can find peace and comfort. Remember all the good times you had with your mom. The memories live on. Hugs

Anna said...

Amanda...Im so sorry for your loss.
I too lost my mother ..going on 12 years ago now to cancer..and I still miss her terribly....but one thing I can promise you...is that it does get easier...and it will hurt a little less...and you walk with a love and a thankfulness in your heart for what you realise your mother gave you...and those things you will see in yourself.. it is a bond that will never fade darling..ever.
Sending you a huge hug now and a wish that the sun will come out from behind those clouds for you real soon.

Anna XO

The Princess & The Pea said...

Amanda, so sad for your loss...Nicolex

Hege Evensen said...

I am so sorry to hear!

In sorrow over losing my beloved ones, I am happy to have a heart with room for good memories. A small comfort, but yet:(

Best regards Hege

vicki archer said...

I am so very sorry Amanda..... my sincere sympathies to you and your family, xv.

Greet said...

Amanda my dear,
I don't know what to say! I really am so sorry for you! Jan and me will think of her in our prays!
If you need me to talk to, please don't hesitate!
xx
Greet

Jen said...

I'm so sorry. Wishing you strength, and hoping the days are not too dark. Remember the lovely times. It helps. Jenx

Jacqueline said...

Oh, my dear friend, Amanda,
I am sorry sorry to hear your sad news. It is such a hard time when anyone close to us passes away but our parents are so special. Mine and my husbands parents are all gone now, my dad being the last in 2008 and I think of them all, everyday. I know the feelings that you are going through and I will be thinking of you. With love. XXXX

Vickie H. said...

Heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family; so sorry for your terrible loss. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

The words, 'heart aches' is exactly how it feels. I am so deeply sorry. I lost my mum in Jan. & my dear mum in law in March. We are devastated by their loss. Life changes from then on.

Just know that your are not alone & there are many that care. All my sympathy to you and your famkily.
Hugs to you Amanda xx

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I am so sorry about your Mom. That is a beautiful photo. My heart goes out to you.

Jane said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending love your way.....can you feel love from a total stranger? Yes, I think you can!

Kathysue said...

I am so sorry for your sadness. I can not imagine your pain right now.God be with you and your family in this very trying and hard time, Kathysue

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Oh Amanda! So sorry!!! I know sh'd been having a tough time, Peter and I will say a Prayer for you and your family...Hang in there. Beautiful picture of her.
Maryanne and Peter xo

La Maison Fou said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending you condolences and wishing you a peaceful weekend.
L.

Karyn said...

Amanda , you have brought tears to my eyes. I pray your mum is now at peace & your heartache will soften over time. She must of been so proud of her talented daughter.
Karyn x

Callie Grayson said...

Amanda,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Such sadness and heartache, I am sending hugs across the ocean and a shoulder to lean on.

ooox
callie

Anonymous said...

I read your blog from time to time, and I wanted to say that I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. I lost my Mom 6 years ago, and it is the hardest thing I've ever had to endure. My heart goes out to you.

Sending thoughts and prayers to you from the US...

Kristen

vignette design said...

So sorry for your loss. Your mum looked like she was a beautiful woman, inside and out.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Oh Vicki, I'm so so sorry for your loss, your dearest Mum. Hope you'll find courage these days to carry on. Sending a big hug your way. Saskia

VINTAGE said...

"The most beautiful monument that someone can get is in the hearts of the people." *Albert Schweizer

It is very, very sad to lose a loved one ... :(

xx VINTAGE

Gosia said...

Es tut mir sehr Leid... Sie war schöne Frau. ICh stehe in dieser schweren Stunde in Mitgefühl an deiner Seite und traue mit über diesen tragischen Verlust... Liebe Grüsse from Austria, margaretha

Heidi said...

I'm so sorry. This is a hard time for you and your familiy. My heart goes out to you. Remember, it's not good bye, it's see ya later. She will always be with you, maybe she will be that butterfly that won't leave or the 20 ladybugs that land on you out of no where, even the song that plays and has all the right words you need to hear when you really need her. All my love to you, Vicki. Love, Heidi

Rosanna said...

Amanda I'm so sorry to hear that... take your time to grieve. Lots of love

Anonymous said...

I'm not a frequent visitor but happened across your page this morning, and my heart aches for you. I hope you can find peace and comfort in the coming days in remembering your mom at happy, healthy times. What a beautiful image of her.

Love to you from the States.

Content in a Cottage said...

I am sad for you after reading about your mother. Be strong and be glad you had such a good one.
Sincerely, Rosemary

Jennifer said...

Amanda--I've been a regular reader of your amazing blog that has always provided a great dose of inspiration for my day. I've never commented before, but was touched when I saw the sad news on the passing of your mother. I can't imagine the pain you're going through. Wishing you peace and comfort during this challenging time. I'm sure you gave your mother many reasons to take pride in such a talented daughter.

Cindy and Joe said...

It is such a sad day. I lost my mother a year ago, but she is with me everyday as your mother is

Lisa said...

I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT YOU HAVE LOST YOUR MUM...

A DAUGHTER NEVER STOPS NEEDING OR MISSING HER MUM. MINE HAS BEEN GONE NOW FOR 18 YEARS. I WILL PRAY GODS COMFORT FOR YOUR HEART.

HUGS FROM MAINE

Chemin des Muguets said...

Your mother must have been a lovely person - her beauty and spirit shine in this photograph. My heart breaks for you.

Marjorie

donna baker said...

How quickly our days pass. My sympathy to you and yours.

AlessandraLace said...

I am sad for you, I am near you. hugs

Lia said...

she truly was beautiful and may she rests in peace

A-M said...

I am so so sorry, Miss A. My heart is aching for you. Sending you much love from all of us. A-M xx

Rie said...

I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear this. :( I hope you will find some comfort in your memories of her.

Karena said...

Amanda, I am so, so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Karena
Art by Karena

Thea said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news Amanda. You have my deepest sympathies :(

ashlina said...

sending you healing prayers my dear...i have been there before. time is the best thing for the heart to make it through. God bless your mum and big hugs to you.
xoxoxoooxoxoox

1 Funky Woman said...

I am coming over from The House that A-M built. Oh, Amanda I know we don't know each other but I am so sorry for the pain you are going through. I know from personal experience what you are feeling at this moment. I lost my mother in 2002 and there is not a day that goes by where she is not in my thoughts. I know it is hard to imagine if you will ever get through this but you will. Time does not ever take the pain away it just changes your perception of it!

I just lost my aunt 2 days ago also and she was my mother's sister so that had been hard. Please stop over and read my post I have a beautiful poem that I'm sure will help, I posted it yesterday!

I am sending you hugs and hoping you know how much I mean it. You can email me anytime,
mcarusopartridge@gmail.com.

What a beautiful picture of your mother!

Megan
xoxoxoxo

Concrete Jungle said...

I hope one of my blogging daughters
writes the same of me....I am sure you will miss her but she is always with you...my sincerest condolences.

Alaine said...

Dear Amanda, I'm so sorry to hear that your Mum has passed. It is an enormous loss. I think about my dear Mum most days and smile. I'm sure your dear Mum passed so many good principles on to you; she has such a loving face. Thinking of you with a tear at this sad time. xa

SUZY_GIRL said...

Very sorry for your loss.
There are no more words at times likes these.
Kind regards...

Jana Marie said...

So sorry, my prayers are with you. (:

Sarah B said...

Amanda, my sincere condolonces - I'm so sorry for your loss, I just can't imagine what you are going through right now.
Take care of yourself.

Sandy's Place said...

So sorry to hear your loss, hang onto the good times. Sandy x

The-Countrypolitan said...

Amanda, I'm so sorry for your loss. I like to think that your mother had a great welcoming and celebration upon reaching her destination by those that went before her...

Riviera View said...

Dear Amanda,

So sorry to hear about your Mom. She looks like a lovely lady. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

- Alixe

Sharnel said...

Oh Amanda, I can only imagine what you are feeling.
I'm feel for you, I truly do.
xoxo

Kim said...

Please accept my deepest sympathies. She was a beautiful lady.
xoxo,
Kim

Twenty Two Flamboyant Street said...

Oh you dear girl! My mum passed away 6 months ago. My heart is with you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Amanda,

My heart goes out to you, my beautiful mum passed away last September and there is not a day that goes by that i don't think of her and our wonderful times we had. Cherish your wonderful memories of her. Michelle

Kerri said...

Oh Amanda, I'm so sorry to hear you lost your mum. My heart goes out to you and I hope you know you're in our thoughts. Kerri xx

Lorraine said...

My heart goes out to you Amanda.
Love Lorraine xox

1 Funky Woman said...

Amanda, my mother was 58 when she passed. I agree far too young. Maybe we were meant to come together and share our stories.

I bet they will meet in Heaven.

Megan

Kerry said...

A-M sent me over. I just wanted to express my sympathy for your loss. I hope the memories you have sustain you through the difficult days ahead. Warm wishes and if it's not too forward...that cyber hug that A-M suggested.

Simony said...

Your great friend A-M worries so much about you that she's asked the whole world to share some love with you today. I wish you will find comfort and peace among people who loves you.
Take care.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

My heart goes out to you dear Amanda... will be thinking of you and your family... xx Julie

Trouvais said...

I'm so sorry Amanda. What a lovely woman she was...you can read so much in that photo. As a mother of grown kids I can tell you that you were probably one of her greatest joys. Best wishes as you go through this. XO Trish

A Room For Everyone said...

One of the greatest losses..that of a mother. I'm so sorry Amanda. Lots of love to you..Rachaelxx

 Viv said...

oh my goodness. I'm so sorry. My condolences to you and your family xxxx

Sarah said...

Oh Amanda, I am so sorry for your loss. I also lost my grandpa on friday. It is a very sad day.
Take care
Sarah xx

Robin said...

Oh Amanda I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother had a beautiful smile. Sending a hug your way.

Anonymous said...

so so sorry. your mum was such a beautiful, compassionate, and vibrant woman. she will be sadly missed. my heart aches for you and your enourmous loss. big hugs lisa xo

Pixie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, I don't know what that must feel like but I want you to know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Helen said...

My heart aches for you ... I know full well the emptiness you are feeling now. Just let days and weeks and months and years pass ~ I promise it will get better. Not completely, but better.

Janine Marshall said...

My heart goes out to you Amanda, and I'm not even going to say I understand 'cause I can't even begin to comprehend. My sympathy goes to you and your family at this very sad time.
Take care
Janine
XXOO
Tassie

Jules said...

I am so sorry for your loss...

Kristen said...

You will be in my prayers tonight. SO sorry for your loss!

Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors said...

Amanda,

My heart aches for you...The loss of ones mother is so dreadful. I know for me when my mother passed...I honestly feel if you keep your mother within your heart...She will always be by your side. May she rest in peace. You will be in my thought and prayers. maureen

Low Tide High Style said...

There are no words to fully express the sorrow I feel for you right now. Having lost my own mother, I know the pain you are feeling, and I hope that you will find comfort in the wonderful memories you have of her!

Kat

Millie said...

We send heartfelt & loving sympathy to you dear Amanda & your little one of the tragic loss of your beautiful Mum & Grandmother Vicki. The days ahead will be filled with emotion & great sadness as you say your goodbyes, but please know so many of us are holding you tightly in our thoughts.
Love Millie & MOTH xx

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss and send my love to you and your family at such a sad time
Rest in Peace Vicki

Annie@A View On Design said...

oh amanda, this must be such a sad time for you, I'm thinking of you at this time, you obviously loved your mum to bits - *sigh* HUGS HUGS

The Moerks said...

Deepest Sympathies and cyber hug.

jamesxvi said...

Dear Amanda, this outpouring of love and kindness from your blog friends is already a nice tribute to your Mum. I lost both my parents last year, so understand a bit about the pain you are feeling now. I hope you will find some comfort knowing you are in the thoughts and prayers of many friends. Peace be with you.

James

Jayne said...

So sorry for your loss. My sincere and deepest sympathy to you.

sue said...

My heart goes out to you. Many thoughts during this difficult time!

Gypsy Purple said...

My thoughts are with you....

Kimberlee said...

Dearest Amanda - words just don't cut it right now. Thinking of you xx "I carry your heart with me". xxx

Anonymous said...

Saddened today to read about your loss Amanda.. write it all down.. journal every precious memory (and even those not so precious memories) This will give you strength going forward.. think only of today.. not a day further.. be strong x j (Sydney)

Presents to go said...
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Amanda said...

Thinking of you - so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mum xx

Viera said...

Dear Amanda, my sincere condolonces,
thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
X
V

Lee said...

Dear Amanda, my deepest sympathy of the loss of your beautiful mother. Lee xx

Simone said...

I came over from Millie's after reading the beautiful quote she posted for you.

I am so very sorry for your loss, condolences to you and your family from London, England....

Aimee said...

Hello Amanda, I have come from visiting Millie at the Laurel Hedge.
Your Mum is so very beautiful, I hope that stunning smile of hers helps you to stay strong and full of wonderful memories until you see her again. My deepest condolences… Aimee

Dustjacket Attic said...

My most sincere sympathies Amanda on your loss.

xxx DJ

mojdeh bahar said...

im so sorry hear that..........

Shaz said...

Dear Amanda,

I am so sorry to hear your sad news. My dear, gorgeous Dad passed away 8 years ago last Wednesday. You don't get over something like that - but it does become more bareable, I promise. Thinking of you.

Shannon Fricke said...

What a beauty Amanda...
Thinking of you.
Sx

Ness Lockyer said...

I am so, so sorry to hear this Amanda and I hope you are looking after yourself in this sad time. I am sure your dear Mum was very proud of the amazingly talented and beautiful Woman you are and will be with you always...never forget that.
Ness xx

Georgina said...

Amanda
So sorry to hear of your family's great loss and pain. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Georgina and Family x

Laura Casey Interiors, LLC said...

Amanda, so sorry for your loss. You mother sounds like she was an amazing person. Thoughts are with you.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

She was beautiful...and I have no doubt her spirit lives on in you...and yours.

Strength and peace to you.

Boxwood Terrace said...

Dear Amanda:

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother and extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Deborah

Welcome to River-Rose! said...

What a beautiful woman was she, to live in the heart of you! My thoughts are with you at this time.

red ticking said...

dear sweet amanda....
no words can tell you how sorry i am for your loss. just know my arms are stretched out for a hug anytime you need one. lots of love and God's many blessings to you and your family.
xxxxxxx pam

Susie said...

Dear Amanda - thinking of you and sending condolences - all of us who have lost our mother can empathise with you and know how you are feeling...warm wishes xxxx

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

My dear friend Amanda,
I feel heartaches knowing your mum passed away. I was or we were with you since the start of her illness.

I can't imagine how hurt feelings you have. I am so weary and so frighten too as my dear mum who is 86 yrs is sick and am away from her.

Wish am around to lend my helping hand in times of your sorrow.

Condolence my dear Amanda. Be strong. God Bless your mum and now she rest in peace.

Hugs,
Chie & fam

Aratorps Lena said...

I´m so sorry for your loss. I can´t even emagine... Cyber hug. /L

Alicia said...

At times when such sadness comes my only words are towards the amazing life she lead, the beautiful heart she shared & finally her soul has found the peace her body had not been able to give her as of late.
To you & your family I send my love & embraces.

Windlost said...

Oh Amanda, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious mother. I am so very, very sorry. My heart aches for you. All I can wish you is strength to keep going on at this terrible time.
WIth love and sympathy and prayers, Terri xo

lily-g said...

Very sorry for your loss Amanda. Our mothers are our true treasures on earth....she will always be with you.

Katrina Chambers said...

So very sorry for your loss Amanda xx

Deborah Wall said...

What a beautiful photo of your mum. I it's not too long before the beauty of her memories surpass the pain of her loss.

The Vintage Rose said...

Hi Amanda, i know exactly your pain. I lost my mum 13 years ago and there is not a day goes by where i dont think of her.....i hold on to the thought that there is a little bit of her in me and that she will live on as long as i keep talking to my children about her and making mention of things she did. I am so sad for you x Amanda

Alexandra Rae said...

I was really sad to read your post, but so touched to read all the well wishers' comments. Take comfort in knowing everyone out here wishes your sadness away. As someone else commented, she must have taken such pride in a daughter like you. I hope her memories and love are a big comfort now.

McCarthy Designs said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Amanda, my prayers are for you and your family. xx

Kelle Dame said...

I am so, so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was absolutely beautiful! What a gorgeous smile! We send our love from the states :)

Rebecca said...

May lovely memories and the concern of others be a source of comfort to you in this time of sorrow.

Charlotta Ward said...

Amanda my thoughts are with you and your loved ones.

Sending you healing thoughts and warm loving energy.

I hope you are surrounded by loving support.

Hang in there.

xCharlotta

robyn said...

Hi Amanda,
So very sorry for your loss. Hope all the love from blogland helps to lift your spirits. Now you have an angel whose name you know and she will always be with you. We will keep you in our prayers. With deepest sympathy, Robyn x

Lisa said...

One of the best things my 6 sibs and I did when our Daddy died 2 years ago on the 24th was to open a blog in his name. We gave out the password to all the family, including 28 grandchildren to write in any memories of him. We've laughed and cried at all the entries. Essentially we are writing Daddy's history- just from our perspective. We'll print hard copies for anyone who wants one.
You'll get through this~ look how many people who don't even know you are praying for you!

Debra Phillips said...

amanda

our hearts bleed for your loss.

a beautiful poem that has provided a bit of respite to me in such times is by henry van dyke. it is called
'a parable of immortality'

when you have the time look it up for a touch of comfort.
blessings
debra

Fabulously french said...

Dear Amanda, so sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time.

Leeann x

Third Avenue Style said...

Much Love to you Amanda.
Katie

mondo cherry said...

Thinking of you at this dreadful time and praying you and your family feel loved during the following weeks. What a lovely smile your Mum had.
Clare x

Charlotte said...

I'm so, so sorry for your loss of your Mum. My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family.


Charlotte

LiveLikeYou said...

So, so, so sorry about your great loss. No one ever replaces the mothers in our lives. Honor her memory by continuing to make her proud.

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

So very sorry for your terrible loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Lots of Love
Carole x

Jeanne said...

Big hugs and much love and many prayers. I lost my darling Mother in 2006 and think of her every single moment and miss her deeply.
Love Jeanne♥

ArchitectDesign™ said...

So sorry to hear of your loss :-(

vintagememories said...

I'm so so sorry to hear this, *hugs*, my thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time,

Maurie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers...I am sure she will stay in your heart forever and her words will ring in your ears until you take your last breath. Loving your Mum like you do is the biggest blessing.

Scandinavian Chic said...

I'm so sorry :( I don't even know what to say, because nothing can make it ok right now.

JFriedman said...

Hi there-

Im very sorry to hear about your mom. I am reading your blog for the first time and find it simply wonderful and VERY inspirational. I wanted to say thank you for that!

lambi said...

I'm so sorry... it's very sad time for you...
I know what you feel...
Hugs from sad Poland [*]

Kelly Green said...

Amanda, so sorry to hear about your mum I am thinking of you ....KG

annechovie said...

Oh, Amanda~
I am so sorry to hear that....There are no words I can say that can heal the hurt you're feeling right now. Please just know that I really feel for you and you are in my prayers. May God comfort you with His peace. XO

The Green Pea said...

Amanda, your Mother must have been a wonderful Mother to you. May your memories be many. sandi

beachhouse etc. said...

that picture says it all ..it breaks my heart..this made me cry ..i don't know why but it did it made me think of how young she is and where we all are in our lives count your blessings..just found you..god bless ..suzanne

SuSu said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. The photo is a lovely tribute to her.

How wonderful it must be for you to know that people from all around the world are thinking and praying for you...and me, too.

P.S. What a wonderful smile!

Things That Inspire said...

I am so sorry for your loss...my mother died 10 years ago, and not a day goes by that I don't think of her and miss her. Now that my children are older, I appreciate her even more - I understand how truly difficult it is to be a good mother! My thoughts are with you.

Hello Lover... said...

So so sorry for your loss.

avant garde said...

hi there...super sorry to hear of your moms passing. what a beautiful face in this photo. thinking of you!!

Cheryl G. said...

So sorry for your loss.
Prayers and good thoughts to you and your family.

Verandah House said...

I was so sad to hear your news, I only met your mum once but she was such a vibrant happy person, such a terrible loss to all the lives she touched, I'm thinking of you xxxx

pve design said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
What a photo to treasure of your dearly departed Mum. Keep the faith and be strong during this difficult time.
pve

Renee Finberg said...

i can only say i am sorry for your loss and the pain you are in.
i am sad for you...but i do know that you will come out on the other side.
KNOW you are loved.

xx

Willow Decor said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your Mum. I will thinking of you.
xxx-Gina

Fiona said...

Oh, I am so sorry! My mother died late last year, and it is so hard, and so shocking. Someone told me that you keep going on adrenaline, and then you get really tired, and for me, this was true. Good luck to you.

red ticking said...

dear amanda... still sending loads of hugs... and praying for you...xx pam

rojospa said...

I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a beautiful woman. hugs - Lisa

Irene said...

So sorry for your loss. She is so beautiful.

Cybele Belschansky said...

Amanda,
One kiss in your heart, like we talk here in Brazil.

Mélanie said...

Amanda, I'm thinking of you and your family.
You are in my prayers.
Bisous from france

mn said...

I am so very sorry to hear you lost your Mum! My thoughts and prayers are with you in the coming days ahead.

Alexandra Rae said...

Still thinking of you every time I see your mum's picture on my blog roll. Blessings :))

Sandy said...

I was just stopping by for a visit and saw your post. I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mom. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you and your family.

Eileen said...

I am so, so sorry to hear about your loss, Amanda. You are in my thoughts.

VictoriaArt said...

OH, I am so sorry to hear this.
What sad time to go through!
May she rest in peace...
She looks lovely in this picture!
There is a place in your heart, where she will always be alive!
I am thinking of you and your family and keeping you in my thoughts!

XX
Victoria

Ivy Lane said...

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers and virtual hugs coming your way. The photo is lovely..and your mum is just beautiful.

Simply Defined Design said...

Many Blessings and Prayers to you. I lost my Mom two years ago and I feel your loss. Hold on to all your wonderful memories. XO C

moondiva said...

Dear Amanda and family, so very sorry for your loss. Life is for the living, but memories are forever. Deborah

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Hi Amanda,

I have been stopped in my tracks -- the title of this post caught my eye, then I read back through some of your posts, and it seems we have been traveling the very same road, you and I.

And my mum's battle with her health issues finally ended on March 31 -- just a few weeks ago.

Amanda -- oh how I can relate to so much of what you said. How the things I'm responsible for here with the store, etc. kept me away from seeing her as much as I wished.... etc....

No matter how old we are, we are incredibly child-like again in times like this, no?

Amanda, I see you have gotten so much loving support here on your blog as well, isn't it amazing that we women come together to back up and support another -- whom we've never even met. It is truly a "sisterhood".

I'm honored to be yet another to comment on your blog -- I know how much all the comments on my blog meant to me.

You are loved,

Ruth

Anonymous said...

I came across your blog today through A-M's blog. I was saddened to read about the loss of your mother. May the peace that surpasses all understanding guard your heart and mind.

Renae said...

Oh sweet Amanda,
I am so sorry and know your heart is heavy and hurting. I pray the Lord will scoop you up and hold you tight and carry you through these difficult days.
With warm hugs,
Renae

A-M said...

Just checking in Miss A. Thinking of you every day. A-M xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Amanda. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thanks for all your lovely pictures and wonderful words.
Cheers,
Sam

Punctuation Mark said...

I am very sorry about it... my prayers go out to you and your family!!!

red ticking said...

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Dianne said...

So very sorry for the loss of your Mum. This is the first time I've been on your blog and it's lovely. I'll come back for more when you feel up to posting again. God bless you and help you through the difficult days ahead.

7 Year Wedding said...

I'm so sorry to hear your new. My heart aches just thinking about it. I hope you find some comfort with your family during your tough time.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So very sorry to read this.
You will be in my thoughts.

Coty Farquhar said...

Dear Amanda,
I am so sorry to hear that your mother has passed away.
It will take time, lots of time to recover and my thoughts are with you through the next weeks and months ahead.

Sending you lots of love tonight.
xxxxx Coty

Charlotta Ward said...

My sincerest condolences Amanda.
I am sending you all my love and healing energy.

Hope you are surrounded by loved ones and that you can lean on each other.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Hang on in there.

xx Charlotta

Anne Marie said...

peace and prayers to you....

Renee Finberg said...

i just thought i would drop you a line and let you know that you are in my thoughts.

hugs

Wrapped in Ewe said...

I was reading the House that A-M built oh sweetie I give you a huggie. You poor poppet, I lost my mum in 2005 and it aches I know. Gradually after lots of mixed emotions: in my case anger and pain, one day you will smile and remember something funny about her. I now “talk to mum” lots . It doesn’t take her place but somehow I feel she hears and it helps. I hope that this helps and just trust that it will be different and just let it flow, the grief, the sadness and then someday maybe even the joy of knowing that you had the privilege of sharing her life. God bless, susie

Jacqueline said...

Dear Amanda,
I just came back as ywo weeks have passed now and I hope you are O.K. You are probably still feeling such sadness but, in time, you will feel better and have the fondest memories of your dear Mum to hold on to. Lots of love. XXXX

Pamela said...

She's lovely.
It is so sad losing a parent. pamela.

Emma Taylor said...

I am so so sorry, that is so sad, heartbreaking. I feel for you. What a beautiful picture of her. x

La Dolfina said...

I am so sorry for your loss:(
She was a beautiful woman. I love that photo of her.
xx

Southern Aspirations said...

oh my dear, please know that my heart is with you. Sending lots of prayers and thoughts to you and your family.

Constantly Interrupted said...

Hurry back dear friend. We miss you. Tell us how you are feeling - we share your sorrow. xx

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Thoughts & prayers your way.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Hi Amanda-
I am new to your blog and it is lovely! I'm really sorry about your mom! I know how difficult it can be after loosing my dad. My prayers are with you
take care
Kristin

Mimi said...

Amanda,

I am so sorry to hear about you mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family.
What a beautiful picture of her.
xo

Mimi

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

my goodness, how terribly sad. i can't imagine how i would deal with such a loss. God bless.
xoxo alison

A Refocused Life said...

Amanda,

I am sorry for your sorrow and pain at this time. I know your love for your mother and the wonderful memories you have will comfort you. Rita

Vanya-Endless Inspiration said...

Heart wrenching - my thoughts are with you.

Take good care

AnastasiaC said...

im so sorry to hear your sad news ((hugs))...may your days ahead be full of beautiful memories of your gorgeous mum

Cyma said...

I am sorry Amanda, will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

please take care.

Christine said...

I ache for you.

Gaia said...

I'm so sorry and sad for your lost. All my prayers are for you and your family.