Monday, November 4, 2013

A Little Post


Hello, Dear Ones!
I've missed you all so much and wanted to thank you for your kindness to me on my blog and on Facebook on the passing of my mother.
We had her funeral here in Galveston at the little chapel where she lived at the retirement home.
They were so sweet and held a reception afterwards for us and the friends who attended.
Most of you know our daughter and our new little grandbaby, Camp, flew down to be with us.
Mother was taken to Odessa and we had a graveside service there. I really didn't think anyone would be at the cemetery since she had been here in Galveston for almost 16 years but so many of her old church friends were there and it just blessed my heart! 
I'm a Christian and I'm not very preachy on my blog ~ but I do love to share joy here.
But one thing I want to say, Dear Ones, is this ~ no matter how kind you are, sweet you are, rich you are ~ the only thing that really matters in this life is how you respond to Jesus. He is the Son of God, died for our sins and offers salvation to us so when we die we can be with Him in Heaven.
We can't wait until we die to do this. We have to make the decision to accept Him as our Savior now.
I love you all and want to see you in Heaven one day. I pray you'll be there.

Okay...I'm down from my pulpit now! ;)
Just wanted to share a little Falling around in the dining room that I've done and it seems like months ago.


 Just easy and simple.


 I've never put my book page roses wreath in here and I think it may stay awhile.

 Now over to the Little Richard side.
Just being simple in the dining room this year.
I've seen so many of your beautiful displays inside your homes and out ~ gorgeous!

I'll probably post sporadically for a while as we've got lots to do but don't give up on me.

I'm sending my love....

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

This Is Dedicated To The One I Love

While I'm far away from you my baby
I know it's hard for you my baby
Because it's hard for me my baby
And the darkest hour is just before dawn
Each night before you go to bed my baby
Whisper a little prayer for me my baby
And tell all the stars above
This is dedicated to the one I love
(love can never be exactly like we want it to be)
I could be satisfied knowing you love me
(and there's one thing I want you to do especially for me)
And it's something that everybody needs
While I'm far away from you my baby
Whisper a little prayer for me my baby
Because it's hard for me my baby
And the darkest hour is just before dawn
If there's one thing I want you to do especially for me
Then it's something that everybody needs
Each night before you go to bed my baby
Whisper a little prayer for me my baby
And tell all the stars above
This is dedicated to the one I love
This is dedicated to the one I love
This is dedicated to the one I love
This is dedicated to the one I love
~ sung by The Mams and the Papas


49 comments:

  1. I'm so proud of you Shelia.... I love how you truly care and love people by sharing your true joy that matters the most:)

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  2. You have many wonderful memories to hold on to and that is such a blessing. Beautifully written post and so very true Shelia.
    Your home always looks so nice, your Fall touches too!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  3. You have been in my thoughts and prayers, Sheila. I continue to send comforting wishes your way. This has been a difficult time, and your mother will be missed in all the time ahead. xo Nellie

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  4. Dear Shelia,
    I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Mother. It's such a hard thing to go through I know, as I lost my Mom about five years ago. Your Mom lives on in You, and she raised a special daughter.

    Your Autumn décor is so nice, and I always enjoy coming over and getting ideas for my own home.

    Thinking of you today, and may God wrap around you like a blanket of love during this time of sorrow.

    ~Sheri

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  5. So glad to hear you are back. Your decor looks lovely. You and Your family will be in my prayers. The first year is the hardest when losing a loved one. Just take one day at a time.

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  6. Beautiful vignettes. I am so happy that so many of your mom's friends were there to honor her. Such a blessing. Take care and post when you can. We will be here. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Shelia,
    Welcome Back to The Land of Blog, dear friend!!!
    You've been terribly missed!!!
    So~o~o glad to hear that all went well with your final "goodbyes" for you sweet Mother!
    I was thrilled to hear of your Mother's Church Family in attendance for her services!!!
    Thank you for being His messagener on your post. . .
    and yes, Shelia. . .I, too am saved by the blood of the Lamb!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  8. From now on all we have dear to our hearts is the wonderful memories our loved ones leave us when they part before us to the side of our Creator Jesús Christ. Your dear Mama is in good hands, sweetie. I still wish and remember my dear papa all the time, but it's different, cause it brings a smile to me all the time, I guess he made me so happy with his love and joy for life. You're going thru taugh times of sadness, but God will give you the serenity to continue and finally smile when thinking of her and it takes some time, my friend.
    I love everything in your vignette specially the tureens. I also love your pretty plates on the Wall! Have a sweet week.
    FABBY

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  9. You are constantly on my mind, so glad your daughter and little one came to be with you at this sad time. You can rejoice knowing you will all be together again in eternity!!! It will still be a difficult time with the holidays approaching so soon, your family remains in my prayers and sending you lotsa love........Cleo

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  10. Nice to see an update from you Shelia. You have been in my heart and prayers.

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  11. Very happy to have you back. Hugs

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  12. Today when I was praying I thanked God for you. You are the type of person who makes me want to be a better person.
    God Bless You, my friend. My heart is with you.

    xo

    Andie

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  13. Good morning Shelia, I have been watching for your return to blogging so I am happy to see you have. Your faith is the same as I feel and sharing it is a good thing. Your mom's funeral sounds like it was a blessing with people who loved her attending. What more can we ask then loving caring people surrounding the graveside service. A blessing to your mom's life, to you and your family. Your loving memories will always keep your mom close to you all.

    Love the roses wreath in the natural color of them dried. I have the same white soup tureen as the one on your mantel. Beverly has the same one too. Funny, the things that connect us huh? Everything you decorate is always lovely.

    Wishing you happy days my sweet friend.
    Love, Jeanne

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  14. I have missed you but wanted you to take all the time you need. So glad that many of her friends attended the services, what a blessing. And a special visit from your daughter and your dear new baby grandson Camp. Your fallen dining room is beautiful, my fave is the plates on the wall - love them! Take your time and we'll just be here waiting when you can visit us.

    Love you bunches ~ Mary

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  15. Shelia, you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers! Glad to see you posting, but completely understand. Big big hugs to you sweet Shelia!

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  16. I've thought of you every day and prayed your grief would pass and your heart would be filled with beautiful memories while waiting for the moment when you will hold each other again and speak words of joy..

    thank you for caring about not just what decor project I have done lately, but for caring just as much about my Soul.

    love ya bunches
    Sonny

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  17. Your fall home is looking wonderful.

    As for the rest - consider yourself hugged.

    Missed you, praying for you, wishing you peace.

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  18. Dear Sweet Shelia, so glad that you are back - missed you very much. I am so happy that your mothers friends and daughter were with you. Your sweet mother is with God now and in no more pain. Shelia you and your family have been in my prayers.
    Love
    Mary

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  19. You have been in my thoughts and prayers sweet Sheila. I KNOW how hard it is to lose your Mom, mine is gone 22 years! VERY hard to believe. I hope we all meet again in Heaven too. I love your Fall touches in your dining room. I only have ONE soup tureen and it is on my new post. Have a beautiful week. XO

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  20. Hi Sheila, I have never commented here before, but have come by from time to time to look at your decorations. I was so happy to read that you are a Christian. Now I know that since your mother was a Christian, you will be together again. Your separation is only temporary. God bless you!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Cher. I do hope you'll stop by again to see me.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  21. It's so nice to hear from you and know that everything went well. I'm keeping you in my prayers. It's a sad time to lose loved ones in the Fall...it has been for me, too. Sweet hugs my friend, Diane

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    1. I didn't mean for it to sound like I lost someone this Fall....I was just thinking of the past. Sweet hugs.

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  22. Continued love and hugs to you and yours! ♥

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  23. Sheila, great to have you back with your lovely fall posts. It's so comforting to know where your mom is now isn't it? My sweet mother would have been 101 this coming Thursday! She was nearly 98 when she passed. I can't wait to see her again!

    Blessings,
    Debby

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  24. oh Sweet Sheila, So very sad about the passing of your mom. You have a beautiful heart thank you for sharing yoursself with all of us. I liked your sermon! lol I call it my "soapbox" that I have to get down from sometimes lol Beautiful pictures and poem Grace xoox

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  25. So sorry Sheila, I've missed a couple posts of yours, my mom will be gone 12 years this month...I know she is in heaven and I so can't wait to see her and give her a hug and kiss. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  26. Been thinking of you, and no, you can't ever apologize for telling about God's love. It's never preachy and we don't mind. And for those who do . . . perhaps we could just love them a little more!
    Peace that passes all understanding to you and your family.

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  27. God bless you, Shelia. I know it must have been a hard few weeks for you. I am so glad some of your Mom's old friends showed up. You spoke a good message here today, Shelia, about accepting God. I am not preachy on my blog either but I believe like you do- xo Diana

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  28. It is so good to hear from you again, my dear friend. You have been in my prayers. Much! Your message here is just the right thing to share. It is too important not to share it with everyone who reads your blog. Your dear mama was honored by those who loved her and it was nice to hear about the special memorials shared for her.
    ~Adrienne~

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  29. Hi Shelia, it's so nice to read your post today and I like how you worded your 'message'. That's what I believe! Your dining room looks lovely. The paper rose wreath is so pretty with the white dishes under it. Take care of yourself and go slow. I'm sure you have a lot on your mind and things to finish up. We'll be waiting here for you. Blessings to you dear friend. Pamela

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  30. I'm so glad you popped in and said hello to let everyone know how you're doing. Will you be going to visit that sweet grandbaby soon? So nice that your mom's church friends came to her service. That is so touching. Breathe deep and find peace.

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  31. Been praying for you Shelia. I know you will miss her terribly but are rejoicing that she is at rest with her loving Lord. I had a brother promoted to heaven in July. I'm a little jealous of him. What a glorious reunion we will have if we know the Lord as our Savior. I apprceiate your love for the Lord!

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  32. I was just thinking of you the other day and wondering how things were going for you. I know that even when one is ready to say goodbye, and we are ready to let go, it still is a sad time as we miss all that was. It sounds like a beautiful memorial. I am quite sure there were many who had memories to share with you, each one precious. What a legacy they leave. Your home looks lovely and filled with peace. Take care.

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  33. I'm so glad you feel like writing on your blog a little bit. It's good to see you here. Love your Fall decorations and I'm especially in love with that wreath! Of course you made it right? Wishing you a blessed week my sweet friend.

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  34. God bless you! You will never write a more important post than this one. You spoke the truth. God bless you for it.

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  35. Dear Sheila,
    So happy to see you back, and thank you so much for sharing about your sweet mother's service. What a rejoicing there was in Heaven. And yes, we will meet one day in our eternal home!! Sening you hugs.

    Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  36. Sheila, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I am glad that it tuned out to be what sounded like a sweet occasion. I agree with Peter when he said "where else would I turn to? I love your rose wreath. Did you make it. Love all the pink and white transferware too. Joni

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  37. I've missed you Shelia...you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love that pretty wreath you have hanging on your mirror!

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  38. Dear sweet Shelia, I am sorry about the loss of your mother but I have no doubt you will be reunited in heaven one day. What a comforting promise that must be to you! How nice of you to profess your faith on your blog. You have always been one of my favorite bloggers because your wit, sweet personality and creativity seem to be real and not at all just for show. God bless you and continue to strengthen you and your family. P.S. your fall decorations are lovely!

    Linda

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    1. Oh, Linda. I cherish your words and thank you so much for caring. I appreciate you.
      You are the sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  39. It is so sad to say goodbye but a bit easier when you have friends and family there to help you through it.

    Love your fall decorations.

    Take care. Happy to see you felt like saying a bit.

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  40. I loved reading this post. Your words are so true and loving. The must wonderful thing is joining our love ones in Heaven.

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  41. Sheila, you are a lovely lady and I am sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I am behind on reading blogs from our busy, but fun summer. God Bless you and your family. xo

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  42. Sheila, I am sorry to hear about your precious mom. I pray for comfort and peace to surround you my friend in the days ahead. Just knowing that she was met by Jesus when she entered heaven is such a comfort and blessing. Can you imagine in your wildest dreams her expression as she was met by Jesus face to face? I have the Holy bumps as I am writing this. Praying for your family. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  43. I love you and have been thinking of you every day. You are my sweetie and the sweetie of so many others. Hope you can feel the love across the miles.

    xoxoxoxox

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  44. Oh Shelia,
    I am so deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I am sending a ((Big Hug)) to you. Blessings to you, sweet Shelia. xo

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  45. What a wonderful post Shelia! Hope you know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. And I thank God for the hope He gives of heaven when we ask Jesus into our hearts and lives! And that we WILL see our loved ones again!
    Bless you! xoxoxox

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  46. Shelia, Though you know your Mom is in heaven, I am sure you will miss her until you see her again.
    I had not been to your blog in awhile and did not know about your dear Mom passing. I know that God can comfort. Tis true about Jesus and thought your post was gentle.

    Blessings to you,
    d

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