Friday, May 9, 2014

Bittersweet Mother's Day

Hello, Dear Ones! First of all, I would love to wish you all a wonderful blessed Mother's Day!
If you are blessed to still have your little mother, Praise God! If she has gone on, fill your heart with sweet memories of her.

This will be the first time in 62 years I've not had my little mother for Mother's Day. She went to be with Jesus last October. I have done pretty well, clinging to the promise that as Christians we'll meet our loved ones again one day. My little mother was a fine Christian woman and raised me up in the Lord. But I will be sad not having her with me - we were best friends and had been all my life!

But I know where she is and I know she is more content in the presence of the Lord than I could ever imagine. The above photo is from last March before she got so ill.

 But I have been so blessed and 44 years ago today, I gave birth to a son! I know I don't say much about him on my blog to protect his privacy. In just a couple of days after his birth, I had my first Mother's Day! He is disabled and home bound but has a wonderful wife who loves him so and takes great care of him. And my son-in-law's birthday was yesterday and he's one day older than our son.
So I thank God for my sons! :)

I need to take a little blogging break for a couple of weeks. We have so much going on right now in our lives - good things - and I'll share when I get back.

My love to you and again ~ HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ I don't want to make you sad, but this olden hymn came across my mind and I wanted to share it with you...

Tell Mother I'll Be There

  1. When I was but a little child, how well I recollect
    How I would grieve my mother with my folly and neglect;
    And now that she has gone to Heav’n I miss her tender care:
    O Savior, tell my mother I’ll be there!
    • Refrain:
      Tell mother I’ll be there, in answer to her prayer;
      This message, blessed Savior, to her bear!
      Tell mother I’ll be there, Heav’n’s joys with her to share;
      Yes, tell my darling mother I’ll be there.
  2. Though I was often wayward, she was always kind and good;
    So patient, gentle, loving when I acted rough and rude;
    My childhood griefs and trials she would gladly with me share:
    O Savior, tell my mother I’ll be there!
  3. When I became a prodigal, and left the old rooftree,
    She almost broke her loving heart in mourning after me;
    And day and night she prayed to God to keep me in His care:
    O Savior, tell my mother I’ll be there!
  4. One day a message came to me, it bade me quickly come
    If I would see my mother ere the Savior took her home;
    I promised her, before she died, for heaven to prepare:
    O Savior, tell my mother I’ll be there!             by Charles M. Filmore  1898


41 comments:

  1. What a wonderful memorial to your sweet Mother. You were fortunate in that your Mother made sure you had a wonderful life and felt loved and cared for. Blessings to you as you celebrate Mother's Day,

    Hugs,
    Jan

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  2. What a wonderful tribute to your sweet mother! and this is a hymn I've never heard, so I'm so happy to get to read the lyrics here!
    Happy mother's day to you!

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  3. There is no getting away from the fact that your are your Mom's daughter, there is a great family resemblance. She must have been a great lady to have bought up such a wonderful lady as you Shelia. Happy Mothers Day to you and all the Mom's in your family. xx

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  4. Oh Shelia, I mirror your sweet thoughts about your Mother! I miss my Mother too! Beautiful pictures of the two of you! Happy Mother's Day! Hugs, Maryjane

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  5. Shelia, that first year is so difficult so I know how you're feeling. It's been over 20 years since my mother passed and I often think of her. I wish you a blessed Mother's Day and we'll see you when you get back. Pam

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  6. Sheila, this is sweet and much the same as my own post today~~bittersweet. Mother's Day is always the hardest, but I found in just writing about it today, it helped me. God bless you.

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  7. Thinking of you this Mother's Day with your mom in heaven. Sweet post! :)

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  8. Shelia I know this is a bittersweet Mother's Day for you. You are in my prayers. I am so happy to be spending this Mother's Day with my Mom. I am blessed to still have her here with me. Sending you big hugs.
    Linda

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  9. What a beautiful post Shelia. I can just feel the love you have inside you. You are such a beautiful person. Happy Mothers Day. xo

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  10. Dear Shelia, what a special and beautiful tribute to your sweet mother. She is beautiful and it is easy to see the love in her eyes that she passed on to you. I know this Mother's Day is bittersweet for you as it still is for me even after many years as I share in my post, but like you said, we know where they are and that is a comfort that gives peace beyond all understanding.
    You have a wonderful family and I know they give you great joy. Wishing you a blessed Mother's Day my friend. Enjoy your time off from the blogs. I will miss you and see you when you return.
    Much Love!

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  11. Your mother was such beautiful lady. I know how bittersweet Mother's Day can be, but have a good day anyway. Celebrate her life and your life as a mother.

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  12. I have always loved that song! You are in my prayers, dear friend. I know you miss your sweet mother and I pray that send special, happy surprises to you this Mother's Day. I am blessed to have my dear, little mother with me this year. Happy Mother's Day, my friend.
    ~Adrienne~

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  13. Sheila, what a beautiful tribute to your sweet mama. I remember last year when you posted about her going home to be with the Lord. God bless you and give you sweet comfort as you miss her this year on Mother's Day. It was four years ago just last week since I lost my mom and I still miss her so much. Like your mama, she was a precious angel. I pray you have a very special Mother's Day with your boys! I will be looking forward to seeing your posts when you return!

    Blessings,
    Debby

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  14. Bless your heart. I know this is a hard time for many that have already lost their mothers. You were blessed with a wonderful mom and I know she'll be there to greet you again some day. I hope you enjoy your time off from blogging and get caught up on things you needed to do. Happy Mother's Day Shelia xo Liz

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  15. These are such beautiful photos of you and your mom. Aren't they so special now to hold close. I understand this will be a very hard weekend for you. I lost my mom 16 years ago and still go through Mother's Day feeling a sadness from her loss. We were good friends, too and I thank God everyday for being her daughter. It does help to be so proud of that. I wish you a Happy Mother's Day and your daughter, too. Happy Birthday to your guys and do enjoy your time off. Stay safe and be happy. Hugs, Deb

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  16. Happy Mother's Day - and for wonderful memories of yesterday, today and for tomorrows around the bend.

    You look just like your Mamma. I hope she and mine are great friends. : - )

    Hugs and prayers to you.

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  17. Yes,I'll be joining You in remembering Our Mothers.Mine passed 15 years ago.Time goes by so fast,it seems just like yesterday some times,other times it feels like ages.I have never heard that song-I love it :) Denise

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  18. What a beautiful tribute to your dear sweet mother. You looked so cute together. I know it will be hard, but as you said yo know where she is and she is smiling down on you.
    Take care my dear friend and have a wonderful time off of blogging.
    Happy Mothers Day.
    Mary

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  19. Oh what precious pictures and memories. Happy Mother's Day Shelia.

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  20. What a great tribute post, Shelia! I know it will be bittersweet, but know that she is looking at you and taking care of you. Enjoy your blog break. You will be missed. Happy Mom's Day to you! xo

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  21. Lovely pics and sweet memories.....have a wonderful Mom's Day and enjoy your blog break!! xoxoxo

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  22. Shelia
    I lost my Mother a little over a year ago too, so I can relate to how you are feeling.
    May you have a wonderful Mother's Day with your family!

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  23. Happy Mother's Day to you, dear sister. I have been thinking about you, and I knew this Mother's Day would be a tough one for you. Please come over and share your sweet Mother's Day memories with us for Mother's Day Pink Saturday. You know we all adore and love you.♥

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  24. I think a lot of us are missing our moms this weekend. I always do, and will, but that first year is the hardest. I'm glad you shared some memories of your mom with us. Sharing helps.

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  25. Hey Shelia, I have been thinking about you cause I felt you might be missing your dear mother specially this time of year. My mother is my best friend too and I am your age as well, lol!
    Yes, you have so much to thank for, your family and all your children as if it wasn't for them you wouldn't be a celebrating!
    Happy Mother's Day and see you when you get back!
    FABBY

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  26. My mama has been gone 26 years and I miss her so much. I thank the Good Lord for choosing me to be her daughter.
    Have a good rest....xoxo

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  27. My mom is in a nursing home...not well at all and in need of so much care. I am sad about that every single day, but I am thankful for the days that I can still hold her hand and hug her. I hope your Mother's Day is wonderful and filled with sweet thoughts of your own mom. :)

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  28. I remember your mom's passing. And PTL we have the assurance of seeing our loved ones again!!

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  29. Oh Shelia, what a lovely tribute to your beautiful mother. You must have so many wonderful and blessed memories of her. Love the photographs of you two together, so special. I know you must miss her dearly! God bless you, sweet friend, hope you have a wonderful mothers day.
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  30. Shelia, this is a sweet tribute to your mom. Like you, I feel the loss of my mom with me here on earth.
    Take care and enjoy your break. Happy Mother's Day to you.

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  31. Missing my mom too Sheila, but know she is so happy where she is. Have a Happy Mother's Day!

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  32. Condolences on your loss - sometimes holidays and events makes it feel like the loss is so fresh... the promise of heaven is a sweet relief and makes the intolerable bittersweet. Angels to you.

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  33. Happy Mother's day Sheila! I know this is a sad day, but think of all the happy times together today. Your Mom is with you on this special day and always in your heart. XO

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  34. Shelia,
    Happy Mother's Day, dear friend!!!
    Thinking of you and know you are missing you sweet Mother.
    I'll miss you while you're taking a blogging break...
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  35. Sheila, I truly hope that your Mother's day was sweet to you my friend. I know you miss your mom! Beautiful lady she was. You look so much like your mom. Praying for you as I know the holidays are difficult at times. Praising the Lord for the wonderful memories you have. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  36. Beautiful pictures of you and your sweet mother. Happy memories. Glad you shared about her on Mother's Day.

    Have a good blog break. We need them now and then.

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  37. This was such a beautiful tribute to your beloved mother. Thanks for sharing this with us :)

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  38. Sheila,
    Hugs to you. My Mama has been gone 11 years and I still miss her a lot..especially this year..
    Great pictures of you and your Mom.....
    Enjoy your break..
    Love, Mona

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  39. Shelia, what a sweet sentiment for your sweet Mother! Such a beautiful post! Enjoy your time away! We'll be here when you come back!

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  40. Shelia, What a sweet tribute for your mom. I understand how you were feeling on this Mother’s Day. I lost my mom when I was 45. I have such sweet memories to comfort me. Blessings to you and all of your family.
    Enjoy your break and hurry back...............

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  41. Belated happy mothers day to you Sheila! I feel for you dear, and cannot imagine my life without my mother. She's my best friend and though she lives in the Phillippines, we talk nightly via Skype or FaceTime (thank God for technology), so I on this first mother's day without her, it would be a bit hard. But yes, you are indeed BLESSED with your sons and a lot of other things in your life, I hope it was still a happy mothers day to a special mom like you dear. :-)

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