Monday, November 17, 2008

It's Been So Long

It seem like forever since I've posted. What was suppose to be just a lovely summer break turned into so much more. There were some lovely highs and some very, very lows. And, as we all know, that is what life is all about. In the next little while I will be sharing some of my wonderful adventures and many surprises that the summer and autumn season offered. It's been a very busy these last three and a half months. I have been trying to keep up with some of you, Google reader is such a help.

One of my saddest times was the loss of my dear mother at the beginning of October. She was not only my mom, but a very special friend and we shared a very close bond and relationship. I thought I had prepared myself for her passing, but I suppose you are never ready. I'm still having some rough times. Every day gets a little better and all the good memories are starting to ease the hurt. One thing that comforted me the most was when others would share their special memories of my mother.

I have so many special things to share, but for now I will leave you with one of my favourite prayers and a lovely quote that I have used often.

KarenOX.


Prayer

Inspirational Butterfly

7 comments:

LW said...

Dear Karen,

I am so very sorry about the passing of your mom…
It is a hurt that has no words.
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

What a lovely quote …
I am happy to see you back, you have been missed..

Take care,
Louise

Fete et Fleur said...

Dearest Karen,

I am so sorry . . . there is never any way to prepare yourself for the passing of a loved one. I loved the little stories you shared with me about your movie watching weekends with your Mom. And all the little thoughtful comforts that you provided that made her life a joy. She was and still is tremendously blessed by the beautiful person that you are. My heart and thoughts are holding you in a great big hug.

Nancy

LiLi M. said...

I'm sorry to hear that you have lost your mother. I think you are right saying that you are never ready to loose someone you love. It's good that you have so many beautiful memories, you know that love will conquer all in the end. Thinking of you.

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh Karen! I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I hope the memories you have her will bring comfort to you. Take care of yourself. Hugs...

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Hi Dear Karen,

I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. Please know i care and I am still praying for you. I am so glad you are back. We have all missed you so much. You add so much beauty to thisblogging community of ours. The butterfly is so beautiful. I will cherish this for all time...Hugs...m...

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh Karen, I am so sorry. That is something you just can't prepare for, no matter how you try. I miss my mom daily and think about her all the time. And I know she still thinks of me.

Mrs. Staggs said...

My sincere condolences on your mother's death. I know that it's an especially hard time, and that the holidays can be difficult. It sounds like you and your mom have shared great love. That love doesn't end, Karen, and it's going to get you through.

Take care.