Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thank You.....

For all the calls, text messages, comments and emails I received from all you. Your heartfelt words, so much support through the process of my Mother's illness even up to the end. Your prayers, cards, flowers, all the food and an awesome beautiful handmade "dream catcher". I can never thank you enough. Thank you for caring and just being here for me~ words cannot describe. To my special friends ~ I'm thanking you a million times.

I somehow don't feel like myself but I do know what's missing, as when my Beautiful Mother died, a piece of me died with her. If she were here she wouldn't like that very much. And I could hear her words......."You have a family to take care of, they need you, take care of yourself, do some things that make you happy, travel with Steven, go sit down and scrapbook, and clean out that garage and don't forget to turn off the garage light". If she knew how many times I go to my room and laydown crying, she would tell me "get out of that bed and wipe those tears"!

So, slowly I have been walking into my scraproom (which was once my Mother's Room) pick something up and put it right down. Can you tell I can't concentrate? Ok, maybe I can do one unfinished project. Everything I do is for about 5 minutes ~then I have tears and walk out of the room. This is a project that I started before everything happened. So this is the mini I would like to finish or should I say "try" to finish. Just trying to keep busy. Wish me luck. Oh, one more thing.............to all of you...........YOUR THE GREATEST! Warm Hugs, Velma


Friday said...

This is beautiful, Velma... This will help you heal...I can't wait to see when it's done. Hugs, Friday

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

I hope that you get back into your project. I know it won't be easy. I won't say to you time will make things better cause I know it doesn't. Even though I lost my mother many years ago, it does get a little better but there are still times now that I have such a hard time and really miss my mom. You've started down the right road by thinking of what she would like you to continue doing in your life. My prayers and hugs are with you.

TwoHeartsPath said...

Hugs Patti

Lorie Hethorn said...

I've been following your blog for quit a while. I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing.
My Dad passed away in Oct. after 2 years of battling cancer. I miss him so much. I just wanted you to know that my heart goes out to you.

Gale said...

Velma, just wanted to give you my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. Time will help, but she will always be in your heart...my mother passed away a year ago Christmas and I still miss her terribly. Keep your spirits high; know that she is watching over you and loves you. Thank you for being the strong person you are and for sharing so freely your love of crafting.
Best Regards,
Gale Price
Kilgore, Texas

HolyScrap said...

So sorry for the passing of your sweet momma, I pray the Lord for peace and comfort for you and your entire family. Time heals all wounds and leaves us with beautiful memories of our loved ones who beat us to heaven, my mom will just have to wait for us a bit longer. TeeHee
My respect and deep condolences Velma.

Norma B.

Belinda said...

Thank you for posting recently. You have been on my mind often and I appreciate hearing how you are doing. I am so sorry for your loss. I have to smile though when you say your Mom wouldn't want you to hurt so. You do her proud each and every day, even those days where you can only manage 5 minutes to focus on some project or another. Keep it up, each short 5 minutes may help you find some solace as you heal. Big hugs my dear friend. ~Belinda

ScrapDiva4Ever said...

Hi Velma, just know that God only takes the best and ALL IS WELL. No need to weep....because ALL IS WELL. Your strength is from up above and now....ALL IS WELL. Draw close to that is dear to you and know...ALL IS WELL. May the angels above look upon you and comfort you and say...ALL IS WELL.

God bless you my crafting sister....just know....ALL IS WELL. by Teresa G. (ScrapDiva4Ever)

Leonie Castro said...

Hi Velma, your album will help you heal just like it did me when I lost my mother 11 years ago. The moments when you miss your mom just talk to her as if she is with you I know she is listening...like she said take care of yourself and your family. She would not like seeing you weeping and carrying on the sadness. Be happy for her, suffering is over. You have her memory and she will always be with you talk to her when you wake, during the day, when things are hard, just imagine her watching over you minute by minute, eventually the loneliness will dissipate. Carry on and live life like she wants you to. Take care of your loved ones, go on trips with Steven, and just say "See mamma, I am doing what you want me to do". Time will heal the pain. God is always by your side watching overy you and keeping you say. God is Great! Nothing will compare to the peace you have in your soul and let God in. Love is here all around you and He loves you so much. Give him your loneliness he will carry you through this as well.

Make a tributary album for your mom she would really love that and your family will love it as well. Your way to express your emotions for.
Believe in him and he will sustain you in your sorrow and sadness. Give it all to God he can take it. He loves you unconditionally.

much love and hugs,

Marlene said...

God bless you Velma. He is always with you. You are in my thoughts and prayer. We love you.

Ruth said...

Hola Velma: this mini album looks amazing. I am sure things have been hard. I think you are on the right track thinking of what your mom would want you do to do. You are an incredible lady Velma. Your mother is with you always and watching over you.
God bless

Stephanie said...

Velma, thinking of you this Mother's Day. May Your heart be filled with all the special warm happy moments, memories of your beautiful mother. Happy Mommy's Day to you. Your children are blessed to have you! :)

Tere Maldo said...

Hi Velma
I've been watching your videos on Youtube and just found your blog. I've seen your work on other's channels. Sorry to hear about your Mom. I know how you feel because my Mom passed away 1 1/2 year ago, and I really miss her. Your Mom was so beautiful. I wish you much healing in the coming months and you should continue to create beauty in your Mom's honor.

Audrey Frelx said...


Velma, I've browsed several of your pages and you really do extraordinarily gorgeous work! I am so glad Marlene directed me to see your wonderful creations!