Monday, November 23, 2009

Goodbye Norma Jean..........

I apologize for being away for a while, I just couldn't see through the tears to do a post. And now it is still difficult but, I wanted to let all my blog friends know that my sweet mama passed away last Thursday afternoon. She had fought the good fight and probably was ready to go much sooner than I was but, I just couldn't let her go. Yes, she was difficult and always drove me crazy with her independence but, somehow all those memories go away at a time like this, and all you can remember are the sweet and wonderful things she did and how much she made me feel like I was the most important person in the world. I don't think I will ever be the person my mother was but, I will try. I thank all of you who have emailed me and kept me going with your sweet comments and prayers and I continue to ask for your prayers as I am still broken. Please bring on the healing as I am gonna miss her so........ you may all have read this but, I wanted to share this sweet poem with you......Smiling through the tears, Lauri



A Limb Fallen
A limb has fallen from the family tree,
I keep hearing a voice that says "Grieve Not for Me".
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song,
The good life I lived while I was still strong.
Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you,
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest,
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions, no matter how small,
Go on with your life, don't just stare at the wall.
I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin,
Until the day comes we're all together again.

23 comments:

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh sweet Lauri, I'm crying with you. Not an easy task I'm sure, but I'm here my friend, truly, call if you need anything or nothing, I'm still here!!

Six in One Hand said...

Lauri,
You are in my thoughts and my prayers. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow.
If you need anything, just let me know.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I had never read that. What beautiful words. After reading TOT's post Thursday, I've had you in my thoughts and prayers. Love your way, Lauri. ~Mindy

Francy said...

Sending up a prayer for your healing.

I am sorry for the loss of your mom.

Frippery said...

Take care of yourself now, your mother is at peace. Time to find your own peace. Your life is a testament to her own life. Praying for you. Pam

Maison Douce said...

I am so sorry for your loss... I am very close to my mom, too, and have lived an ocean away from her for the last 17 years; that is painful enough...!!! May you find peace in your heart during this difficult time!
Isabel

bella said...

Dear Lauri , my heart is hurting for you. I pray that God will give you His peace, in such a difficult time. I hope you are feeling all the love being sent your way. Sue

misselaineous said...

Hi Laurie...my tears are falling as I try to write this...My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. I lost my Mom almost 7 years ago, and I still miss her daily. Beautiful words you wrote...healing hugs to you *elaine*

Lou Cinda said...

Lauri, I am so, so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. I, too, have lost my mama and know exactly how you are feeling right now....My prayers are going out for you at this difficult time.

Hugs to you....

Lou Cinda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So sorry for your loss.

time-worn interiors said...

My sweet Lauri, you know how I feel! Love you my friend!
TOT

Found Around said...

Lauri, So, so sorry. We all idolize our moms. We are thinking tenderly of you. Susan & Andy

alice said...

Lauri,
My heart hurts for you. You will be in my prayers.The poem was so dear.
God bless,
Alice

trash talk said...

The words I want to say are just not coming the way I want them to. Laurie, I wanted to find just the right thing to say to give you some comfort, but for once I just can't find them. My heart aches for yours. I lost my mother 10 years ago and while it does get easier, there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss her. I guess what they say is true, we hurt because it's a reminder of how much we were loved and how much we loved. You were a blessed woman to have had such a wonderful mama to have raised someone as special as you. I love you and I'm sending you prayers, kisses and hugs.
Debbie

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. One can never have too many prayers.
~Debra
The capers of the vintage vixens

sweetpea said...

Lauri, I am so sad for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Hugs,

Shelley

Sandy said...

I also lost my mom this week, Nov 16th. May God bless you & your family. What a wonderful poem. I will read it at my mom's celebration of life : )

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

So sorry for your loss Laurie. There is no one in life that knows us so well or long as mom. I hope there is much love, comfort, and grace surrounding you in this time.
Hugs, and prayers,
Gerri

House and Garden Boutique said...

Very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. My mother passed on in 2006 and nothing seems the same since then. But I think of her everytime I have a cup of tea, because that was her favorite thing to do. Your siblings can really help you thru this tough time. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

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