Sunday, September 21, 2008

Missing Mum

Well we have had a good weekend here especiallay now spring is here and it is lovely and warm weather with lots of sunshine. I miss Mum more than I can say. I always thought it would be bad (not that I thought about it that much!) but I miss her very much every day. This afternoon I just wanted to do some sewing in peace - because I'd feel close to Ma - I used ot love sewing with her. There was a time (before the twins) when any school holidays spent with my parents meant mum and I making a quilt together. We'd talk for ages and discuss our various projects and passions of the time. When P gave a eulogy for Mum he mentioned that when she made something and gave it to loved ones - she was really giving a part of herself and how our houses were all full of such things (Mum quilted and embroidered mainly). In the photoes here Hannah is wearing a lot of dresses made by Mum - for her first granddaughter who is 16 now. They still look great. And I have to say how true those sentiments feel. Just yesterday I was hanging the brats' cushion covers ont he line - ones made with so much love by their Nin Nin. This Wed Mum would have been 68. It was also to be her and Dad's 48th wedding anniversary - I don't know what to say on that except - I am so worried for Dad. I can only imagine his grief. I wish there was so many more things I could do to help him through this time but I don't even live in the same state as he.


Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Oh Shelley, I'm doing some catching up and am so sorry to hear about your Mum. I can't imagine how sad you must be and how difficult this is for you and for your father. Keep those memories alive, and tell lots of stories. I hope in time, your pain will heal a little for you. You and your dad are in my thoughts.

Michelle said...

I wish I could give you a hug right now! Praying for some peace and comfort for you, and may the memories of your mom get you through this difficult time.

Loved all the pics of the kids!

My name is Sarah said...

I love your pictures. Hannah your hair is beautiful. I'm sorry about your Mum.