Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sweet memories

As I look back on this past year I am amazed at the talent, creativity and beauty that is shared via blogging. The internet has surely made it a very small world.

And of course as we enter yet another year, there is time for reflection. Remembering the years that have past. I'd like to share with you about a very special lady. One who filled a hole in our lives.

She was my teacher, friend, and soul mate in treasure hunting for over 30 years. I used to tag along with her to yard sales, antique shops and all kinds of second hand stores. She loved paper weights, and she also loved vases. She had quite a collection of both. I have several of her paper weights displayed in my home.

But more importantly, she loved my children and was a huge part of their growing up years.

My own mom passed away many years ago, before my children were born. She stepped in as an auntie, but more like a grandmother. Her generous and loving spirit filled us with her unconditional love.
Every Christmas my children and I would descend on her house and decorate for the season. It was a tradition we held until she no longer was able to live by herself. Our memories of her prick my heart, missing her laughter and gracious hospitality.

Very rarely does someone come into your life that has left such a deep imprint on your heart. I am most thankful to have known and loved her.

 

Before the year is out, take time to tell someone you love them. For some people, it can be a very lonely time of year.


6 comments:

allthingzsewn said...

Thank you for the reminder.

Connie said...

What a lovely post . . . we all have people in our lives that need to be showed more love. Thank you for this . . . it is always good to be reminded :)
Merry Christmas!
Connie :)

Carol S. said...

Such a sweet post and so full of love. Thank you!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice post. I mailed 2 letters, with Christmas 'funnies' to 2 friends today. One way to let them know I care.

claudia said...

The last few weeks have been filled with memories of my mom and dad who have passed. My mom many years ago, my dad just tow years ago. I have been remembering how our Christmases were when everyone was together. I have not been able to "get it together" quite yet since my dad passed. I lived with him for the last 18 months of his life so he could stay in his home that he built until his last day. I never realized what a profound effect this has had on me! I hope that by next Christmas I will engage myself a lot more!
Thank you for this post. It has made me feel better.

margaret said...

sounds like a remarkable Lady who was greatly loved.