Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Year Ago, today..........

..........was when my mother finally found peace. 
This was a bittersweet weekend.  I was really sad all week thinking about how much Mother was suffering a year ago, but then today, it was that same feeling of relief that I felt when she was finally at peace.  I miss her terribly.  Nearly everyday, I think of something I need to tell her or ask her.  My car still thinks it's supposed to turn down the road to the nursing home.  It has done just that a few times!
But, one of our daughters and her husband and two little ones were here this weekend.  It was so much fun to have them here. 
My brother, his wife, my cousin, and my daughter's family were all at church today.  I put an arrangement of fall gourds, Mother's favorite fall thing, on the altar table.  I sang in a trio with a couple of other ladies.  We sang "Seek, and ye shall find", which is my favorite scripture put to music. 
Got my house fairly well straightened up.  The circle from my church is meeting here on Tuesday night!
I also got my grade cards done.  They go out tomorrow.
Going to bed.
I don't know what I'll do about my machine, yet.  I'm waiting to hear from the repairman.


MyNorth said...

Good that you had family around you during this time of reflection and sadness.
My mother is 95, in a nursing home and has no quality of life because of her many disabilities.
I couldn't help but smile at your comment about the car thinking it needs to turn down the road to the nursing home.

Jackie said...

I'm glad that you had family around you yesterday. How wonderful to honor her with your song and her favorite autumnal items!

gwensews said...

Those "bookmark" occasions can really get to one's heart. That is why we are so lucky to have family around us. The little ones brighten even the darkest of skies.

Jan M said...

These anniversaries are definitely bittersweet. I am grateful you were surrounded by family and friends, and found comfort in the music and words at church. Your mother continues to guide and love you -- just from a different place and in a different way.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Theses days of anniversaries and holidays are hard. Even though my own Mom has been gone for 30 years, there are still times a memory will be fresh in my mind. But knowing that she is at peace and rest is very comforting. Praying for you today Julia.

Needled Mom said...

Those anniversaries are so difficult. I always find it is best to stay busy and distracted. I do find relief in knowing they are not suffering anymore.

Kim said...

Sending you love Julia. I am glad you were surrounded by family this past weekend.♥

Claudia said...

Thinking of you, Julia. A bittersweet anniversary.


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