...to my heart.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praiseth her.
No matter that she has gone to be with the Lord...she will always be a large part of our lives.
This past Sunday, April 18th, was her birthday. In July 2004, she passed away from a brain aneurysm. I miss her soooo much! I would love to be able to talk, hug, laugh, cry with her... just to be around her right now. I am so thankful that we do have the photos, videos and amazing things that she created...and the wonderful memories.
Here are some N words that describe her so well:
Nurturing- no matter who you were, she was able to provide a learning, loving environment.
Natural Beauty- inside and out, she was beautiful.
Neighborly- she welcomed anyone and made them feel like a part of the family.
Nice- barely even describes her sweet, thoughtful personality!
Noble- (one site describes Noble as: "possessing outstanding, high, or excellent character or qualities)
Nimble- definitely! One of the later memories I have is when we were visiting their home in the summer, guess who climbed up the top of a willow tree, trimming some branches? Yes! My Mom!
So...there are Not eNough N words to adequately describe all the amaziNg attributes for my mom, so I have some other ones here (these have N in each :o):
loviNg & kiNd-this was just a part of who she was.
geNerous & giviNg-
anyone who knew her, knows how this was her 100% (growing up, I remember being a selfish pre-teen and asking her, why she was giving "this or that" to someone...she would tell me, we have so much to share.) And not only physical things, but she was always willing to give of her time and talents.
eNergetic!~My mom had more energy than I could ever hope to have! She was always doing something...Never idle!
TaleNted-musically, she had a gorgeous voice...
crafts and creating, she really was so gifted and everything she created was amazing!
She could sew(seriously, she had made 15 or more quilts in 4yrs, maybe even less time than that! while I still have so many unfinished quilt tops. for goodness sakes! haha She blessed all of us with wonderful quilts - later, when it comes to the letter "Q", I'll share some of her quilts that we cherish and use).
Crochet (her needle would go a hundred miles/hour!)
She painted, did lapidary, basket weaving, made ornaments, wreaths, tatting, embroidery, needle punch, ceramics, etc...and she would "try" a craft and do it so well! She could look at something and create it.
Cook and bake! Ah...yet another thing that I wish I could pick up the phone and ask her about! She rarely followed a recipe.
Plants & Garden! She was born with a green thumb (actually the success at her plants & garden, more properly reflects someone that had to have had a totally green body!, cuz she would grow things that didnt seem possible!)
I am joining in with Jenny for
with Alicia for
(My Dad & Mom 1995)
My hubby and I will be driving up to visit my dad in Wisconsin. My dad doesn't have internet connection, (and also because it takes me about a whole week to do a post!), I will not be joining in with the next Friday Photo Flashback nor Alphabe-Thursday "O"
... I really appreciate all your comments and will be sure to stop by and visit when we are back.
Here are some more drawing orders:
Thank you Jordan for thinking of this for a wedding gift!
The following is feedback that Jordan left at my Etsy shop:
"Thank you so much for the order. I sent her a custom idea for the bride and groom. She made it wonderful. Anything you can imagine can be done. Great work. Just need to wait on the gift to be order. I will not hesitate. I have order several time myself. Great price and fair shipping and quick."
This was a gift from a customer to her friend.
This was a thankyou gift.
& last of all... this drawing was done for another customer's mom named DONNA. I share this one with all the moms... Just in case, I don't get a post up by Mother's day
~ Happy Early Mother's Day!~
Blessings & Aloha!