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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Bishop's Weed

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Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Love the bishops weed.
What a bittersweet day that was as you buried your mom. My heart goes out to you all. I understand the feeling like an orphan. My mom died in 1969 and when dad died in 2001 I felt the same way. It was hard to think that "Wow, I have no parent at all anymore." In time hon you will not feel it so strongly trust me. It will always hurt in some little way but soon the happy memories far outweigh the sad thoughts. Huggles

Susie said...

Hi Diane,
I can well understand your mixed feelings about your parents being together, but yet missing them both so much.
As Michelle has said, in time, you'll feel a bit less pain. It will always be an empty spot, but hold fast to your family and wonderful memories.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Diane, I found your blog through another's. I was reading about the Bishop's weed and its lovely for a weed, then I got to the part about your Mother. Its always so sad to lose a loved one, especially a Mother. I have lost my Father, but my Mom is still with us at 85. Its nice to know that your Mom and Dad are together again. What a wonderful reunion that must have been! I have said a prayer for you today, that the Lord will comfort you through this time.
Love, Ann

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

HI Diane
Oh that must have been a hard day for you ..Glad your mom and dad had a happy life together(:)
I grow that same 'bishops weed' all along my backyard border~~
I love it ,it comes back every year and keep all the weeds out(:) Thanks for the sweet comment and will be talking with you soon..hugs Patty

Brenda Kula said...

Oh hon, I'm so sorry. I never knew my parents, so I still feel like an orphan. But I'm so glad you had such wonderful parents and that they truly loved one another! Also love that groundcover. It is so pretty variagated like that. You're a strong, kind, caring woman. I see your strength in your words today.
xoxo, Brenda

Gill - That British Woman said...

I think someone was looking down on you all when it stopped raining.

I didn't realize you were up in Timmons, ds is in North Bay, I know not as far North as you, but heading your way.....well sort of.

Glad you had a chance to pop by my blog.


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Diane,
I am just meeting you, throught your comment on my blog. I wanted to tell you I am sorry for the loss of your Mother.

Needled Mom said...

I am so sorry that it was such a difficult day for you. Aren't you so fortunate to have had such loving parents who instilled such fond memories upon you and your family. You will miss them always, but as time goes on you will be thankful that they suffer no more.

Your trip to your daughter's home looks and sounds like it was wonderful. And....that Margarita looks fabulous!!!!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet Diane,

Well dear, you have touched my heart today and brought me to tears. I am so very touched by your posting about your Mother. What a wonderful Mother she was and how blessed you are that she raised you. Hold tight to those memories for they will carry you through these times. I am so sorry for your loss. I to miss my Mother. Know that you are thought of and kept in my prayers.

No summer in Canada for the time being?! Can't even imagine!

Thinking of you!


Nola said...

You and your family will be in my prayers. Know that you did not lose them, they are there, just in another form. Your mom and dad will always be a part of you, hold onto the memories. I am paraphrasing, and I can't even remember who said it, but I've heard "that which is loved is never lost." My mom died last year, and my heart still hurts, sometimes more than I think I can bear. But when it does, I think of all the good times, the laughter, the fun we had, and all that she left me! Not money, but a 50 years of happiness and wisdom. And think how wonderful that your mom and dad are together again. I have a rather lengthy little poem I will go find and send, it helped me look at my mom's death a totally different way. God bless you and your family.

Nola said...

Here is the poem that helped me when my mom died:
Gone from My Sight
by Henry Van Dyke
I am standing upon the seashore. A ship spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until, at length, she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then someone at my side says, "There, she is gone!"
"Gone where?"
Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "There, she is gone!" There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"
And that is dying.

Nonna said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. I know that must have been a very difficult day for all of you. It must give you comfort knowing your parents are together again, but sad that they have left this earth. A week away with your daughter will be just what you need. Your in my thoughts!

Tina Coruth said...

I'm sorry you had such a difficult day. It's so nice that your family was together. I know that doesn't take away the pain of knowing your wonderful mother is gone. You are a great tribute to her. Only a loving and wise woman could raise such a loving and wise daughter. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.

Big hugs,

Eve said...

No, not an orphan. Love never dies, it is still there. We go from this form to a spiritual form and some day you will join them. Think on these things. I beleive with all my heart that the people and animals we love her on Earth, will be waiting for us to join them. It is a promise from God if we believe in him.

Alex said...

Thank you very much for stopping by my site and writing what you did about my writing. It means alot.


Donna Kay said...

Diane - I have so very much enjoyed your visits to my blog - I am fairly new at this and really don't know what I'm doing - finally decided to do what I feel like!!
Bless your heart - burying your Mom - a very, very hard thing to do. My mom is still living, but when I bured my Dad almost ten years ago - it was the most surreal thing I have ever done - he was my best friend and my biggest fan.
You are in my prayers, dear sweet friend.

PEA said...

Your mother will always be in your heart and she left all of you such wonderful memories to remember her by. She also left you a legacy of love. Giving you a great big hug. xoxo

Jo said...

I know all too well the feelings you described about the loss of your parents. My Mother has been gone for 7 years now and there are still so many times that something will happen and I immediately think I need to tell Mom about that. My heart goes out to your aching loneliness. Like you said though you are blessed with a loving family and that eases a lot of the loneliness I am sure.

Alice said...

My mother said the same thing after her parents were gone, that she felt like an orphan. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Abounding Treasures said...


I didn't realize that your dear Mom passed away ~ yesterday must have been a difficult day for you and all your family.

My sympathies are with you at this time of loss,

Mountain Mama said...

I'm so sorry about your mother. I lost mine seven years ago and had the same orphaned feeling you mentioned. My father passed away in 1972.
I think Michelle said it all just perfectly. "In time the happy memories will outweigh the sad ones."

Thank you for showing us your Bishop's Wed. I have a small start of it but I didn't know it would become a ground cover. I think I better put it in a container so I can control it as I don't want it to spread much.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Bless your heart, I'm so sorry about the passing of your mom. I read further down that she passed away in December but I know the pain is just as fresh as ever. Does a person ever really get over the loss of their parents?? It's good that you and your family had that wonderful moment, though. Everyone together....

Your plant looks lovely - it's really beautiful ground cover, isn't it? I like it a lot!


Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Diane, I am so sorry to read about your loss. Thank you for coming to visit my blog so that I could find yours. I loved the beautiful photos of the bishops weed. I've never heard of that one. Your photos are lovely. Have a blessed week ~ xo ~ Joy

Adrienne said...

Dear Diane -
I'm so sorry for your loss but it was special that your family was together for the special day. Even though your mother isn't with you anymore you have memories that can't be taken away from you.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. The words from Scripture I shared are especially appropriate like a time like this. Perfect. Peace. Please stop by again.

Anonymous said...

I am giving you a big hug. Can you feel it? I am an orphan too. My mother died when i was 12 and my dad 5 monthes before I was married. It is hard to not have those people in your life that will always be on your side and love you no matter what...who knew you in diapers and wiped your runny time goes by it is the love that lives on... and everytime I feel that Love tug for my own children I remember often that that is how mcuh my Dad loved me. That never goes away....

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