Monday, October 3, 2011

On a sad note....but on a happy note!!

To All Of My Sweet Friends Here:

I wanted you all to know that my beloved Mom passed away yesterday, Sunday morning, after a very long battle in her later years. She lived 81 years and enriched my life each of my days. Many of you have asked where I get my inspiration and my desire to share of myself...and in one word that is MOM. I wanted to share the tribute I have written for her service which will be on Wednesday. Perhaps this will give you a tiny glimpse into who I want to be like when I grow up...smiles!!

A Tribute to our Mom and Sister
Martha Kate Maxwell Lancaster

Not only have we lost the the best mom and sister, but we have lost our best friend. But let us not dwell on the loss, but rather on our good fortune in having you as long as we did! We appreciate the many lessons you inculcated in us and hopefully we can continue to live up to your every expectation. Mom, we celebrate you and the tremendous influence you have had on us.

Your obituary calls you MOM and you have epitomized that loving and caring word to not only us but to so many of the people whose lives you have touched. Throughout the years you became MOM to so many people…even the staff at the Life Care Center knew you as MOM.

You taught us to care for those less fortunate than we are and to share our talents and worldly goods with those who come into our lives that they may be made richer by our example. We recognize your care and concern for the downtrodden and those in distress and hopefully we will remember the responsibility you have left with us. You taught us that whatever we have becomes much more important and beautiful when it is shared with others. Your generosity will always be sweet in our memory. Who else takes homemade apple butter, cakes, pies, etc to their doctor’s appointments and to their salesladies at Penney‘s???

You always charged us to be responsible, honest citizens, knowing the difference between right and wrong, with much more concern for others than ourselves. Hopefully we all exemplify that teaching. Your credo was do for others without any demands or expectations that others do for us. You taught us that no matter what misfortunes befall us, that there are always those less fortunate. Let us never forget that!

You shared yourself in so many ways with everyone one you came in contact with! Your wonderful culinary delights, your hand-crafted jewelry, your crocheted items, your hand painted clothing, your flowers….For you, giving was ALWAYS paramount to receiving! Your love for humanity and the deep feelings you had for shut-ins and those without much love in their lives was so apparent in your everyday life and practice.

Your love of life and certainly the unconditional love you had for your family can never be surpassed. No matter if what we did was right or wrong we knew that Mom would always be there for us, and help us through any rough patches that we might experience!

Mom, you have been the strength of our family and there is not another mom anywhere who has been loved and respected as much as you have! But we also know the love and respect you always showered on us.

No matter how much you suffered, you always had a smile for all to see so that their lives would be made much richer by being around you. You never complained but rather concerned yourself with how you might help others. Let us be ever mindful of that suffering you experienced and the way you always handled it with dignity and grace and a love and concern for others.

The calling card that you handed out to all of those who crossed your path perhaps says it all because it is truly how you lived your life…


This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I see fit. I can waste it or use it for good and be of service to others. But what I do with this day is important because I have exchanged a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever, leaving something I have traded for it. I want it to be gain, not loss; good, not evil; success, not failure; so that I won’t regret the price I paid for it.
Kate Lancaster

Mom, now that you fly with the angels on high, watching over all of us, tapping us on the shoulder from time to time when we need it, know that we will always honor, cherish, love and respect our memory of you! You are precious in our memory!!

Jacque, Stan and Jane


Her obituary is HERE.

And now on a happy note...I have pre-posted for tomorrow and Wednesday so I hope you will come see what's in store for you...and I will draw the winner of my last SWEET STUFF tomorrow also. Sending big hugs your way!

156 comments:

Clare H said...

Thinking of you at this difficult time

Hugs

Debs M said...

so sorry to hear your news, thinking of you and yours x

Larrik said...

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Tanya said...

I'm so sorry hun. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Moni said...

So sorry to hear your news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs,Moni

Crafterkhush said...

Sorry to hear about your mum Jacque.. My aunt too passed away yesterday... Thoughts and prayers for your family and you..

Hugs,
K

Marianne said...

Oh my gosh, what a sad news. I'll be thinking of you. xxx Marianne

Maryann said...

Soo sorry to hear about your loss JAcque, but I´m sure, you´ll keep her in your heart and memory forever, and I can sure see, she´s with you in everything you do, cause your pictture of her here, is the very same, I have about you hun, so she must have managed to teach you well.
I´ll keep you all in my thoughts and heart these nexxt hard days here, and pray for you all.
Take good care of yourself too hun.

Il Gufo e La Mucca said...

I'm so sorry to read about this... The strenght she gave you and all the sweet memories will help you heal...
big hugs,
Clelia

Teresa said...

A big hug!

yvon said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, that must be so difficult. My toughts are with you and your familie.
Hugs, Yvon

sandra said...

So sorry to hear about your loss Jacque.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sending you lot of hugs!
Sandra!

Carol said...

Awww sweet Jacque I'm so sorry for your loss Hun! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Stay strong Sweetie. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Oh Jacque so beautiful! I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't think it matter's how old we are, we need our Mom's. I was blessed to with a wonderful Mother who I miss so much! I think we are both so blessed to have had a Mom such as ours. Not everyone in this world is blessed with a Mom like ours. I know even though my Mom is singing with the Angel's, (she loved angels and songs of the angels) I feel her close to me each and everyday, and know that you will too! There's a song called Don't worry about me, and when I hear that song, I know it's my Mom saying I'm o.k. Big hugs and Love and I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers. Love, Leah Ann

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Jacque
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
What a beautiful tribute to your Mom and a remarkable woman to have as a mother. Thank you for sharing with all of us sweetie.
Hugs to you

Georgei said...

I am so sorry for your loss but she will all ways be there with you
My thought and prayers for your fammilly and for you
Take very care of your self
HUGS

Whisper said...

Thinking of you and your family at this time, Luv Sam x

Wendy said...

Hugs to you and your family Hun thinking of you

Hugs

Wendy

Tracey T said...

Oh, Jacque, what a beautiful tribute you have written - your mother sounds like a wonderful person and she will live on in her family. Sending you much love and the huggiest of hugs, Tracey xx

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Here is the lyrics to the song, and it's sang by Alan Jackson. I know it says young, but age doesn't matter.

DON'T WORRY BOUT ME
Why did she have to go
So young I just don't know why
Things happen half the time
Without reason without rhyme
Lovely, sweet young woman
Daughter, wife and mother
Makes no sense to me
I just have to believe

She flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And she walks with Jesus and her loved ones waiting
And I know she's smiling saying
Don't worry 'bout me

Loved ones she left behind
Just trying to survive
And understand the why
Feeling so lost inside
Anger shot straight at God
Then asking for His love
Empty with disbelief
Just hoping that maybe

She flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And she walks with Jesus and her loved ones waiting
And I know she's smiling saying
Don't worry 'bout me

It's hard to say goodbye
Her picture in my mind
Will always be of times I'll cherish
And I won't cry 'cause

She flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels
By the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees
And she walks with jesus and her loved ones waiting
And I know she's smiling saying
Don't worry 'bout me
Don't worry 'bout me
Don`t worry 'bout me

Terry said...

Awwwww Jacque I am so sorry for your loss....and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in these difficult times. I ws reading your beautifull tribute to your mom and I just know that she will give you huge smiles in heaven. What a remarkable woman she was. Big hugs Terry xxxx

Love crafts forever said...

Oh Jacque so sorry about your Mom. My hugs and prayers on your way for all your Family. Just hold your Mom's memory in your Heart, and she will look after you as an Angel.
Hugs Nataliya

Sinikka said...

Sending a big hug to you and your family.
So sorry for you loss.
:-(
Sinikka

Jane said...

Oh Jacque sweetie I'm so sorry for your loss. Your tribute to your Mum made me cry, it is so beautiful - what a remarkeable lady!! Condolences to you and your family and big hugs sweetie. Jane xxx

Liefs Ineke said...

Hi Jacqueline, I wish you much strength in the near future. My mother died two weeks ago. She was 80 years old. I have a father of 81 years. I am very sad but I am grateful for the many years she was with us and the love they gave us. I wish you much strength and hear a big hug for you. Greetings Ineke

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

http://youtu.be/Mzqx57cBJ8Y

I hope this works you can listen to the song here if you want!

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
i'm so sorry for this great lost to you and your family sweetie, i have not so many words for you right now, but look after yourself to hunni, i'm totaly stund from this news
she had a perfect age hunni, i hope to get to that age, but it's a long way to go
big hugs sweetie
hugs angelique
XXXXXX

THERESA said...

So sorry to hear this!! Hugs and lots of love been send your way!!
She sounds one stunning person and you were fortunate to have her, now the angels have the pleasure of her company and they are all smiling.
lotsa luv and strenght for the days ahead.

ribenaruby said...

Comforting and healing thoughts being sent your way tonight Jacque. Your mum was a precious person to all! Ruby x

Lolô Artesanato said...

So sorry Jacque.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
xx
Leila

Kathleen said...

Dear Jacque, I am so sorry to hear your news, I struggled to read your very touching tribute, what I did manage to read was very touching and so heartfelt. She had a long life and you have been lucky to have her for so long. May she rest in peace and be with you always in spirit. Lots of hugs at this sad time.
Kat xxx

Maria Luisa- scrap said...

Jacque
Sending a big hug to you and family
Maria Luisa

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Dear Jacque, please accept my sincere condolences and prayers...
xxxx
Lilia

Look around the corner said...

I realy hope and pray you can handle it.

God bless you and yours.

Eveline

Jacki Randolph said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Jacque during this difficult time.

Hugs and love your way sweetie

Vicky McClean said...

Dearest Jacque,

I am so sorry for your loss and feel for you greatly, but grateful to your mom for raising such a loving, giving individual, whom always thinks of her fellow man/woman before herself, and if there were more such as you in this world Jacque, it would be a harmonious place! I know your mom is watching over you and always will until you are together again! (hopefully not for a very long time) I wrote about your talent in our emails last week and i would love you to continue sharing your wealth of knowledge, talent and creative mind with us for many years to come, and you learned from a very special lady, your mom!! When i think of creative, generous, loving and friendship, i think of one word, Jacque! lots of love and crafty hugs for you sweet lady, Vick xxxx R.I.P sweet mom xx

AsilisA MaM said...

Dear Jacque, so Sorry to hear about your Mum.. Thoughts and prayers for you and yours...

Anne said...

I am so sorry for your loss!
I`m sad to hear that the worls has lost a person who spent her life spreading vise words and kind actions.

Lots of love,
Anne.

Ellen said...

Dear Jacque,
I'm sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family. Remember the good days and the wonderful times you've shared with your mom.

hugs, Ellen

Maria Therese said...

So sorry for your loss ♥

LISA said...

I am so sorry for your loss. i hope these words are of comfort to you and your family at this time...

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side 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 there are other voices ready to take up the glad shout, "Here she comes!" Amen

Danielle said...

Dear Jacque, I am sorry for the loss of your Mom. I will be thinking of you in these difficult times, and will pray. The tribute you wrote for her is just so touching. I would like to keep in my "diary" the "calling card of your mother". AS, it should guide me to use every day and not to loose it. I send big hugs and love.

SandraW said...

My prayers and thoughts are with you these days...
I'm so sorry you lost one of the most important persons in your life.
Your beautiful words touched me deeply, and I hope you keep remembering your "MOM" as the person she was en the beautiful things she did in her life.

Take care and I wish you strength on wednesday.

Sandra

Happyscrapin said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother! My thoughts and prayer go out to you and your family. Keep all your fond memories of your mom close to your heart and she will live on forever! Big Hugs sent your way!

Jolita said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. Wishing you lots of strength and sending you a big hug.

Jolita

Suzi said...

Oh!! sweet Jacque, such a moving tribute to your Mom. Bless you, your family and your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. God Bless you all.
Hugs
Suzi x

Bev said...

Sweetheart, you have fulfilled your Mom's hopes, dreams and wishes and then some! It's no wonder you are the amazing, special person and friend that you are with all your Mom instilled in you all of your life, what an honour to be the daughter of a truly exceptional woman.

You know how deeply sorry I am for your loss but you also know your Mom is at peace now and yes will be ready to tap you on the shoulder when you need it. Am thinking of you all my sweet friend, God Bless xxxxxxxxxx

Helen said...

Hi Jacque, I am so sorry to hear about the great loss for you and your family. Your text is very beautiful. Please remember she's not really gone as long as she lives on in your memories and your heart. My sincere condolences go to you and your family. May you find the strength with each other in the days to come. Hugs, Helen

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Sorry to hear of your dear loss Jacque sending you Big Hugs and my thoughts are with you and your family
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

I'm thinking of you, take care! Bye Mascha

Is said...

Dear Jacque, I'm sorry for your loss.
XX
Isabel.

Christina C. said...

My dearest Jacque! All the touching and wonderful things you said about your mother can be said of you! You are her daughter in every way. She taught you well because you are the most generous person I know! My thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. Love and hugs, Christina
Big Hugs for Aunt Jane!

Carly said...

Dear Jacque and Family .... I'm thinking of you and sending extra hugs and wishes your way. Your words were truly beautiful .....

Linda said...

Wow what a beautiful tribute to your mom!!!! I am so sorry for your loss!!!!! At least she is not suffering anymore!!!! My prayers are with you and your family!!!!! You are a remarquable person!!!!!!

Auntie Em said...

Your tribute to her is so tender and sweet. It is so difficult to say those final farewells to a mother. The ache lasts for longer than the loss of any other and while over time it will not be as raw, it never really goes away. The little things you want to ask her or the moment you want to pick up the phone to tell her some little thing that you know she would love to hear brings it all back. Take time for yourself and your family.
Hugs and prayers!

gina g said...

Hi Jacque I'm sorry i often come to your blog but don't very often leave a comment as i care for my elderly MIL, but i felt i had to leave you a message tonight, all the wonderful loving words you have for your MOM i'm sure that she would say the same about you and you are truly blessed to have had such a lovely caring warm and generous lady for your MOM. I'm sure she will guide you through the difficult days weeks and possibly months ahead. Thinking of you at this sad time. luv gina xx

Dena said...

Jacque! It sounds like your Mom was the sweet, caring, adorable person that YOU ARE!!!!!! How fortunate you were to have such a loving mother and all the wonderful memories you will treasure of her!!! I know you will miss her and I am so very sorry for your loss! I will keep you in my prayers Jacque!!!
Big hugs my friend! Dena

Sue said...

Aww I'm so, so sorry for your loss Jacque!! but what a wonderful tribute you have written to her. And from reading it, I can see that your mum is the reason why you are such a wonderful person, so generous and creative! I believe those that have passed stay with us in spirit and watch over us. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and hope you can feel the Big Big Hug that I am sending you!!!
Love Sue xxx

Craftyanny said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Jacque.
Your Mom sounds like a remarkable person. Many will have treasured memories of her for sure.
Take care
Anne x

Rhonda Miller said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending you my thoughts and prayers. She sounds like a very caring person. Hugs, Rhonda

Donna said...

Jacque, I am so sorry for your loss. Now you will carry on the inspiration that she gave you. And who better to do that than you. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Teri said...

Dear Jacque,
Please know that we are all thinking of you and your family during this sad time. My heart is breaking for you...
Your memorial to your Mom is just beautiful and I do believe she has passed on every wonderful quality to you!!
Prayers being sent....
Sweet hugs,
Teri

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

So sorry for your loss. Sounds like your mom was an amazing lady!

Sandie said...

I am so sorry for your loss Jacque. Thinking of you and your family at this very difficult time. xxx

Marcelle said...

Dear Jacque,
Sorry to hear about your loss and so happy you have shared the beautiful text wrotte to your MOM. Apart from a loss you are so lucky to have a Mom whom gave you and others so much...
Thinking of you sweetie...
Take care and God bless her and you and family.
Marcelle

Lisa said...

so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my prayer

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry, Jacque -- big hugs to you & your family during this difficult time
Michelle xoxoxoxoxo

Rebekah said...

Jacque what beautiful and meaningful words. I am so sorry for your loss and pray for you and your family at this time. You are a very blessed person as was your mum to have had such a loving family. Bless you, your creations, generosity and your words are inspiring hugs Rebekah xx

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Lamento muito, Jacque.
Um abraço de carinho para você!

Rachel F said...

Sending you big hugs all the way from New Zealand.

Patti Jo said...

What a loving tribute you have for your Mom! She will always be a treasure for you and many others. What a legacy she has left for you which you have also grabbed hold of her traits. Sending comforting hugs Jacque!

Paula said...

Jacque, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Your memorial to your Mother is beautiful. She sounds like an incredible person and Mother. God Bless you!

paperpapier said...

So sorry to hear about the demise of your beloved Mom. I read every single word of your memorial to your mom and it is beautiful in every sense. Your mom is such a loving person, kind hearted, full of passion, generous and a person who treasure life every moment...and this has been reflected in your life too, Jacque.
Rejoice too that your mom is resting, having peace and everlasting happiness in heaven.
God Bless!
warm hugs,
Heaney

fionalawlor said...

Oh Jacque, I am so sorry to hear of your very sad loss. The tribute you have written is so beautiful and extremely touching, your Mom sounds like such a wonderful person and it seems that all she stood for in life has indeed been passed on to you :) I am sure she is every bit as proud of you as you are of her. My thoughts and all the best wishes in the world are with you.
*hugs* Fiona L x

Sara I. said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful tribute to your Mother. Praying that your good memories will bring you much comfort in the difficult days ahead! ~hugs

Rosalee said...

Hi Jacque. Sorry to hear of your loss and praying that you'll feel God's love ever near.
Hugs, Rosalee

Sandra said...

beautiful - something truly to aspire to. Thank you for inspiring and sharing with us. Bless you at this time as you celebrate the life of your mother.
Sandra

craftymom205 said...

Thanks for sharing. Sorry to hear about your loss. I pray that God will strengthen and comfort you and your family during this time.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom, Jacque. May you find peace in your heart knowing that your Mom was such an inspiration to so many. May God Bless you and your family at this time.
Hugs,
Charlotte

Ardilla said...

Sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you in this sad moment.
Hugs,

Ardilla

Yasmin said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Your tribute to your mother is so beautiful and touching. She sounds like such an incredible person....to inspire you to celebrate her life rather than just mourn on losing her.
Hugs,
Yasmin.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I'm terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. What a heartbreak for any child! Big, big hugs and tons of prayers!!!!! You're so blessed to have had such a wonderful role model in your life. I loved your tribute!

ursula Uphof said...

Dear Jacque, so sorry to hear about your sad loss. You and your family will be in mu thoughts and prayers during these difficult days. I know, from reading your loving message that she will be with you and all your beautiful memories will carry you through. Warm wishes and big hugs. Ursula xx

Brenda said...

Jacque, I am so sorry for your loss. You are a wonderful testimony to who your mom was. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family this week and in the coming holidays.
Hugs~Bren

Jenny said...

Thinking of you at this difficult time

Rufus said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. Reading what you wrote made me feel almost as if I'd known your Mom. I'm sure that I would have liked her very much, she sounds like an incredible woman. I'd have to say that you learned the lessons that she taught very well. Thinking of you,
R/

Linda said...

Thinking of you and your family at this time
hugs Linda

Fluffles said...

Sorry for your loss Jacque. What a lovely piece you have written about your Mom. Take care at this sad time. Jx

Lisa said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Jacque. Such beautiful words about your dear mum ... I can tell she was such a special lady.

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

Lisa x

Cheryl said...

So sorry for your loss Jacque, I am thinking of you at this difficult time.
Hugs Cheryl

The Art Town said...

Hugs to you and your family.

Annelie said...

I´m so sorry for your loss Jacque.
Hugs Annelie

Pamela said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Jacque, such a sad time, my thoughts are with you.

Pam x

Виола said...

I;m so sorry. But believe that she has reached to beautiful life in the Heaven.

Chrissy said...

So sorry for your loss Jacque...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Penni said...

So sorry to hear your news Jacque.
Thinking of you.
Penni
X

Ali said...

Oh Jacque I am so sorry for your loss - stay strong xx

Bernie said...

Oh Jacque that was so beautiful! I am sure your Mom was very proud of you. As I read I kept thinking Jacque is just like her. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Big hugs and Blessings
Bernie

Kaz Bee said...

Oh Jacque, I'm so sorry for your loss, I can understand how you feel as I lost my father only two years ago and was very close to him. You are in our prayers, take care and huge hugs.

With Love

Kaz Bee x

paola said...

Condolensces to you and your family at this very sad time, i wish you and your family strength during this transition.
hugs
Paola

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mum Jacque.Thinking of you and your family.Love Debbie x

troy said...

Oh Jacque i am so sorry to hear about your mum, but what a lovely lady she was and what beautiful memories you have of her.
thinking of you at this very sad time

huge hugs Troy xxx

troy said...

Oh Jacque i am so sorry to hear about your mum, but what a lovely lady she was and what beautiful memories you have of her.
thinking of you at this very sad time

huge hugs Troy xxx

April said...

So sorry for your loss. The tribute is beautiful. x

Daisychain said...

So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mum Jacque. Your tribute to her is beautiful, it was a joy to read it. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Loads of extra hugs, Christine x

Alyce said...

My heart goes out to you and your siblings. I recently lost my mother. She suffered the last few years of her life and I thought I was prepared for this to happen. I wasn't. I find myself surprised at the feelings I'm experiencing. I'm not trying to make this about me during your time of grief. I just mention this so you know you aren't alone. May God comfort you and your family. Sending hugs ~ Alyce

Denise and Louise said...

So sorry to hear your sad news - sending you big hugs xx

Susan said...

Jacque, My heart is heavy for you and your family right now, as I know it is very raw and painful. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. The rawness of it will pass and in time, you will all know that she is in a happy place, and her discomfort is gone. I know my mere words really do not do much, but please know they are sincere. My thoughts are with you.
Love n hugs,
Susan

Mary Lou said...

My deepest and most sincere sympathy to you and your family. Awhh what do we do without Mom's?? We do.... cuz they taught us that :) A wonderful tribute you have written hun and MOM is proud watching over you with a SMILE I am sure!!!
BIGG HUGZ And Love from afar
Mary Lou

christina d said...

The tribute to your Mom is beautiful. So sad but she is up there watching over you and yours.

Sarah said...

Oh Jacque, I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. Sounds like your mom was a truly special person in every way xxx

Márcia Mattos said...

I am so sorry for your loss Jaque!
Hope you find confort and peace.

My prayers are with you!

Hugs
Marcia

Louise said...

Oh Jacque, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing and sending sincere condolences to you and all your family. The tribute you have written is just so beautiful. Your Mom has left a wonderful legacy and she must have blessed so many peoples lives. Hugs

Jo's Little Card Haven said...

Thoughts & prayers go out to you and your family .. Hugs xx

Tanya R said...

So sorry Jacque. Hugs to you and your family.
Tanya

Sharon Caudle said...

So sorry for your loss, Jacque! You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your tribute to your Mom is truly beautiful.

hugs, Sharon

MarieL said...

Dear Jacque,
I am sorry to hear that your Mom has passed but as you know she is in a better place and isn't hurting anymore. Your tribute to your Mom is written so beautifully and it tells us all what a wonderful giving person she was. She lives on in you, because you too are a wonderful giving strong woman, an example to us all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Many hugs...Marie

Rachael T said...

Sorry to hear of your lost Jacque. Sending big hugs across the pond to you all. Your Mom sounds like such a fantastic person and what you ahve written is beautiful.
Rach xx

Lepesto4ex said...

Sincerely condolences, hold on!

Lisa M said...

I think that is the most beautiful and heartfelt tribute to a mother that I have ever read. I can't imagine what you are going through right now but I only pray that God brings you the peace and serenity that you need along this journey. It is a journey, not the end, but to a wonderful reunion to come someday.
I thank you for sharing of yourself and for bringing me the reminder that I should never wait to say what I may not have the chance to say tomorrow.
Hugs and tears and prayers and love,
Lisa xx

Karen said...

Oh Jacque
I am so very sad to be reading this hun.
A candle is lit for your Mum and you have my thoughts and prayers with you now.
I am with you in spirit sweetie.
Love n hugs and my warmest wishes.
Krafty Karen.xx

Margo said...

Hi Jacque,
my thoughts go to you and your family !
Losing your mom must be very difficult.
I'm moved by the words you have written and I can see from these words that your mom must have been a wonderfull person (you take after her!)
It's difficult to find the words in English bur I'm sure you understand what I want to say !
My warmest wishes !
Hugs
Margo

kathr said...

Jacque, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom,but judging from you tribute to her you have many,many,many wonderful memories to keep you strong.
My thoughts will be with you and your family on Wednesday..
Sending gentle hugs your way
Kath..xx..

Caroljenks said...

Jacque, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The respect and love you felt for your mom is so precious and your inner-strength is a characteristic to be proud of. Your tribute is beautiful - I did giggle at the home-baked goodies for the doctors appointments :)
Sending you love and hugs and thinking of you,
Carol xxxxx

Maureen said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in my prayers.
Maureen.....x

Scrappymax said...

Jacque I have just seen this post and want to send my love and sincere condolences on your sad loss, my thoughts and wishes will be with you in the coming days. What a lovely tribute you have written, I know she will be with you always.
Big hugs, Maxine xx

Casper said...

Hiya Jacques,
So sorry for your loss.
Your Mom sounds like a delightful and adorable giving lady who has lived a life that has spread Joy and giving to all that knew her! Her legacy is strong and true in her family.

What a sweet and fitting tribute to your Mom,amazing words and feeling shining through in every word.

Celebrate her life and enjoy your goodbye's,those goodbye's are just for a moment in our earthly lives - soon you will all embrace and hold dear your lovely Angel once again.

Wishing you comfort and peace.

Take care
Big Hugs
Casper
xxx

Sol said...

I am sending you big Hugs and Warm Thoughts to you at this time..
That was Beautifully written!.. So straight from the heart.. and honest.. I understand that she was a Warm person with a Great Heart for you all around her..
I will be thinking of you on wednesday!

Big Hugs!

Martinas Welt said...

I am very sorry for your big loss! My condolences to you!
What a lovely poem you have written for your Mum. Wish you strength for the coming days....sending hugs!
Martina

cathylynn said...

Dear Jacque, I sent you an email earlier and had no idea that your Mom passed away. I send you my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I read your poem also and your Mom sounded like a remarkable woman. Now I know who you took after. As Sandy told me, "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree."
God Bless You All
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

sallysbitz said...

Sincere condolences Jacque.
I shall be thinking of you on Wednesday x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

Betsy said...
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Betsy said...

My condolences to you, Jacque. I just lost my mom on Sept. 9th ~ she had been declining in health for the last year, and she began to rapidly decline at the end of summer. She was 87 and had Alzheimer's, and I think she just gave up hope when the disease really took hold a few months ago. It's a difficult thing to get past, but I try to think of some special memory of her to get me through each day.

cockney blonde said...

My sincere condolences to you and your family. You have some lovely memories and may they keep you strong in the days ahead. Take care, x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

My condolences to you Jacque and your family. Mothers are Special people, with special memories, some evening when you are really missing her, look to the heavens and I'll bet the brightest star is looking down upon you.

Diane J said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum, sending you a hug and my condolences. Diane x

Trish said...

I am so sorry to hear about your beloved mom. I am sending you and your family , my sincere condolences. After reading the moving tribute to your mom, I can now fully understand your own beautiful, giving nature.
Sending my prayers and hugs your way,
Trish xx

Brook said...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Pendra said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but it also sounds like you "have" a wonderful Mother, she no longer walks the Earth but she will always be your "Mother". She sounds like she was a remarkable and very wonderful woman. I just lost my Mother to breast cancer on July 31st, she sounds a lot like your Mother, she is the person responsible for my creative passion, she was my best friend and I miss her dearly, but she would not want me to be sad, she would want me to remember the good times and to be happy she is no longer in a broken body but healthy, happy and with my Father again. I know they watch over me and my Sisters and our families. I hope that you will find peace and comfort in her being free now and that you had her for many wonderful years and hold her close to your heart and memories for she will always be with you!
Sending you and your family my prayers!
Hugs,
Pendra

Lisa aka Myran said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my thoughts!

Nancy said...

My heart and prayers are with you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss but as you said, you were so blessed to have her with you as long as you did.

Yesterday was the 1 year ANGELversary of my daughter, Jessica. You were so sweet to leave me a little love on her obituary and I still appreciate it so much.

I believe that we are surely blessed to have such amazing people in our lives. Even though I only had my daughter on earth for 22 years, she is with me forever and it will be such a joyful reunion when I return "home" and can see her again. I'm sure you must feel the same way about your mother.

Love and ((hugs)) headed to you and your family,
Nancy

Only By His Grace said...

Sending comfort to you dear Jacque.
So sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful Mother. My prayers are for you over the coming days.
Hugs Maz

lalkygirl said...

i am so sorry for your loss jacques,your mom sounds like a wonderful lady and and a big inspiration,
my thoughts are with you
tracey x

Miria said...

I'm so sorry, Jacqui. Her beloved memory will surely survive in your hearts. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Miria from Italy x

LaJanette said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through. I am sending you lots of hugs and wanted to thank you for being so open on your blog. I am a daily reader and this is such a personal aspect of your life that you are sharing with us. Your Mum sounds like she was just the sweetest lady in the world and I know she will be missed by many.

Big hugs from California;
Janette

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi oh my what sad news for your family and yourself. Your words are so beautiful and you can see what a wonderful influence and Mom she was. Kitty x

Shazza said...

sorry for your loss Jacqu, may she rest in peace
x

cebelica said...

Oh hun, I'm so sorry to hear this. My condolences! xx

Anonymous said...

Dearest Jacque~

It is Wednesday, and I am only finding out now. Sweetie, you and your family are in my prayers, and I pray that you will all draw even closer together to get through this difficult time. I believe that your Mom is feeling no pain or sorrow forever more.

Thank you for sharing your Tribute to your Mom with us. You have surely lived up to your Mom's hopes and desires for your life. You are truly the generous, loving, giving, open, intelligent person she wanted to watch grow. Please, Jacque, take care of yourself-especially during this time, when your routine may be changed.

And, she is still teaching...through your words of her. For, I see qualities that I do not believe I possess, and that I would want to have in my life. I would especially want my son to see such qualities in me. I will work towards these areas to be a better person. Thank you for sharing the Tribute again. It brought tears to my eyes and change to my life.

I pray that you will find comfort with your friends, family and friends who care about you through the Internet. And, I pray that you will find comfort in the Lord's everlasting arms of peace and love, most of all.

Please email me if I can do anything for you.

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss.
Minna from Finland

D K Crafts said...

Hi Jacque. Sorry to hear your sad news. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tribute to your mom. Take Care. Donna

scraphappy4067 said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Kim. said...

Oh Jac I am so behind with my blog posts but still wanted to say I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom sounds like she was a remarkable women and I am sure that will live on in you. I hope all went well with the funeral.
Kim xXx

♥ Yolanda ♥ said...

Hi Jacque, I just read your tribute to the greatest mom ever! I am so sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself, I'll light a candle for her.
Hugs Yolanda

Craftdee said...

Jacque, on reading your tribute to your Mum, it's clear that she has left you in really good shape to cope with her passing. So, while I feel sad for you in your loss, I can also sense the gratitude you feel for her life with you. When the pain of loss subsides I am certain you'll always recall your lovely Mother with a smile, Dee

Sandra1968 said...

Because I was pretty behind with reading the blog posts, I just read about the sad loss of your mom.
Reading the tribute, she sounds like a wonderful mom and woman.
So, I just wanted to let you know that you're are my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs, Sandra