Friday, November 14, 2008

autumn leaves

My mom is gone 15 years today . I miss her . I know she is happy with the Lord and that makes me happy because she had some terrible sadness in her life . She had a child like spirit and a twinkle in her eyes [ pretty blue eyes ] and she could still laugh and give people hugs !
I'm not a hugger .... I wish I was . I took after my father in that way .
But today I am thinking of her . She taught me about God , sang silly songs, taught me to knit and sew , she encouraged me with my art , she would gently touch my face and tell me I was beautiful .
So today I walked in my own backyard and thought of her . I found beauty in my own back yard .
I would love to post a photo of her . One of those great photos from the forties when she was young and in love and happy
But for now I will post the leaves in my yard , which is perfect because the fall was her favorite time of year .


Dixie Redmond said...

Sandy - what a beautiful tribute to your mom. She sounds wonderful.

Theresa said...

Sandy I think your mom would be so very proud of you... and the fact that you think of her often makes her spirit live on.

Big Bear Hugs,


Anonymous said...

Sandy, so much for not being a word girl! You moved me to tears with this post.

Sandy Mastroni said...

Oh thank you ....
my mood today was bittersweet
thank you for reading this and for your comments !
and Maria .... I know , I think of YOU as the word girl
so thanks

Archie and Melissa said...

hi sandy
what a beautiful post. you are a special person and i love reading about you and your mom.
how beautiful.

Susan said...

Such a sweet post. I think that our moms are together, looking down on us and smiling. We were good daughters. Take care. Susan

NanaBeast said...

How did I miss this post? No matter. I read it now and am just loving you so much at this moment.

What a powerful testimony to the special spirit of your mother.
Thank you for sharing.
I am so glad you had such a loving, silly-song-singing mother who encouraged you to become the Sandy we know and LOVE...

Blessings of comfort and good memories,

Cathy said...

It is very sad to remember loved ones Sandy but I think we are greater people for our memories. I certainly wouldn't want to be without them. They can be bittersweet as you say. I am sure you mum is up there and watching everything you are up to down

suze said...

Sandy I feel sad for you. My Mom has been gone 21 years and not a day goes by that I don't miss her.
I, too am not a hugger but wish I were.

Beverly Kaye said...

My Mother is with me everyday. When I look in the mirror, when I brush my hair, when I use a certain phrase, or even think a non-spoken thought, she is with me. We motherless children must go on, holding them in our hearts forever. When we remember them they live on, and are there for each joy and pain, like they always were, or wished they could have been. Remember, forgive, hug, love.

Pat Washington said...

Sandy, thanks for looking me up on my blog. I'm glad to meet you here in this cyberworld.

This was a sweet tribute to your mom. I'm sorry for your loss.

I hope we can keep in touch.