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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Friday, November 11, 2011

My Sincere Thanks ,,,,,Now Life Goes On

I so wish I could meet each and every one of you and give you a big old hug for all your kind words and your prayers during these sad times in my life and that of my family.  I felt love and comfort from all of you my blogland friends.  And to those of you who were close at home, those of you who have been there when I needed to talk and you were only a phone call away, I can never say thank you enough  for a listening ear, for the support you gave and for the love you have shown to me.  There were days when it seemed you just knew I needed to go to lunch or to hear your voice, and there you were.  From the bottom of my heart thank you  first of all your love and friendship and for being there for me.

Mother had a very sweet ceremony today and was layed to rest.  Thus ending the journey we started on actually several years ago and as the battle grew worse and worse as time progressed.   She is at peace and tonight although there is a loss I can not explain, there is a feeling of relief.  At the end of the service, Darbee Rae stood in front of all our friends and relatives and sang to Mother for the last time.  She had been singing to her at every visit for as long as she could talk.  Mother's favorite was "Jesus Loves Me" and Mother would clap and say Amen.  The day before she passed even though she was unresponsive Darbee sang to her.  Today she took that microphone and sang her little heart out to Nanny one more time.  There was not a dry eye among the crowd.  I was so proud of her.

 She will definitely be missed and it will take a while for me to get back to a normal routine.  But , I have gone as far with her as I could go and I did all I could do.  I said goodbye with a heart full of sadness  but with the assurance of seeing her again one day.

So ... with that said ... My Life Goes On.  With the holidays ahead , I have so much I want to get done.  My days will be busy  and although I was getting an early start with my decorating, I have fallen behind.  And I have a lot of blogs to read and catch up on,.  

But I think tomorrow is a pajama day.  Will be back on Monday to share more of our wonderful trip to the mountains.  Hoping you all have a great weekend doing something fun with someone you love.  
                                                            Until next time..... Hugs to you all!


  1. O Angela we love you! and God Bless dear sweet Darbee, made me cry ! Enjoy your pajama day and if you need me you know where to find me ! hugs and prayers! lilraggedyangie

  2. I actually think I am going to have a PJ day and stay home too! Wow..what happened to me? Haha! I am so proud things went perfectly today. I love you.

  3. I am so thankful you have sweet Darbee and your loving friends and family during this time. Take time to catch your breath, and know others are holding you close in prayer.

  4. Peace to you Angela.....take care of yourself.

  5. ((((Angela))))

    Pajama day is good friend.

    Carmen and the Primcats

  6. And there isn't a dry eye out here in blogland either - just the thought of lil' Miss Darbee singing to her Nanny one more time just put me in pieces....I'm glad that part is behind you - but we all know there's more to the grieving - and healing - process than that. My prayers for you and your family will continue. I know you are of healthy spirit and soul - but a little help from Above never hurts....Take good care my friend - and wear your snuggliest jamjams....Hugs & Blessings ~ Robin

  7. I agree with Robin that there isn't a dry eye in blogland after reading that Darbee Rae sang to her Nanny. And I just know that your mother was smiling down at her as she sang her heart out.
    You all are still in my prayers.
    Sending hugs your way.

  8. With tears in my eyes, you will be in my prayers through the healing process. Sweet Darbee Rae singing to her Nanny. Take care,

  9. What a beautiful blessing your Darbee Rae is! That made me cry to think of her singing one more time to her great-grandma. Beautiful memories to sustain you are my prayer again today.
    Enjoy pajama day - there aren't many therapies better than that!

  10. PJ days are such a treat for the soul! A time to relax,be at ease and let worries go.Sounds like just what you need.I'm sure Darbee Rae was adorable.Big hug!~Amy

  11. Angela~
    So precious as the sound of a Grandaugher singing for her beloved Great Grandma~ Warms my soul~
    hugs to you & the family~your thoughts are with me~
    Relax my friend in your PJ's~

  12. Angela................my thoughts are with you in your loss of your Mother. I know that you find comfort knowing that she is at peace.
    Hug that precious Darbee Rae.......what a joy grandchildren are!

  13. Oh Angela! I missed the last post and didn't realize what had happened...sigh... hugs, many hugs..It's a rough raod of adjustments and the holidays around the corner don't make it any easier, then it does, becasue it keeps you busy. Your mom had 90 full years, many blessings. thinking of you! OLM

  14. Oh Angela. I've been away from blogland stitching and missed the news of your mom's passing. God bless your heart. Yes..tears here also while reading about your Darbee Rae singing - what a little gal. I know your mom was clapping and saying Amen! I will say prayers for peace for you ~*~Lisa

  15. God's peace and blessings to you friend.


  16. Hi Angela,
    I'm so glad you had such a good life with your Mother and now the healing....it does take time as you know.
    Gold Bless you and thanks for such a nice post.

  17. Angela....I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I've been lagging a bit reading my blogs. Many hugs to you, my friend and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers..


  18. Angela, I'm so sorry. I didn't know when you lost your mother. I wasn't online much in November because we laid to rest three of our family members within two week's time, that was hard. It is hard to lose someone we love so much, and it's really hard when it happens at the holidays. I will be praying for you. I'm comforted in the fact that you know our Loving Father has you in His arms and will give you peace and strength.