Tuesday, August 11, 2009


It would have been my Mummy's birthday today......

She'd have been 84.

She passed away the day after Christmas last year.

Can you tell how sweet she was? I'd soooo love to be having a cup of tea with her today. It's the thing I miss the most........sitting at her table, chatting and having tea. When she got sick I told her over and over that I couldn't wait for her to get well so I could come for tea again.

She loved presents, but she loved me more. That's all she'd ever ask for....time with me and my family.

I just celebrated my first birthday without her.......and now hers.

I'm feeling blue today.

Lovies to all of you sweet chickies....




  1. Oh, I know today must be hard for you. I bet she was a sweet lady. My mother died at 84 nine years ago and it still seems strange not to have her around. Take comfort in the fact that you were so loved by her, you two must have had a very warm relationship.

  2. Sending a big heart-felt hug to you today. I surely do sympathize. I know you are like me and you treasure those snippets of memories of sharing a cup of tea or a happy conversation with her. May God bless you with peace especially today. Mildred

  3. Spence, how sweet and loving your Mum was, she looks like a doll!!!! such a beautiful smile..... I remember my Mom's soft, soft skin......
    It is a hard thing, no longer having our Mothers, the memories and their love keep us going!
    Have a good week!!!!
    Margaret B

  4. Oh Sweet Spencer...I know exactly how you feel; I remember that it was on the Mother's Day post that we discovered each other. We both love our mums so much; they both possessed a sweetness that is eternally beautiful but earthly painful to live without. My only consolation is we shall see them again thanks to the grace of God. Blessings to you today dear one, Our Lord gives us His riches day to day. Bisous, Anita

  5. Lovely tribute to your mom. Her picture is very sweet, you were so lucky to have her in your life. Like myself, I miss my mom very much and think of her often, I think we always will. Blessings to you and your family. Mumzie

  6. Oh, Spencer! I know you miss your 'mum', but you have such wonderful memories of her - why not sit and have a cup of tea and remember some fun times you had together. I'm sure she would approve! Blessings, Becky

  7. Oh Sweet Spence, I know exactly how you're feeling. My Mom was the most generous, loving mom a girl could ask for, and she went to be with the Lord 5 years ago.

    In my quiet time earlier with tears in my eyes, I asked God to please hug her for me and tell her how much I miss her.

    I wish I could come have tea with you and give you a big hug, and listen to you tell me all about her. I know she was wonderful because I think you're pretty great and the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree.

    I'm praying for you gal. As a matter of fact I already prayed for you this morning because you are in my journal! I'll continue to bring you to the Lord. May He comfort you and bathe you in His peace and love, my friend.

    Love to you,

  8. Just keep your memories close to your heart and they will carry you through the days when you miss her the most....
    hugs, Sue

  9. Oh Spence, I am so sorry. This is one of my biggest fears, loosing my mom. I know that this is life, but still, it has to hurt, and is probably a hurt that lasts a lifetime. Happy Birthday to your mom, I am sure she is celebrating with the angels and watching over you with so much love in her heart. I know she would be proud, and you have some great memories to get you thru the bad days. I'm thinking of you both right now, Char

  10. Spencer, my thoughts and prayers are with you today. I'm sorry you're without your mother . . . it doesn't seem to matter how 'old' we get, we still need our mothers.

    Know that she is watching over you and is smiling upon you . . .


  11. How wonderful to have those memories and to celebrate them here with us. I'm fortunate to have my Mom still living, although she lives thousands of miles away across a gulf and an expensive ferry ride. Your mama sounds darling. When I have my tea today, I'll toast you and her.

  12. Bless you, Spencer...

    My gramma would have been 92 on 12/26. She passed away last November 29th and my heart is still so lost without her. Knowing she is in heaven sets everything right...


  13. Good morning Spencer,
    Aaaahhh very sweet, and your Momma looks just as sweet !! You can still have a cup of tea sweetie, sit down, relax, and think of your Momma..I'm sure you will feel her presence.. I don't think that will ever leave.. Gosh, nothing can replace a sweet, loving, Mother !! How blessed you were to have her in your life.. Hoping you feel better today, and know you are sent a prayer..
    hugs ~tea~xo

  14. Spencer, I can so relate to this. God bless you. I miss my mom so much. My husband's dad died the day after Christmas in 1990. That is now officially Grampa Day in our family. We get together and do something fun and celebrate the life of a good man by doing something he might love to do with the rest of us. Sometimes turning the special days into a day of celebration instead of sadness helps a lot.

    You take care!

    Hugs, Bonnie

  15. Oh what a sweet face. I do understand. My precious mom has been gone for 25 yrs, way too young and I still wish I could have some time with her. I just pretend she's here and talk to her anyway. You have sweet memories, and they will see you through. Hugs, Marty

  16. How much we miss our special ones! Thinking of you!

  17. (((hugs)))
    I'm sorry you're feeling blue. Keep remembering all those special times you had together, the chats over tea and the silly things you may have laughed about when together...soon enough you'll be smiling. Still missing her, but smiling :0)

  18. What a heartfelt post. I feel your sorrow. My heart goes out to you today. Your Mom does look like a very sweet lady. You should still have that cup of tea in your Mom's rememberance. (((hugs)))

  19. Spencer, may your birthday be full of wonderful memories & joys that will fulfill your day, as Mother looks down from above to share in your celebration. Happy day, my sweet friend. God bless her soul. TTFN ~Marydon

  20. Your mummy sure looks so sweet, Spencer! Happy birthday to her! I can imagine how much you miss her. And happy birthday to you too!..Christine

  21. Hi Spencer,

    Your mum is watching over you and lives on in you. She will always be a part of you. Hold those memories close to your heart.
    You will see her again.

    many hugs,

  22. Ah, I'm sorry you're feeling blue, but I understand. I look at my mother, and know how much I will miss her when I don't have her anymore.

    Think about the sweet smile your mother had just for you.

  23. Hugs to you my dear. I'm sure your Mum is watching over you and showering you with love.
    She smiles in love and pride at the wonderful woman you are.

  24. Yes, you can definitely tell what a sweetheart she was from that lovely smile of hers in that photo!! A good mother and daughter relationship is so special. Those of us that have experienced that are so very lucky.

  25. What a nice tribute to your Mum, Spencer. I am sure she is looking down on you with a great big smile.

  26. Hey Spence,
    I've enjoyed your mum's photo on your sidebar since I started visiting here. I could see in her eyes and smile that she was a sweet, loving person. I bet she was a hugger too!
    Hugs back!

  27. Spencer... it's so evident how deeply you loved and cherished your "mum" and how much you miss her now. just sending good wishes and a little prayer to help you get through the day.

    hugs. Dixie

  28. Oh Spencer! BIG HUGS!!!! Time will make it better but the first year is always the worst!
    Hugs and prayers, Lisa

  29. Spencer, hugs and prayers coming your way.
    Marilyn in NM

  30. Time doesn't make the hurt go away, but it does soften it. Every holiday or special occasion that comes along, you will think of her in one way or another. You will never quit missing her, and it honors her that you don't. Bless you as you continue to mourn. It's okay to be sad.

  31. Spence, The time you spent with your Mother sounds so wonderful. She had such a warm and sweet smile. I'm sure she is with you, embracing you with her love. Have a cup of tea and reminisce about the precious times you spent with her. She'll let you know in her own way that she is there with you.


  32. Spencer, I'm glad you had a good relationship with your Mom. They are so important to us. I miss mine, too. She died last November. Her birthday is this month (she would have been 75) so, I can understand your feeling blue.

  33. Bless your sweet Mum. I'm sure she's with you today because she knows how much you miss her and need her near. I don't think our loved ones leave us just because they aren't here in the physical, at least that's what I hope!

  34. I'm a little late for this dear Spencer but just know that I'm thinking about you & the emptiness you feel. My mom who lives in Washington was diagnosed with terminal cancer one year ago. She has been given the gift of many more months than expected which has been a blessing. Sad to say though that she has given up & what I remember of her being the incredible feisty,humorous, devoted christian is but a memory. Your mum looked so sweet. Wish I could have a cup of tea with you & you could tell me more about her.
    Sending hugs your way,
    deb :D

  35. What an emotional day you must be having...I'm so sorry. Let me tell you, the older I get, the more I appreciate still having my mother around. My mother is a treasure also.

    Today is my husband's birthday too!

  36. Big cyber (((hugs))) Spencer from Oz. What a beautiful photo of your Mum. Linda xoxo

  37. Such a sweet post. I know how hard it is. I feel blue for you.

    Thinking of you, Spencer. I'll raise a cup of tea to her tonight. :-)

  38. Your mom did have a very sweet face, her kindness shows through. I'm so sorry for your loss, the emptiness one feels when a loved one is lost never really goes away. I lost my dad 30 years ago when he was only 48 years old and I still miss him as much today as I did then. Sending you big hugs across the miles. xoxo

  39. Losing someone is so hard! We always have our memories to carry us through.Sending you a big hug! Traci

  40. Spencer
    I am so sorry, I can understand and feel your sadness. I've tears in my eyes knowing the loss of our mothers. Not a days ever goes by I don't want to call her,see her,hold her hand again. August 15th is four painfully lonely years since shes gone, I hate it. I want so desperately to find the comfort I always felt in her presence, the love, the feelings of a love like no one else could ever give me. There isn't a place I can go,or song, or a color, or anything that's special that the memory of my mother doesn't come through. Last night I dreamt of her and sadly by tonite I can't recall the dream. I can so vividly remember the last days together. August 12,2005 was the last day she was able to speak. God,I miss her so, Spencer, my friend as I sit here and cry for both of us, I do really understand, sadly I do. All my love and concern, Lori

  41. Hello Spencer,
    Firstly, condolences on your sweet mum. I know that feeling of loss, it sneaks up on us just when we least expect it sometimes. Especially when those times are supposed to be our happiest times, with that, please know that I'm wishing you a happy~belated birthday! You're mum wouldn't want you to be blue, especially on the anniversary of the date she brought you into the world :o)
    I stumbled onto your site this week while blog hopping and I'm so glad I did, your bloggie is just too darn cute! I was inspired by the wool/felt heart you made for your give away, it's just darling. I liked it so much I made one for myself, just to see if I could. It actually turned out pretty cute, although not as cute as yours of course, I'm still new to embroidery and I couldn't find very pretty colors when I bought my supplies so I just had to make do. That said, I guess I'm happy with my first attempt. And you're right, I hung it on my bedroom door knob, and it made me happy! I was wondering if you wouldn't mind me posting a picture of it on my blog, crediting you with my inspiration, naturally. I wouldn't think of not giving credit where credit is due.
    Please feel free to visit my blog and let me know what you think.
    Many blessings,

    p.s. Your Bellamere Cottage is just adorable, it looks like a little slice of heaven!

  42. Spencer, the first year is the toughest. This October will be 4 yrs since Mom left us to be with the Lord. It is still hard, and I miss her on all those special holidays. Sometimes I still feel like calling her up to chat. Thats when I talk to her through prayer and tell her how much I miss and love her.

  43. Hi Spencer....what a lovely post about your 'Mum"...she looked like a wonderful very special person...I'm sure you miss her tons...and it sounds like she thought you were an extra special daughter.....very heartfelt post...thanks you for sharing it with us all....Sue @ Rue Mouffetard


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Many, many hugs!