Hello friends...just checking in

Hi friends...I think it's about time I check in. I've been super busy I guess keeping myself distracted and what not getting rid of lots of stuff my mom left me. It's been hard going into her room to pack things up but I've been pretty strong in not crying. Of course once I'm in there the memories come back and then I start having flashbacks from her last days and minutes of life and so that's when I leave the room and take a breather...so needless to say it's been a long transition. Still I've been much stronger than I thought I would be. This picture is the last picture I took of my momma 2 days before she had to be rushed to the hospital. I had just got done feeding her and cleaning her up. My cat loved her so much he decided to jump up and give her a "massage" on her legs. Now he goes and sleeps outside the door where my mom use to sleep.

I want to thank each and everyone of you for your words and cards I've received and still receiving. I want to send a special thanks to Yoo-Rah for the beautiful flowers...thank you so much Yoo-Rah...I love you chica! To my Ho's for the lovely plant and crystal cross that I now have on an altar I made for my mom where I sit at night and pray...love you guys! Kelli Jo...wow woman...I've been receiving cards from friends of yours I don't know and I thank you for letting them know...I have me some new friends thanks to you :) and last but most def. not least...Jessica (from There She Goes). Thank you so much for the beautiful stamp set...you've made it easier for me to spend some distraction time to send thank you cards...you will be receiving one of course. :) Thank you for all that have been there with your kinds words...they've been helping me get through and most of all your prayers...they have really helped us ALL out as we leave the heartache behind and just focus on memories and the fact that she's now resting in peace and no longer suffering.

I created a memorial for her if you want to stop by. It's a work in progress and I'll be adding more pictures soon. As of now I only have one of her 71st birthday and 2 from the wake and 1 of the funeral procession entering the cemetery. If you don't like to see pictures of someone laying there "sleeping"...do not go...I have a picture of her like that.
I'll be back to blogging and making cards very soon...I just wanted to update and check in to let you all know that I'm here and much more at ease. HUGS!


Melissa Craig said...

I'm so glad you popped in to say hello. Still thinking about you, still praying for you, still sending you lots and lots of hugs.

Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful tribute, mija. Your mother is smiling knowing how much you love her.

Amy Wing said...

Hey Gabby - just doing a little blog hopping and stumbled across your blog (I was following links to the Bombshell Pin-Up Girls!). I want to say I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mother looks like a beautiful woman. It especially touched my heart because my own mother is disabled and my sibs and I have had to make some difficult decisions regarding her care as of late. She's only 56. It's hard. I am not sure she will make it to the age your mother was. I guess it's just a lesson in learning to appreciate the people you love while they are living. (I told her she has to come back and let me know she's still with us after she dies! haha)

Your kids are beautiful, and so is your stamping work. Oh, and I am SOOO jealous of that large stash of Copics you have. I haven't started to build mine yet for lack of cash, but I do covet them. :)

Kim said...

Hi Gabby - I saw some of your work on the Bombshell site, and came to look at your blog. I'm very sorry to hear about your mom, and I will pray for your family. Best wishes - Kim.

Ann said...

Gabby, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers every day.

Makiko Jones said...

Gabby, thank you for letting us know how you've been. I know it will takes some times to get back to your normal life but you will get there.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

~*Joni said...

Hugs Gabby, and what a sweet picture of your mom and kitty keeping her company. You know I think the world of you and will always be here whenever you are ready! Take your time, after I lost my daddy everything in life changed in priorities. Love ya tons~

Joani said...

Gabby ~ I'm glad that you popped in to say hello. I remember when my Father passed, it was so very hard ~ especially because we were close like you and your Mom. Take time, take all the time you need. We your "faithful followers" will still be here when you come back.

Your health and well being are important too!
{{BIG}}Hugs dear friend,

Nicola said...

It's so good to hear from you. I have been keeping you in my prayers dear friend. I ditto what Joani said take your time. We're not going anywhere.

Big Hugs

Angie said...

It's so good to see you on here again! I hope you continue to feel better, and it sounds like you are doing well with the transition. I'll keep up my prayers for you!

yoorah said...

You know you're my favorite EMO! Love you Gabs!

Bobbie said...

It is so nice to see you back Gabby, You have been missed. What a beautiful memorial to you Mom.
Angel Hugs...Bobbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Gabby, glad to see you, keeping busy is a great tool for recovery. You and yours are still in my prayers daily. As said before, we are here if you need us.
Hugs ♥

Kelli said...

I am SOOO missing you my friend... you would ALWAYS pop on JUST WHEN I NEEDED IT!!! Your crazy ass self and all your humor!!!!


Know you are NEVER far from my thoughts and ALWAYS in my heart!!!

Love ya!