Sunday, 9 May 2010

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to those of you who are blessed to have children of your own to love, cherish and admire.

Happy Mother's Day to those of you who were blessed to have children of your own to love, cherish and admire. May you take comfort in your memories.

Happy Mother's Day to those of you were blessed to still have your mother with you to love.

Happy Mother's Day to those of you who were blessed with a mother in your life who has loved you and shown you love. May you take comfort in your memories.

* Artwork titled 'Home' by Katie M. Berggren


clairedulalune said...

Much love to you and all your family today. xx

julie mitchell said...

Thank you for the wonderful Mother's Day wishes...
I didn't know Renee' very well...but I knew her well enough to feel the love she had for all of you. I know you cherish the memories. Today is a reminder to make lot's of the end it's all we have.
big hugs...j

Silke said...

Such a bittersweet day for so many of us! Thinking of your family especially today, Angelique!! Much love and a big hug! Silke

Robin said...

Dear Angelique, Wahid, Jacqui and children,

Mother's Day is a sad one for me, having lost my beloved Mum many years ago - and sadly, never having children of my own. Your pain, your sadness, your longing for Renee must be enormous. I hope that when you look into the beautiful faces of your children and grandchildren, you see Renee.
She IS there - tangible in the family resemblance, but also tangible in the intangible blowing in the wind, the waxing and waning Moon, the cries of Ravens as they fly...

One thing I know....she LOVED YOU ...... it wasn't possible for any Mum to love her family more.
You gave her life meaning... you filled her heart with joy and love.
Never forget that.

Renee's blogging family love her always - and love you always. Never forget that too.

Sending each one of you a big hug and kiss,

♥ Robin ♥

Anonymous said...

Once you love someone, they remain alive in your heart forever. Renee is and will always be with us.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A hard day among many hard days for you -- blessings and hearts' ease to you all!

Sarah said...

I so wish you had more than memories. xx

ALeks said...

In Memory of My Mother

I do not think of you lying in the wet clay
Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see
You walking down a lane among the poplars
On your way to the station, or happily Going to second Mass on a summer Sunday--
You meet me and you say:
'Don't forget to see about the cattle--'
Among your earthiest words the angels stray.
And I think of you walking along a headland
Of green oats in June,
So full of repose, so rich with life--
And I see us meeting at the end of a town on a fair day by accident,
after the bargains are all made and we can walk
Together through the shops and stalls and markets
Free in the oriental streets of thought.
O you are not lying in the wet clay,
For it is harvest evening now and we
Are piling up the ricks against the moonlight
And you smile up at us -- eternally.

By: Patrick Kavanagh

For you all dear people,and for Renee!!

Marion said...

Happy Mother's Day to you, too. I know you're all missing your precious Mom and grandma today. I was out in my garden today and she just popped into my heart and I said a little prayer for you all. May God continue to comfort you and hold you close. I miss Renee so much. God Bless You.

*jean* said...

thank you for the blessings

the wild magnolia said...

Wonderful post. In remembrance of a wonderful mother.

Julie said...

Happy Mother's Day, Renee. Here is Isaac singing a mother's day song, thought you'd get a kick out of it:

The Strawberry Mallard said...

A beautiful wish both to and from one of Heaven's Irish angels...I hope that she's having a cup of tea with my Mother-in-law Marie, and maybe even adding a little whiskey to it....
and to you, her loving daughter, who will see Renee in Josephine, more and more each day...bless you hon...
Gentle hugs on a difficult Mother's Day....

Marie S said...

Thank you and Happy Mother's day to you, my sweet sweet Angel!

studio lolo said...

Dear Angelique,

Could this be you, Domenic and Josephine?
What a wonderful, heartfelt painting.

I miss your mom. I miss my mom.
Mother's day is bittersweet but I do find comfort in the memories.

Blessings and to you and your
beloved family.


yoborobo said...

Dearest Angelique, I am grateful to be a mother, so very grateful. I am very grateful to still have my mother here with me. And I have been truly blessed to know your mom, even for a short time. I will never forget her. Love to you and your family - xox Pam

Ces said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Angelique. You are blessed.

Happy Mother's Day to all of Renee's sisters.

Bella Sinclair said...

Happy Mother's Day, Angelique. Beautiful words and painting. Just perfect.


Pattee said...

I know this must be a very hard day for you today... Without your courageous, kind and wonderful mom. I miss her daily. I h ope that you can talk about her together and have a smile upon your lips. She would love that I am sure.

I have a postcard she sent me right here at my computer that says on the front "You are so Sweet" and on the back your mom wrote.
"Dear Pattee: I couldn't say it any better. You are so sweet. You are a wonderful doll maker. Love Renee'
xoxo" So I look at it every day and think of her.

Thank you Camille for your comment on my my giveaway doll~ I know your mom totally appreciated my dolls and the traveling gypsy caravan which started out for just her and I.

Much love to your wonderful family
Pattee xoxo

Lori ann said...

thank you for your wishes and for your generous spirit. bless your heart. i wish you much love.
♥ lori

Robyn said...

Happy Mothers Day to you xxx

thinking of you and your family with love :)

Sonia ;) said...

Happy Mother's Day...Your mother is with you everyday. I really miss her too.


deb said...

Thank you. Coming from such a caring and generous love filled and light shining family as yours,
it means the world.

wishing you the very same.

Annie said...

Sending big hugs and much love on this day of joy and sadness. Renee is with you and not just in your heart, she is really there, loving you. xoxo

Debra said...

I am again reminded of your loss and ours, those that were friendly and those that were good friends. It is hard, and I look right away when i see a new post, half hoping it is her. Although I lost my parents young too, it is hard not to think of them every day. These days when we celebrate those who gave us life and help make our life worth living.
It hurts to come here and read your words, and it hurts not to. Your Mom was an amazing person with the rare ability to touch others, even thru a computer screen. I sent her the painting, she was so happy. I thought I was giving her something to cheer her up. Yet she brought such cheer and optimism to us each day. Even when things were at their lowest for her, she managed to hold you up.
You are great kids, she knew that, you carry on in her spirit and keep her with us. Thank You

kj said...

look at all of us here, angelique. you are so kind to remember us on these special days as we remember your beloved Mother and our beloved Renee. she is never ever far from my mind and heart. i have learned that love takes residence and there it remains. even when it seems impossible to reach, heartbreaking to lose, it remains.

i wish you and josephine and domenic and your Father and your sister and brother and your aunts all the love it is possible to send to you.

thank you again, so much, for sharing this day. in some real way, i know you know you are not alone in grieving.

love to you always.

Jessie said...

Thankyou and sending love to you on this day.xx

TheBlakkDuchess said...

Happy Mother's Day to you as well. Hugs & love to you & your family. May today be a day of celebration of the wonderful mom, Renee! ^-^ I hope your day was a lovely one.

Mim said...

Angelique - I thought of Renee many times on mothers day - was she ever crazy about her kids!!! Much love to you and your family...esp your dad

lyptis said...

Lovely post, makes me all sad..

Love ur paintings, they are great as always.

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Angelique. I know it is a sad day for you. I'm thinking of your mom today as well, a most amazing mother. Much love, Barb

Diva Kreszl said...

sending love and prayers to you and your family, Mother's day may be bittersweet as you miss Renee and rejoice over the wonderful woman she was all at the same time.

karen gerstenberger said...

Yes, thanks be to God for His gift of beautiful mothers.

I want you to know that I am missing your mother, right along with you. God bless your heart with love and comfort.

Deborah said...

De-Lovely. Beautiful drawing, beautiful words. Hold your little ones close, close as your Mom held you. All my love to you, Deb

Sarah said...

To you too hon. I have lost my Mama too...and was thinking of you all yesterday so much!! Hope you had happy day with your children despite the loss. Sending Mama hugs and love your way, Sarah

Linda Sue said...

Thinking of Mom's - loved- gone-amazing...

Gloria said...

Thank you for the wishes. Memories are what we all will always have. We all miss Renee and though she is no longer with us,
Happy Mother's Day Renee my amiga, and to you Angelique and Jacqui. Always thinking of Renee and blessings to you all.

Baino said...

Hope it wasn't too painful for you Angelique. Time for your kids to focus on their mother now. Yes bittersweet indeed for those of us who's magical mums are no longer around.

Yoli said...

Dear Renee is watching and smiling down on all of her flock. Sending you my love.

Pattee said...

Thanks Camille~I know you are her sister and that you loved her with all your heart as all your brothers and sisters and her family did.

I'm so glad that you can look at the doll and think of how much she enjoyed it...

My tears still spill for Renee.
I miss her deeply~
Love ~ Pattee

Janny said...

Great post,gorgeous!!

ToM KiDDo said...

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies out there :D

Holly said...

i miss YOUR mom. i miss MY mom (she died from lung cancer 2/25/2010. i miss the mom i used to be before this damnable disease...

Great-Granny Grandma said...

What a beautiful painting you chose for this post. And thank you for continuing to post on your mom's blog. I really miss her.
Much love and (((hugs))) to all of you. How is Jacquie doing? She is often in my thoughts.

Laura said...

Happy Mother's day to you too! May you feel your Mother's love each and every day (I know you will) through your own children, through the way the sun comes through a window, the fragrance of foods that remind you of her, music, colors, stars in the sky...all the things that will always hold her close in your heart.

Yarrow said...

Love and heartfelt wishes to you all.x

A Camille said...

Hi Ang Love this picture. Looks like the three of you. See you in a couple weeks.

Love You
A Camille.

Vilt og vakkert said...

I landed her on my inspiring journey. Think I stay for a while ;:OD)
Have a nice week!

Jos said...

I'm sorry to be so late here Angelique, not online much this week due to work stuff so whilst I did drop by I didn't have time to reply properly. I don't like to leave off the cuff responses here on your Moms blog.

I love the picture you chose for this post. I love the fact that you still take time to share with us. Ha! You are your mothers daughter! As always you and all of your family are very much in my thoughts and prayers. xx Jos

rochambeau said...

Thank you Angelique,
HOPE your sweet children are helping you now. Renee considered you an excellent mother, even though we have not met before, I feel she is right.
I am one of the woman that never did have a child.

You are much like your mom!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

To Renee's beloved family,

You don't know me, but Audrey (from Edmonton, Alberta) is a very dear friend of mine, and I have been following her blog since she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Cervical Cancer, on May 28th, 2008.

Renee would always comment on Audrey's blogs, and I would always enjoy her comments. I am very sorry to hear of your loss.


Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy. Even though I didn't know Renee, it still hurts my heart to hear of your loss.

Keep the wonderful memories that you have of her alive; nobody can ever take those away from you.

Love, Rosie (Edmonton, Alberta) XOXOXOXO