Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

It’s time to start thinking about Mother’s Day gift ideas! Although I no longer have my Mom with me, I picked these gifts out thinking of her and what she might like. Of course, Mother’s day is the perfect time to give any Mom a gift. Do you have a daughter or daughter-in-law that’s a Mom? I’m […]

Four Years Ago Today

Four Years Ago Today

Four years ago today, I woke up after a very difficult night. Mom had passed away around 1:30 in the morning. I did NOT want to get out of bed. I didn’t want to face the day. The pain was more than I could bear.

Three short months earlier we were in Charleston, South Carolina on vacation with Mom and Dad. Mom wasn’t feeling well and was being treated for a condition called atrial fibrillation.

This is a picture of Mom, Courtney and I eating out in Charleston. When I look back at these pictures now, I can tell Mom wasn’t feeling good. But we still had so much fun!

Mom at Charleston

September 22, 2009, Mom passed away from gastric cancer. Our family was devastated!

Here it is four years later, and I’m typing these words from Charleston, South Carolina. We’ve come back to one of our favorite places to get away and relax. I have such sweet memories here with Mom and Dad and I’m so thankful for that!

We’ll go to some of the same places we went four years ago and I know it will remind me of Mom. But in some ways it’s a good thing. I’ll celebrate her and the amazing woman she was.

Not a day goes by that I don’t miss her, the pain has lessened with time but I still miss her terribly. There are so many things I need and want to tell her. Mom always knew the right thing to say.

She encouraged and loved and prayed. No matter what our situation Mom always pointed us to Christ. She knew that He was always the answer.

I hope that I’m that kind of Mom, wife, and friend. I don’t have all the answers but I know the One who does and without Him I would be lost!

This is a song I’ve listened to a hundred times but it always makes me think of Mom because I feel we lost her way too soon.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

I shared this picture and these words on my facebook page yesterday and I wanted to share it with you too.

Happy Mother's Day!

In honor of Mother’s Day, I have to say I would love to have one more hug from my Mom, one more time to hear her say “I love you”, one more time to wake up and call her first thing in the morning, one more time to hear her say, “Cyndi you’re a great Mom!”, one more time for her to remind me of God’s grace and how it covers all my past mistakes.

{Day 21} Beauty for the Heart: Blessings

Day 21 Beauty for the Heart: Blessings

Simply Sunday-Beauty Tips

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Life Is A Gift!

Life Is a Gift

Today I’m looking back at the last few weeks and I’m reminded that life is a gift. James 1:17 says, Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. Many of you reading my blog know that I lost my Mom in 2009. One […]

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