Sunday, May 9, 2021

Mother's Day!

This is another bitter-sweet Mother's Day, the second one without my mother.  I'm learning to live with the grief, deal with the trauma, and go on with life without her.  It has been a long season of grieving and I have learned a lot through the process.

My online friends have been especially supportive during the past 13 months; just this week a sweet reader sent this Mother's Day card, she makes the most beautiful cards.  (Thank you, you know who you are!)

This time last year our loss was so new and the trauma of it was so intense that at times it was hard to breathe.  This is the face of grief and just one of the many ways it feels sometimes.  If you know someone who is grieving this Mother's Day, please be kind and understanding of their silent tears and behavior.   No words are necessary, a hug, a small squeeze of the hand or a sympathetic smile will let them know that you know this is a hard day for them. 

Sometimes, there are just no words ... 

Happy Mother's Day!


A Working Pantry

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

Items I use in keeping my pantry well-stocked:


Dehydrator Teflon Sheets

Dehydrator Cookbook

Food Saver Vacuum Sealer

Herb/Coffee Bean Grinder

Manual Food Chopper

Pressure Canner

Canning Supplies

Food Scale

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  1. Patsy, I can really relate to your grieving process. We lost our mother in October, 2020. We were not able to see her since she had COVID and had not seen her since June. She was very ill and getting the COVID was too much. I have really had a hard time this past week...first time without sending Mom a card, etc. We can pray for each other for strength.

    1. Judy, I am sorry for your loss, indeed, I understand what you're going through. My mom did not have Covid but because of Covid restrictions we were not able to be with her while she was dying and in the hospital. She felt abandoned and we were helpless to do anything (we tried so hard) as there were no exceptions being granted for in hospital visiting. All we could do was call her and at one point we even had some hospital personal tell us to stop calling her. We did not! Situations like these bring so many hurtful things to have to work through. Yes, we will pray for each other. Thank you for your prayers.

  2. My heart and prayers are with you as you grieve. This is a bitter-sweet week for me, too. My husband passed 7 years ago ON Mother's Day. He had a clean bill of health, and had minor surgery in Feb. and passed all their testing, so a massive heart attack was sudden and totally unexpected (at age 62). Not a year goes by when those memories don't resurface and that Mother's Day is replayed in my memory. His mother always had "just one more thing" for him to do for her, every time right before we left their house. She had passed 2 years earlier and I can just hear her telling God, "just one more thing." And JP would be there to help her out. I pray they are reunited and he can take care of her list of "just one more thing." Remember your Mom and all that she taught you, how she influenced you, and smile. Prayers and hugs across the miles.

    1. Lori, I'm so sorry for your great loss and that it occurred on Mother's Day. Prayers for you as well.


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