Thursday, December 30, 2010

tears


With all your life before you.
And all is good and true .
Ah girl ! The days are glorious .
When all the world is new .
by Henry Lawson .

My dear mother passed away this week .
I have cried a million tears .
I know there are more than a million to come .

I will be back when I'm coping a bit .

I love you mum xxxx

116 comments:

Terri said...

I am sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Keep your chin up she is looking down at you loving you even now.

Michelle said...

Oh Clare, big cyber bear hugs coming your way... take heart and rejoice in all the wonderful memories.

Yaya Yarns said...

I am so sorry about such a great loss in your life. I pray that God will surround you with His most perfect love, peace, and comfort, filling the void in your life with His presence that surpasses all understanding. (hug)

Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft said...

Oh, Clare, I'm so sorry....you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cubby House Crafts said...

So Sorry Clare!
Thinking of you Lisa

Catherine said...

I'm so sorry Clare you are in my thoughts, take care.

RedBoots said...

Oh Claire, I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. toni xoxoxo

BubzRugz said...

My condolences Clare.... this is such a hard time for you. My thoughts and prayes are with you and your family..
Hugz

red heads said...

I too am soo sorry for the loss of your dear mother. I too lost my mother 3 months ago. Think of her every day in love. I pray that your heart will heal remembering her love & precious times spent together. Blessings: Dianne

Gra said...

I am really sorry about your loss. I am on the other side of the planet but I am sending you a bear hug from here. You are and will be in my thoughts. Look for the good memories and you will soon notice that tears start turning into smiles.

mandapanda said...

Oh Clare! I am so sorry! I know it doesn't mean much to simply say it though. I wish I could make it all better for you! I shall be thinking of you and praying for you! Big hugs!
Amanda. xx

melissa said...

Sorry to hear about your mum Clare, big hug to you xxx

Narelle said...

Dearest Clare, My Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Please know that your crafty friends are there for you at this time.
Big big Hugs
Narelle

marina said...

That is very sad news Clare, my thoughts are with you.

Joy said...

Oh Clare I hardly know what to say ... I can only imagine how you're feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you ... I wish there was something I could do or say.
I'm so so sorry.
Hugs,
Joy ;o)

Kerri said...

Oh Clare. I feel for you. Big (((((hugs)))) sending your way. Thing of you. Hold on to those memories( they do help in time)

Kez

Kathy said...

Thinking of you Clare.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Clare! I'm sad for you at such a huge loss. I know nothing that we can say will make it hurt less, but I pray that knowing that so many of your blogging buddies are thinking of you and sending caring thoughts at such a touch time will be like a warm quilt around you, perhaps not seen, but felt. Let the tears flow, they're cleansing and healing. Comforting Bear Hugs. KRIS

Janet said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum. I think of my Mom everyday. There are always things to show her and tell her. I know she lives on through me--that is one of the reasons I quilt. She did and taught me to sew. You will always miss her, but memories help.

Jeanette said...

Hi Clare, so sorry to hear your sad news. Hugs coming your way. (((())), Hugs,

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my mom 10 years ago and still miss her. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Quiltjane said...

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I lost my mother to cancer 2 years ago and still think of her everyday. Mums are very special people.Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Tania said...

Oh, sweetheart. I am so, so sorry. Cry those tears and then some more and hold tight to all those precious moments your Mum gave you before she left. xxx

Sarah Craig said...

Clare, I am so sorry about your loss. We'll be thinking of you and praying for you and your whole family - it's not much but it's what we can do. Hugs from our side of the planet........

Clara said...

So sad and I feel so sorry for you..lost my Mom in December 2007 and it is hard I know. Please take care and take the time you need to work through it all. Keep thinking about all of the wonderful things you shared and the beautiful memories that will last you a lifetime!

Sarah said...

Oh Clare that's so awful. I can't think of anything more awful than that. Keep crying and get it all out. They I hope the sun shines again for you soon. Love to you.

Sue-Anne said...

I am so sad for you at losing your mum. My thoughts and love are with you. xxx

Maree: said...

SO Sorry to hear your News...
sending Big Hugs.
Take Care
xx

barb's creations said...

Dear Clare,big hugs heading your way ((((()))))So sorry to hear of your loss :( Barb.

Christine M said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Thinking of you.

truckermomma said...

Remember her with all the grace, and love she gave to you. I hope you find peace soon.

~Laurie~ said...

I'm sorry to hear of your Mom's passing - such a difficult time in this season of your life. I do believe that she is at peace now and that you will see her again - to be re-united in a beautiful, joyful place. Peace and comfort be with you now.

Lurline said...

Im so sad for you Clare - tears and blessings for you!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sue said...

Clare, I'm so sorry you are sad. I'm sure you will miss your dear Mum but she will be watching over you. Hugs from me.

Narelle said...

My deepest sympathy to you Clare ... keeping you in my thoughts.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Dearest Clare,
I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss, I wish I had some words to convey my thoughts in to words; just know that I'm thinking of you, praying for you and here for a chat or a listening ear if ever you need one.
An abundance of love to you darling girl,
Vikki xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Handmaden said...

Deepest sympathies to you and your family Clare, God rest her soul.

Marls said...

Deepest sympathy Claire to you and your family. May she rest in peace.
Hugs all round.

teresa said...

I'm so sorry Clare. I wish I had the words to make you feel better. Look after yourself xx

Mistea said...

One more Angel in Heaven
One more star in the sky.

Thinking of you Clare, look after yourself at this difficult time.

Jacki said...

Dear Clare, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

Selina said...

Oh Clare, I am so sorry to hear this. Please try and take care of yourself.

Big hugs,
Selina xx

Two Little Aussie Birds said...

Sorry for your loss Clare... Thinking of you x

Elizabeth said...

I have utmost sympathy for you as I lost my precious mother in October 2009 very suddenly. I have cried millions of tears as I miss her so very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
God Bless
Elizabeth New Zealand

Allie said...

(((((((((((Clare...))))))))))) I have no words....I'm so so sorry...

Kerryanne English said...

My heart aches for you Clare. Thinking of you and your family at this very difficult and sad time. We are all here for you when you are ready to return.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Posie Patchwork said...

Darling Clare, it's one of the worst parts of growing up, your parents get old & you start to lose them. I'm so sorry your week has been so sad, a million tears possibly doesn't even cover what you're really cried. Thinking of you & wishing you well, love Posie

Kate said...

Im so sorry to hear that Clare. All the best.

Kate said...

Im so sorry to hear that Clare. All the best.

Jan said...

Dear Clare, I was so very sorry to read your sad news. I lost my mum nearly three years ago and can understand how you feel right now. Hugs and a ton of good wishes to you and your family. Jan x

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom. My Mom passed away about 2 1/2 years ago. It's still hard and I miss her, but as the days go by I find I'm remembering the joys more and the sadness is fading, so chin up, it does get better.

Aunty said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this sad time.

Miss Muggins said...

Oh, Clare. I am sad to hear that. God bless xxx

Vicki ♥ said...

I am so sorry to hear of your very sad news Clare....do take care of you and I pray for you and your family. (((((Hugs))) dear one ..Vicki xxx

Shay said...

Big hugs Clare. There arent words that can make you feel any better at this awful, dreadful time.

Love you sweetie.

Dawn said...

Oh dear Clare.. sending HUGS from afar... praying for you and your family...
Dawn x x

beck said...

Oh Clare, I'm so sad for you. If only our mums could be with us forever. Don't forget that her love for you will be with you forever and always. I hope the love and support of your family helps you through this tough time. My thoughts are with you, much love xo

Chocolate Cat said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending you big hugsxxx

Betty said...

I am so very sorry Clare, I know you will be feeling terrible. I like to think when someone very special is taken from us they could be our guardian angel. Don't forget, she is part of you so you are never copmletely without her. Betty x

Kate said...

Much love to you and your family Clare. X

Val - Apple Cottage said...

Sending love to you at this sad time Clare.
Val xx

Chrissie said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Clare, take care, lots of love light and energy for you chrissie

Nadine said...

In heartful thoughts with you, dear Clare...
BIG, friendly (((HUG))). Take care.
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXXOO
NADINE

Jenny's Craft Place said...

My father passed away recently. This doesn't make it any easier to be able to find the right words to say, but please accept my condolences. Jenny

simplestitches said...

Oh Clare, my heart goes out to you. Big big hugs...she will always always be in your heart (and near to you)
take care
Julz

Jindi's Cottage said...

Condolences to you and your family Clare...Hugs, Annette

Lisa said...

Big hugs to you Clare.. thinking of you at this very very sad time ... Lisa x0

Jo in TAS said...

I'm so sorry for your Loss. Shed all the tears you need dear Clare and we'll be here when you're ready to blog again
Thinking of you
Jo

Bagladee said...

Oh I am so sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Em x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oh Claire, there is nothing I can say but I wanted to give you a huge virtual hug. x

Michelle said...

Oh Clare, I am so, so, so sorry to hear about your mum. You're in my thoughts. Be safe, and take comfort in your family. xoxo

Tudy said...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you to help you through this trying time.

Rumi said...

My condolences on your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Indigo Blue said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Mum. I never know what to say at a time like this. I am sending lots of hugs from the UK and my condolences to you and your family.
xx

nicole said...

oh clare! that is dreadful!!!
many hugs and thoughts!!
xox

Nikki said...

I'm so sorry, Clare. Take good care of yourself.
xxxn

Maria said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Clare.
Hugs
Maria

D y a said...

Clare, I'm so very sorry.
I hope you and your family and relatives can support and comfort one another. Lots of strengths,
Dutch hugs

The Rusty Teapot said...

I am sorry for you Clare, such a sad loss. Take your time to heal and deal with your mums passing, you can see by your comments left here that you have much love and support in blog land.
many hugs for you & your family xx

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh Clare!!! My Heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you....I can only imagine your pain,And wish I could just hug you and make it all okay.
XOXO to you.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh Clare.....sending lots of hugs......Illene's daughter passed away this week too.......very sad news for both of you......
Love and hugs Chookyblue

Cardygirl said...

Dear Clare...I am so sad to hear of your loss. Thinking of you!

Pat said...

I'm sorry for your loss and I'm thinking about you. Whenever I hear of someone losing their mother, it brings back the loss of mine......in 1989....years ago, but it still hurts when I think of all the milestones in my life she never got to share with me. I pray the Lord gives you the strength you need at this time.

trash said...

Clare, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. I hope you are able to rest happily in the many happy memories.

Sally said...

Oh Clare! What a great loss. My heart and thoughts are with you at this most sad time. *HUGS*

Tracee said...

Dear Clare, My heart truly goes out to you and your family, this is such a great loss....a very big generous hug coming your way.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Clare, I'm so sorry to hear of your mum's passing. Sending you hugs all the way from Canada. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time.

knitgirl66 said...

My thoughts are with you, Clare. Take time to care for yourself at this sad time.

quilary said...

Oh Clare my heart aches for you. My thoughts are with you and your family. Treat yourself kindly as you deal with the hurt and sadness. I hope you get some comfort knowing that there are so of us many concerned for you and wishing we could hug you.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Clare, my thoughts are with you and your family.....I am so very sorry...

Jenny said...

Oh Clare - I am so sorry - my thoughts are with you and your family - take very good care of yourself.

Liz said...

Clare--so sorry for your loss.

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh Clare, I am so very sorry to hear your awful news. My heart goes out to you and your family as you go through this dreadful time.
Hugs and Kiss Noises,
Linda

Ruby Star said...

Oh Clare, biggest hugs to you my love, from someone who knows how bad it hurts. I hope you find the strength to carry on with your blog and all your lovely work. xox

Melody said...

Dearest Clare, I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Chris from NZ said.....

So sad to hear of your loss Clare...thinking of you & your family at this time....

We have dear friends of ours going through, the same thing this week with the loss of a much loved Dad & Grandad......

Kia Kaha....Stay Strong

kind regards

Chris... NZ

Cheryl said...

Clare,
I am so very sorry for your loss...sincerest sympathy to you and your family. You'll be in my prayers.
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Deb said...

Oh Clare, I am so sorry. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Joyce said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mum. My sympathy goes out to you and your family.

Samelia's Mum said...

So sorry for your loss. Sending you much love.

Amanda said...

Dear Clare so sorry to hear your news. My Mum died 20 years ago this february and it was the most devastating time of my life, I was just glad that I was 23 and not younger at the time. I just wish she could have stayed longer to see me married, see my kids and so much more. I know you will, but remember to treasure all your memories and they will help you through this difficult time. It is never the same but eventually you find a way to pick up all the pieces and go on.

Shiree said...

Oh Calare, I am so sorry to hear that, Mum's are so so precious.
You take care of yourself, and think about all the wonderful memories that you have,
big hugs!

Jo said...

My best thoughts ae with you Clare. Take it easy and remember you Mum fondly. Hugs from Jo

Linda said...

oh my god Clare I just can't think of a single word to say except I am sending you hugs xxxx

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

My Heart goes out to you, such a difficult term to ever come to terms with. We will be here when your ready, sending you blogland love and support.

Catherine said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I'm so sorry...I'm sure Mum is with you in Spirit...Love and HUgs to you, Dzintra♥x

Stitchbird said...

I don't think there are "right words" to say when a Mum dies. Be kind to your self, take the time you need, go a bit crazy. My Mum died relatively young and I still miss her so much, but the good memories do eventually out weight the pain of that loss. Big hugs.

The Clip Cafe said...

Cherish the memories hugs from me xx

Carol said...

I too am so sorry for the loss of your dear mother but the poem you mentioned above was really heart-melting...

Megs said...

So sorry for your loss. I hope you are able to remember the good times and see through all those dark clouds. xxx

Juddie said...

Thinking of you Clare....

* hugs *

Jennifer said...

Clare - I am so sorry for your loss. I cant imagine how you are feeling at this time, but know that you are in my thoughts.

Little Green Doll said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Take care. Hugs, Silvia

miss~nance said...

(((((((((((((((Clare)))))))))))

Corrie said...

clare, I'm so sorry to read this. Oh my heart breaks for you....unfortunately my mind has to go there these days and I don't want to. We never get enough time do we.

big hugs to you and knowing that your mum's memory will be with you all the time

corriexxxxx