Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Another Star in Heaven

I want my blog to be a happy place, I do select the things I write about so that as a reader you will leave feeling happy, sometimes though it is hard not to mention something that is not happy and has such an impact on my life... so I ask you to indulge me and not to be angry that the creative vibe that usually goes on around here has slowed up a little. I have just said my last goodbye to a special person from our local community, friend, mother, wife, daughter and all the roles she played in which she touched so many peoples lives. I have chosen a short post to acknowledge this sad day when another star is lifted to heaven. I thank you for the personal emails and the thoughtful comments, they really do mean a lot. It has not felt like Christmas at all in our household, and as with many creative people Christmas is usually a special time. I know that Amy would want life to continue especially if children are involved, so I felt it important to mark this event with a personal post. I am overwhelmed by the way this has effected me, so many people where closer than I was to her, for some reason the pain, the sense of loss and sadness for the children is rather consuming. I am holding my own children very close this week and its extra cuddle time all round. It was so hard to watch the children of this Mother stand by her coffin with flowers that spelt out Mummy, a husband who stood tall with sadness in his eyes holding on to their little hands. I wish them peace and love. Shine on Amy...

13 comments:

de vliegende koe said...

Take Care Suzie! I know all about it. My sister died leaving two young girls behind. They have grown up and became two wonderful young women with children of their own. It’s amazing how little kids can cope with such an awful experience. They will always miss their mother though.
Enjoy your little ones and hug them like crazy, but please don’t get too scaredy!

Ruth said...

I am glad you share these things with us - it reminds us to cherish all those we hold dear. And your post is a lovely tribute to Amy - she will be remembered here for a long long time.
I hope you manage to regain a little Christmas cheer eventually but I am not suprised how deeply this has affected you. We didn't know Amy but we are all deeply moved by her loss.

anne bebbington said...

Beautiful words Suzie - you will feel this because her situation was so similar to your own - at times like this it is so difficult to find rhyme or reason (((hugs)))

driftwood said...

take care suzie, your friend sounded like a very special person.

julia said...

So, so sad. Give your little ones plenty of extra cuddles and try to remember children are remarkably tough little creatures.
Thinking about you lots
Julia xx

French Knots said...

Thinking of you. Hug your children tight, sending love.x

WhiteRose said...

I just popped over to your blog to say I was thinking of you at this time. No mother could fail to be affected by this, and I know you will always remember her, but eventually the memory will fall into it's own place in your heart and your creativity will return. In the meantime enjoy the extra cuddles.

Queen of the froggers said...

Hugs to you, xxx

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hi Suzie... Thinking of you and your family. Hugs to you...

Beverly

weirdbunny said...

Oh susie, so sad. Thinking of you at this time ... ~ love Julia x

Kylie said...

oh - give your children an extra big cuddle - I can understand how you are feeling - to see a family loose a loved one really touches us all!

Lazylol said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. Sending hugs.

dottycookie said...

Hugs Suzie - I know I'm late coming in on this, but I have been where you are now. Watching two little children attending their mother's funeral is, I think, the hardest thing I have ever done. Hugs to you all.