Monday, July 20, 2009

Take me back...........

The wreath I maded for mother.

Memories My 80 year old father, me, baby brother and baby sister. Dad is losing more and more weight.
He is grieving himself to death. They would have been married 61 years in Oct. Mother was only 78 years young. She was shy two months to her 79 birthday.

This is one of the wreaths that I made for mother grave site. Gosh, How I miss her.

This year my husband and I took a trip to my fathers for my dad's family decoration; decoration is where all the family meets to decorate the graves of their love ones. It is on a Sunday and we have dinner and spend time with all the relatives at the grave site. This has been going on since I was a small girl and longer. This is Cumberland Gap Park, it is about 8 minutes from where my father and mother lived. As you know my mother passed away in March of this year.

I miss her so much as does my father and siblings.

The sun cast shadows on the mountains.

Looking down into the town of Middlesboro Ky.

Scenic area. This wall is new. I had gone there because some 15 years ago my mother and I carved out names in the wood that surround this area and I went back to find her name and it had been replaced with this rock.

So pretty here and peaceful. My mother loved to come up here.

Oops, I don't like to have my photo taken; this slipped in. I was thinking of mother here!
We hadn't taken a picture here years ago and I can't seem to find it.

Beautiful trees and rocks.

Looking down the mountain.

It was a perfect day for Steve and I had to take a hike in the park.

Steve, is a real history nut. He loves anything history; he should have been a teacher.

Another scenic view.

Thank you for stopping by.



Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM My Dear friend...Hang in there...prayers coming your way...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Laura said...

Oh, how my heart just breaks for you. My husband's family is from Alabama, so I know all about "Decoration Sunday" which is always the first Sunday in May there. Wayne and I have been married for over 14 years and I have yet to attend one, although I have seen pictures of that Special Day. I pray that God's love and comfort will get you through.

Tootsie said...

Anita!!! Good morning sweet lady! I missed you SSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much! I can't tell you how I stopped in over and over to see if you posted in secret!
It is nice to see you in photos...and to see Steve....Now I know for a fact he is not just a pretty voice on the phone! lol (hi Steve!!!) The two of you make such a cute couple! for the family decoration thing...I think that is one of the nicest things I have ever hear of in my life! Until I just read it I had never heard anything like it! What a great way to unite a family, and to respect those who passed!
Well....I am just going to phone you right now! I just missed you that much!

Tootsie said... weren't there....but I missed you !!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

It sounds like you had a very bittersweet visit. But there was so much beauty around (those hills!), I hope you felt some sense of peace.

I so feel for your father. My Dad is plugging along~my mom has been gone 8 years. I wish your father all the best and am saying prayers for all of you.


xinex said...

Beautiful sceneries, Anita. I am so sorry about your mom's passing but I know she is in good hands. I can just imagine how much you miss her....Christine

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Blossom, I didn't know you had lost your mother. I am so sorry! God Bless you and your family thru this difficult time of grieving. I've heard about those decorating days. I think it's such a wonderful idea. You know, it's been a while since I've visited my sister's and father's graves. I think I'll head out there this weekend with some flowers! Thank you for sharing. I'm sending up a prayer for your father. God Bless, Lauralu

Connie said...

I am very sorry to learn of your mother's passing. It is a difficult time for all. It sounds like you were very close and that must leave you with a good feeling. Sending my prayers to you. Take care of yourself !

Really Rainey said...

Hi Blossom... I know how you feel my friend...
Love and Light...
~Really Rainey~

lilsista said...

Beautiful place to be....beautiful memories to share with your family. I can see why your mother liked it there. Keep smiling sweetie! Hugs and smiles! :0)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Anita...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and Steve...May it be a great one my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Blossom,
Such a sweet thing to do and I love that you call it (Family Decoration). The wreath you made is lovely for your Mom.
Big hugs,

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Anita thanks for coming by and seeing me my friend...I hope you have a wonderful week while I'm gone...God bless you my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Miss Janice said...

How sweet that YOU made that beautiful wreath for you mama. I cannot imagine your sadness! Hope that your father will get better in time.