4 November 2009

Remembering.....................

Mum is sad today.. One year ago today she went to see grandma and found her passed away.. Mum and dad went to take flowers to the crematorium and remembered all the good memories they have...
Mum's special mum with Mollie bean at mum and dads wedding...

Grandma's Christmas cactus flwered early for her before she died. It then flowered again for mum. This year it flowered early in time for the aniversary of her dying...
Flowering early..... But mum's Christmas cactus only ever flowers a few blossoms, this year it too has flowered early and as well flowered a lot....
In time for the date and so many blossoms

My friends... Milo and Alfie 's mum sent mum this poem in an email. Mum thought it was so lovely and was leaky eyed..
If Roses grow in Heaven, Lord please pick a bunch for me, Place them in my Mother's arms And tell her they're from me. Tell her I love her and miss her, And when she turns to smile, Place a kiss upon her cheek And hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day, But there's an ache within my heart Because I am missing her today.
Thank you so much Jan....
Hugs GJ xx

39 comments:

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

That is such a beautiful poem, that it brought tears to our mommy's eyes. May your mom know that flower bloomed early and ALOT as a way of your Grandmabean letting her know she is there! We are sending gentle hugs and purrs you way...

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Please pass along some special purrrrrrrrs from us!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Her Mom

The OP Pack said...

What a beautiful poem, our Mom says she will say it for her own mother too. Your Christmas cactus is beautiful. Our mom's grandmother had one that she passed on to one of her daughters. She in turn make cuttings of it for the whole family. They all bloomed for years and years, Mom so wishes she still had one of the originals.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Tell mum that we are thinking of her today and hope that she will smile as she remembers all of the wonderful memories she carries in her heart.

Martine said...

Thank you for sharing, your mom's cactus is beautiful!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Martha and Bailey said...

We understand how very hard it is. Our mum's mum died on the 3rd of November four years ago.
Tell your mum we are thinking of her and her mum looked beautiful in that picture.
We are glad her Christmas cactus flowered early.
We have some of gran's plants here in our house and we look after them for her.
Hugs and kisses xxxx

A Few Good Cats said...

Sending you comforting vibes and purrayers on this sad anniversary...

Junior and Orion said...

We are sorry your Mum is sad today. Give her extra snuggles for us!

Anya said...

A sad story today :)
Give your Mom hugs from us today GJ
The poem is touching ......

hugs Kareltje =^.^=

The Army of Four said...

We never have enough time on earth with those we love - two-legged or four-.
Please hug your mom for us.
Luv,
Dave

SeaThreePeeO said...

That poem is so lovely it made mum beans eyes water!

((((Ginger Jasper's mum and dad)))))

Two Country Poodles said...

Very touching poem. So sorry to hear its such a sad day.


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're sorry your mom is sad on the anniversary of her mom's passing. It's good she has happy memories of her. The cactus blossoms are so pretty.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh GJ please give your mom a big hug for us! We remember how hard it was the first year after my mom passed - it is very hard. We recommend doing something to celebrate her - for us we went to my moms favorite restaurant and all had a margarita, which she loved. Even if it is a small gesture like this it really does seem to help. I know she has heard it a thousand times but it will get easier. It never fully leaves but it does hurt less.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

That poem brought tears to my eyes and I agree with Kool Kitty,she is there!
Purrs and more purrs from Happy.
Licks from Bambi.
lots of love from Fern

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Mom is gonna need some extra cuddles tonight

Jasmim said...

What a beautiful poem !
I'm sending many purrs to your mom :)

Luna, Luzie and Olli said...

Oh what a beautiful poem and beautiful memories !
We are sorry that your mom is sad. We´ll send her some comforting thoughts and purrrs!!!

Maggie May said...

Our mom is leaky now too. The poem was just purrfect and so thoughtful of Ms. Jan. We think the flowers were definitely a sign from your mum's special mum. We are sending you mum lots of love and comforting vibes as she remembers her mum today and everyday.

Purrs and soft headbonks,
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a lovely poem.
Our mum has got an old fashioned cottage rose bush that her mother grew from a cutting and gave her. She had it for about ten years and it grew and grew, but never flowered. Then her mother died, and the next year it was covered in flowers. It has flowered ever since.
(((Hugs))) to your mum.

Cindy said...

Beautiful poem. So sad to have found her, it must have so sad.
cindy

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh dearest Carol! Soft gentle hugs to you today. FLowers from the hands of those we love are more precious than gold! How wonderful that you have those tissue paper beauties to remind you of your mother dear. I also have my mothers white edged frilly burgundy African violet that I treasure....

Gracie said...

I am sorry to hear that your mom is sad today. Through the tears my mom is typing for me. She know how your mom is feeling as she too lost her mom four years ago summer. As time passes you just miss them more.
What a nice tribute you gave your Grandma.
Keep the following in mind: if you love somebody enough, you can still hear the laughter after they're gone.

Batu said...

Sending you lots of hugs and purrs on this sad anniversary.....

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

GJ - we are sending special hugs to your Mum today - we know what it's like - we lost our Grandpa over 2 years ago and Mom thinks of him every day - we live in the house he was born in over 90 years ago so there is much here to remind us of him.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Lacy said...

w0w, thats a bute ti ful poem...thinkin of ur mum..

b safe,
~rocky n mama~

LizzyBean said...

A lovely poem and especially lovely Christmas cactus. Very sorry about your Mom. One year after losing someone close is a sad anniversary, I know. I'm sure you miss her very much - Hugs from the Rose Jugglers

Angel and Kirby said...

We are sending gentle purrs and head bumps to your Mom.

Cory said...

That made my mom leaky too. Purrs to your mom...and all of you today.

Slash and Bronzy said...

Our purrs fur your Mommy and her achy heart.

Sweet Praline said...

We're sending special purrs and thoughts for your mom as she remembers and hurts today.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

So sorry about your momma finding her momma had gone to heaven. None of us are ever prepared to let someone go. It just hurts too much.

Cezar and Léia said...

lots of love to your mommy's heart today!
Beautiful post!
purrs and love
Luna

milocat said...

We're glad yoo liked the poem ~ we understand how hard yesterday was for yoo. It's never easy when yoo lose someone yoo love ~ no matter how many years go by.

"To live in the hearts of those yo love is not to die"

Purrs from us. And ((((hugs)))) from Mom.

Milo and Alfie xx

Confucius Cat said...

Lovely poem. Purrrrrrrrrrs. xoxo

Furkidsmom said...

What a beautiful poem and post. Please give your Mom a headbonk or two from us today.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

pee ess - those Christmas Cactus plants are beautiful.

Sammy and Andy said...

Love and hugs to your Mum. Beautiful tribute post, and the Christmas Cactus are totally pawsome!!!!!

Poppy Q said...

Sorry to hear about your mums mum. We think though she was lucky to have died at home and to have lived a good long life.

You make sure your mum gets some flowers for herself too. Her mum would want her to have something beautiful to share.

Smooches

TwoSpecialWires said...

Even though we are late, we are glad we found this post. It's a beautiful tribute to your moma's moma and the love just pours out. The picture of her is beautiful, as are the flowers that celebrate the memories of her. Thank you for sharing. We'll appreciate our gramma even more today. Life is is precious. And so short.

Take care.
Love
Jake and Fergi xxoo