Thursday, January 11, 2018


Dear Friends...
(My thoughts from Facebook)

The past couple of weeks have been beyond difficult for me as I breathed in deep and restarted my life without the physical presence of my precious Mom. Thank you all for your kind words and the grace and love you've extended to my family during this sorrow-filled time in our lives. The cards, notes, food, flowers (and even the FB comments) have meant so much to me. I don't know how I will go on...but I know I will

It's what my Mom would have wanted.

Yesterday I looked for simple response/thank you cards that would be appropriate to send out to those who blessed us with their presence at her service and sent flowers and cards. I couldn't find ANY. So frustrating. Those I found were cheap and way too generic for me. I wanted something lovely for my Momma...something I believe she would have given out herself. So, last night I worked on several designs and came up with this soft pink heart and the sentiment included at the bottom (from Lauren Eden) somehow made me smile. is hard! Isn't it? I'm so grateful I'm not walking through this life alone. I'd never make it. My loving, faithful Savior is by my side.

I hope to be back doing what I love before too long.  My two booths here in Oklahoma (Edmond and Moore) are bare to the bone and even though I would love to stay in my bed with the covers over my head, I can't.  We depend on my income so I must TRY and get back to work.

  I will MISS my Momma sharing EVERY POST I made. She was always so proud of my work. She taught me all I know...she was my advantage.

Love to you all...

 PS:  The cards aren't for sale.  I just wanted to share them with you...<3 span="">


Rose L said...

It is so difficult to lose a beloved one. When I lost my husband 5 years ago (he was 56) I thought my world was destroyed. It took a while but I came to the realization that he spent the 38 years we were together trying to always make me happy (well, the last 2 with his dementia he did not remember me most of the time) and I finally accepted that h would want me to live, enjoy life and not give up. Our loved ones always want the best for us.


Rebecca, I am a new follower of your blog, and am excited to see what you have to share. I'm so sorry about losing your Mom. This is a particularly difficult time to lose someone you love. I wanted to tell you about a book that might encourage you. I just finished it, and it opens your eyes to such a wonderful future in Heaven! It was written my an previously agnostic NEUROSURGEON who actually died and had a 'near-death' experience that changed his life. What he spends his time now sharing is life changing for those of us who want to know what our loved ones are experiencing, and what we have to look forward to. Let me know if you decide to read it, and what you think, ok? It is PROOF OF HEAVEN, A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife, by EBEN ALEXANDER, M.D. If your library doesn't have it, they can probably get an 'inter-library' loan from another library.....

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Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,
That is a very subtle and sweet Thank You and it fits your Momma and your philosophy perfectly.
It is not easy for getting back into the groove!
life is never easy but the only consolation we have is that we are never alone in this; so many before us have managed so we can survive it too.
Sending you hugs,

Amy Jo said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! You have had a very tough few years. I will pray for your comfort.


Jen said...

So very sorry for your loss Rebecca. Although there is never a good time to lose a parent, I can't imagine it happening Christmas Eve. Very nice blog post on your Mom and I love the card you designed, but then I love all you create. I do hope you will still blog from time to time. Take good care
Sending hugs

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