Friday, March 30, 2012

you will always be the most beautiful woman in the world to me

You had been part of my life from the beginning ...

and when I lost you, it seemed too soon.

Still, I see your smile everywhere

your love for everyone and everything only made me love you more. It didn't seem fair that such a bright and loving spirit could be taken away from me. I didn't understand.

In time, I came to realize that you're still somehow so close to me ...

through your absence you taught me that a mother's love is eternal and transcendent. And that is the most beautiful love of all.

Mom, I love you so much.

Shirley

13 comments:

jessica said...

i can't imagine losing my mom. you're post made me so teary eyed. So nice to have these images & the stories and memories they must evoke....

Sister Shirley said...

Thanks Jessica,

I wanted to post something to honor my mother, and as I was writing I just felt the need to be honest about how I felt. Any sadness that comes from missing her is also accompanied by overwhelming gratitude for all that she's given me.

Style Scientist said...

Wow..this is so powerful...I'm speechless.

I miss my mom, too. :_(

Cat said...

Oh, what a sweet, heartfelt post. You need to print it out and store it in a journal!

xx Cat brideblu

Charles Cowling said...

She is beautiful!

And, as you say, the love doesn't go away - nor does it change or moderate. Thank god for that.

Brittany H. said...

Oh my GOSH your mom is absolutely stunning. Seriously. Beautiful pictures.

Kiss
You Are My Favorite

Kim said...

So lovely, what a luminous person your mother was... and her qualities live on through you...

Zuzu said...

Such a beautiful, loving post. Her love continues to shine in you.

Chelsea said...

What beautiful pictures you have of your mom. So sorry for your loss.

El said...

Your post made me tear, darling. Your mom is absolutely beautiful. This is the most touching post I ever read.

CLASSY & FABULOUS

Puur Anders said...

Shirley, when you send me the picture of your mother and you for the leafbrooch, I was speechless. I really saw her love and her happiness in her eyes.

Lisa Michelle Cifuentes said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. These photos are so special though, your mom was stunning! Beautiful post.

Suzette said...

Shirley you sure have beautiful photos of your mom!