Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Team Teal Tuesday ~ She's Everywhere


She’s everywhere I go ~ like in the grocery store’s random display of strawberry shaped balloons. And at the Asian market where I'd least expect her.


She’s in the mirror ~ especially in the morning when my hair is wrapped in a towel and I am pre-make-up. {Whoa - is that me or my mom that I see?}
She’s in my kitchen ~ in the cookie dough bowl {I hear her say, “There’s at least one more cookie in there if you scrape it well enough…”}.

She’s in my craft room ~ in the tink-tink-tink of the strawberry wind chime that hung in her kitchen for 20+ years and now belongs to me.

She’s in my siblings ~ and the love we share for her will forever link us in love, laughter, and spirit.

She’s in my head ~ and helping me make up stuff to worry about! {She was a master worrier!}

She’s in my garden ~ among the memories of her flower beds when I was a child. 
She’s in my computer ~ and the screen saver photo slide show that runs automatically, showing her smiling face from time to time.
She’s in my smile ~ and also in the little wrinkle between my eyes when I frown - a wrinkle I never noticed until she complained about hers one time and I said, “Hey! I have that too!”
She’s in my heart and wrapped around my soul and I carry her with me always.
She is everywhere except physically within reach.
I miss you so much, Mom.

22 comments:

traci said...

yes she is. that is her way of saying she is still with you.

Beverly said...

And there is great comfort in knowing our loved ones that leave such a mark on our lives never really leave us. {{hugs}}

Cheri said...

and most of all, she is firmly planted in your heart.

Sian said...

Of course she is :) My dad has been gone for 34 years now, but I can still find him. Good, isn't it?

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

She'll always be in your heart.

Audrey said...

This post is so beautiful and touching! It's exactly the kinds of feelings I'd hope my daughters to have if something should happen to me. Your Mom is smiling, that's for sure!

Alison said...

I'm so glad you're finding your mom all around you...I love it when I suddenly find Stuart in a totally unexpected place!
{{hugs}}
Alison xx

Jimjams said...

Glad that your Mom is still with you in sooooo many ways :o)



This has made me want to ring my Mum and tell her how much I love her (while I still can}

♥♥

scrappyjacky said...

And she always will be,Deb...I still find my mum in so many thoughts and places.

Rhona said...

I love this post and the fact that you still "see" her everywhere. xx

Irene said...

Deb, I'm sure I speak for all your blog friends when I say, "She is in our minds, as we think of her every time we read your blogs." and she is always in my prayers. What a loving post.

Karen said...

It is right and proper that she should be with you in all things, You wouldn't be the loving daughter, mother and wife that you are if you didn't hold things that are dear to you forever in your heart x

debs14 said...

She will never be gone completely Deb. And it's lovely that you feel her presence in so many places.

Louise said...

a beautiful post x she will always be with you x

Jo said...

This is a lovely post. Five years on and my dad is still with me everywhere and I know that they will always be with us x

Margaret said...

That was a poem Lovely and sad.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love how Margaret described this as a poem. All I could think of to say was hugs to you.
Rinda

Denise said...

She is in your heart and part of your soul and always will be x x x x

Susan said...

Thinking of you today and always, Deb! I miss my Mom everyday and see her every time I look into a mirror! We are blessed! xoxo

furrypig said...

your posts about your Mum have always given me hope and strength to face the future... thank you xxx

Ruth said...

You'll never stop seeing her ~ I still see signs of dad after almost 18 years.
Forever in our hearts.

Karen said...

Beautiful post, Deb. You know I'm still keeping you in my heart and prayers.

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