Friday, January 14, 2011

Well, it has been a little over a week since my last posting. WOW how quickly life changes. In this past week I have sat by my moms bed in hospice while she lived her last days, watch mom pass away and plan a funeral with my brothers. My mom happened to leave us the instructions for her funeral , so she made it quite easy for us. As I was in Atlanta this week, thinking back over my childhood, going through pictures and memorabilia I realized how MANY things I learned from my mom. From learning to sew, quilt and my love of COLOR. I will always remember the week she let me skip school and stay home with her "quilting bee" and work on a quilt. Thank goodness, I still have that quilt. It will always be important to me. I hope to be able to pass these same things on to my grandchildren.

"Creativity is an act of faith and we must be faithful to that faith, willing to share it to help 0thers, and to be helped in return."
-Julia Cameron

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


After spending a wonderful weekend at my daughters , with our new grand-daughter, Lila I was called to Atlanta to spend the last bit of time with my mom. It has really opened my eyes to how precious life is , and how we go out of our life almost as we come in. My grand-daughter is so precious and cannot do anything by herself. Sleeps most of the day and relies on someone to feed her and dress her. The same with my mom, who is now in hospice and living her last hours with her family by her side. She too depends on us for everything.. She is as helpless as an infant. I pray that she will soon make up her mind she is ready. Not sure what is going on in her mind, i'm sure she is ordering things in her mind trying to get everything JUST SO before she leaves.I know dad is waiting on her to get there and is saying like her used to "come on Jo lets go, everything is fine". I am so thankful for my mom, my love for being artsy I got from her. She taught me to sew and do crafts, and be able to make beautiful things out of almost anything. Thank you mom for this wonderful outlet you have given me.