A Haven for Vee

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Memorial Celebration


Today we will celebrate my mother's life on this earth and rejoice that we will see her again in Glory.

Thank you so very much! You have been more than kind, more than loving, more than good to me. I appreciate so much every comment, every note, every email. It is actually overwhelming in a warm and wonderful way. God bless you. 

The song below will be played today. It's become such a favorite with me and perfectly echoes my sentiments on this day.

59 comments:

  1. I'm thinking of you on this day. Praying you find comfort and strength.

    Blessings,
    Carol

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  2. Thinking and praying for you and your family today Vee. Rejoicing with you that you know you will see here again.
    blessings
    Niki

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  3. Vee,
    You have been in my thoughts and prayers all week. I tried several times to send an e-mail but I could not find the words. Your losses this year closely mirror mine a few years back. Have faith and strength and healing shall follow.

    Carol

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  4. Wrapping you, in warm and gentle hugs...

    Thank you so much, for being sweet to us, your Dear Readers, and posting today.

    Gentle hugs,
    'Aunt Amelia'

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  5. All the best today. I know that it won't be easy. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Beautiful song...

    ((Hugs))
    Laura

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  6. Vee,

    A human life is a story told by God. -Hans Christian Andersen- Your mother's life was and still is a beautiful story to be cherished a retold as you celebrate her today. May the God of all comfort soothe your hurts during this time of loss. May the memories be sweet and the tears be few. May you feel the loving embrace of the Father giving you strength for this day and those to come.

    I am keeping you all in my prayers. God Bless.

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. You'll be in my prayers throughout the day...I feel like I knew your Mom in some small way...through you! A celebration of her life on earth and continues in His presence!

    Give me Jesus! Because He is all that is worth living for and dying for! Your mother's life is a precious testimony to that.


    Love you and praying for His strength and grace for each one!

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  8. My thoughts and prayers continue, Vee, especially today. I am so thankful too for this BLESSED HOPE!
    May you and your family feel the warmth of God's arms, and of all of us who care so deeply for you.
    Much love,
    Sue

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  9. May God bring you comfort, my dear sweet friend.

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  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you Vee! What a time of loss you have experienced! God Bless you and your family in this time!

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  11. I have been thinking about you ever since I read your post about your mom's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. May the support of your family and your happy memories of your mother sustain you in these difficult days.
    Thoughts, prayers and love being sent your way, Vee.

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  12. I am thinking and praying for you today Vee.
    I cried all through the song. It is beautiful.

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  13. With you today...and rejoicing with you as you honor and celebrate your mother's life. She's free and at home now resting in the arms of Jesus!

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  15. Praise God for the lovely mothers we had and all the wonderful memories we have to hold on to. a beautu=iful song! Cindy

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  16. Blessings to you and yours - what a beautiful song and a beautiful lady.

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  17. Hope all is going well today Vee. Said it all in my E-mails so will not say anymore here. Blessings.

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  18. May the Lord bless you and give you the strength you need. So glad he cares. Take care.

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  19. Lovely song, thanks for sharing.

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  20. Dear Vee,

    I am so sorry for you loss! Saying a prayer for you and your family! God Bless!

    Blessings!
    ~Nadine

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  21. Oh dear Vee, I have been struggling in my own little world the past couple of weeks and did not know you had lost your mom. I can hardly believe it. Your mom and gm were so blessed to have you to care for them. My prayers and thoughts to you and all your family and friends. This post was beautiful.
    QMM

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  22. Thinking of you sweet friend. Lots of love

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  23. Vee,
    Been thinking of you and yours all week. Will continue to lift up prayers.
    That song is so beautiful. I'm singing it right now.
    God bless you.

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  24. Been thinking of you and praying for you all week friend.

    May the goodness of God comfort you and HUG you with HIS strength.

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  25. Dear Vee, You've been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. What a beautiful mother you have and beautiful memories to keep until you meet again. (((Hugs))) ~Cheryl

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  26. dear vee,

    i know the service was as beautiful a
    tribute to your precious mother as it
    was heartbreaking for you.

    may He hem you in, behind and before,
    and cover your heartache with His balm.

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  27. Vee,

    I've been thinking of you and praying for you often during this past week. Know that "you are loved with an everlasting love," and "underneath are the everlasting arms."

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  28. My thoughts are with you. I lost my mother in 2005 and still think about her every day. Like you, I hope to see her again one day.

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  29. What a wonderful picture of your mother... my own dear mother went ahead of us to prepare the way in 2008, but is still here just over my shoulder, always guiding. You were lucky to have yours for so long.

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  30. Hi, my friend. I hope this day was a blessing and a celebration of your mom's life for you and yours. I pray His comfort all around you and your family. It's so good know that we WILL see them again - those who've gone on before. It makes us long for the day when we'll all be reunited. Knowing YOUR heart, Vee, I know that she who raised you must have been such a blessing to all who knew her. I believe her love and her spirit you will carry with you in your heart. I pray you'll all be filled with nothing but good memories.

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  31. So sorry for you loss. What a joy to celebrate your love ones life and her entry into Heaven. May God continue to meet you as you walk through this loss and may you feel His loving balm upon your heart.

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  32. Thinking of you dear Vee and also your family. I hope you are doing okay in these tough days. You will see her one day again and what a wonderful reunion it will be. xo Terri

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  33. I am thinking and praying for your family and you during this time. I hope you can feel yourself surrounded by love and hugs!

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  34. Vee,
    I hold you in my heart and in my prayers.....may you be comforted by the wonderful memories that you have of your mom.
    Hugs,
    Liane

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  35. Praying for you and your family as you go through this valley.

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  36. Your Mom was a beautiful, faithfull woman and I know she will be missed, Vee.
    Thinking of you and your family and sending up prayers that beautiful memories will bring you comfort. {{Hugs}}

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  37. Vee,
    You'll find comfort in the Lord during this difficult time. I'm praying for you and your family.
    Hugs,
    Cathie

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  38. Dear Vee,
    I was so heartbroken when I read of your mother's passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. You have all been through so much. Please know that my prayers are with all of you.

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  39. It brought tears to my eyes when I read of your mom's passing. While it is never easy, how much more difficult it has to be so soon after your grandmother.

    (((HUGS)))

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  40. Dear Vee,
    I am so very sorry for your loss! Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I knew what to say to take away the pain of your loss, but the words do not come. God bless you, and keep you.
    xoxo,
    Mary

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  41. Wishing you and yours quiet memories, blessings, and joy.

    Lovingly,

    Sharon

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  42. Vee, when I read that your mom had died unexpectedly, I felt a startle in my chest at the news. We are connected by our faith in the Lord, so I, too, hope to meet her in heaven one day, as I hope to meet you. I am so sorry that she is no longer with you but celebrate her time on earth.
    Cheryl

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  43. Thankfully we do not grieve as those with no hope. Our hope and salvation are in the Lord.
    May the Lord bless and keep you, may His face shine upon and give you peace.
    Blessings.
    V

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  44. I've been thinking about you since I heard...I am so very sorry. You've been there for me and I wish I could give you a hug and tell you how much we all care.
    Remember the laughter, remember the smiles and remember, always, the love..

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  45. Please accept my condolences on your sad loss. Your mother was very beautiful, God rest her soul.

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  46. Vee, I'm so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. I've thought of you often these last months and will be thinking of you even more in the days to come.
    God bless -
    Kari

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  47. Dear Vee,
    I am so sorry for your loss..I know how hard it must be for you.. I love the photo of your Mom in the door way holding a tray full of Veggies and wearing her apron...Her smile is so delightful and her sweetness just shines through.
    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Really big hugs, Elizabeth

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  48. My Dear Vee,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine the grief that you are feeling. Jesus is our only comfort in times of grief, like Fernando sings.

    May the Lord surround you with His peace today.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  49. Dear Vee... continuing to pray for and think of you. Sending much love your way.
    Jen

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  50. I just hopped over from another blog. I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I remember the day mine to heaven and I will be praying for you today. G
    "Give me Jesus" will be beautiful at the memorial. He sang that our church awhile back.

    Prayers today and thanksgiving for a beautiful life!

    Sonja

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  51. PS... I just now saw the date. Your mom has already been in heaven for some days now. I am going to go and re-read Psalm 139 right now in her honor. I LOVE that Psalm too.

    Sonja

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  52. I am very sorry for your losses, too sweet Vee. I know it's never easy but it has been a tough time to have this come so close to your grandmother's passing. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. ♥♥♥

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  53. Oh, Vee..I am so very sorry to hear this news. This is one time I know JUST how you feel. Our mamas are so dear and precious to us and even tho we think we might not can take another breath without them, HE holds us tight in HIS love and grace.

    Please know that I would love to be able to give you such a big hug and I will ask my fellowship group to say a prayer of comfort for you and your family.
    love and kisses, bj

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  54. Vee,

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I pray that "the peace that passes all understanding will guard your heart and your mind through Christ Jesus." (-Phil. 4:7)

    ♥ Melissa~

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  55. We, us children, just what a mother's love is. How, she filled our lives with warmth and caring, meeting our basic needs with good food, caring touches, and listening to our hopes and dreams. How you will miss her but how blessed for her and you that you are at peace in her passing.

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  56. Just found your blog through Sandy Babb...I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I know exactly what you are going through. In time your loss will get easier.Lots of Prayers for you..your mother was beautiful. Sally

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  57. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy upon the loss of your dear mother, Vee. Such quick losses back-to-back. May the Lord sustain you during this hard time & may you one day be able to think back on the memories of your mother with smiles instead of tears. I will be praying for you.

    Sincerely~ Andrea
    xoxoxoxo

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