Friday, July 2, 2010

we're home. (randomness)

The ceremony for mom was beautiful.

I love this picture of her as a teenager...



and in her 20's...



she loved to oil paint...



aren't these amazing?



her 4 boys (I was a surprise 11 years later!)...



My dad and my brothers...



Thanks to all that came to the service,
brought meals,
sent flowers,
called,
emailed,
left comments,
twittered...
we appreciated all of it :)

38 comments:

Gabriela said...

She's stunning. What a natural beauty she was. You were so very very lucky and I'm certain you were the apple of her eye. You should be comforted by the knowledge that you brought her buckets and buckets of joy and enriched her life deeply.

Sippy Cup Mom said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of you Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

She is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful woman!

Blondie said...

So sorry for your loss sweetie. What gorgeous photos of your mom. I'm sure she's looking down on you right now. Kori xoxo

Lindsay said...

That is a great photo of your family! Sending thoughts your way!

Elizabeth said...

Erin, You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I love the pics of your mom..I have some younger pics of my mom that I treasure also. It is nice to think that you have paintings of hers to cherish. My mom was a sewer and quilter and we all have special things that she made for us. I slept with a quilt that she had made for me every night for a long time after she passed away.
It is funny that you can be so connected and feel so much for people that you have never met, but that is our crazy blog world. I have enjoyed the photos of your family and watching your business grow. Now I feel we have something in common in trying to deal with the loss of our wonderful mothers.
It does get a little bit less painful as the months go on. But I do believe that losing a Mother is something you never really get over - you just learn how to live in the world in a different way.

Jenni said...

your mom was stunning and a great artist!

i am so happy that her ceremony was so beautiful and you were able to celebrate her life.

said lots of prayers for you all week.

sydney @ memorable minutes said...

looks like a wonderful way to remember her. though it never get easy, the memories always help - even the ones you've just posted.

Simply LKJ said...

Erin,
Welcome Home...may you hold dear all the precious memories of the times shared with your mom. The pictures speak volumes...beautiful family.

Averie and Josie said...

She was lovely. Thinking of you.

Shelly Lyman said...

What a lovely tribute. Mom's love photos of their loved ones. I'm sure she'd love your blog and the fact that you posted her pic.

Terri @ em-belle-ish.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful mom. Her artwork is AMAZING! I am sure that she will be greatly missed; I am so sorry for your loss.

I also have 4 siblings 12 - 18 years ahead of me. I only have one brother though. Surprises are the best!

Still thinking of and praying for you.

emily hope said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Mom, Erin. These are beautiful snapshots of her and the people she loved. May you know God's peace and comfort in new and amazing ways as you walk through this time of loss.

kaydensgracedesigns said...

beautiful!!! MORE HUGS & PRAYERS!!! I can't believe how much your kiddos look like your brothers in the pics as little kids :) Hang in there love! Tabitha

Cashmere 'n Cotton said...

She's beautiful. Sorry for your loss.

Ashlee said...

those eyes are breath taking! And her paintings were stunning! I still get a lump in my throat thinking about you loosing your momma. still thinking and praying for you and your family.

Amy said...

Your mom was so beautiful, as were her paintings.
Again, I'm so sorry. Continued prayers for you and your family during this time of grief.
Blessings...

Jesse said...

What a beautiful talented lady. I am so sorry for your loss. Love to you. =)

Celeste said...

Wow - she is gorgeous... and what a fantastic family.

you are all still in my prayers :)

Jeri Jack Photography said...

Im so sorry for your loss. Prays and love to you and your family.

Miss Meghann said...

I'm so sorry about your mother- she was so beautiful. That first picture of her is amazing. My thoughts are with your family.

Heidi said...

Love that first pic, she's breathtaking! Praying for you. May God give you peace in this time.

JemJam said...

OMG, your mother's eyes are stunning. Stunning!! Her painting is fabulous, what great treasures to display.

Have a good week!

sam said...

have checked back daily to see how you are... you have been in my thoughts and will continue to be...

♥love to you and your family

samantha
australia

A Write Life said...

Lovely photos of your mom. And amazing paintings. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Rebekah said...

Erin, there are no adequate words for saying I'm sorry and my heart aches for you. I'll be praying for you.

thechattymommy said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was a beautiful woman and it sounds as if she was very blessed and I am sure she was a blessing to others.
You and your family are in my prayers.

Jennifer said...

Your mom is beautiful and an amazing artist!

Debra said...

Thanks for sharing...what a lovely family.

I'm so sorry. I lost my my mom unexpectedly a couple years ago. It's so hard...and I'll be praying for all of you.

Hugs

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

What a beautiful woman.

Thinking of you and your wonderful family.

hiyaluv said...

amazing. thanks for sharing this time with us. we all were thinking and praying for you and your family.
gina

Whimsical Creations said...

What beautiful photos. I am so sorry for your loss.

Polka Dot Moon said...

You look just like your mom! What lovely photos.

I am sorry to hear of your loss.

Rhea said...

praying for your family!!! i think that you look just like your mom. she was very beautiful - i'm sure inside and out!!!!

Carolyn said...

She's so beautiful, so sorry for your family's loss, glad you are home safe & sound; she will always be with you.

Mom2Da'Gorgeouses said...

My sympathies to you & your family. Those are beautiful pics of your mom & from the pics of her oil paintings I can see where you inherited your creativity from. Your dad & your brothers are a handsome lot ♥ the smiles, what a beautiful family portrait. Hugs & Blessings!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your mom was a beautiful woman and talented lady. I'm so sorry for your loss. It seems you have a wonderful and supportive family, and I'm sure you will all be a comfort to each other.
I'll be praying for your family.
Blessings,
Marcia

Life With the Crazies said...

Your family is beautiful, and you look so much like your mom.

La said...

Your mother was beautiful and very talented.