Monday, August 30, 2010

a monday prayer.


Been a little stressed lately...
feeling like too much to do and not enough time to do it all.

A little overwhelmed.

And I've really been missing my Mom.
I'd give almost anything to be able to just pick up the phone and call her.

Praying for God to take over,
a little more healing in my heart
and for this week to go smoother :)

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The randomly picked winner of the i love you necklace is:



Caryn, who said:
I love the lower case around the edge! When my oldest son was born with severe heart defects we started teaching him to sign I love You at about a year old so even if he was intubated he could still tell us, and see us tell him we loved him!

Email us Caryn!

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Have a fab monday...

And if you can, go call your mother :)

40 comments:

Jessica said...

i hear you. my brother is leaving for afghanistan this friday.. and i am terrified.. and it has been making me miss my mom even more. she passed away 4 years ago from cancer at the age of 42. and it's been hard with me being the only girl out of 5 & not having my mom. and i am trying my best to trust that God will take care of my brother. and i'd love nothing more than to call my mom.. or hug her & hold her soft hands.

mommieof4munchkins said...

Huge hugs Erin, it has been 3.5 years since I have been able to call my mom and it is still hard on me. But both of us are blessed with a special guardian angel watching over us. It doesn't get any easier but it does get less painful.

La said...

Oh Erin.

I'm sorry you are feeling blue. Your life has been so busy with trips and the store that you haven't had a chance to stop and take a breath.

After almost 12 years, I still miss my mom. The healing is slow, but it will come. I will be thinking about you. La

D and A said...

Saying a prayer for you today!

I know the perfect person who would love this necklace, so I am forwarding the link.

Amy @ Missional Mama

Jan said...

I love this! ...and I feel your pain! I too would give ANYTHING to be able to call my mom! It's been just short of 4 years and the urge is still strong! I hope this week is easier on you. Bless you for crafting all these beautiful things for people!

North of 25A said...

What a lovely (and sad for me too) post. I am 52 years old, my Mom died almost 14 years ago & there are days that I just want my Mommy!
Thinking of you & sending best blogger thoughts & motherless support,
Colleen

ChRiS said...

Congrats to the winner i think this is such a special piece.....Erin i am so sorry your feeling this way i am blessed i have both parents and they are up in age and both failing at same time is hard to watch to very strong people starting to depend on others....i am a only child so i am already feeling the weight. i lost all my grandparents when i was a teen ager and i still shed tears at times when i think of some things and alot things make me smile...remember in some way our loved ones are always here with us in some special way.

Katie said...

Sending you well wishes today!

Simply LKJ said...

(((Hugs))) Erin. We all could stand to step back, take a deep breath, and just be. I have been guilty of taking on too much lately myself. Thanks for the reminder. I am fortunate to still have my mom around...and yes, I need to call her! My Granny was very special to me though, and on days like things I find a few moments to "talk" to her. Surprisely...it's as if she is right here next to me. Just remember, your mom is never far.

Heather Ozee said...

prayers for you for a peaceful week and remember:

Jeremiah 29:11(NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Diana said...

I'll be praying for you this week.

Your photo made me smile: When my children were younger (3 or 4 years old), if they saw a cloud like that, they would exclaim, "Look Mommy, a heavenly light cloud!!!"

Centsational Girl said...

Wishing you a better day and saying a little prayer to pull you through. God's grace can do anything !
xo
Kate

erin said...

Thank you all, your sweet words have brought tears to my eyes :)

Rach said...

Oh Erin, your post brought tears to my eyes. I lost my Mom 12 years ago and there are still days when the urge to call her is overwhelming. When I feel like that, I try to do something good in her name - some small act of service for someone else that makes me feel closer to her because she was such a giving person. Then I write what I would have told her in my "Dear Mom" journal, it helps get my feelings out and gives me peace. Anyway, keep on truckin!! Next week will be better!

Lindsay said...

You are in my prayers. You must be so strong to pull through all this. Your momma is watching over you :) HUGS!

Amy said...

Erin - I'm sorry you're having a not-so happy Monday. :( I wish you have a happier day soon!

Celeste said...

Praying and thinking about you...

may the words of Matthew 6:34 be a comfort :)

Mommy of 3 said...

Sending good thoughts and prayers your way, Erin.

I love, love, love the "I love you" necklace. Can I make a suggestion? Would you ever think of making something similar with Braille? My youngest daughter is ten months old and completely blind. I do so solemnly swear I would buy the very first one. :) Anyway, just putting it out there.

Love all of your amazing creations and happy to be a loyal customer!

Courtney :)

Elle Belles Bows said...

Erin- Thoughts and prayers are with you. The picture that you posted with your prayer is breath taking. Focus on that and little by little the Lord will lift the sadness and burden on your heart.

Caryn- Congrats on winning. What a beautiful comment that you left. I am so happy that it went to someone who has true meaning of the sign.

Kerri

Pam G said...

I am right there with you ..... my Mom died in 1988 but every day I wish I could call and chat like we used to...

Elizabeth said...

Oh, you're speaking to my heart today...I know that overwhelming feeling - all of a sudden you are just sure you can't do it all, it won't work out, there's just too much..usually for me talking about it helps - so maybe your blogging about it will ease the feeling. I have to tell myself that my true, honest, best job will be ok - I usually take a breath and count to 10... or 50 depending on the situation!

As a person who also lost her mom this year (you guys made necklaces for our family to remember her) I understand your Mom feelings also - my heart goes out to you. It is one of the most difficult adjustments that I have ever made.

With warm thoughts, and hope for easier days.

Heidi Jo said...

so sorry that you are feeling stressed, and that you don't have that ear to share it with.

here's a prayer that i offer up every day (it's on my bathroom mirror)

O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness and we feel our weakness & helplessness,
give us the sense of your presence, your love, and your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust in your protecting love, and strengthening power, so that nothing may frighten us or worry us,
for, living close to you, we shall see your hand, your purpose, your will through all things.

-St. Ignatius

Alison Graham said...

the Lord has reminded me of the loss of your mom several times over the last few weeks, and I have been praying for His comfort to be upon your broken heart. Praying for healing and new joy to fill you TODAY! Thank the Lord His mercies are new every morning, eh?! :-)

AliLilly said...

I miss my mom too! We live in AZ and left her back at home in TX!! :( I just entered your giveaway at Tatortots & Jello and wanted to stop by to say I LOVE YOU STUFF and to tell you I am doing a giveaway too and you should stop by and enter! :) It's only fair right!! :) :)

http://alililly.blogspot.com/2010/08/whoo-hoo-100-followers-giveaway.html

Zina said...

I am praying that God sends the comfort to you as only He can. I remember feeling the strenth of everyone's prayers when my baby died. The power of prayer is real and I know that God will hold you.

Sarah said...

I lost my dad 9 years ago. I would give anything to hear his voice! People say that it gets better with time but I think we just lern to live with the pain. It becomes a part of us, letting us know that person was real. I want to say it gets easier, but I won't lie! But I will say God will help you live through it so you can one day be with your mom again.

Caryn said...

Thank you soo much! I am so excited! Sending you an email right now!

And I count my lucky stars everyday that my little guy is still with us.

liz r. said...

Sending comforting thoughts your way . . . so sorry about your loss.

Jenni said...

no words can make you feel better, but please no that my thoughts and prayers are with you. hope you find a little bit of peace today.

darcie said...

::sigh::
My mom died two and a half weeks ago...I'm still reeling from it, though I wonder if I always will be...

thinking of you...
xoxo

Beth at Aunties said...

I am so sorry you have lost your mom. She would (I bet is) be so proud of the wonderful talented daughter and mom you are. We buried my dad a in June and I am so Thankful my mom is stil here with us though I know her earthly time is drawing to a close. I can't imagine. At 84 she is till my go to persomn in the world andf I love her dearly.
I said a prayer for you... I dropped in from Jens blog at Tater Tots and love your jewelry..

I couldn't decide my favorite! :)
Tender hugs this evening, Beth~♥

dominique eichi said...

Perfect person to receive this ! Blessings to you in my prayer as I share the same thoughts.

Amy K said...

Erin, lifting up prayers of peace, comfort, and strength on your behalf.
Blessings and Hugs...

Kalen said...

There are MANY days that pass that I wish I could call my mom, too. It's really hard, especially since she was my best friend. The worst is when I forget she's no longer with us & it takes everything in my power to remember if it was all just a dream.

Lean on your support system & most importantly, God! He will get you through & make you see life in the most amazing ways.

Cheri-Beri said...

I, too, wish I could call my mom. She was promoted to heaven a year and 11 days ago. I can promise you that it gets easier. And this is coming from someone who truly considered her mom one of her best friends.

I still miss her and the one year anniversary of her death was particularly difficult. Bittersweet if there ever was a word to describe it. Just keep on holding on . . . it will get better.

Trish said...

I don't know what it feels like to be without a mom but I did lose my dad in a horrible car accident when I was 16(the accident killed all 5 people involved). So I do understand the whole that is left in your heart and the terrible pain you feel when you just for a split second place your hand on the phone to share some good news with them...only to stop and remember they are no longer just a call away.
Many prayers for you during this time. I hope you find peace and comfort in the fond memories you have.

Jean said...

My mother's birthday was a couple of weeks ago. It is one of the times of year that causes me to feel deep sadness that she is no longer here with me. I've noticed though that when I feel this way, so blue thinking of her, mysteriously butterflies surround me. Last week I thought of her while driving and hundreds of butterflies appeared out my car window fluttering by the flowers in the median. My mother is close. I can feel her. Bless you.

twolittletots said...

thinking and praying for you lots!
i hope you are feeling better today.

my prayers are with you.

Lynnie said...

Hi Erin! I am a "new" fan of yours. I love your products and how you share your faithin your blog posts! I found you "via" the Dear Lizzy blog. Your thoughts on missing your mom touched me as I have lost my mother. She was taken to be with our Lord way to soon for me, but then I am pretty selfish about that topic!I totally understand and wish I could make the pain of a loss like that go away for all! Keep up the amazing creativity on your jewlery and photographs....love em' all! Thanks, Lynn

meg duerksen said...

totally crying about sarah giving her necklace to the ice cream lady! that is precious.