Friday, July 27, 2012

Home and Happy

I'm home and I'm very happy to be here...the beach was really good...I found so much peace there that I can't even begin to explain.  It truly was amazing and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that mom is with me every single day.  I still miss her, I still think I need to pick up the phone and call her but I am full of peace.  All is well...

Saturday evening we went to dinner at Mom's very favorite place, and after dinner went to a wonderful spot on the beach and spread her ashes...just the way she wanted.  It was a perfect evening...no wind at all and the nicest waves...that's when the peace came over me.  She was happy...Sunday morning we walked out on the beach about 7 and for the first time in the 30 plus years of going to the very same spot, there was a rainbow in the sky
...right in the spot where we watch the sun set every evening...Mom's favorite thing...All is well...

Tuesday evening I went down to the beach for the sunset...the sky sure didn't look like it was going to cooperate...it had rained on and off all day...I sat down and started thinking how this was my last evening there and the last sunset I would get to see this year...all of a sudden, like it was from a movie the most wonderful light show appeared...not the normal fireball fading into the Gulf...just the most beautiful cloud formations
and light reflections
I have ever seen....it went on...
and on...
and on...
All is well...

Thank you all so very much for you kind words before I left...those notes mean more to me than you will ever know.  I'll be back tomorrow with some fun pictures from our visit to Washington DC last weekend for our friend's daughter's wedding...have a fantastic evening!

27 comments:

•stephanie• said...

all in all it sounds like a good trip.
so happy for you!

Dianne Mitzel said...

Carol, your blog is so dear and inspirational..I know you must miss your precious mom so much. Isn't it wonderful how God assures us through these times of peace, that our loved ones are with Him, and all is well. Life is so short, we will all be reunited with our loved ones soon..

Sue said...

Carol, I couldn't help but get choked up at this beauty and the sound that can be heard from your voice though not audible to me.

The loving hand of God upon your visit. Speechless....

Darlene said...

Just going to leave a (hug) - you already know how I feel. :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful pictures Carol. I know how much you miss your Mom. It's really something that doesn't go away, but in time, it will get a little easier. You have to get through all the firsts (first holidays, first birthday, first anniversary of her passing). Take care.

Mad about Craft said...

I'm glad you were so blessed.

Diane said...

What a blessing! All is well indeed.

Janet O. said...

What sweet moments to treasure along with the memories of times with your Mom in this same place. Like signs from heaven--the beautiful rainbow and gorgeous sunset indicate that your Mom is still a part of your life. There is only one source for that peace you feel. I'm glad you are so blessed.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Beautiful. Glad you are well.

Melanie said...

You know it's right when all the plans come together perfectly...

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh my gosh Carol, I'm a weeping puddle of mush here, *grin, sniff* ... This is such a beautiful post! I prayed your time at the beach would be filled with God's blessings of joy, love and His comforting peace. Thank you so for sharing it with us. Big, Big Hugs sweet friend...

MB in MI said...

She was there...and you'll 'chat' with her everyday. Thankyou for sharing this post.

Sherri said...

Such a wonderful trip you had. And the photos are unbelievable! Welcome home.

Quilt Hollow said...

Peaceful...special post. I'm so happy to have read this. Hugs!

Jayne Honnold said...

Signs. I just keep thinking of all the signs you had throughout this journey. What comfort that must give you. God bless and keep you!

Cheryl said...

Yes I agree with others, this trip was truly a blessing for you. So much meaning for you and again, like someone else said so many wonderful comforting signs. Sending hugs to you.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Such beautiful photos!!

Diane said...

glad to know you had a good experience at the beach.

Angie said...

What a beautiful inspirational posting. I miss my Mom every day. We used to do this silly thing. Whenever I got home from her house which was 30 miles away and phone calls cost a bit more then. I would call her and let the phone ring once. Then hang up to save the phone charges. When she left our house she would do the same. Every once in a while, and I know it's a bit strange. The phone will ring once---and then not another ring. I like to think it's my Mom checking in. She got home safe. Your pictures are beautiful, and I'm so glad you have a peaceful rejuvenating time at the beach. Take care.

Janice said...

My mom passed about a15 years ago. I still miss her like crazy. I still have things happen where I think " I should call mom". But the peace of God which passes understanding. Is always there with me. Great post May that peace follow you all of our life.

Anne said...

It's so obvious that you have an angel watching over you! Beautiful pictures.

Cathy said...

Your photos are amazing. It is calming just to look at them. I know what you mean about your Mom. I lost mine six years ago and I still start to pick up the phone to call her. It is easier as time goes by. I so enjoy my memories of her. Hugs

Sandy said...

Peace be with you.
Thanks for sharing those awesome pictures. They should be in a scrapbook for a permanent memory.

Nedra said...

How amazing that the rainbow appeared as if a direct message from your mother that all is well. I'm so glad that you were able to find peace during your time at the beach :)

Sharon Dawn said...

So glad your trip was filled with sweet, meaningful moments that brought you comfort!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh gosh Carol -- you brought tears to my eyes. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip -- so happy for you!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

God is so kind....