November 17, 2011

Thank you, Everyone

I want to thank all of you for your comforting and supportive comments and emails. My mom passed away peacefully in hospice care. Today was her funeral, and it was a beautiful service with hymns and a moving eulogy provided by the priest.


Afterwards there was the most fabulous luncheon, created and hosted by the kind ladies of the church. Those little sandwiches in the front are lobster salad rolls; and there were lots of other tidbits and treats, including crab-and-cheese appetizers, sweet breads, vegetables and dip and tons of desserts. Thank you to the wonderful women (and men) of Saint Barnabas who served a delectable and comforting lunch.


I'll be back Sunday. In the time between my mom's passing and her funeral, desperate for some cheer and normalcy, I started a bright, fun Christmas design. I'm also looking forward to going back to stitch nights at In Stitches.

Glenna

47 comments:

Margaret said...

My condolences to you and your family, Glenna. It's so nice that the ladies of the church gave you such a splendid spread after the funeral. I know you must be looking forward to getting back to normal. And that you will miss your mother too. Hugs.

Katrina said...

Big hugs!!!! I am so sorry about your mom. Your dad, your sister and you are in my prayers. I can imagine a bit of normalcy is a comforting thing. What sweet women to make such wonderful food, it means so much.

Dona said...

Glenna, prayers and comfort are sent to you and your family. May all of the good memories of your mom comfort you. How wonderful that the women of your church stepped in to help. I hope your new start helps.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I will send positive thoughts your way. Remember to happy times.

Zlata said...

Mother is the dearest person for us! My condolences!

Colorado Stitcher said...

I am sorry for your loss, know that she is at peace and you have your wonderful memories. Stiching keeps us sane, but also gives us solice.

Nicole said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Glenna. My thoughts and prayers are with your and your family. Lots of hugs!

Sylvia said...

Glenna, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a lovely tribute the ladies at the church paid your mom through that wonderful luncheon they provided. Big hugs to you.

Kristen said...

Condolences, Glenna. Peace to you.

Lee said...

Thinking of you, and hoping that soon you'll remember your mother with more smiles than sadness.

MarchAnn58 said...

You have been missed Glenna and my prayers are with you and the rest of your family.
Goodness what a spread and oh how nice of the ladies and gents of the church. It's a hard time in life but having great people around does help us manage.
See you at the next Stitch In

Cari said...

I've been thinking about you and glad you posted. I am so sorry for the passing of your Mom. It's tough...I know. I'll be happy to see you back in the stitching realm, and I'm sure the bunnies will too. HUGS

bunnygirl said...

Thanks for checking in during such a difficult time. Nothing can truly replace the loss of a loved one, but at least we have each other. And bunnies.

Jan said...

We have all missed you on Wednesday nights. Everyone has had you in their thoughts. Let us know if there is anything you need.

Laurie in Iowa said...

My deepest sympathy to you and your family Glenna. The ladies of the church put out a beautiful spread for the funeral luncheon. Your mom was a valued member of her church.
Hugs to you.

Beth said...

Your family is my prayers. It sounds like you all had time to prepare and made the end very peaceful and loving. Good on you.

Stitching will help - I promise.

Lizzy said...

Dear Glenna, I am so sorry about your dear Mother's passing ~ My deepest condolences to you and your family ~ you will all be in my thoughts and prayers... sending you lots of comforting {{{Hugs}}} and wishing you peaceful stitching~~~ Blessings always in stitches...

Rabbits' Guy said...

Thank you for sharing the news and I am glad that the entire ordeal and difficulty was accompanyed with peace, grace, and such help and caring.

May we all go so well and may those we leave behind be as comforted and cared for.

Chin up and Stitch on ...........

marly said...

Glenna, you have my sympathy and I am so sorry for your loss.

Barb said...

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. It is a very difficult loss. Hopefully, your stitching will help to bring comfort.

Deborah said...

My condolences to you and your family and you all are in my prayers. Your Mom was much loved by her church community.

Minnie said...

I am so sorry for your loss and praying for you and your entire family.

divakitty said...

Hugs, purrs and nose bumps from all of us

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

My love, hugs and prayers go out for you.

Harmien said...

Dear Glenna, I am so sorry for your loss! Wishing you strength and many happy memories that will keep a smile on your face during this sad and difficult time.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum

Siobhan said...

I'm so sorry, Glenna. That sounds like such a trite thing to say, but know that I am thinking of you & praying for your family. I think finding a new normal, a new reality is hard, but you will find it and the pain will give way to happy memories. Big hugs.

Cath said...

So sorry for your loss , sending hugs and best wishes to all of you . XXX

Carol said...

Oh, I'm so very sorry for your loss--I hope the memories of happy times shared with your mother will carry you through this sadness. I can't even imagine losing my dear mother--the very thought brings tears to my eyes... My condolences to you and your family.

Giovanna said...

My condolences to you and your family. Hugs, and take care.

Erica said...

I am so sorry Glenna!
There are no words to comfort you at this time.
I hope you can feel some sence of normalcy soon.
Try to sleep. I am sure you need it.

The Fab Furs said...

Our condolences on your loss. A good end to a well-lived life. May your memories of times past get you through this.

Loraine said...

So sorry to hear about your mother, Glenna. My heart goes out to you! I am glad you were able to spend some time with her, and it looks like the women in the church took very good care of your family. Many hugs!

Wrought By LaDonna said...

Glenna - so sorry to hear about your loss! Sending hugs your way.

valerie said...

Oh Glenna, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family. I'm glad that the church ladies/men were able to provide you some comfort and a lovely lunch. I'm hoping that your stitches are bringing you some comfort.

Sharon said...

Dear Glenna, so very sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. It is a very difficult one. We will pray for your family.

Mary in TN

Tanya said...

I am so sorry to hear about your mother, Glenna. Peace be with you and your family.

mainely stitching said...

I wish I were there, Glenna. I'm so very, very sorry. I'm glad you have such loving and supportive people right there.

Stitchinowl said...

Glenna, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Try to take comfort in your wonderful memories of your beloved mom.
Carolyn

Melissa said...

Glenna-sending big hugs your way. Your family is in my prayers.

Kellie said...

Glenna,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You'll be in my thoughts.

Kajsa said...

So sorry for your loss!

Pat Matejcek said...

Glenna I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers..

Catherine said...

Glenna, so sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers go out to you and your family. My your memories bring you smiles.

Nancy said...

Just catching up on blog reading and wanted to express my condolences at the passing of your mom. It is so hard to loose those that we love. Hugs...