Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sending love to a dear friend on her heartbreaking loss...

Today, I feel like I am finally getting over a bad cold/flu, I can now laugh without wheezing and do somethings around the house without feeling completely worn out, infact I was starting to feel so good I had a new post for you...but in light of a dear friend from our beautiful blogging communities loss, I have decided to share my post with you tomorrow. You see, today I was feeling well enough to visit some more of my favorite blogs that have new posts and when I visited one of my favorites Paper Bird, I saw that my sweet friend, the beautiful and loving Lorraine of Paper Bird, had lost her beloved beautiful mama early this morning...my heart just stopped for a moment as I thought about the pain and the loss that she must be feeling at this moment. If you have never visited Lorraines blog before, please do, it is so beautiful....not just for her art work or the beauty that is her blog, but because of the beauty of her heart, she writes from her heart and is so genuine..her posts sometimes make me laugh or cry, many times she makes me think or helps me to remember some long forgotten memory by sharing something of hers...

When we lost my dad last March, I was overwhelmed by grief, having just lost my Ita, (grandma) who was my heart and light 2 years before..his loss was almost unbearable, but with the help of my mama, my family and loving friends...including so many of you out here in Blogland that shared your losses and stories with me and showed me how to go on with such love and grace....it has made all the difference in my life...for that I thank you all....

I hope you all can share some of that love and hope that you shared with me......That you all.... can now share some of it with Lorraine and her family...Having just my mama left as my rock and strength, just the thought of losing her her can overwhelm me, so ...I can not even imagine what she must be feeling right now at this moment...Lorraine amor, my heart and love & friendship, is with you at this moment...May you and your family feel your mama all around you and in your hearts, in the up coming days and months...Much love to you my sweet friend. Thinking of you and your family..Rose

Whenever I think of Lorraine, this is the picture of her that comes into my hearts eye, smiling, sitting with the love of her life...I hope soon she will be smiling like this again...


my dear friend, I hope you don't mind me borrowing this beautiful picture of you and your love...


Until next time dear friends, may your hearts know no more saddness for a very long time and may your hearts instead be filled with the love and laughter and happiness of your family and loving friends....

Besos,


Rose~

29 comments:

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

My heart goes out to Lorraine...I'm on my wat to pay her a visit.

Sandra said...

Oh Rose. I know exactly how she's feeling, mi amiga. I lost my mother in 1985. I was only 20 yrs old and remember the pain like it was yesterday. Oh girl, i'm tearing here. I just paid her a visit and will definitely include her in my prayers.
Sandra

Kolleen said...

you are such a beautiful person Bella...and this is such a beautiful post for your dear friend Lorraine.

She is just gorgeous and I will be praying for her and her family at this very difficult time...i am going to stop by and visit her blog. i am certain if you love her...i will too!

sending mucho love and hugs to you!

xoxoxo
k
www.heartwingsisters.blogspot.com

Kolleen said...

oh and one more thing...on a different note!

i some how mustered up the courage to VLOG my "say whaaaaaaaat wednesday!!" maybe come see me if you have time!!

xxoo
loves,
k

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Rebecca said...

Rose...you are a dear, dear, friend. May God be with you all.

Love, Rebecca

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Rose,

You are such a beautiful and caring friend and so sorry to hear about your friend Lorraine.
I will go and visit her and keep her in my prayers.

I have left you an award, dear one, if you are interested and sorry to hear that the cold has been lingering around. Take care and I hope that you are well again.

Hugs
Carolyn

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet angel!!!! What a precious, precious post...I'm so very sorry for Lorraine losing her mama ~ I can't even imagine her pain!!!! My post today was about my own mama and dad ~ they are such an integral part of us....sending prayers and love her way ~ hugs and love, Dawn

T's Daily Treasures said...

A wonderful post for a friend. Losing a loved one is never easy. My husband lost both his parents within a year and a half of each other. It's hard when you expect it due to cancer or such, but even harder when it is sudden, like a heart attach. Wishing Lorraine and her family much peace and comfort in this trying time. Blessings, Tammy

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Rose,
I pray for your sweet friend. I lost my Mother, Father & Step Father within 18 months of eachother and even tho it's been 3 years the pain is still so sharp. It gets better but I'll be dressing my daughter for school, doing her hair or something & I think of my Mother doing that for me when I was little & the tears come. Loss of a loved one is so difficult. It's wonderful that she has friends like you to help her thru. Lisa

The Victorian Parlor said...

My heart and my prayers go out to her. And also to you for your recent loss:).

Blessings,

Kim

Sandi said...

I am so sorry for your friend's loss Rose! I can't imagine losing my mother at this point in my life. Prayers especially for her today!
hugs~

Natasha Burns said...

Oh dear, my heart goes out to Lorraine. I can't imagine what she is going through

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Rose:
I'm sure your friend appreciates your heartfelt message to her today. So sorry for her loss. I can't even imagine...
Hugs,
Donna

PS. Thanks for visiting my blog and joining my blog. I'm following you now, too, and look forward to getting to know you better.

Shabbyfufu said...

Oh Rose.....thank you for sharing this with us...xo

fairmaiden said...

How beautiful of you Rose. I have never been to Lorraine's blog so I will go visit and give her my sympathy. She is beautiful. Losing a loved one is the most pain of all. Thank you for your caring heart.

wyanne said...

You are a warm caring spirit. I am sending lots of love to you and Lorraine. Your blog is beautiful...I look forward to reading more.

LiLi M. said...

How sweet that you did this for your friend. Loosing your mother is even worse than you imagine in your worst nightmare. But I know that gestures like this post will comfort a lot. I'm sending love to Lorraine and I do hope she has a lot of support of her family and of other friends too!

fairmaiden said...

Rose~ I did go and visit Paper Bird and gave her my sympathy. What a sweet picture of her and her mama. I also looked at her pics from Italy. Beautiful. My dear hubby got the call this morning that his mother passed away. We knew it would be soon, but it is still hard when it happens. We are thankful she is in a better place where there is no more pain or suffering.
About Dear John...we liked the movie better. So, no you don't have to read the book first. My 16 yr. old daugther saw it with friends last night and loved it too. A perfect Valentine movie. So your girls didn't like Twilight and New Moon? Mine did and I even liked them. They of course read all the books. I hope you are enjoying the three day weekend. We are about to watch Casanova...brownies are baking in the oven! Bella Notte, Fairmaiden

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Rose....my heart goes out to your dear friend Lorraine for her loss!!! you are such a dear to think of her and her family!
xo,
Carole

FEDERICA said...

Dear Rose,
this is such a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing with us this story.
Federica

The French Bear said...

Rose, I am touched by your thoughtfulness, you are such a kind and caring person..... I am so sad for your friend, I still miss my Mom so much, it makes me sad to think someone else is going through the same pain......
You are a sweet lovely person and a bright spot in my day every time I stop by and read your posts!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Ana said...

Hola Amiga,
My heart goes out to Lorraine. My Mami is my life and just thinking I might lose her one day is just too much to bare...Prayers to Larraine and her family.

Besitos,
♥Ana

Denise said...

Rose, you are just the sweetest friend. I stopped by her blog and left her a little message.

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, Rose ~ May your friend be blessed & comforted as He holds her up during the loss of her Mother.

Happy Valentine's
Have a beautiful week.
Hugs, Marydon

Tracey said...

Hi sweet Rose! I'm so glad you're feeling better!! Thank you for letting us know about Lorraine's mom, I had not heard yet...I'm headed over to her blog now...how very sad...

You're such a good friend to so many Rose!

Hugs ~

:) T

paperbird said...

Dear rose, thank you so much for this lovely post you did concerning my Mothers passing. You are such a sweet and caring friend. It is apparent that you are loved by all who visit your lovely blog. I have stopped by all those who left a sentiment of condolence to me. Thank you so much rose-God bless you.

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