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Saturday, March 27, 2010

My heart is broken…

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It is 7 am and I have just learned that my mother has died.

I am in a state of utter disbelief. You see my sweet granny is currently in the hospital, and Mr. Decor’s mother is very, very ill… but my mom was ok. I just talked to her a few days ago…

This was not the call I was expecting.

My dear sweet friends your prayers are greatly needed as I travel to California.

Laura

149 comments :

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Dear Laura,

I am so sorry. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you have a safe trip out here to California.

God bless,
Marsha

Red Door Home said...

My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

Connie said...

Laura, I am sooooo sorry to hear of your shocking news, sweetpea. Of course I'll include you in my prayers. Have a safe trip. Our trip to California in May last year was similar and just heartbreaking. I cried through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and California. Take care, sugar.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxooooxoxoxo,
Connie

SPLENDEROSA said...

Oh, Laura, my heart goes out to you. Comfort your family and hold everyone close and take the time to remember all of the wonderful things of her life. I will say a novena for you when I light a candle in your name. God bless & keep you. Marsha

Vanessa said...

I'm deeply sorry. I'll keep you in my prayers.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Laura, such shocking news. My heart is heavy with you sudden sadness.

- The Tablescaper

Annesphamily said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will have you and your family in my prayers. Gently hugging you from Colorado, Anne

Judi said...

This is such sad news and seems so unexpected ~ I am so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for strength and comfort in the days ahead. Judi

ScrappinAway said...

My heart is breaking for you. I am praying.

Stephanie Lynn said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I am so very sorry to hear the news of your Mother's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Travel mercies too for a safe trip. Love & blessings from NC!

Really Rainey said...

Oh Laura... I'm so sorry to hear this and I am sending love and God's healing light to you and your family. I lost my Mother a few years ago and I knew it was coming... You must be in shock... Travel safely!
Love
Rainey

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I am so sorry Laura. The Lord be with you this week and the days ahead.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

May God's power and blessings be upon you during this extremely difficult time.

Leanne said...

Laura, my prayers are with you and your family...

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Oh my dearest Laura, I lost my own mother just three years ago and even if you do know it's coming it is such a terrible loss! My heart goes out to you and prayers for comfort are coming your way!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Oh Laura. I am soooooo sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time. Please have a safe trip to California! {{hugs}}

Kit said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep you in my prayers. Kit

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Laura Sweetie...
I am so deeply saddened for you my precious friend. Please know that I am sending up prayers at this very moment as you prepare to travel to California. I will be holding you up in prayer sweet friend. Please travel safely and God be with you and your family at this very saddened time.

You are so loved sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

fairfieldhouse said...

I am stunned. I didn't look at your blog when I got up because yesterday you said you wee taking a few days off from posting and I saw your mood was good when you left a comment on my blog. I even emailed you regarding your video question and mother-in-law.

My prayers are with you and your family.
I am sorry for your loss.

Deborah

Jennifer Dawn said...

I will be sure to keep you in my prayers.

Mildred said...

I offer my deepest sympathy Laura. May the knowledge that you have so many blog friends from around the world who love you and pray for you give you comfort in this difficult time. I pray for you to be strong enough to make this trip and may God wrap His arms around you. He will never leave you.

Helen said...

Hello ... I have just found your blog this morning and cannot believe it's during this painful time in your life. Please know how many care and are there for you now ....

Debra@Common Ground said...

Laura dear, you and your family are in my prayers. Asking for strengh and comfort in your loss of your dear mom.
hugs,
Debra

Connie said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one suddenly is so very tough. My thoughts and prayers are for you this day.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}
Connie

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Laura, I am so sorry. Lots of prayers being sent. Lean into God!

Jenna said...

Im so sorry for your loss. I pray that in your time need God comforts you n takes you through this painful time!

Bonnie said...

I am so very sorry for your loss, Laura. I can't imagine the haze you're in, the confusion & pain you must be feeling. I pray the God of all comfort will show you His comfort in ways only He can imagine!! You and your family are most definitely in my prayers.

Roxane said...

I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

Rebecca said...

May God's hand of mercy be upon you as your travel. Heartfelt, deepest condolences for your profound loss.

Love to you~Rebecca

Maman de trois petit rois said...

Although I have lost both my parents I can't imagine getting this call out of the blue. I am so deeply sad for you. I pray that because it was unexpected your Mother was happy and pain free!

Beth said...

So sorry for your loss. I'm praying for you.

RobinBirdsNest said...

So, so sorry for your loss! Losing my mother was the hardest thing I have ever been thru. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lisa said...

OH FRIEND... MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
MAY GOD COMFORT YOUR HEART.

BIG HUGS FROM MAINE

Jamie said...

I am so sorry to hear that. I couldn't imagine how hard that must be. Our prayers are with you!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my goodness.. I'm so sorry Laura! Praying you make your trip safely and are given the strength you need right now.

Donna

Teri said...

Oh my gosh. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts prayers are with you. {{{hugs}}}

Janet said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! My heart goes out to you, and I'm sending kind thoughts.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Laura, my heart is aching for you. I am so sorry for your news. You and all of your family are in my prayers. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Neabear said...

What a shock! I am sadden to hear of your mother's passing. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. Safe travels as you go to be with your family.

~Linnea

Linda Q said...

So sorry for your loss, we never expect them even when we do! Safe travels and I pray God helps you during this difficult time!
Linda

Lorie said...

Many many prayers and good thoughts.

((HUGS))

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh Laura, I'm so sorry! Of course, my prayers and thoughts are with you!

knitandputt said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my own sweet mom three years ago unexpectedly too. Many prayers for you and your family for comfort and strength at this time. God bless!

pk @ Room Remix said...

Laura, my heart aches for your loss and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Grace at Home said...

I just discovered your blog and am now in tears for you. A mother & daughter relationship is the most precious. My heart goes out to you as you endure this trial, Laura. I will keep you in my prayers.

The Boston Lady said...

Laura, I am so sorry to hear of your sudden and unexpected loss. Our family will keep you in our thoughts.

The Venturas said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and prayers are with you.

~mott said...

There are no words to take away your pain but God is there with you, holding you in the palm of His Mighty Hand. I'm praying for you.

Suzie Button said...

Laura, I'm so sorry such a terrible tragedy has occurred in your life. I lost my dear mother-in-law unexpectedly just as you have in this instance, and still 15 years later I feel traumatized by losing her so unexpectedly! My prayers are with you! Suzie

Mary Ellen said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family-

bee blessed,
mary

Terri and Bob said...

Oh Laura, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope the outpouring of love here will bring you some comfort. God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

Ανεράιδα said...

I feel so so so very sorry for your loss.... I want you know that someone from this small part of the world is thinking of you and your family...

Val said...

I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

My Cottage Charm said...

Oh Laura, I am so sorry! I am stunned. I just got on here to see if you were feeling better, I am at a loss for words. My heart aches for you right now..I know things were already difficult, but now this....I promise we will be praying for you! Love you lots and pray that God will undergird you with supernatural strength. Bless your heart. :*(
Melissa

Jennifer said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Many prayers for you and your family as you travel and grief. May God give you much peace.

Beansieleigh said...

Oh Laura.. I'm so sorry to hear this. Wishing you a safe journey.. My heart and prayers go out for you and your family. ((hugs)) ~tina

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am Laura. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am so sorry,
Hugs, Cindy

confused homemaker said...

Laura,

Oh, there aren't words. But I am so sorry. I am going to pray for you and your whole family that you receive the comfort you need during this extreme time of sorrow. I am also going to pray for the repose of your mother's soul that she experience perpetual light & peace.

Beth

Terri said...

What an awful shock.... You and your family will be in my prayers. Take care, Laura.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Dearest Laura~

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Love,
LuLu

Liz said...

Laura, I m so very sorry for the loss of your precious Mom! Of course I will pray for you and the entire family!

~Liz

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

I"m so very, very sorry.
~Michele

Sandy said...

I am so very sorry. My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to you.

Bettyann said...

Dear Laura..I am so sorry to hear about your Mother..Peace Be with you..Hugs and love are speeding their way to you..take care...

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

I am so, so sorry to hear about your mother. All my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Big hugs:-)

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Oh Laura my heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry. You will be in my prayers. Jenn

GardenofDaisies said...

I am so so sorry. Saying a prayer for your family and sending you hugs to help you get through the next few days.

licha20 said...

Laura
I am deeply sorry for your loss.
You are in my prayers.
Evelyn

Lorrie said...

Praying for peace and comfort for you in these difficult days of loss. I'm so sorry to hear this, Laura.

Lorrie

The Pennington Point said...

Oh my dear! Lord, I pray that Laura will feel the prayers of her many, many friends during this time. I ask for peace and rest. Lord, please give her and her family your gentle, sweet touch that is all comforting. All loving. Lord, you are so great. Thank you for Laura's mother and how much she has meant to her family. Cover them, Lord. Keep them safe. Amen.

Style Sisters said...

Oh I am so so sad to hear this news. Loosing a loved one is so hard and especially your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord wrap you in his arms at this difficult time and give you peace.

Karin

merium said...

I am so sorry, Laura, and am sending thoughts of comfort and healing. Travel safely...

LiLi M. said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I know how cruel and unexpected death can be. Wishing you strength to deal with your loss and I hope you are receiving a lot of support of your loved ones. Thinking of you, hugs LiLi

Paula said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your mother. I will be thinking about you and your family.

homeinthecountry said...

So sorry for your loss. {prayers} {hugs}

Restyled Home said...

I am so, so sorry to hear of your mum's passing. My heart goes out to you and please know you carry with you so many of us who care and will be thinking of you.

(((hugs)))
Linda

cwa said...

My heart and my prayers go out to you right now. Though I don't really know you, I feel like I do because you have been so kind to share your lovely home and adorable family with me through your blog. You regularly inspire many of us that you have never even met. So please know that you are not alone in your grief. Your many anonymous friends are praying for your family right now. May God surround you with his loving arms as you walk through your sadness. Blessings.

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Take care and God Bless.

Nancy

C.J. said...

I understand just what you are going through, my sweet mother died in January. It will be the hardest thing you will go through. I send my prayers to you and your family. Remember, she is with God now, happy, healthy and always, always with you. God bless you.
Carol

Momof2hapas said...

Oh Laura,

I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I will be praying for you and your family and for your safe travels

Rita

Hanneke Nelson said...

Oh Laura, I am so sorry to read this. My heart goes out to you. I wish you all the love and strength you'll need in the times to come.

Hanneke

Bloggin bout my Boys said...

Laura, I can not express the heaviness in my heart for you right now. But from the numerous comments above it is obvious you have so many dear sisters that follow your blog that are immersing you in prayer and love right now. You are being tested for something great ahead I just feel it. Prayers and strength to perservere sweet Laura. A big hug from Mich,Sue

Blarney said...

Laura - I'm sorry for your loss. I los tmy Mother one summer night unxpectedly and then Christmas the same year my Grandmother. I am sending you strength and love.

FROGGITY! said...

so sorry to hear this! God bless you and many prayers your way...

someplace in thyme said...

Hello Laura, my heart is breaking for your loss. May the angels shine upon your family and help you heal. God bless you and keep you safe. Char

paperbird said...

Sweet blessings to you- I am so sorry for your loss. My Mother just recently passed so I know of the great sadness you are feeling.

Barbara said...

I pray God will be with you and your family during this time of grief. I have lost both fo my parents and it is not an easy time. God be with you on your trip.

Barbara

Terri said...

I am so very sorry. Prayers going out for you and yours - if there's anything we can do, please let us know.

Beth in NC said...

I am SO sorry! I pray you will feel God carrying you.

Praying!
Beth

Jules said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. It is especially hard when it is an unexpected loss. Safe travels!

Check out my blog for a bit of sunshine I am passing along to you.

Julie

Lisa said...

Lifting you and your family up in prayer.

heather said...

I am so sorry. My prayers are with you.

Ambitious Sewer said...

May God be with you and your family through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers goes out to you.

Melanie Gao said...

I'm praying for you. God bless you and your family.

koralee said...

Sending you lots of love and many prayers...xoxo

Susie Q said...

Laura, I'm so sorry...words can't express our sympathies...we know how hard it is to lose a parent...no matter what our age...hugs and prayers from CO...

Brenda said...

My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry. Sweet blessings to you and your family.

Love, Brenda

Carrie said...

Hugs and prayers for you.

Gail said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, unfortunately I've been through the same.......I'll pray for you.

daysease said...

Oh, Laura!! My heart aches for you!! May Jesus take you in His loving arms and wrap you in His comfort and peace. I love you, and I know that Jesus will keep you. Trust in, cling to, rely on, and rest in HIM. He is your strength in weakness. He is your hope in times of challenge. He is your joy and your praise. He is your all... Sending a great big hug... Wishing I could do so in person... sigh... Be safe.

Ann said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Judy said...

My heart is breaking for you. I know that same call will come for me sooner than I want about my own mother, who is almost 90 years old. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Judy

Craftymoose Crafts said...

My deepest sincerest condolences. Words are so inadequate at a time like this. Know that my thoughts & prayers are with you and also with Mr. Decor in this sad time.

Bonnie said...

My heart goes out to you. May God bring you peace during this overwhelming time in your life. Remember those wonderful memories!...Bonnie

~Deborah~ said...

I am so sorry. I'm hoping that sweet happy memories will help to comfort you.

Deborah in NC

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

My heart breaks for you. I lost my mom way too early. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Meri Wiley said...

Dearest Laura,

Please accept my sincerest condolences for your tragic loss. I'm so sorry, and will of course include you and yours in my prayers in this sorrowful time.

God Bless and stay strong.

Hugs,
Meri

Jill Elaine said...

Oh I'm so sorry. You will be in my prayers. May God carry you through this.
Jill

Tina said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine what you are feeling. My prayers will definitely be with you and your family. May you find comfort in the arms of the Father.

Karen said...

I am incredibly sorry. I will be praying for you.
Hugs and blessings,
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oh Laura I am so sorry. You are being lifted up in prayer right now for strength and comfort in this very difficult time.
Lisa

The Little Red Shop said...

Oh, nooo! I am so sorry about your mama. I'm praying for you!

God bless you!

Julie M.

Dogmom Diva said...

Laura, I am new to your blog, but I send sincere prayers that your mom is with Jesus now, so unexpected and I feel such sorrow with you..safe travels to CA..
hugs
Barb

Jenessa Phillips said...

I'm truly sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Dear Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. I too have lost my mother 17 years ago but it only seems like yesterday.
Love to you and your family
Alison

www.SewWhat4u.com said...

Laura, So sorry to hear about your mother. Be safe traveling to and from.

Claudia

Polly@MakeMineBeautiful said...

Oh Laura, I am so sorry. My heart just sank when I read this. This is the one single thing that I can never imagine having to go through. Of course you will be in my prayers, as well as the rest of your family.

Stay strong my friend. You have a lot of people thinking about you right now and wishing you well. Oh my, I am so, so sorry.

Bonnie said...

I've never been to your blog before, but I just wanted you to know that I'll be praying for you and your family. Please take care of yourself and know that your mom is smiling and sending you love right now.

sending sunshine and cupcakes your way.

xoxo,
Bonnie

Jingle said...

Laura, I am so very sorry to hear this sad news! I will pray for you for sure!

cindy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. Its such a hard loss to lose your Mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

-c
yapping cat

Lynda @ SportsMadGirl said...

Laura,
I am so sorry to hear this sad news! I lost my mom suddenly almost 22 yrs ago and I miss her everyday. I will keep you in my thought and prayers. Praying for your granny and Mr Decor's mother as well. God Bless and be safe traveling.

Charlotte said...

My goodness, Laura, you have so many friends. I came here because your name was on the list for those who were to be at the Arizona Bloggers tea on Saturday. I'm so sorry to hear this awful news. I'm praying for you along with all the others.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Lou Cinda said...

Oh Laura, I am so sorry. I have lost myh own mother and so I know what you are feeling.

My heart and prayers are with you...

Lou Cinda :)

Auntie Em said...

Take things one day at a time and give yourself space. Accept the comfort and love that is extended. The memories and moments the two of you shared are so precious and will serve you in this time.

Miss Sandy said...

Laura,

My heartfelt prayers are with you.

TheSingingBird said...

Sending comfort and prayers to you sweet Laura♥

StephanieinSD said...

I am so sorry for your loss!

Debbie said...

Oh Laura. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will certainly keep you in my prayers during this terrible time.

Jane said...

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

Cathy said...

My heart is broken for you! I am so sorry to hear of this! I will be praying for all involved.

God bless you and your family!
XOXO
Cathy

Whimsical Creations said...

My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry. Hugs and prayers.

judy said...

so sorry to hear of your loss, lean on God, he will comfort you, sending prayers to you and your family
Southern Scarlett

Lisa Michelle said...

My heart hurts for you, I am so sorry for your loss.

Jennifer said...

So, so very sorry. You and your family will be in my prayers.

LiLi M. said...

Wishing you a happy Easter seems just a bit odd at this moment. So I was just popping over to let you know that I was thinking of you and your family and to tell you that I hope that the true meaning of Easter may comfort you in these days. Hugs LiLi

LiLi M. said...
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Tamara Jansen said...

My sincere condolences!

linda t said...

Oh Laura, I am so sorry. I can't imagine the shock of your Mom's passing.
My thought & prayers are with you in the days & weeks to come. Praying you feel the comforting touch of the Lord deeper than ever as you grieve.

Miss Sandy said...

Laura,

I wanted you to know that I am still thinking about you and holding you in my prayers. Even in your sorrow, I hope you have a little bright spot of celebration in Easter. Blessings to you and your family.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Laura,
I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for you and your family during this time. God bless you.
Blessings,
Stacey

Screaming Meme said...

Oh sweet girl...I am thinking about you...If you need anything let me know! Meme

Linda said...

Oh my dear Laura, I'm so, so, sorry!! :( I will remember you and all of your family in my prayers.

Love,
Linda

Carolyn said...

Laura, I am so so sorry to hear this horrible news! I will be praying that God will give you and your family comfort during this very sad time! He promises to never leave us nor forsake us!

In Christ,
Carolyn
Cottage Sunshine

Destiny said...

I am SO sorry to hear this terrible news. It is very hard to lose a mother...I still have mine, but we recently lost my mother-in-law who was very young (59). Not a day goes by that I don't think about her. Keep your mom's name in conversations to keep her memory alive...I find that's what helps me the most.
Much love and prayers, Destiny

Iva said...

I am so sorry. my thoughts are with you and your family during this time.

BlueCastle said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss, Laura. You are in my prayers.

Maija said...

I am so sorry for your loss, and even sorrier that I am so far behind in my reading that I am just now finding out. I lost my mom 2 1/2 years ago, and I feel your pain.
oxox

Practically Spent said...

I had to get to you somehow, and it will be through this post, that happened to come the very morning I originally went to e-mail you the very first time. I would have been #3 to comment on this post, and I just couldn't. I knew you'd be overwhelmed with everything you had to take care of.

So, it is with a big congratulatory hug that I wish you THE BEST in the future. For all you've endured, you deserve to reap the greatest rewards. For all that you've fought, may the future make up for the heart ache of the past. And one final thing ~ keep on dreaming!!!