Friday, November 20, 2009

~EVERGREEN~

The wonderful Debbi of ALL IN MY COTTAGE introduced us to this artists adorable signs. Her button is on my sidebar. Please visit her if you like these and get more details. As I have said, I am really enjoying the art work of our fellow bloggers. I saw these sweet Christmas signs and immediately bought the two below. I will probably hang them on the front of my china cabinets nestled in the garland.


~I add and change every year and these just stole my country heart~
CarryMe Home is this wonderful artist's name and she sells on Etsy.




The Christmas things are coming down out of storage..and as every year..I smile a lot and cry a little for times gone by.

I watched some old video's today that my sweet son in law put on CD's for me. Suddenly my high school sweetheart and first husband's voice was heard and he was looking right at me grinning and talking away. I fell apart and am still not together. 43 years, from the age of 15, he was my love. Sitting at my computer, he was right there, so close and I found myself reaching out...
No more of that. I thought I could finally look at them. I cannot.

My love and soft thoughts of the Holidays and all it means, goes out to you!
Mona

23 comments:

kimmcl said...

Oh Mona, what a sweet and sentimental post. That song really brings me back and I'm sure it has special meaning to you. May you find peace in sharing your love story with us.
Kim

Stacey said...

Mona that makes my heart hurt. I know you've moved on but remember your first love. My mother in law lost her first husband 15 years ago. She still has pictures and wears his wedding ring. There's room in our hearts for more than one love.

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Dear Mona, I know what it is to have a memory hold on so tightly. Good days and bad days come with it. More good but the memories can't be erased nor would we want them to. Moving on is part of life but it's okay to reflect on what once was. It is good you had so many wonderful memories with someone you loved/love so much. To be able to move from it just shows how much love you have to give others. Hold your memories tight & enjoy what you have now. Hugs friend. Tammy

Snappy Di said...

Here's something to make you smile, Mona! I was in a second hand shop this week and found one of the Johnson Brother's dinner plates that you showed an entry or two ago.... the one with the barn and I LOVE IT! Thank you for introducing me to the lovely pattern.

Hugs,
Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Anything can remind you of those you've lost and it sure can be a time of mixed feelings. I am the same way. I hope you have a good weekend! I like what you said...smile a lot, cry a little. I'll remember that!

sissie said...

Mona, you dear, sweet lady. Enjoy your wonderful memories and cherish them always and know that sometimes a good cry is just what we need the most.

Nezzy said...

Sweet Mona, cherish those memories. Some losses run so deep it's hard to actually relive them again. My heart goes out to you.

I love,love,love your Christmas signs. When ya get tired of them......just sayin'! :o)

You have the best weekend filled with blessings and time to enjoy them.

God bless you sweet gal!!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Mona I know how you feel girl...Thats why I have never used one christmas things that Wally and I had together....I still have alot packed away in boses...I don't think you ever get over your first love and the father of your children unless your divorced from them...I'm doing a post next week just on the lovin tree that wally and my girls made over the years....God bless you my dear friend...love ya sis...Mountain hugs to you my friend...Gl♥ria

Sue said...

Hi Mona....what a touching post...someday you'll be able to watch those video's and how lucky you are to have them...and as my husband always says...the only thing you can take with you when you die is your memories...that always makes me feel better to hear that. Memories are the best....Sue.

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Mona, how I wish I could give you a hug. I'm sorry the hurt is still so real. That part of your heart will always be filled with your love. I know you're so thankful you have those videos because one day...
Love you, sweet one and have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

Mona,

I am a good listener but terrible with advice. I think you did what comes naturally, and let go with your heart. I think the other ladies just said it better...

Hold your family close and the memories even closer.

xoxo
Jane

Patti Cakes said...

Hey Mona! I like your new outfit. It's very pretty.

Hugs

Dawn said...

I love the style of those signs. I will check it out. There are some things time can't erase and true love is one of them. And yet we can still love all those around us now. It's an amazing gift isn't it.
Hugs,
Dawn

Gaston Studio said...

Love those signs Mona, thanks for telling us about the online shop.

Where would we be without our memories? Having a pretty boring time... that's where!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Did I already tell you how much I love your new blog dress -- so pretty! The holidays are bitter sweet, remembering those who won't be gathered around the tables with us -- but ever grateful and thankful for the times we've had together -- May God Bless your Thanksgiving with love and joy!

Frippery said...

What a lovely post. I think it is wonderful that we have the ability to record life's precious memories but sometimes it seems they may be so painful to watch. I once read an article by a woman who's children had put old movies etc. together to play at her 80th birthday celebration. She said that although this was done with great love for her it made her feel very sad for weeks after because of all the people that were on the video but no longer with her. I hope you were moved to tears by happy memories and not the loss. Have a beautiful Thanksgiving week. Pam

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I've always loved Christmas time but it is even more special now that my Mom is gone. She made and gifted so many of my decorations. Each year as I unwrap them and then rewrap them, I cry and smile and cry and smile.

Happy Holidays, dear friend.

Dena said...

Hi Mona,

I wish I could reach through this computer and give you a great big hug.

XO,
Dena

Connie said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. I have read your blog and I sympathize with you and all you have gone through in your lifetime. Glad you have found happiness again even though there are times of remembering sad times. I have not experience loss as you have but I know many dear people who have. Holidays are tough ones, I'm told. Enjoy the loved ones who are with you - time goes past so fast. Thank you for reading my blog and I look forwarded to hearing from you again. God bless.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Dear Mona,
I am so touched by this story and for the beautiful note you left for me. I have always been drawn to you because you do remind me so much of my mom. You two would be wonderful friends! Is that a pic of your first husband? He was a very handsome dude! Thank-you again my friend, My Mom will be so touched by your touching note. P.S. My Mom has a new boyfriend and he has helped lift her out of some of her sadness. I am so grateful for that. Hugs, Cindy

prashant said...

I know you've moved on but remember your first love.


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Tracy said...

Oh Mona, my heart just ached for you when I read this post. {{{HUGS}}} all the way from Texas :)
Tracy

Nishant said...

! The holidays are bitter sweet, remembering those who won't be gathered around the tables with us


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