Friday, April 12, 2013


I want to thank all of you for your support during this VERY difficult and heartbroken time of my life.  It's Spring, and I am trying to pick myself up and go on.  I will go to pieces now and then and even scream until my throat is raw  at the injustice when I am alone, but I am trying hard to cope.  I probably will for the rest of my life.  My poor family is my main concern. 
I have working outside for the past few days..replanting my little Fairy Garden in my old wheelbarrow, trimming here and there, pruning and watch things come to life.  Tiny peaches on my little peach tree and blossoms blowing through the air is a wonderful thing. 
I know from experience that healing takes a lot of time.  It's nothing you can rush and everyone goes through it differently.
One day at a time, sweet Jesus...
I love my yard and it is great therapy!

I haven't planted a single thing this Spring, but it's ok. 
We nearly removed these vines because they were so difficult to control but I am so happy we didn't.
As they mature they just get more and more people.  Like my daughter did.
These two sweet and beautiful ladies came to visit and cheer me!  You cannot imagine what it meant to me.  It was a wonderful day but it did go by in a sort of blur.  Tomorrow, if I can, I want to post more photo's of these two wonderful blogger friends, Marydon and Tanza gave me so much joy that day...they made me smile and even laugh.  Both are absolutely delightful. 
This is about all I can do is 2:30 in the morning and it has been another sleepless night when my mind won't stop wandering.
Bless each and every single one of you out there for caring, for your loving comments and for your comforting words.  You fill my heart with joy every single day, and I love you for it.


  1. One day at a time, dear friend.

    Love you,
    Zelda (am I making you laugh?)

  2. I love you Mona..Here it is 3am and I can't sleep..Hugs Gloria

  3. Oh sweet friend, I am happy to hear from you! Not a day goes by that I don't think of you! I can't imagine the pain in your heart! Take it one day at a time, enjoy your beautiful yard and the sunshine from the heavens! Love to you and continued prayers coming your way!

  4. Your yard is lovely Mona and what sweet friends you have to come to your side and support you. Take each day as it comes and we will be right here when you need us. My thoughts are with you sweet lady!

  5. Oh Mona . . . I can't imagine . . . Love that you enjoy your gardens and spending time there . . . nourishment . . . quiet, sweet sounds and color . . . And friends stopping by . . . wonderful for you . . . moment to moment . . . nothing more.
    My caring . . . love . . .

  6. I can feel your heavy heart. The garden is a great place to be. things don't seem quite so bad when I am in the garden.
    One day at a time.
    Big Hugs Kay

  7. Oh Mona, so good to hear from you. I think of you so often and my heart aches for you. You are right, one day at a time. Love and Hugs, Marty

  8. I am so happy you are back with us. If I were closer I would be right there by your side. And yes, One Day At A Time. I am having a hard time also as my daughter's hubby left her and so hard to let go of a 19 year marriage.

  9. Hi Dear Mona! So glad to see a post from you. I can't imagine what you're going through but every time you pop into my mind - a say a prayer from you. Your garden and blooms are so pretty and I'm glad you get joy working in it. Just take your time to heal and let us hear from you at times. You're loved.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  10. Morning Mona - Your garden is indeed beautiful and a good place to plant sweet flowers, grow and view the beauty you create. Your friends have lovely smiles and stopping by is a blessing in itself. Take care thinking of you. lol

  11. Mona, I think of you often and wonder how you're coping. I can see you are doing the very best you can with love in your heart. I love your garden and all the blooms are so beautiful. Friends are also the "blooms" of life and you have many here in blogland. I'll look forward to more pics of your garden as Spring goes forward. I hope we can get some blooming around here, but the weather is being bi-polar...warm than cool, than cold, and now possible a few snow flakes...seriously? Have a good weekend dear friend!

  12. Dear Mona...As you can see from your many comments...You are loved and are thought of so often during our days. I hope you could feel us with you in every step you have been taking. Working in the garden has always brought me peace...I think it will for you. Take care dear friend,,Balisha

  13. We all think of you and worry for you. Loss of a loved one takes soooo long, but in time the deep sadness of your loss will become a soft sigh of remembrance. I think of you so often, Mona. I'm glad your garden helps to ease the pain if only a tiny bit. XOX

  14. So very sorry for your loss. Your garden is beautiful...I pray God grant you strength day by day. As you said...One day at a time Sweet Jesus....many blessings of peace.

  15. Ooohhh Sweet Mona,
    Sooo happy to see your post ... I KNOW your heart is hurting ... I have no words ... can't even imagine, but, I know our Lord and Savior can bring you peace in time ... You are a beautiful lady with such a kind and loving heart ... I'm sooo blessed to call you friend ... We had such a wonderful day together, the laughter and sweet chats will be in my heart forever ... You have such a beautiful cottage, with your touches everywhere ... I could of just stayed there all day and shopped ... hahaha ... how funny that I could tell who you bought what from .. we are all so intertwined with bloggy friends and all .. makes life soo fun ... soo many wonderful friends I've met through our typed words and sharing of our hearts ...
    I love you sweet friend, and would love you to come visit me, so, remember that, when you are feeling like getting out and about ..
    I'm going to have to come see you again as well, we have to finish shopping, and, of course go get some yummy lunch at Jam and Bread !!! Such a fun time .. Thank you for sharing sweetie, and know you are loved, and sending prayers up for you always .. go play in the yard .. always so comforting ..
    Love to you ~Tanza~ xo

  16. I knew it. I almost wrote to say I hoped you were working in that sweet Fairy Garden.

    You've been always in my thoughts, and you know, all that love in your heart that you've given and lavished on your Dear Ones and shared around all your life---I know that deep well is part of your own comfort and peace now.

    Love and thoughts from your Faraway Friend,


  17. Every day is a new day in the bloomin' gardens, I've always said there's nothin' like 'dirt' therapy.

    You are blessed to have a visit from such great gals!

    Take care and I pray God showers you with sleep filled with sweet, sweet dreams beautiful friend! :o)

  18. I just caught up with your blog, and heard your news.
    What can I say, Mona, I am so so sorry for your loss, and the loss of your whole family.
    What a tragedy.
    Thinking of you dear lady.
    And sending you strength.

  19. ((hugs)) and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss

  20. Dear sweet Mona, it is hard to imagine your sadness, but nice to read that your garden, family and friends are a comfort.

  21. Dear Mona,
    So glad you are back. I know your heart is broken, I can't possibly know what you are going through but please know that I pray that you can one day find peace.
    With love,

  22. Gosh it is so good to hear from you. I know you have to still be reeling Mona. How wonderful to have blogger friends come out. Your garden is beautiful! sandie

  23. Mona- My throat closes up just coming here and my heart is heavy with your pain. I know it is a different sort of heartache but it was 2 months yesterday since I buried my only brother and I still can't bear to look at a picture of him. I don't know why- those that should outlive us pass before their time..but it is what it is, isn't it? My only hope for you and I is that we know we will be reunited again someday with those we love- xo Diana

  24. Dearest Mona....My thoughts and prayers continue for you all....I so enjoy your lovely garden and thank you for sharing the pictures with all of us....the garden often times bring us peace of mind and can ease our pain somewhat...many blessings to you...Betsy Smith@Estelle's

  25. Dear Mona...I check your blog several times a week to see if you have felt like posting. Glad to see you again. I don't think you will ever get over losing Sandy but you will learn to cope and go on with your life as she would want you to do.

  26. It's almost 3 in the morning here in West Texas. I woke up thinking of you...and thought of you this afternoon. I say a prayer for you and your family every time I think of you , dear Mona.
    Know that I love you and pray and pray for comfort and understanding for you.
    "One day at a time, Sweet Jesus....that's all I'm asking of me me the day at a time."

  27. Oh Mona,
    I checked in to see your blog. Sandy looks so much like you. Thanks for posting her pictures. My heart breaks with yours. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love,

  28. Dear, dear heart has broken for you. I am here if you want to scream, I will listen.

    Is that a Lady Banks Rose???

    Your yard is beautiful. I can't find my yard!

  29. What a lovely garden you have Mona. It is such a joy to own a little bit of space to plant our hopes and joys. Keep planting... x

  30. Dear Mona,
    I think of you and your family nearly every day. I am sending my prayers and hugs dear friend.
    I can't imagine what pain you have been through and how much you must miss your beautiful daughter.
    Your gardens are beautiful and I am glad they can provide you some comfort.
    With all my heart I am sending hugs and prayers your way,

  31. Sweet Mona, your home is a cottage delight to behold. ... & those precious little plants in your gardens have a beautiful gardener to bless their growth.

    What a magnificent day to share with you, hear our laughter & see your smile. It was a fabulous day spent with you, & Tanza. You are one precious friend, forever.

    I only wish we were closer to hold you up at this time ... I've walked in your shoes, know your pain of loss ... but know this Mona, God is holding you closely in His love. One day we will all be joined once again ... & what a wonderful party we will have in His glorious gardens, forever.

    I'll call you later this week.

    Big hugs & love, sweetie ~
    Always ~
    TTFN ~

  32. May our God comfort you and give you peace. Please read my blog where I share the loss we are dealing with. Maybe we can comfort each other with our prayers and thoughts.

  33. I think of you so often and wonder how you your family is doing.

    I pray you feel God's presence and peace.
    xo rachel


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