Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Important as family.
My life line.
My energy.
I'm losing hope.
I need some "pretty" in my life right now.
So here's my pretty & other's things
 I ♥ 
Spaghetti poodle and her baby. 
Gift tag from my blog friend Debbie.
My Audrey flats. Comfort.
Smeg fridge I would have in my cottage
 in a beat.
Mana cat with the last of summer sedum.
A cup of happiness. 
Where my Summer Breeze girls sat. 
I miss them so much.
Where I would sit today and think.
Sweet Lucky

Wish I had some of these right now.
My sister Debbie, the strength in all of this.
Fat Cat was missing for 4 weeks. 
She's back : )
Fun times at Betsey's in Mtl. with Julie and CC.

Pretty, and a soft place to land right now.
Sweets will cure almost anything.
 AUBREY will be her name
My new little grand niece coming soon.
Yes, I would if I could... I will.
My rock, my life.
Makes me want to have warm toast.
 Simply CUTE.
I wish summer was just starting over.

Faithful Toby

The best way to have a cup of tea.
My mom could walk into this door,
 and not hurt herself.
I would wash away my tears in this
 pretty PINK Vanity sink.
Update on mom.
Stronger pain med's.
Subcutaneous drips.
No will to live.
No strength.

Leave the PINK light on.
I'll be back soon.


Rita said...

Une caresse pour toi Claudette; loved your beautiful soft picutres and the music... perfection. Merci.

Christie said...

Dear Sweet Claudie,
You, dear one, and your precious momma are in my prayers right this very minute. Praying God's peace will flood over you like a warm bath on a cold evening, that you will feel His strong arms wrapped around you in loving, Fatherly embrace, and that you will know how many many girlfriends are holding out their hands to catch those salt tears.
heart hurts for you, with you,

jeanne said...

Dear Claudie, I wish I could soften the blow of your mom's last days. Your post is a mixture of hope, happy times, lovely dreams, Mama Cat, people and pets you love, and a sad time. Please hang on to the hope and pretty things and people you love...Because we love you back.
Much love and constant thoughts of you and your family.
Jeanne xoxoxo

Grace said...

My heart is full for you and your family. Don't know whaat to say dear friend. Sending you lots of hugs. Wish it was in person and all was well in your life. Grace xoox

Marydon said...

Claudia, my heart goes out to you & prayers are lifting. Such beautiful pinks to lift you, but you may like the pink I tucked inside my share today ... it will pick you up, sweetie.

Hugs from afar, but close in the heart ~

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

You know what you have meant to me over this past year-- and I want to be able to help you. Miles might separate us but love and prayers helps us to carry one another in our hearts.

May you have peace as you travel this path.

Biggest hugs darlin-- call anytime.

Love you!

Val said...

Hi, Claudette--

I just saw your comment over at Chrsitie's/Grammy's. I'm sorry for the grief and pain. I went through this with my grandparents, and this part of the process is so hard--that awful waiting. You will be in my prayers.

Much Love,


Kimberly said...

Thinking of you! Xxoo

Julie Harward said...

Hi sweet lady...loved your post, my heart was wrapped up in it. Sending you a BIG, LONG, WARM, HUG...hang in there...I will say a prayer for your mama and you and sis. :D

wendy said...

Oh Claudie....what a beautiful post. I love you so much.
I wish all us summer breeze gals could be sitting around your sweet kitchen table RIGHT NOW...just consoling each other, consoling YOU, we are always there for you.
I am here for you.
Many people love you.
You do surround your life with beauty no matter the circumstances or trials. That is your talent.
Each one of those photos was so YOU!!!
all those things I know you love.
We will indeed leave the Pink Light on for you (how about my deer antlered chandelier, will that do...tee,hee).
You are stronger then you think, and you will make it through this difficult time.
you have a great support system in your family and friends.
You're momma knows you love her...when the time is right, God will release her from this mortal journey she has been on, and she too will only have beauty in her life.
I believe that.

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm so sorry. I'm sending you a virtual hug. Wish I could be there to have tea or take you to lunch. We could laugh and cry together. Know that you are in my thoughts. Love you,

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh dear Claudie ... I hate that you are going through this and wish there was something to be done.
I will pray for peace for you, your little Mama and your family. And send you a big loving hug (())

Linda @ A La Carte said...

My sweet friend I am so sorry you are going through this now. Praying for you and your Mama. Sending you love and hugs, Linda

Becky~ said...

So sorry for you when I read this post.God Bless you and your mother,you will both be in my prayers.Im a new follower I just found your blog,lovely blog.I hope to return soon and hear you and mom are doing much better.

Holly Loves Art said...

Bonjour Sweetie!
I've returned from my trip to France and just had to get caught up on some blogs... yours was a must! Loved seeing your sweet doggies of course that pink vanity is so gorgeous. I would flip to have that little trinket!

Sending you lots of love and light and all my best wishes for you and your family.

Lots of love,

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh dear Claudie, my heart is so sad for you right now. I wish there was something I could say or do to make things better. Thanks for all the pretty pinks today. You may be far away, but close in thought and prayers.

Love to you sweet friend,
Debbie xxoo

~CC Catherine said...

Dearest Precious Claudie, my forever sweet friend...My heart broke as I scrolled and read your heart aching. :( Tears are rolling down my own face because I just wanna be there to give you the biggest hug right now and to sit by your side and let you know how much I love you friend. I am with you in spirit...that is 100% sure. This time is so hard for all of you...and I'm so sorry that I can't do anything to change it for you. Lean on Randy, Debbie, and your children right now...together,you will get through this. I know it doesn't feel like that, but you will. Please let me know if you're up to a chat. I could call you on Saturday if that works for you. Peter is bringing his girlfriend tomorrow night to visit. Or, I could call you tomorrow in the day. Just let me know when you're feeling up to talking. Know I'm praying for you...and for your Mama.

Love you to the MOON & Back friend!
Your GA Peach who MISSES your cottage and MORE IMPORTANTLY, YOU so much!

Red Rose Alley said...

My heart goes out to you, sweet Claudie. This is such a hard time for you right now, I know. I just loved your pink post. That fridge is something else. And the pink chair - I would love to sit there awhile and think too. I can't believe Fat Cat was missing for four weeks...just couldn't stay away from you forever. And that pink vanity?? Who wouldn't love one of those? I want you to know I am thinking about you during this difficult time, and I'm sending a big hug your way. Hang in there, sweetie.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

Sweet Claudie...YOU are the pretty in my and my other Summer Breeze sisters.

Would that prettiness and pinkness could heal your aching heart and mend your tiny mama's broken body and mind. Its' such a hard road to travel...I have traveled it.

I know you will continue to see the beauty in everything and you will share it with those who love you and you will come away with the best of beautiful memories.

Hold on, Honey. Think of your mother's love and the the love of your family and your Summer Breeze girls and all those who will love you in times to come.

I wish I could just hold you and let you cry on my shoulder.

I hope your cold has eased up. Sorry you couldn't call the other night. I'll be busy most all day Saturday, but call me when you feel up to it.

I am with you in thoughts and I'm wrapping you in prayers.

I love you dearly,

Annesphamily said...

Oh sweet lady I feel for you! My hubby lost his mom last summer from Alzheimer's! It is so cruel. But we still have all the best memories of her and always will. Life is fragile. Take it slowly. Baby steps. Tip toe. Pray. Smile. Know you are well loved. Remember there is nothing that can happen in your life that the Lord won't be there with you. He will hold you up and steady your walk. He often has to do the driving in my life. I am praying. You post beautifully even when times are sad. Hugs Anne

Maija said...

Dear Claudie..... I just heard from Jenn that your Mamas health is not good. I'm sending hugs your way as I know this is a very difficult time for you. I'm am so sorry that you may not make it to North Carolina! I hope to meet you some time. I wish there was something I could do to help!
Take care of yourself!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest....I know the feeling. I momma...well, just let me say, I know your pain.

We need each other. I had no one except Ruben when I was going through this with not just my mom with with my dad at the SAME TIME. I dropped down to 100 lbs and I was a wreck. WE ARE HERE....remember that.....take care of yourself my dear...

Do you have SKYPE? If so, we could talk and see each other for free on the computer screen....let me know. LOVE YOU, Anita

Sherry from Alabama said...

You and your loving mother are still in my prayers. I'm so glad your cat came back home to you. I'm sure that gave you an unexpected smile that day.

"Create Beauty" said...

Precious Claudie,
Praying for you and your sweet mama

These images are so beautiful,
you can still see the beauty....
through all the pain.

May it help in a small way to know there are so many who care about you....

~ Violet

Sandy Michelle said...

I'm keeping your mom in my prayers!!!

Big Hugs!

Jen said...

I understand your need to find something pretty...When my Mom was so ill is when I started reading blogs. It became my safe place to go and just be.

Keeping your Mom in my prayers.

Hugs to you,


LuLu Kellogg said...

My Beautiful Friend,
I am sending all the love I have to you. I am in NC right now with my family celebrating my birthday but am thinking of you constantly.
I love you.

Suzann said...

Hello Claudia,
I just found your post today and I am a new follower.
Love all your pinks and I am sorry to hear about your mother.
Sending good thoughts and hugs your way!!!

Suzann ~xoxo~

The French Hutch said...

Hello, I'm visiting from Pink Saturday, I think you found many beautiful things to look at to brighten your day. I like all of them too. I am so sorry about your Mom, it is truly so sad. This disease is a terrible thing. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

The French Hutch

KarenHarveyCox said...

You have painted your heart into this post, because I could feel your emotion. It make me cry, because I know that feeling too. My husband has Dementia and one day when the sadness became too overwhelming I found myself asking how I could be happy without hope. I found the hope in the good memories and although I allow myself time for grief, adversity has taught me to thank God for the good days and live in the blessings of remembering all the good times.

In a while God will paint pretty thoughts to replace the sadness. You are beautiful and I will pray that you are comforted.


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweet Claudie... I'm so, so sorry about your mom... I went down that road nearly three years ago with my Mum.... She had Hospice care too. I am so grateful to them... I'd never had made it without them. I understand what a hard time this is for heart weeps for you dear girl...

Sending hugs and blessings to you....



Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

Your girls are too far away from you. Wish we could be there with you to comfort you. Too many miles, but close in spirit and you are always in our hearts. You are on my mind. I hope your mother is resting peacefully. Take care of yourself.

I love you,

JenGrenko said...

God love and bless you for the way you honor your sweet mother. love and peace, jen grenko in GA.

Beverly said...

I want you to know that I am holding you and your family very close in my heart and prayers.

Love to you, dear Claudie.♥

Loretta said...

Hi Claudette, I just found your blog through google, and I must say I am loving it! You and yours' are in my thoughts and prayers for I know the pain of having someone very dear and ill can be almost unbearable. Bless you Sweetie! Hugs! Loretta
My name is Claudette too!

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh sweet Claudie, I hahve been away so wanted to see if your Mom was any sorry to hear she isn not. I wish I could come give you a BIG hug and help you out. I had my Mom living here for the last 5 years of her life and she was very sick. It is VERY hard to see them failing. I will keep you, your sister and your Mom in my prayers. XO, Pinky

Rivera said...

You know what you have meant to me over this past year-- and I want to be able to help you. Miles might separate us but love and prayers helps us to carry one another in our hearts. May you have peace as you travel this path. Biggest hugs darlin-- call anytime. Love you! Claudia