memory tea…

Magpie's Nest Omi's bday (1)my sweet Mutti was born on this day in 1931…

Magpie's Nest Omi's bday (2)

it is the third birthday she has not been here with us to celebrate in body at least…

Magpie's Nest Omi's bday

coping with grief and loss is a process…Magpie's Nest Omi's bday (3)

this quote was something I was going to share on Mother’s Day with thanks to my friend Lennie’s daughter Diane for sharing it with me last year …

Magpie's Nest Omi's bday (4)

turns out I needed to hear it today:

“Your Mother is always with you.  She’s the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the street.  She’s the smell of certain foods you remember, flowers you pick and perfume that she wore.  She’s the cool hand on your brow when you’re not feeling well.  She’s your breath in the air on a cold winter’s day.  She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep, the colors of a rainbow.  She is Christmas morning.  Your Mother lives inside your laughter.  She’s crystallized in every teardrop.  A mother shows every emotion…..happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy, love, hate, anger, helplessness, excitement, joy, sorrow … and all the while, hoping and praying  you will only know the good feelings in life.  She’s the place you came from, your first home, and she’s the map you follow with every step you take.  She’s your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy, but nothing on earth can separate you.  Not time, not space … not even death!”  ~Unknown

Happy Angel Birthday My Mutti ~*~ XOXOXO

38 responses to “memory tea…

  1. Your relationship with your mother has not changed. She is always with you. Love that egg in the cage.

  2. Very beautiful, Patty. I can use it today for sure. Missing my mom. Happy Birthday to your mother!

  3. Happy Angel Birthday to your Mutti! Sending hugs and love! You’re so right about grief and loss being a process. I, too, love the egg in the cage! xxoo

  4. A beautiful post Patty……for so many reasons. Thinking of you and sending love and hugs. Oxo

  5. Thank you for sharing that quote, Patty. Three years isn’t long in the healing zone, I know. So my heart is with you in every single way and I send hugs and love to you. Yesterday would have been my parents’ anniversary — my mom went into the hospital the night before and never came out so this is sort of my personal “Lent.” It’s 36 years and it still hurts. But it’s better. You mom is indeed with you — I see her in so many of your posts. I know her only through these, yet she is there. I know her bond with you was strong and powerful and yours with her. Yes, she is always there in this way, and always will be.

  6. That is a very moving and beautifulpost. Bless you and thank you for sharing it:)
    Hugs Marilou

  7. Love you, Missy. You’re Mutti was lucky to have you as a daughter, who loved her so much. xoxoxox

  8. I’m sure you were able to recall sweet memories of your Mutti to be with you today.
    You want to know something funny…my parents were born before yours! Dad 1927 and Mom 1929.

  9. Such a beautiful and heartfelt post dear Patty… and happy Angel birthday to your dear Mutti… I love the quote… precious words… and your photos are gorgeous… BIG hugs xxx

    Jenny ♥

  10. Beautiful post Patty. Love the photos. Sending warm wishes to your Mutti on her birthday. I’m sure she’s still with you. ~Sophia

  11. wonderful post Patty!
    my mummy fights against cancer..and I think she will not win.. I can tell you.. all our dear people are with us as long as we think of them…
    that´s my special help on those!

    adorable egg in the cage! wonderful dear Patty!

  12. Oh Dear Patti – a very special day honouring the very special woman in your life. You will never be separated from her beautiful spirit that lives on inside of you. Such a beautiful piece of prose. May I borrow this from you?
    So beautiful and so true for me also!
    Sending some special mother love hugs,

  13. a beautiful way to honor her patty xxxxx

  14. As I read those words I have a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye, for the poignant words that resonate so deeply with you with the loss of your dear Mutti and then I read further on and your friends who share their story of loss or of a Mother battling with a terminal illness.
    Sending an Angel Birthday Wish to your Mutti and for you, there is a wee hug on the way if you feel you are in need of it.

  15. I teared up as I read this incredible post…so beautiful and reassuring. My mother is gone…and yet she is with me in my Whispers and Echoes studio daily! I wish you loving peace and gratitude for your beautiful words. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  16. What a beautiful post, both in words and photos. Your sweet Mutti is still with you, but it doesn’t mean you miss her less. She is here in my house too, in the beautiful things that she made and you gifted to me…Sending love and hugs to you today and everyday. xoxox

  17. What a lovely poem. I know you are as I am, missing our Moms everyday. Thanks for sharing.

  18. My heart goes out to you today, dear friend. I feel your pain of missing your dear mother. I wish I could assure you it WILL get better, but it is something you will just have to experience with time. I’m just thrilled you joined Tea Tuesday. It wouldn’t have been Tuesday without you here!!

  19. Hugs to you today – Patty you celebrate your Mom and your love can be felt in so many of your pieces of art – it would make your mom’s heart sing! Treasure your memories they will comfort you!

  20. Sweet. Very precious post….

  21. Beautiful patty! I hope this post helps to bring you peace and contentment!

  22. Dear Patty
    A beautiful post honoring your darling Mutti
    I just know she will be smiling down on you and wishing she could give you one more hug and say “it’s alright Patty, I’m happy where I am and I will never stop loving you”.
    You already know I thought of you both today and I’ve been with you in spirit.
    Sending big strong caring hugs your way.
    Shane ♥

  23. Thank you for sharing that wonderful quote Patty! I hope it brings you comfort. You made me think of my dear Nan, I still mark her birthday on my calendar every year.
    Alison oxo

  24. This beautiful quote brought tears to my eyes and your map covered egg is just lovely. Thinking of you and your dear, precious Mutti and sending warm hugs of comfort. xoxo

  25. A beautiful quote to honor you mother Patty. It says everything ♡

  26. What a beautiful post Patty…Big Hugs! x

  27. Thanks for sharing that beautiful post. I haven’t ever read that quote before but it certainly strikes home. I am going to borrow it from you and put on my FB.

  28. Dear Patty, what a loving tribute to your Mutti. The quote is so moving and beautiful, along with your lovely photos. XO

  29. Patty, I cannot imagine how it must be not having your mother present anymore. I can’t even think about it right now. But I loved the quote you posted and feel it’s very true. Our loved ones, even when they’ve passed away, they’re always with us in our memories. Whenever you remember your mom and smile, she’s there with you.

    Big hugs to you across the distance from your blogging friend~

  30. 😦 for you but what amazing memories you have and you will never forget hugs xx

  31. Dearest sweet Patty,
    such a beautiful qoute, and such heartwarming words from you to your mother, following you from the sky above. We will alwayes have our mothers close ,in all we do in our lives, they are with us, for good and for bad experiences, they follow us ,as we follow our children,- and they are alwayes in our hearts.
    I send you love and a warm hug, dear friend.

  32. Sorry it took me so long to get here, the quote is beautiful, I never understood why people go to the grave site, when all you have to do is talk to them, your loved ones are always listening and watching out for you. I hope you had a very heart felt tea, having wonderful memories, Bless you my friend.

  33. Patty,That is a beautiful quote. I lost my dear mom at eighteen. All of that is there.
    Love to you,

  34. Patty.. I love this quote too… so true.. they will always be with us…
    love and hugs

  35. What a lovely quote to share and remember your Mom all at the same time, I also loved reading all the dear messages to you too.

  36. C’est votre premier amour, votre premier ami, même votre premier ennemi, mais rien sur la terre ne peut vous séparer. Pas le temps, pas d’espace … pas même la mort! “~
    Tout est dit, rien ne remplace une mère et la chérir toujours est le moins qu’on puisse faire.

  37. What a beautiful tribute to your precious Mutti…thank you so much for sharing this, dear Patty. Our mothers are with us forever and always.

  38. that is such a beautiful quote! And so true! She is there with you, always.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts means a lot to me and I appreciate your visit very much oxo

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