Thursday, October 12, 2017

Forget-me-nots and daisies

After returning home from my walk, I took this photo today of these sweet little flowers I picked from the roadside.

Just want to say thank you very much for your kind words of love and support - it has been a great help and appreciate all my dear friends.

We had a beautiful farewell to say goodbye to our dear Mother, Grandma and Great Grandma, along with all our family, friends and  carers that had looked after her in her latter years
Shirley my Mother-in-law had written some lovely words in a book so was great to hear her words and thoughts read out at the service, of some of her life. 
We will miss you and will always remember you. 
Rest your beautiful soul
Everything changes, nothing perishes

 It is at times like this, makes you realise how precious family is and we need to always remember and value our loved ones.
Just to finish off will leave you with my pretty creamy magnolia that is blooming in the garden.

Hope your week is going well


  1. My deaerst Carolyn,
    so glad to have you back! the flowers you picked, are so lovely!
    Lovely is alos this sweet picture from your Mother-in-Law! Thank you for this wonderful posts and your wonderful words !
    Wishing you a good rest of the week,
    sending much love and hugs and blessings to you, my dearest friend!
    Take care, Claudia xoxo
    P.S. Your Magnolia is gorgeous!

  2. Hello Carolyn,
    What beautiful photos. I am glad all went well and I hope the healing process will not be too difficult.
    Big hug

  3. Dearest Carolyn,
    Reading some of her own words was no doubt very special.
    What a beautiful and graceful woman she was and no doubt, on the inside as well.
    Glad you are now looking at new life when spring is unfolding in your region. ENJOY and may you all find peace after this sad period in your lives.

  4. Your flowers are so cute. Love them.
    I must say, Shirley was a very beautiful lady.
    Hugs from here

  5. I didn't know about your recent loss, Dearie, I'm sad for it ...
    Sending my warmest hug to you

    XOXO Dany

  6. Dear Carolyn, You' re mother is Your new angel. I' m so sad for Your loss
    Hugs Alessandra

  7. Sending you the biggest hug sorry for your love love Ria ❤️❤️❤️

  8. Dear Carolyn, Such a beautiful tribute to your lovely Mother in law. I'm sure hearing her words read was a comfort and very special. Your flowers are lovely and your magnolia is stunning. Sending hugs of comfort, thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
    Blessings to you and your family. xo

  9. Your MiL looked such a lovely young girl who became a wonderful mother, grandmother, and grandmother - she will be remembered by you all - for-get-me-nots are so appropriate.

  10. Dear Carolyn, continuing to think of you, your husband and family at this time and thankful that the gathering to say farewell to your dear MiL went well. May you be comforted by remembrances of a beautiful, gracious lady. Having her words in a book is special. The forget-me-not flowers and margeurites in the posy bowl are lovely. Blessings from Linda and family.xx

  11. Dear Carolyn,
    such lovely words, written to farewell your Mother in law .
    It must have been a beautiful farewell, with lots of emotions , tears and smiles .
    Beautiful little bouquet , and the magnolia so gorgeous, dear. All the best for you ,in returning back to a life without your MIL, it will take time, to adjust !!
    Hugs, Dorthe

  12. Dear Carolyn, thinking of you and your family as you say goodbye to your dear Mother in law. Forget me Not are the perfect flower for remembrance and the Magnolia a wonderful symbol of a beautiful life. I pray that sweet memories help to ease the sadness of your loss. Sending hugs xo Karen

  13. You are so right about families. It must have been so special to hear her words and thoughts, you will have many memmories to cherish.Sarah x

  14. so sorry to hear about your mother in law.

  15. Continuing to think of you all at this time ...
    Those flowers are lovely, such gorgeous shades.

    All the best Jan

  16. This is a dear post to remember your mother-in-law, Carolyn. The picture of her is so pretty. I thought that she was born in the 20's, as she looks like one of the pretty 20's girls you see in the magazines. And a lovely magnolia blooming in your garden for her. This is a BIG one.

    Yes, family is so important.

    love, ~Sheri

  17. Dearest Carolyn,
    so sweet, your forget-me-nots and daisies - and I am sure noone of your family will ever forget your mother in law. She must have been a wonderful woman!
    Lots of hugs to you and sorry for your and your family's loss!

  18. Beautiful blooms and sentiment, darling!


  19. Thinking of you at this difficult time, Carolyn, a big hug.

  20. Thinking of you and a very beautiful post...
    Love from Titti

  21. Dear Carolyn, I am so very sorry for your loss. May loving memories ease your sorrow. She'll always live on in your hearts. xoxo Marsha (I wanted to let you know that I've switched over to Word Press. My new blog is


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