Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Emilia

Emilia Mudryk........ mom, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, wife, friend....... a very dear and special person. My Mom passed away on Good Friday, April 12, 2001. That was the day that God chose her for an angel and took away her suffering and pain. My mother loved her Savior, so it seemed right for her to leave us on such an important day. This was a day that changed my life forever..... my heart was broken, it was hard to go on, yet, I knew she wasn't suffering anymore.....
I am always reminded of her death at Easter, but just as we go from Good Friday, we go forward to the day of the Resurrection and all the hope and joy it brings for us. 
As a young child I remember she taught all ten of her children to follow their destiny and to be daring and step outside the lines of life. Mom instilled in each of us the confidence that we can do anything and accomplish everything if we tried hard enough. Reading was important, we always had books, and being creative seemed to be a natural part of my life. Mom always encouraged us to be different and to set our goals high so we would have harder lessons to learn from.
As I read from other blogs about their struggles or their joys I am reminded of how precious our time on Earth is. It is important to make friends and be a loyal and trustworthy person to each and everyone of them. Take the small joys, the good and the bad from every situation. To make sure we are there to lend a hand or extend comfort when someone needs it.
So even though it is hard to celebrate a special occasion without my Mom, I rejoice in the fact that I have made so many new friends through my blog.
If I had just one small second to tell her something I know it would be the fact that I love her, I miss her and I am forever grateful that she loved me.
When I read your comments and share your stories I know in my heart that as friends we have touched someone who is need of a hug or an encouraging word.
Happy Easter to everyone.....
Margaret B

18 comments:

The Whispering Poppies said...

What a beautiful post! I can tell your mother was a very special person, and that the love you shared continues to shine through in what you do. Have a very joyous Easter!

Allidink said...

That is a very touching post. Thank you for sharing those sweet words with us :)

All the best and Happy Easter,
Allison

French Cupboard said...

Our moms teach us so much about how to BE someone, don't they. Not just how to cook, clean and care for babies, but how to make life better, easier, enriching. I'm glad for you to have had everything you had with her!

Blessings... Polly

Bliss said...

AWwwwww Margaret!!!!
I'm so sorry!!! I know what you are feeling and I wish ...well...I'm praying for you...time heals and what incredible memories you have! I'll bet you are just like your sweet mother too.

Lisa said...

Margret, That is very sweet and Thank You for sharing. I know it isn't always easy but our parents and grandparents mean so much to us and teach us so much it is hard to not think about them.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Happy Easter!
Hugs, Lisa

The White Bench said...

Margaret, many thanks for the tears you brought to my eyes...
Love and warm hugs,
Monicaxxx.

Lynns Lovelies said...

Your words so beautifully express your love for your dear Mother. To cherish each moment we have with those we love is a gift in itself.

Happy Easter...
Hugs,
Lynn

Denise said...

You have blessed my heart so today.... Thank you my friend.... It was so unexpected...... I will post it on Tuesday with pictures if that is ok with you....... You have huged my heart today..........

Blessings to you and have an Easter filled with the Love of God and the joys of family....... One day we will all be called family.

Brenda said...

Thank you for your kind words on my blog today - I wandered over here to see your blog and I'm so glad I did. Your tribute to your mum is both beautiful and touching - I understand how hard it is when our parents leave us, even though we are adults, Not a day goes by that I don't think of my mum - she taught me everything I know about life and about being a creative spirit. Moms are so important! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Brenda Power

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Such a wonderful tribute to your mom.
Have a very Happy Easter.
Glad to be your friend.
bunny hugs,
shell

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a beautiful post, just the right one for so many reasons. I know you miss your Mom, and that she knows you love her and miss her. What rejoicing there will be in heaven on the day you see each other again!
xo Happy Easter, Lidy

Charlene said...

Margaret, I hope that this time finds you healing & knowing that your sweet mother is in Heaven & watches over you every sweet moment. And you are right... what a perfect time to think & be reminded of the promise we all have! I have been a fan of yours (following you through the blog of Monica & Diana) & love your creations. I have commented to you on many occasions. Just wanted to give you a hug from a blog friend. Also, I know you are a fan of Diana's & I just posted about a visit to her studio. Hope you will stop over & take a better look at it. The magazine just didn't show enough photos. Happy Easter!

MaryCatherine said...

Beautifully written. Happy Easter to you as well...

lyn said...

You are an excellent writer, Margaret. Easter is bittersweet for us, too, as my 16 year old brother was riding in a car that was hit by a train on the day before Easter in 1964. I was 18. (The story is on an earlier post on my blog.) Time heals, but we never forget, of course. I hope your Easter was beautiful.

By the way, Your "Prize" for guessing which mailbox is mine is in the mail. No, really. In the mail. I mailed it this morning! :-)

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Margaret, What a lovley heart felt post. I am all teary eyed. Your mum will be in your heart forever and you will see her in the smiles of your family. ~ Karen xoxoxo

Lynn said...

I am so sorry Margaret, this must be such a very hard time for you, and what a beautiful tribute to your sweet mom, she sounds like a very special lady :)
Hugs
Lynn

~CC Catherine said...

Margaret, What a heartfelt share about your Mother on this Easter time of Celebration of the Resurrection. She sounds like she was some lady...and continues to impact her children so many years later, and will forever. That alone tells me that she was a tremendous Mother, Grandmother, Wife, Sister, Daughter, and friend to all that knew and loved her. The promise of seeing her again someday I'm sure is what continues to lighten your heart when you miss her so...I know I feel that way when I'm missing my Dad and my Grandma. Blessings during this holiday Margaret! ~CC Catherine

Julie said...

Hi Margaret, I know it past Easter but I had to comment on this post. What wonderful tribute to your mother. Thank for sharing all of your lovely thoughts. BEAUtiful,Julie