Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Dear blog friends, thank you for the anniversary wishes. I'll be back to visit all your lovely posts soon. My mom passed away on Monday morning after a brief illness. So I'll be taking a little break. My mom was a woman who loved you in her fashion. My favorite memory of her was in the 1960's, with her bouffant blonde hair. When dressing up, she wore a beige blazer and skirt with matching beige stiletto heels, and she smelled always of Chanel No. 5. When I was little, I used to steal her Oil of Olay face cream and rub it on my cheeks. I wanted to look like her because I thought she was so beautiful.

"And I would like to cry in the car. 
The blue violet hills and the voice of Neil Young. 
I left the flowers outside your door. 
Your curtains were flying 
Though you were not at home. 

And I can only say that I have hoped for you. 
Safety from fears and darkness 
Are you feeling better than before? 

There's a hidden life for everyone. 
Sorrow remains though you can tell no-one.
The Host on your tongue is a perfect moon.
It does shine inside you. 
You shine into the room. 

And I can only say that I have hoped for you. 
Safety from fears and darkness 
Are you feeling better than before? 

Down in the hallways in wintertime. 
There is your great kindness 
And you are the light. 

And I can only say that I have hoped for you. 
Safety from fears and darkness. 
Are you feeling better than before? 

And I can only say that I have hoped for you. 
Safety from fears and darkness Are you feeling better than before?"

~Karen Peris, "You Are the Light"


Susan said...

Praying for you, for you all. bless you.

Leslie said...

this made me cry. you are in my thoughts and prayers...

Southern Gal said...

I'm so sorry, Jody. Praying for you.

It's Just Dottie said...

I am so sad for you. I am praying for you,my friend.

Amy said...

Hugs to you, Jodi. What a dear post at this tender time. I know your mom must've been someone special because of what I see here in you. Will be praying for you and your family.

Nancy said...

I remember the day I left your home last year when I visited. You were on your way to visit your mom. You loved her well with Jesus love. Know I grieve with you and share your hope that all is better than before.

Love you.

Kerrie said...

I'm so sorry, Jodi. Beautiful memories of your Mom...praying for you all.

Janie Fox said...

So sorry. Praying for you and yours. ((Hugs))

Ostriches Look Funny said...

Jodi, I'm sorry. I'm praying for you. I love you!

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

Please consider yourself hugged love, thinking of you, Valx

Tamara Murphy said...

Jodi, I am so sorry to hear this news. May God give the grace to grieve well. Bless you, dear one.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

A big hug for you Jodi, and prayers for your comfort and strength in this sad time. You shared such good memories of your mother, giving a little sense of her and your relationship. God bless you!

Beth Stone said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom. You and your family will be in my prayers... God bless.

Anonymous said...

love ya jodi

amy said...

i love you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mrs. Jodi,

I was just talking to my mom on the phone and she told me that your mom just passed away just after I went back to school this past weekend. My grandfather died last week so I was home for the weekend for his funeral. She told me that they all visited you yesterday. I will keep you all in my prayers. I love the picture of your mom. She is so pretty. I also love that song You are the Light by Karen Peris. It is so beautiful.

Quotidian Life said...

I'm sorry, Jodi. May God be with you in all your memories of your dear mother and may he comfort you and your family as you grieve.

With prayers,

Aqeela said...

How are you feeling? I hope you and your family are alright and still feeling thankful to God despite your loss. You wrote a lovely post about your mother, very touching,
Aqeela xx

Connie Smiley said...

So sorry, Jody. Praying that the God of all comfort will wrap you in His loving arms.


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