Saturday, February 18, 2012

Finally at rest...

Life is but a stopping place,
A pause in what's to be,
A resting place along the road,
to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant to learn some things,
but never meant to stay.
Our destination is a place,
Far greater than we know.
For some the journey's quicker,
For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We'll claim a great reward,
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord

video

A better version is available on youtube here.

Hope to be back to blogging and visiting everyone soon. Right now I'm overwhelmed and also a bit numb. My love and appreciation for each of you is immeasurable.

40 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i am so sorry, gail. i sobbed through this beautiful presentation. a wonderful tribute to her life. i see her in you.

i hope your heart will heal a bit - in time. but i also know the loss never goes away.

i am so glad you were there with her these past few months. it must have meant the world to her to have you nearby...

Jan said...

Oh girl, I wish I could wrap up your hurt and take it away for you.

I've been thinking about you. Left you another comment on the previous post, probably just as you were finishing this one <3

Beautiful slideshow. Beautiful tribute to your Mom and a life well lived and well loved. I hope the making of it was a little bit of cathartic healing for you.

You're in my heart, friend xoxo

JillsyGirl Studio said...

I've got goosebumps and tears. What a marvelous quilt of her life in photos. Sending my heartfelt condolences. Hugs to you, Gail.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I missed the last couple of post Gail. What a week you've had, two weeks by the look of it. We never know where the path ahead will lead us. You were all prepared for the long haul when it was suddenly cut very short. I'm sure you are ever so grateful to have had the last few months caring for your mum and filling her days with love. Take all the time you need.....

the wild magnolia said...
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the wild magnolia said...

my goodness, a captivating tribute, what I was able to play. i will go back and try later. (my computer)

you present with such panache, compelling, you loved her, cared for her, shared her, and set the stage for her memory to abide.

good mothers of her era, in the south, trained from birth to marry, raise a family, show every hospitality, and be discreet. good daughter's from these mother's turn to care for them, without regret. something of the mother lives on in the daughter's.

you remain in my thoughts and prayers. she has made her journey, she completed well, she is at rest, she is at peace.

god bless. ((hugs))

Andy said...

May God's Grace wrap around you during this difficult time.

Evelyn S. said...

Wonderful pictorial memoriam, Gail. I didn't realize that your mother was so young; my own mother is now 91, and I'm only a few years younger than your mother. May you find peace and comfort.

Happydog said...

I'm so sorry for your loss and the difficult decisions you've had to face. Please be gentle with yourself.....

Shug said...

Oh Gail....my prayers are with you. so very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a beautiful lady and this is such a wonderful tribute to her...
I love the poem and the video was so touching...Praying for God's comfort and peace will be with you in the days ahead...and with your family as well..
Will be checking on you.
hugs
Shgu

hootnonny said...

Hugs and prayers, my friend.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

God bless her!

I'm a very emotional person, so I knew I'd cry... I'm so sorry

Awesome video... you did a wonderful job

Pat said...

This is a lovely tribute to your mother, Gail.
Having just lost my mother and missing her terribly, I know how you are feeling right now. As each day passes, I'm a little more at peace, knowing that Mom is not struggling and in pain any more.
My heart goes out to you in your time of grief.

Ross said...

Sorry about your loss. Lots of prayers headed your way. She looked like a beautiful person and I pray that you find piece with all of this.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I know how ever much you have been expecting this but it is still so very difficult to cope with. A beautiful tribute to your Mum. Take Care you will be in my thoughts.

Starla said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mother.
My heartfelt sympathies Gail. Know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Butterbean Row said...

Gail,

It is never easy to lose a parent. May God wrap you in His wings and comfort you. I am so so glad that you were there with her when she passed on. Don't be surprised if you see her in your dreams.

Hugs,

♥charlotte

Clint Baker said...

May our Father in heaven comfort you and your family and draw you all closer to Himself. In Jesus Name, amen!

Barbara Shallue said...

So beautiful and full of love. You've got me crying... and determined to spend as much time with my parents now as I can. Praying for peace and strength for you now!

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Oh Gail, I'm so very, very sorry to hear this. I've been away from Blogger for a while, but kept meaning to send you a message to see how your Mom was doing.

You can be comforted in the fact that you were with your Mom to the end, and now she is at peace with God up in Heaven. I wish I could be there right now to give you a hug, but will have to settle on sending you a virtual hug. I will keep you in my prayers.

Love and Hugs, Nadine

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Beautiful tribute. I'm so so sorry.

septembermom said...

I'm so sorry Gail. I'm thinking of you and your family. Sending hugs my friend...

Tricia said...

Oh Gail, I'm so sorry for your loss. This video is such a beautiful tribute to your mother and her life. I'm thinking of you and praying that God will bring you some peace. Big hugs ♥

Rosie said...

Gail, I'm so sorry for your loss! Your video is so wonderful - it brought tears to my eyes. As I'm at a loss of words, I'm sending you all my love and a big warm hug! My thoughts are with you!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thinking of you.....

Hilary said...

I'm so sorry, Gail. I'm glad you were able to be there with her these last many weeks. Hugs to you, dear Gail.

Michelle Renee said...

So sorry, Gail. {{{Hug}}}

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I had to run over to check on you, my friend, you've been on my heart and mind. So sorry that your mother slipped away. You were such a wonderful daughter to make so many sacrifices to care for her in her final days and I'm sure she appreciated it and loved you all the more. Your tribute was beautiful. I loved her pink swim cap and especially loved the final photo. You have a wonderful treasure of memories. God bless you.

drdesigns said...

Gail, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your video tribute was beautiful and I've had to wipe away tears just to see to type this. You've got such a talent taking photos and you were the perfect person to put this together. You've captured such a wonderful memory and spirit of your mom, her life and your family. I know the loss is immeasurable.

Shug said...

Thinking of you today!
Warm hugs
shug

lisa said...

I am so very sorry Gail, and I just want you to know that I am thinking of you.
xo.

Katherines Corner said...

a beautiful celebration of love. I a truly sorry for you loss. I send hugs and prayers xo

beth said...

i have tears in my eyes....

i'm so sorry i missed what was happening with your mom and now that she's gone, i know your heart is broken and that you truly are numb.

i wish i could hug you right now......beth

drdesigns said...

Just checking in on you. Hope you're doing better.

Michelle said...

Gail, I'm sorry for you and I know the grief you are feeling. How wonderful that you could be there for your mother in these last days. I've seen your love for her in your many posts about her since I first "met" you online. I felt privileged to watch your sweet video tribute to her life.
I'm really glad to know that though you ache and are probably worn out right now, you have a Comforter to get you through this. Will be praying for you and all of your family.

Tanya said...

i'm new here, popped over from another blog and i just wanted to say how sorry i am....i too lost my mother, in january....beautiful tribute...

Joey said...

God bless you, Gail. I'm so very sorry.

jan@twoscoopz said...

Checking in on you, my friend.
I hope you are doing okay <3

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Hello everyone! I am still here and doing okay, but my plate is pretty full these days. Indeed, the sorrow has been heavy, but it doesn't overwhelm. As soon as I get settled into my new home in Baton Rouge I will get back to visiting and maybe blogging. Yes, I moved here permanently and LOVE it!

I appreciate the care and concern from each of you the last few months. Your words really lifted me up on days when I felt the world was going black. God bless you!! I'm so sorry I have not been present, but that will change soon! I hope everyone is doing well. My goal is to start visiting you all next week. Fingers crossed!

rahul khan said...

I have got tears.I'm so sorry for your loss.Today you make me crying.sell my house