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Wednesday, June 01, 2011


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Your tribute to your mother is a true reflection of the beautiful lady she was. My fondest memories of her are talking to her during our high school days while she was working in the mall. Seeing her when I walked into the store was always the bright spot of my shopping/browsing trip. Years later, I loved the fact that she and my mother would still talk on occasion. I know you miss her deeply. Thank you for sharing her life through your blog. (I think she would love your blog and would be very proud of Bluebirds and Butterflies!! Love you!,


Sheri, Jess, and Nel

I really enjoyed reading that post, and it made me think of my own mother. I love poetry as your mom did, and I have even written poems about my children. Your mom looks so sweet in those pictures, and she raised a beautiful daughter. Peace be with you today.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley


This was such a beautiful tribute to your beloved mom kim. i love her poems in her journal......what a treasure for you to have found and now have to keep with you. She was truly a special woman. I feel blessed to have read your loving feelings about her.

Much love,


What a precious tribute to your Mom. I enjoyed reading the entire post. She was a very special lady. I am so thankful to still have my parents and my Mom was invaluable to me the past two weeks as we prepared for my daughter's wedding. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful post about a wonderful lady! And I agree...She did have movie star looks! :)

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Dear Kathy,
Thank you so much for the nice comments today about Mom. My Mother always thought so much of you and loved your mom and dad, too! Even when I was living in Houston, she would tell me about seeing your parents from time to time. That was sweet that you would stop by Clothesville Junction to say hi to Mom. I can remember Mark driving me there after high school to try on clothes. Mom would always put things aside that she thought Jeri or I would like. I think all of the money she made at that part-time job went towards outfitting her daughters for school and all the functions we were involved in. That is what Mom's do, right? I will never forget you coming to Mom's funeral. I was so happy to see you that day! Your being there meant the world to me and I will never forget it. Love you! xoxo Kim

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Thank you, Sonya, for your visit and sweet comments today. I visited your blog today, too. What a wonderful photo of your daughter with the couch! She is a beautiful bride. You are so blessed to have your Mother there with you at this wonderful event in your life. My older son in Houston is getting married on November 5th in Texas. I know my Mother would have LOVED to have been there. It will be a bitter/sweet event for me...oh so proud and happy for my son and his beautiful fiance, Amy---but I will also be thinking of my Mom and wishing she was there. I know she will be in spirit and she will be very proud and smiling. I am looking forward to seeing more of your daughter's wedding photos on your lovely blog. Have a beautiful day! Give your Mom a big hug! xoxo Kim

Bluebirds and Butterflies

My dearest Lori,
Thank you for posting such sweet comments today. June 1st, from here on out, will always be a kind of emotional day for me. When I went on that cruise with Paula Deen and her family for Elliott's graduation, my Dad had just passed away a couple of weeks before. I was talking to Paula about Mom and Dad and she told me in that sweet Southern voice... "Honey, you never quit missing them!" I have come to see that she was right. Time helps to ease the pain but that little hole in your heart never goes away. I miss my parents and think of them each day at some point. You find yourself saying "wouldn't mom (or dad) have loved this or that?" Lori, I am so glad that you got to know my Mom. She really liked you and was so happy that I had you in my life. Thank you for your love and support. xoxo Kim

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Sheri,
Thank you for the kind words today. I know you miss your dear Mother, too, and can relate to all I have written. Sheri, I would love to read some of your poetry at some point. You should work them into your blog postings from time to time. When I was younger and my kids were little, I kept a daily journal. I must have 10 or 15 handwritten journals from the early years with my children. I am going to divide them up between my two sons at some point. I am writing in a journal occasionally again and, of course, doing my daily blog. Some bloggers have their blogs made into a hardback blog book so that they can forever keep their favorite postings and pass them on some day. I love this idea and am going to check into creating a blog book for myself. I treasure the poetry book my Mother gave me. Each poem is handwritten which is so nice. I love seeing her handwriting. My Mother inspired me to start to write again. Sheri, I know your children will treasure the poetry that you have written for them. You are a talented lady! xoxo Kim


I have tears in my eyes at you finding the books under the bed and the poems..

Your mom..so pretty and elegant..love her photos..you parents seem like such a devoted couple.. the photo of the children..grandchildren..and your home in Fl..w/ the Missile:)

Her baskets..
I just loved my mom too ..my best friend..and she was well read,well spoken and wrote beautifully too..very artistic:)Like your mom w/ her baskets..

My dad passed away 6 months after my mom..
I am sure your mom is appreciating this post~I did...very touching..



What a beautiful heartwarming posting. I love that you added her poetry! How beautiful they both are. What a joy to have those sweet memories in written form that your mother wrote about you in 1986. Your mother has the most beautiful eyes and smile and she passed that down to you. Yes, you will always miss her and anniversaries are especially difficult. Thinking of you and hope your spirits are lifted today. Keep writing and sharing because you have so much to give!

Big sweet hugs! Sandy


Your mother was such a beautiful woman. It looks like you have many fond memories; thank you for sharing them. Your story of her hidden journals and the poem you shared brought tears to my eyes. What a touching keepsake!
Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm humbled to know that my Gabriel brought a smile to your heart on such a difficult day. Sending hugs your way!

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Dear Monique,
Thank you for all the beautiful comments you made about my posting. I am so sorry that both your parents are gone, too. It can be a rocky road, sometimes, walking down the path of life without your parents. I have wonderful memories of my parents as, I am sure, you do. It sounds like you had a wonderful Mother and were very close to her. Moms truly are our very best friends! As I write this, I am sending some heartfelt healing prayers your way, too! I am meeting some wonderful and supportive people through blogging...such as you. I feel blessed! xoxo Kim

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Dear Sarah,
Thank you for the lovely comments and for visiting my blog today. Your little Gabriel is an adorable baby! Little ones just have a way of touching your heart and making you smile. Being a mom has been the best thing in my life...children are truly a blessing to all the lives they touch. My two sons are in their 20's now. One lives in Houston and the other is at college. I miss them being around me all the time! Enjoy your little Gabriel. They grow up so fast. He is truly a cutie pie and his sweet smile warmed my heart on a difficult day! Give him a hug for me! xoxo Kim


I have never visited your blog before but found this post by searching for "Gerber Daisy".

This post is a wonderful and touching tribute to your mother as it brought tears to my eyes. How fortunate you are to have her handiwork and her poetry ~ these items are truly gifts. It is obvious how much you loved each other.

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Maureen,
Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post while visiting my blog for the first time. Welcome! I truly appreciate all the very sweet comments you made. My Mother was very special to me...my Dad, too! Gerber Daisies were her favorites! I have a new daughter-in-law to be, Amy. She and my older son, Brandon, are getting married in November. Gerber daisies are her favorite flowers, too. My mother died before she could meet Amy, sadly. She would have loved Amy and they would have soon discovered that they had their love of gerber daisies in common. Glad you love them, too! xoxo Kim

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