Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Word Filled Wednesday

Sandy
1948 - 2006

I decided to do Word Filled Wednesday today. The holidays are approaching so fast and I'm really missing my Mom. So, I decided to share her with my best BFF's!

Mom (Sandy), was a beautiful woman, inside and out. She loved getting dressed up and being dressed up. She was always dressed to the nines! And she always look absolutely stunning! She loved her jewels and makeup too! Not in a "Jan Crouch" sorta way but she did love her some jewels!

She was so passionate in her love for the Lord. Always quick to remind that God was and is watching every step of the way! And there were a few times, in my teens, that I definitely needed that reminder! Thank God for Mom!

Mom was funny! Down right hilarious! She had to be on her toes with humor if she was going to stay married to my Dad. Who by far is one of the funniest people I know! Mom used to call me at night and we would watch one of our favorite sitcoms over the phone. I sooo miss that! She was on a camping trip with friends, a very very long time ago, and a lightening bug flew into the trash can and she thought that it might cause a fire...my Mom...the blonde (only it wasn't her natural color)...I think it just soaked in. No offense to the blondes out there! : )

Mom had the most beautiful handwriting. People even had her address envelopes for them for invitations. To this day, it is still hard to see it. I have recipes that are written by her, I have cards and pictures that have her handwriting on them. But I cherish all of them.

Mom had an amazingly beautiful voice. She could sing! Oh my word, could she sing. My parents were in a gospel group, back in the day, (don't laugh) they were called The Country Gospel Singers. Original huh? My sister and I even sang a tune with them a time or two when we were little. And if I could sing, I would still be up there! My Mom sang for several churches with another couple for years. Beautiful music!

Mom could play the piano and the organ by ear. To me, this is an amazing talent! She could listen to any song and sit down and pick out the notes and play it! We loved to listen to her play. A couple of years ago, I remember a night when we were at my parents house and she played the piano and we (Dad, sister, BIL and me) sang together. I wish we could do that just one more time!

My Mom could cook. Chicken and Noodles was my favorite! And there's a list of others! Now my sister cooks for us! Thanks Shel!

My Mom loved reading, movies, hanging with her Grand kids and loved spending time with family.

My Mom and Dad had the most romantic relationship! Of course, my Dad spoiled her rotten! We used to tease them about that! They were the perfect example of LOVE and had a wonderful marriage.

Mom was a great Mom! I learned so much from her and I am so thankful to God for her. There's so much more that I could share with you but I hope you can see in what I have typed just how beautiful she was and how much I miss her. All of us miss her.

I wouldn't ask God for her back though, she's having the time of her life and I'm so happy for her! Actually, I'm envious! We'll all see each other again someday!

Thank you, my sweet friends, for letting me tell you about her!! By the way...she would sooo love this whole blogging thing!

xo Keli

37 comments:

  1. Awww, your Mom sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing your memories with us.
    I like your attitude towards not asking for her back.

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  2. Tears are streaming. I love you Kel! {{{HUGS}}}

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  3. I have goosebumps. I told you we were alike the first time I read your profile. Our moms sound identical. Singing, playing piano, funny, loves the Lord, ect. I was reading it and thinking...those are things I would say about my mom too. Just not as good...your words were perfect, and she is beautiful! Thank you for sharing her with us.

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  4. What a wonderful tribute to your mom! She sounds absolutely perfect and I am certain all of your blogging BFF's would LOVE her! Thanks for sharing her with us!

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  5. Got the tears flowing this morning. I still have a picture of your Mom on my mirror I look at every morning. I miss the way she took over every room she walked in.

    Kathy

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  6. Wow...what an amazing woman! I can tell you loved her alot. Thanks for sharing this piece of you with us.

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  7. oh Keli- DON"T EVER DO THAT AGAIN! ~sniff~ ~sniff~ It was wonderful, touching, open, raw, beautiful, heart wrentching and I LOVED IT!

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  8. Keli ~

    I remember your mom from the Pharmacy. Even when she didn't feel well, she was always happy and always had something nice to say about everyone!

    Rachel

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  9. I'm with Sheli!!!!

    I miss my Aunt Non!! =(

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  10. Not knowing you, not knowing your mom...and yet I'm still crying!

    Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you have such wonderful memories!

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  11. sniff...I miss Aunt Sandy too. I have lots of fun memories of her, she was a special lady.

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  12. That is so sweet Keli!! She definetly sounded like a wonderful woman!! I haven't lost my mom yet, but I have my "Meme" and I was really close to her. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful memory with us! I need to do a post about my Meme sometime!

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  13. Keli,

    I miss the way she and Jimmy would come in the pharmacy and make us all laugh. She lit up the room where-ever she was. I will always remember our trip to Kentucky Kingdom in the "Kia Pet". And the night i went to their house to install a computer drive and shared pizza with them was very special to me. Sandy was a wonderful woman...i wish she could have met Meribeth and my kids.

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  14. How sweet! Moms are the best :) ♥ Hugs!

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  15. Oh Keli, that was an amazing post. Your Mom sounds glorious, wonderful, beautiful, loving and cherishable.
    Of course we would have loved her just like we love you. Words can't express how thankful I am that you shared the most intimate things about your Mom with us!!!

    I'll be doing the same thing soon for my dad.

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  16. so sweet and you look a lot like her!!!

    ps hope you got to bed early last night *wink wink*

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  17. Sounds like a great woman. What a nice tribute!

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  18. I think I love your mom too. This was beautiful.

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  19. What a great post. Your mom sounds like a beautiful person. You look a lot like her!
    Loved the fire fly. How funny and cute!
    Thanks for sharing her with us!

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  20. Keli, what an AMAZING post and tribute to your mother! You look sooo much like her too! What a beautiful and incredibly talented person. Thank you so much for sharing. It also helped me appreciate my mom more!

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  21. Ahhhhhhhhh! Keli! How beautifully done. Perfect! Your moma is gorgeous! I know you miss her. She had so many gifts that she shared with you and the world. Thank you for sharing with us. God bless you!

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  22. Hey Girlie,
    I just did a post to high light Mc Allen's giveaway and to get more peeps to vote for your celebrity in that Prego contest. I just love that picture and want you to win so bad!!!

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  23. She sounds like awonderful mom...thanks for sharing! Moms are so awesome! And what a great tribute to rmember her and sharing her all your bloggy sisters!

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  24. Thank You so much for sharing your mom with us....It is so clear just how much you love her. She sounds like the type of mom I strive to be.

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  25. What a beautiful, inspirational, encouraging mom. I am so glad you shared this tribute with us.
    {{HUGS}} LeAnn

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  26. I thought of M when I saw this.......http://www.thecupcakesclub.com/

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  27. This was beautiful, it made me cry. It is so hard to loose a parent. I am right there with you with the grief and holidays.

    She sounds like one wonderful women, so glad you had her influence.

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  28. i love your mom too and i love you!

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  29. What a beautiful post about your Mom. I'm sorry for your loss Keli.

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  30. What a legacy she left Keli......you are blessed to have so many wonderful memories! Beautiful post.

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  31. I feel like I know her now with your great descriptions and memories of her! You are definitely blessed to have such a great example for you as a woman, wife and mother...I know times like this are rough...so, thanks for sharing!
    xoxo

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  32. That was so sweet. How wonderful it is to have those special memories. A beautiful tribute.

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  33. You made me smile and cry. I love my Mom too.

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  34. Dear Keli,
    She is so proud of you! Thank God for the hope we have in Christ! What a beautiful tribute!

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  35. WOW! balwing like a baby. That was beautiful. Through this little post,I am in love with your mom. I only wish I had a chance to meet her and get to hang with her. Some day...:)

    Love to you dear friend!
    :)
    Amie

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