From Goodbye to Hello…The Circle of Life

Last week was when I said goodbye to my mother…it is actually quite a story …I am sure I will tell when all processing has ceased.  

But, the morning after she passed, my daughter asked me to photograph my grandson in his costume.  It was one of those moments.  

Moments you are struck by how quickly things change.

Moments you are touched by the heritage your own family established.

Moments when you realize the circle of life goes on.

Have a glorious Sunday!

See you Sunday evening for a fun giveaway!


  1. Pam, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom passing. I wish that I had some words of wisdom, but I'm still struggling through my Father passing last month. For me it's strange because my Dad lived several states away, so my every day life hasn't changed drastically. But I'm always thinking "I'll have to tell Dad about this" or "I need to call Dad". It is so hard to believe he's not here any more. Most days I still can't wrap my head around it.
    One thing that does give me solace is that my Dad had a good life for the last 30 years or more. Because of my stepmom he travelled and had a woman he loved to share things with. I hope that your Mom also had a good life and that brings you some peace.
    Feel free to email me anytime you feel like talking. My email is on my about page of my blog. God bless,

  2. Precious one…..I had to run over here immediately to see you. My mum died 27 years ago. And I consider myself verbose, prolific when it comes to CHATTING and emailing, blogging and such, but poetry? It takes a life-time. But to tell the story of our lives takes time.

    I am crying here, as I see your beautiful momma. You have her smile! Keep smiling, let her beauty live in you. Process, be still, and know that GOD is the giver and receiver of our lives. I am so sorry to hear of this loss, so recent. We have one another to cheer up, to inspire, to help one another. Thank you for taking the time to come visit – be still. Anita

  3. I'm sorry to hear this Pam. It's so hard, isn't it? I lost my Mom a few years ago too and it is just being able to pick up the phone and call that is so hard. Hope you have good memories and get to spend extra time with your daughter and beautiful grandchild.

    blue hue wonderland

  4. So sorry to hear about your mother's passing, Pam. This must be a very difficult time for you, and yet you are able to write this beautiful post, and talk about your delightful grandson. I am thinking of you today and sending healing thoughts. xox

  5. I'm so sorry to know that your mother passed away.
    My mother passed away 3 years ago and I had such a rough time that I understand you perfectly. I still miss her.
    Good thing you have your daughter and your grandson, because as you very well say it's The Circle of Life.

  6. Pam, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Such a beautiful picture of you, your Mom and daughter to cherish. Your darling grandson just radiates joy and delight! Sending you hugs.

  7. So sorry about your mother. I hope you can develop a happier relationship with her now that she's gone to a better place.

    That pumpkin-baby is a smile inducer.

  8. Dear Pam I am so so sorry to hear of your Mother's Passing. I am keeping your entire family in my thoughts and prayers.
    Your little one is so darling!

    2013 Designer Series

  9. Dear Pam
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing and hope you will have all the love and support you need at this time. The photos of your grandson are wonderful! You must be so proud of your family. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. I'm very sorry to hear about your mom. I lost mine in 2006, it is hard but time does help lessen the pain. Your grandson is adorable – beautiful photo!

  11. So sorry Pam. I saw your posts last week and new something was up. We had a tragedy here in our hometown; no so close to home as yours but I had a long week too. Love these photos tho. My best to you in the time ahead. xoxo

  12. Oh Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to let go of our mothers. I knew that my mom prayed for me every day and when she was gone I felt a deep loss. All this summer I would remember her for she loved summer and picnics, fresh corn and tomatoes. Praying for comfort for you.

  13. I am so sorry for your loss Pam.
    I am glad you get to have your family around you at this time for much needed support.

    Psalm 31:24
    Be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord

  14. I am so sorry for your loss. It is very difficult to lose your mother, and there are many days that it gets easier but she is always there. I lost my mom 13 years ago and my dad 2 years ago, and I still think of them often (dreamed of them last night, actually). Your little one is precious, and they are so much fun! Take time for yourself to get through this.
    Maggie Fieger

  15. Oh…no…I just saw this post and I'm so, so sorry. I can't imagine the pain you are going through. It is scary…Life does change quickly (too quickly). You are blessed to have the little cute pumpkin (he's beautiful!) who will brighten the days ahead….Sending lots of hugs and prayers.

  16. Sweet Pam – remember the good times and I am praying that she is happier now. Hugs to you, my friend. You are a remarkable woman. Don't forget that! Love you.

  17. Pam, my condolences on the passing of your beloved mother. You and your daughter are a beautiful reflection of her grace and beauty. May her wisdom live on in the ways in which you live your lives and share her legacy with all those you touch.

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