Friday, May 11, 2012


Dear Mom,
As we celebrate another Mother's Day without you, I remember our last time together, twelve years ago when we all had dinner together at our home on that precious Sunday for Mother's Day.

 You left us 4 months later to live in your heavenly home. While I still know the pain of that sad time, I find great joy in the knowledge you are in a much better place with our Lord.

Your pink roses planted outside your bedroom window here at my home, are doing beautiful. Full and gorgeous just the way you last saw them. I remember how much fun I had planting that pretty climber just for you when you came to live with us. It remains a blessing to me each and everyday as I view the beauty of this hardy vine.

This day as always, seems the perfect time to say thank you for having been in my life, although to short a time. Your teachings remain with me each and every day as I draw from those learning's in my daily life. Your loving ways, generous heart and gentle spirit will always be alive in my world. Always wise and helpful, was just your way. On nearly any subject I remember your words as my guide, but most of all, I hold dear your love for God and the example you set for me during my growing years. Memories today I keep close in heart and mind.

Thank you for being my mother. I miss you beyond words and I love you forever. Celestina Marie
Happy Mother's Day to all.


Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste... what a beautiful post to your mama... and her special pink roses are so precious... I am happy you had as many years with her as you did... it is so hard without them... my mama passed away 30 years ago the end of this month and it seems like an eternity... it is...wishing you peace and beautiful memories as you hold your mama close in your heart this Mothers Day... xoxo Julie Marie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Dear Celeste, I just cried when I read your post. Such a beautiful tribute to your precious mother and the way she lived her life and raised you. You are precious also, and I so know why. Wish I could have met your mom. Thinking of you on Mother's Day and always!

Love you,


Oh dear and sweet Celeste, what a beautiful tribute to your dearest mother! I cannot imagine been without my dear mom, but you've taught me a lesson about letting go,and to be in a better place, next to our Lord... as the inevitable will eventually come to all of us, anyway. I love her pretty pink roses for her and it warms my heart. Wishing you a wonderful and lovely MOTHER'S DAY along with your family.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

You have shared such a beautiful post, and poignant tribute to your dear Mother.
The pretty pink roses are so gorgeous and must remind you of her, every time you look at them.

Sending love and hugs and hope you have a lovely weekend and Mother's day

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh what beautiful roses, I bet Mom has a hand in that!! My Mom is still alive,but my Dad has passed, I just know we are never old enough to lose a parent! Enjoy your Mothers Day and don't forget to smell the roses!


Shirley said...

Hi Celestina, It has been a little while since I have had time to visit, but if you read my blog you will understand. A beautiful tribute to your mama. It is hard when these special days come by when you have lost your mother or father or both. We think about all of the wonderful memories and we do have a lot of those. Happy Mother's Day Hugs from your Missouri Friend.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Celestina,
Your tribute to your mom is very touching. She must have been a very special lady because she has raised a very special daughter! Her roses are exquisite and I'm glad they grow in your garden now. They are such a gorgeous shade of pink and I imagine their scent is heavenly. Thank you for your moving post and I wish you, dear friend, a lovely Mother's Day weekend.

Blessings & hugs,

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

Your Mother will be smiling down from heaven. Such a poetic tribute, summing up the meaning of a dear mother. I'm still blessed having my Mother, however scarce the time spent with her due to the vast distance across the ocean. But hearing her voice is great.
Have a wonderful mother's day yourself and enjoy that special rose...


il blog di lecoqchante said...

She lives with you, in your memory because the beautiful people are never forgotten and we love to be there!
Happy Mother's Day dear Celestine!
Kisses, Lecoq

Ann said...

I love your sincere post.
You made me remember my dear mother who past away in 2004 but her memories and love still remains in our hearts forever.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What a beautiful and loving tribute to your dear Mother. This was a joy to read.

So nice to 'meet' you also! I just visited your lovely Etsy shop as well. Thank you for the kind comments on my post yesterday.



Very pretty "Mother's Roses"...
Happy Mom's Day..

Ginny said...

Ok, so now you did it to me, also. The tears are streaming as I write this, because I know how your heart aches for your mother just as my heart aches for mine. This is one day a year, that my thoughts and memories of my mother truly surround my heart, more so than any other day.
Dear Celeste, May your Mother's day be filled with joy,and know how much you are loved by your son, your husband, your family and your friends, especially me!

Createology said...

This is such a beautiful tribute to your beloved mother. Thankfully your memories and lessons learned through her motherly guidance are with you every moment. Blessings Celestina Marie...

1CardCreator said...

What a touching tribute to your Mother, she must have been a very special lady! Happy Mothers Day dear!

BG said...

Happy Mother's Day Celeste! Thanks for sharing your tender moments.

Ingeborg van Zuiden said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Celeste! So so beautiful!!!! So touching! That rose is so special! There are no more words to express the beauty in this post! Enjoy the day!

Kerri said...

Happy Mother's Day! Your post is a beautiful tribute to your mother. So sweet. I know how much you miss her so I am sending special hugs.


romance-of-roses said...

Celestina, A very special mothers Day to you, my friend. Your tribute is lovely and had me in tears as I also miss my mom terribly. It's been 10 years and I miss her so much, sometimes I even feel like I need her here beside me to guide me and help me in a difficult situation. Being an only child don't have a sister and my godmother is also gone, so have to face the situations myself. Hugs and blessings...Lu

Unknown said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mother.

EllenaElizabeth said...

GOD bless all our mothers. I have not had to face the trauma of losing my mum. She is fit and healthy at this stage. I can only imagine how much you must miss her.
Thanks for sharing.

Ruth Welter said...

Celeste, I hope you had a lovely mother's day. Your pink roses are so pretty.


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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..