This time of year is rough for many people that have lost loved ones. Especially when someone loses that person around the holidays. I still cannot believe Mammaw isn't here anymore....I miss her everyday....
Everyday I see her in so many ways. Hannah has her slender feet and her gentleness, Sara has her twinkle in her eyes and smile, and I just noticed the other day when looking at my hands that my nails were starting to look like hers. When she used to read to me at bedtime, I would play with her hand and study it. Oh how I wanted my hands to look like hers....they were so soft and gentle but so strong. I miss her hands, stroking my hand, patting me as I would sit beside her.
I know it's tough on so many.
So, I had one of her sweaters that I loved her in, packed away. There were a few stains on it that I could not get out so I saved it knowing that I could do something with it as a remembrance of her.
The colors weren't the perfect match but close enough...so I decided to make some stockings. She loved Christmas and giving gifts...she loved surprises too! What better way to remember her through the holidays than a stocking by the mantel where we spend lots of time?
I had enough of the sweater to make 2 of them and some leg warmers to wear with our boots. I know Mammaw would shake her head in amazement....she was always so proud of what I did.
Before she passed, I spent the weekend with her and bought this floral arrangement behind the angel. She fell in love with it!
I added some blue and pink ornaments to it and have it by the door. It's funny how little things like the stockings and this floral arrangement make Mammaw feel like she is here with me.....her Sweet Memories will live with me until I get to be with her again.