Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Doing YOU WELL Wednesday #48 and happy birthday mommy

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope your week has been wonderful! Today's "DYWW" is dedicated to my lovely mother Mary Lee Brown Flemming, who would have celebrated her 71st birthday today! I sure do miss that lady!! Here's a post I wrote last year commemorating what would have been her 70th birthday. You can read "A Legacy of Grace" HERE. For those of you who know me, y'all know that I write letters to my mommy all the time, lol! 



I'm "doing well" because I can finally celebrate my mother's life without getting sad. I've been blessed with
the infinite memories she left us with. For that, I'm thankful! This weekend my sisters and I will be going out to dinner to celebrate her birthday.

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I've always loved her smile...it was as sweet as she was. I think that's one of my kid's hand, lol


Your turn! Do you commemorate the life of a lost loved one? If so, how? Tell us what you're "doing well" or are thankful for this week? Share in the comments below. Don't forget to link up your post(s), any you'd like,  visit a few of the blogs and spread some comment love and encouragement and let them know you're dropping by from the "DYWW" link-up! 

Until Monday...I call you blessed! And don't forget to tell your mommy that you love her! :-) 





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25 comments:

  1. Oh that is WONDERFUL Michell!! Enjoy the celebration with your sisters and I know your mama would be SO proud of you all!!! XOXO

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  2. Thanks for hosting Michell. I hope the peace of God and your memories of your beautiful Mother will continue to carry you through the pain of missing her.

    Love,
    Heather
    MySweetMission.net

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  3. Hi Dear Friend
    That is such a wonderful way to celebrate your mothers life. Laugh and enjoy your sisters, she would have wanted that for all of you. Thank you for hosting and if you have a minute come over and link up with me too.
    Warm hugs to you
    Angel

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  4. That is such a lovely way to celebrate your mother's birthday and her life. I am sure your Mom would love that! Thank you for hosting!

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  5. Wishing you well to celebrate your Moms Birthday, it will be a special time!

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  7. Hi Michell!
    I had to add something to my earlier response. I know that you miss your mom. I remember reading the post, last year. I miss my grandmother, so much. She passed away at age 94 and she was the rock of our family. I, too, write letters to her in my journal. She lives in my heart~

    Thank you, for hosting the link-up! Blessings!

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  8. Miss my momma so much. She has been in heaven 8 years on April 21.

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  9. Glad to hear you are able to remember the wonderful times you had with your mom. Keep her in your heart and she will always be with you! Thanks for hosting and letting us share with you!

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  10. My grandmother used to be the audience I wrote to - now it's my boys:) My grandmother made me feel beautiful inside - and she taught me to be a fighter! We are blessed to have women we miss!

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  11. It's a big deal when you can start thinking of happy memories and smiling again and how lovely that you get together and remember her. My Grandma died when I was 19, which is 20 years ago now, and mostly I smile when I think of what she would have said, or done. Occasionally I get sad because I still miss her. When we're in Italy, I always light a candle for her when we visit any catholic churches and then she knows I still think of her.

    Louisa - My Family & Abruzzo

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  12. You know, I don't do anything tangible to celebrate my grandmother's death, but she is never far away from my thoughts. But this is a sweet idea, something I might do, too.

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  13. This is such a precious idea to celebrate & remember the life of someone you love. May God bring you comfort & joy as you remember your mom. Blessings!

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  14. Oh, thanks for sharing about your Mom! What a beautiful smile! I, too, walk in a wonderful, godly legacy left to me by my Dad. He passed away almost 24 years ago. It's hard to believe it's been that long.
    Much love,
    Scarlett xo

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  15. Hi Michell! I know what a blessing it is to have sisters. All four of us took care of my mom the two weeks she was on this earth. What a precious thing to share. She died 12/13/10. It will be four years this year...amazing. In some ways it seems like yesterday, in others, miles away.
    We don't celebrate like you do because we all live in different states. But I talk to her all the time. Every day. I know she is with me.
    Have a wonderful dinner in honor of a wonderful Mom!
    Ceil

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  16. Happy birthday to your beautiful mom. :)

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  17. I remember the letter from last year well. I thought it was such a nice way to honor the memory of loved ones. Happy Birthday mama!

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  18. Beautiful mom! You look like her. My grandmother died in 2012 and I commemorate her and her spirit of gratitude on Thursdays by listing everything I've been grateful for that week.

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  19. Michell, happy birthday to your beautiful mother. She was absolutely beautiful.

    Stephanie.

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  20. Great way to celebrate. Happy Birthday to her.

    I just try to remember the good things that I learned from people and try to pass it on.

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  21. Your mother was a pretty lady. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree, Michell! I think that's great that you and your sisters will celebrate her by going to dinner. I am doing well this week because I am finding new opportunities personally and professionally. It's inspiring.

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  22. Michell, I can't imagine not having my mother around anymore. I just can't. It scares me. I'm an only child and she's my dearest friend. I'm sorry about your mom. It must be so hard not to have her around to bounce things off of or to just blow off some steam.

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  23. I remember visiting last year (where has the time gone!!) and loving your sweet tribute to your loving mother! It brings special memories to me also; only 4 weeks apart from my mother's birthday who would have been 87 this year! Oh how I miss her and look forward to seeing her again someday! Blessed we are sister, to have such special memories of our mothers; our friends!

    Have a joyful weekend Michell!!
    Denise

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  24. Hey Michell! I'm with you all the way re: observing the special days of our departed loved ones. Tomorrow is the second anniversary of the passing of a very dear friend and coworker. All this week my mind has been on her. Your mom is so sweet looking. Reminds me of you, dear friend!

    I've done me well this week by getting back into strength training at the gym and going there for five of the last seven days. Yay me!

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  25. This is a wonderful way to celebrate your mother after she has passed. It's nice to get together with family members to sit down and catch up with what has been going on, whilst reminiscing on a woman who has raised you all well. It's also a great way to keep her name alive, and to make sure the kids continue the tradition of doing things like this. I hope you all had a wonderful time together and enjoy the rest of your week.

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