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My Mother

My dear mother passed away earlier this week and I am now in Australia with my family. She died peacefully with my father and brother by her side. My mother was a faithful, loving, wonderful wife, mother, sister, Nanna and friend. She is now in the presence of Jesus, her saviour whom she loved and trusted throughout her 82 years.  I am so blessed to have had such a loving, prayerful, unselfish role model and friend.

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124 Comments on “My Mother”

  1. Lena Beck says:

    my deepest condolences to you &Families

    On Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 9:01 PM, Heather Telford wrote:

    > Heather posted: ” My dear mother passed away earlier this week and I am > now in Australia with my family. She died peacefully with my father and > brother by her side. My mother was a faithful, loving, wonderful wife, > mother, sister, Nanna and friend. She is now in the pr” >

    • ID SuzyQ says:

      ID SuzyQ
      Heather,
      I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May the wonderful memories of her help you as you deal with your loss. May God bless you and all your family and provide you comfort during these challenging times.

  2. Sue Craig says:

    Heather, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family. May God be at your side providing what you need at this sad time.

  3. I am so sorry to hear your sad news, Heather. It’s heartbreaking to lose a parent. I’m so terribly sad for you and will keep you in my prayers.

  4. Liz in NH says:

    So sorry for your loss. She has a wonderful legacy in her daughter.

  5. Carolyn says:

    So sorry to hear your news. Sending love, wishing you peace xx

  6. Shauna Todd says:

    Dear Heather, our most heartfelt sympathies are with you and your family during this sorrowful time.

  7. donna says:

    Dear Heather and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Knowing the woman you are, your mother was an amazing woman. May memories bless you and calm your heartache.

    Jack and Donna Wisnicki

  8. Lonya says:

    so very sorry for your loss

  9. Mary-Jane Downey says:

    Losing a mom is one of the hardest things in life, sending big hugs!

  10. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    Dear Heather, you have written a beautiful note about your mother. I am very sorry for your loss. My own mother is 92, and I can’t imagine life without her. Take care of yourself. Beverly.

  11. Maggie Johnson says:

    I’m so sorry. Prayers for you and your family.

  12. Sylvie Renaud says:

    So sorry for your loss Heather. Sending prayers for you and your family!

  13. Dear Heather, how blessed you are to have such a wonderful Mother and Father in your life. Although she has now passed through on she is now reunited with her family who have gone on before. Celebrate her life and all that she is to you. I know how hard to is to rush home on a long flight to be with your grieving family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. As you go forward I’m sure she will inspire you in your wonderful creations.

  14. Mary says:

    I’m sorry for the loss of you Mom. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 BIG HUG!

  15. Deanne says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  16. Micheline Jourdain says:

    I am so sorry for the loss Heather. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Katie says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts
    and prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Aptil says:

    We are lucky for every minute we have with our mothers, they teach us so much about life. We are so fortunate to have happy memories to hold onto when they go to heaven. Prayers for you and your family

  19. Ingrid says:

    Heather, I’m so sorry for your loss.I’m sure your visit with be filled many wonderful memories of her life. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  20. Patricia says:

    Heather, I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless all of you.

  21. So sorry for the loss of your dear Mother, may God bring peace

  22. simone mcloughlin says:

    Sorry to read about your mom’s passing. I’m sure you will miss her greatly.
    May the peace of God fill your heart as well and all the wonderful memories
    you have of your mom.
    God Bless you.

  23. Terri La Masa says:

    May knowing that others care bring you consolation and may the good Lord bring strengt and peace.

  24. Swh2013 says:

    Oh Heather, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. We are never ready to lose our Mothers no matter how old we are. Sending you tons of hugs!

  25. ednamburgess says:

    So very sorry for your loss. I lost my Mother at the age of 74, 27 years ago and still miss her so much. Sending sympathy and prayers. Edna

  26. Rufus says:

    With Sympathy for your loss. I’m glad that you are surrounded by family and can all be there for each other. As long as she is remembered she’s never truly gone. Sending a hug and a prayer.

  27. cmt says:

    God blessed you with a wonderful mother, and she with a wonderful daughter. Thank you for sharing her with us today. She had a lovely smile. Prayers for everyone in the family.

  28. Susie Williams says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Heather. Your mother must have been a wonderful lady, because YOU sure are. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  29. My condolences, peace comes in the form of memories. Those you will always have.

  30. Jane says:

    So sorry for your loss! May the love of God comfort you.

  31. dlweldon says:

    So sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  32. Vicki B says:

    Heather, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mother sounds like a wonderful lady!

  33. Marj Marion says:

    Blessings on you and your family. Losing a parent is a hard part of life. I pray for peace and acceptance for you. And, just a word of thanks for all your wonderful art posts.

  34. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family for the loss of your mother. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  35. chrissieann says:

    I was so saddened to hear your news Heather and you and your family are in my thoughts. What wonderful memories you must treasure of such a lovely lady.

  36. Diana says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! You will be in my thoughts…

  37. cadair2014 says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss of your mother. She sounded like a wonderful woman. Caring thoughts are being sent to your family.

  38. Shirley Baker says:

    Praying for you and your family on the loss of your dear mother, Heather. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  39. Jan Castle says:

    May the peace the passes understanding comfort you Heather, and your family in the home going of you Mother.
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

  40. Nicole Douthit says:

    Heartfelt condolences for your tremendous time of loss ❤

  41. lollthompson says:

    I’m so sorry hear about your mom’s passing, Heather. Your tribute to her is lovely and shows how much you admired her. Sending you a warm hug as you deal with this tragic loss.

  42. Renée Bèrgèron D'amboise says:

    Heather,
    I am so deeply sorry to hear of your mother’s passing away! I am lifting you and your family up in prayer and asking Jesus to cradle you, your father and brother in his loving, caring and compassionate arms 🙏🏻. May you find peace and comfort in the days, months and years ahead of you. May God bless you!

  43. Mari says:

    So very sorry for your loss, Heather, my condolences to you and your family.

  44. My sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved mother.

  45. Jane Clempson says:

    I am sorry for your loss Heather x

  46. Charlene says:

    May the Lord bless and keep you during this time of separation. What a wonderful hope you have of seeing her once again, together, with Jesus. I too lost my mother this year so I know of your heart ache.

  47. Gill Allardice says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Stay close to Jesus and He will guide you through this time of sadness and separation. With love from UK. Gill x

  48. Monny says:

    I am deeply saddened to hear of your Mums passing. You are in my thoughts. With love from Monica. NZ.

  49. Jan D., FL says:

    God bless and keep you during this time of loss.

  50. ann gorgone says:

    Dear Heather: I am so sorry for your loss. It’s a terrible loss no matter how old we are. You are in my thoughts. Ann Gorgone

  51. Janine B says:

    So sorry to read about the passing of your Mother. She sounds as though she was a wonderful woman. God bless you at this tough time and be with you and your family xx

  52. bmoan1 says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Heather. What a wonderful role model you mom must have been. Holding you close to my heart and wishing you peace of heart and mind.

    Billie Moan Rambling Rose Studio

    Sent from my iPad

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  53. Laurie says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, but thought you gave a lovely tribute to this lady of faith. Be peaceful.

  54. BettyAnn Arrasmith says:

    I am so sorry Heather. I know this is a difficult time.

  55. Sherry says:

    Heather, that was a lovely tribute to your mother. Her love will be with you forever. May memories of happy times bring you comfort and joy. Hugs, Sherry

  56. Chris says:

    Heather, so sorry about the loss of your Mother. May your lifelong memories bring you comfort at this sad time.

  57. Liane Desmarais-Cavanagh says:

    Dear Heather, I cannot find the words to express how sorry I am. I am sending you hugs and supportive thoughts.

  58. maureenchandler says:

    Heather, so sorry for the loss of your very special mother. We were lucky enough to have our mom for 92 years but the loss is still real and present even after almost 4 years. Sending you love and hugs and happy memories of her love for you!! XOXO

  59. Brenda says:

    Prayers for peaceful memories to sustain you!

  60. Pat says:

    So sorry for your sad loss Heather and my condolences to you and your family. Your memories of your wonderful Mum will help sustain you in times to come. x

  61. Pam says:

    Dear Heather,
    So sorry for your loss. May the love and caring that surrounds you give you strength and comfort. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  62. Heather your Mom was a shining beacon in your life and will continue to be so – just in a different way. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

  63. Bonnie says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, dear Heather.

  64. Stephanie says:

    I was sorry to read about the passing of your mom. Heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

  65. Lynne says:

    sending prayers and love to you and your family.

  66. Joan diemyer says:

    Heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  67. Judith Huggett says:

    Very sorry to hear your news will keep you and your family in my prayers

  68. Char says:

    I am sorry for your loss, Heather. My mother also died at 82, and I can tell you that the years of memories you’ve stored will come back to you in the most unexpected and joyful ways. Take care of yourself.

  69. Deanna Hanlin says:

    Prayers are with you! Oh how we all long to be in the arms of Jesus! You will see her again, for now cherish your memories.

  70. wacapp says:

    Sending my sympathies and a wish for you to have lovely and joyous memories of your mom.

  71. Mac Mable says:

    Sending heartfelt thoughts and hugs. What wonderful memories you must have? x

  72. Peet says:

    So sorry for your loss Heather. My thoughts are with you.

  73. bonnielynnh says:

    Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Sending my deepest sympathy

  74. Terry Butler Janes says:

    Dear Heather,
    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear mother. May she rest in peace, secure in the love of our Lord and Saviour. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  75. I’m so sorry. She sounds like a beautiful person. Big hugs to you. ❤️

  76. Karen Jackson says:

    Oh Heather I am so sorry that you have lost your dear mother. It is a difficult time for you just now, it is hard I know, but try to focus on all the togetherness & love you had, rather than thinking what you have now lost. With love to you & yours.

  77. Jacquelyn Harmon says:

    How wonderful that, though you grieve the loss of your mother, you can rejoice that she is with her Lord, Jesus. Sending prayers for comfort and peace, Jacque

  78. Heidi says:

    Very sorry for your loss.

  79. So sorry for the loss of your lovely Mother. She will be with you forever in your heart and wonderful memories! Take care. xxx

  80. Liz Chartrand says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Heather. Thinking of you and your family. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort.

  81. Donna Sicafuse says:

    So very sorry for the loss of your mother. You have the memories made during the years and they will never go away. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Donna

  82. Ginny Livingstone says:

    So sorry for your loss. I lost my dear Mum 2 years ago and my heart still aches. The memories of her wonderful life make life sweeter however. Thoughts and prayers are winging their way to you.

  83. Tracy says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  84. Peggy Wood says:

    Sorry for your loss. No matter how much you know she is at peace and withJesus, she will be missed. My condolences

  85. KK says:

    Condolences, Heather. I’m sure you were both blessed to have each other.

    Praising God for her life and praying for you. Blessings x

  86. marilyn418 says:

    That was a lovely tribute your wrote to your mom….you were indeed very lucky. Wishing you peace.

  87. Carol Tummon says:

    Dear Heather,
    So very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother. I know it is really hard right now but with God’s love and help you will remember all those wonderful years you had your mother and all the things she imparted to you and your family.

    God bless you and your family as you celebrate your mother’s homegoing.

  88. Claude says:

    sending sympathy and prayers. wishing peace !

  89. Lou Wittmer says:

    So sorry for your loss. May you find peace with your happy memories.

  90. karen purdy says:

    May you find peace and joy in your memories of your mother.

  91. Jannis Pratt says:

    So very sorry for your loss Heather…

  92. Nancy Mehl says:

    Dear, dear lady………..what a blessing to have had such a wonderful, Godly woman for a mother….she certainly is safe if the Saviour’s arms now……and be comforted by the certainty that you will be reunited with her in Heaven……….

  93. bonnie L Borgeson says:

    There are not words I know, but I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mother. I hope you take comfort knowing she is at peace.

  94. Clelie says:

    It is such a strange time…to be sorrowing for our loss and at the same time rejoicing for our loved one who is in the presence of our Lord and Saviour and marveling at the wonders of Heaven! My prayers are with you and all your family. ♥Clavell

  95. Tish says:

    So sorry for your loss. Your words were so encouraging about her knowing Jesus and you know where she is. This is certainly something to celebrate. Thank you for sharing such a sorrowful time with your followers. We are grateful to your mom, who in turn has produced a Believer and one who loves to share her talents with us.
    May you find God’s peace in your sorrows.

  96. SANDRA WALSH says:

    Sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother.

  97. Bozena says:

    Heather, I’m so sorry for your loss. It gave you and your family a very hard time. I hope you still feel your mother’s presence. Because she has not disappeared, she is still with you.
    Strong hugs,
    BożenA

  98. Kris Markham says:

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I lost my mom in April and I know what how empty your life feels.
    Kris Markham, Iowa

  99. Sylvia Henderson says:

    blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Dear Heather I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother.  Hopefully the good memoriesWill comfort you during this time of grieving someone so special andIrreplaceable.   Your friend, Sylvia❤️

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

  100. Pat B. (Toronto/Whitby) says:

    I wish you and your family comfort and blessings.

  101. Salli says:

    My comfort, as yours, comes from knowing you will see her again. She will be well and smiling, and as if no time had passed.

  102. Elizabeth Tew-George says:

    Sincere Sympathy to you and your family for your loss. Your Mum was one of the key ingredients in the mixture of how your life turned out. She will be missed. I know I miss mine. Thinking of you .

  103. Jill LANCETT says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mum…Peace be with you.

  104. Bonnie says:

    When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

  105. susanbri says:

    Heather, my deepest condolences. My Mum died a year and a half ago and I can totally empathize with the sense of loss and sadness you are experiencing. Like you, I was so fortunate to have the Mum I had – treasure your memories forever.

  106. Hilde Jaeggli says:

    I am so sorry to hear from the loss of your dear mother. I am sending my deepest condolences to you and to all your family.

  107. Wanda Thursby says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. May she rest forever in our Lord’s presence and may He give you His peace.

  108. Glenna says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Heather. Sending prayers to you and your family. May God’s love give you strength at this sad time. Your mom was an amazing woman.

  109. Lindsey says:

    My condolences, Heather.

  110. SharonB says:

    Heartfelt sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your Mom. She raised a fine daughter and ya’ll look so much alike.

  111. Haley Dyer says:

    So sorry for your loss! May you continue to find comfort and strength in our Lord & savior!

  112. Sharon Clark says:

    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. What a comfort to know she is with Jesus and all tears have been wiped away. Love and blessings, Sharon C>

  113. Ellie Knol says:

    Hi Heather,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May God bless you and all your family and provide you comfort during these diffiicult time. I lost my mom in March at age nearly 90, also had to travel (SA) and come back.. difficult with that distance.. take care.. look UP!

  114. Cathie says:

    So sorry for your loss Heather! May the good memories you have comfort you!

  115. Miriam Prantner says:

    So sorry for your loss. She sounds like an amazing woman of faith!

  116. Ronda says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  117. Maxine says:

    Prayers to you and yours, sweet lady! Heaven has received another angel.

  118. Anne Sweeney says:

    Dear Heather my Friend in crafting . I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother..Please except my  sincere condolences.. and I’m so glad to hear that she knows our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Yours in Christ and Ink Anne .

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

  119. ND says:

    From time to time I comment on Heather’s cards and I do today, not so much to comment on her words which are so true and beautifully expressed or on the photographs which are special reminders of over 56 years which Heather’s mother and I shared, but to express my joy and appreciation of the 119 comments which preceed this one.

    So many names I recognize, people who share Heather’s love of cardmaking and clearly care for one another. You are a special fellowship of people, encouraging and supporting one another in the development and use of you talents.

    But your love and care clearly reacn beyond your shared gifts , something that has been greatly appreciated by Heather.

    On this occasion, however, the love and care has reached out beyond her to embrace her family,, and her brothers and their families,as well as me, her Dad.

    Thank you for all the words that you have expressed to Heather and about her, and about her dear Mother Ruth.

    May God’s peace and joy be with you all.

    ND

  120. Lieve says:

    I did read this text on an old graveyard in Ireland, some years ago :

    “Mum.
    Two tired eyes are sleeping,
    Two willing hands are still;
    The one who worked so hard for us,
    Is resting at Gods will.”

    My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. Surely she will live on forever in the heart and memory of the whole family. Warm hug from Belgium, Lieve

  121. Verna Stevens says:

    Heather, So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. What a difficult for your family. I hope that you will come to realize that she has only left you in body. She will be very much alive in your heart and in your mind. Every thing you say, everything you do, everything you think will contain part of her. She will always there with you.

  122. Jennifer says:

    Thinking of you -Jennifer a faithful reader of your blog

  123. SandyT says:

    Dear Heather, I’m so sorry for your loss. Again we have something in common … My husband Melvin passed October 5th…. Lots of prayer for your family too. HUGS


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