Monday, May 07, 2007

Little Girls Garden Part Four

Part 4 is ready and I hope It is something you can enjoy, I realize we all have different styles and are all unique in our own way..in our choices for colors..and style..makes the garden of life...more beautiful ..and interesting ...the more flowers we have in it..
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For those of you interested in some Chicken Soup for the Scrappers Soul
Continue on reading about the inspiration for this kit.

Had people had listened to her cries for help, she could have been spared many painful experiences, that continued in her life until..she was almost 17 years of age..
Her mother owned what she called a cat of nine tails..which was 4 skidoo belts cut and taped together with duct tape, by which at 16, she was whipped so bad from head to toe..that she could not sleep on her back for over a week..from the pain of the bruised welts, that were all cut and had bled in the center. She was forbidden to go to school or go out of the house and sentenced to
clean the whole house while it healed.

Had her mother thought it was okay to be less then perfect and sought help instead of living in shame because she was less then perfect..things would have been different...had peer pressure of society not been what she measured herself by..things would have been different.
Our children are so effected by peer pressure..we are ourselves and the hardest thing in the world is to be yourself and to understand the influence the media..has on us and our understanding of life..
Kindness is a universal thing
by which we can each choose to be in our lives..it knows no religion but is of the heart..
Random acts of kindness can change the world and make the world a better place for everyone, one act of kindness at a time.

She is not a sad person for all of this but a person who is loving and most of all forgiving.
When asked, how could you love your mother so much after all you have been through..she thought about it and answered..."I love my mother with all my heart and I made the choice and sought to understand her and forgive her."

I read a lovely passage on Hilmaroses Blog that so touched my heart..as it is so true..it is what we are doing when we create with love... it is what we are going to leave behind in the memories we create with our families and friends, not only in pictures but in heart.
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." Pericles

Since my mother passing on...I am having good days and moments when tears just hit me that puts a pain in my heart..that aches, but I feel her with me in all I do
A few weeks before she got really sick we were speaking on the phone..and she told me..how very proud of me she was...words..that meant the world to me..for many reasons and I told her how much she meant to me...she told me she was getting her will ready and asked if there was anything I wanted..wow..that was a hard question..because you don't want anything more then your mother...and a mothers love...and you miss it so much..when it is not there..when you can't pick up the phone and say I love you...

Each of you have touched my life in helping me understand...and from you I have come to start working on putting together...my family history..I discovered that my grandfather was born..on Cherry Street in Boston, Mass.
and I even found a picture of Cherry Street on Google...which I have kept to work on a family album..for my brothers and sister..

Thank you for being a part of my Garden..
There is a passage I read somewhere that grew into a important part of my life somewhere along the way

You can never be to careful
Of the seeds your hands will sow
For love from love is sure to ripen
Hate from Hate is sure to grow.


19 comments:

fran b said...

i look forward to your DLs!Thanks soooo much!

Lynn said...

This kit is exceptionally beautiful & I thank you so much for allowing me to share in it.

God bess,
Lynn

Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for part 4 of your beautiful kit!!!!

grambie said...

God has smiled on me, he has set me free. God has smiled on me, he's so good, he means everything to me. Oh my, my heart is full after reading your blog. But his goodness is everywhere. He gave you a Mother who loved & honored you. A love that protected & cherished. He is so good with his blessings.

Your inspiration for this beautiful & elite kit perfectly designed is what faith & love is the only key. In spite of her hardships, she persevered because she believed. Oh my. My heart is sad, yet joyful after reading your words of wisdom.

The artistic creations within this kit reaches out to all who downloads. The symetry of the elements, the mat vellum with the scallops, along with the lovely flowers all cohesively join as one to represent your labor of love. The bible verse that tops your layout is poignant in its presentation, but so true. TFS. Leavin A Little LUV!!!! XOXOXOXO

Elaine said...

Thank you so much for another piece to this beautiful kit. I know it is too soon for you to be feeling any less saddened by your Mothers passing, but trust me it will get better. It is really so true that time heals all. So hold on and take comfort from your family and friends.

SherryD said...

So very beautiful! Thank you for sharing your art.

Anonymous said...

Wow! The kit gets better each time. It is beautiful. thanks for sharing
mmikes

Heather said...

I get so excited with each part of this gorgeous kit that you post. Thank you so much.

Lisa said...

Joanne, I love reading your blog. It is always uplifting and inspirational! You are so elequent when you speak of your mother. I know this Sunday on Mother's Day will be hard for you, but your heart is filled with sweet memories! Thank you for another beautiful part to your garden kit! I appreciate your kindness.

KayLynn said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful kit, it just gets sweeter with each new piece.

Anonymous said...

That was beautiful and I am crying. Random acts of kindness are so easily done. When I lost my mother, I as 19, and I did not get to say good-bye. 3 days after the funeral my Dad called and asked me what I wanted of hers. I asked for her Bible. He didn't understand why I didn't want the 'expensive' things. That is because they were material and not what she poured her love into. May you find peace with the passing of your mother. Your tribute to the girl is absolutely beautiful. God Bless, Kathy M

BelindasScrapz said...

Thank you for sharing those words truer words have never been spoken. Hate is not born it is shared and taught. I will not forget those words and reading your blog made me smile and want to cry all at the same time. Thanks for sharing such beautiful creations and words
Belinda

Beth said...

Your writing is so thought provoking.
I am "wow'ed".
Thank you for sharing, not just your beautiful pieces to the Kit but mostly thank you for what you share with your words.

Josie said...

Thank you for sharing another part of this lovely kit, but more importantly, for sharing your heart!

patty said...

ty for part4 of your lovely garden kit. purple is one of my mothers favorite colors and feel so very blessed to be here to be part of your garden of friends.

Anonymous said...

I just discovered your site a few days ago and have been busy downloading your beautiful kits. Your style suits me to a "T". I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I lost my mom several years ago and still miss her - I keep thinking of things to ask her. I also love reading your blog. Thanks again!!! camson

tajicat said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work! Sorry for your loss it is hard to lose a parent especially a mother. Thanks for sharing the information and quotes etc. Glad you are working on your family history, you will leave a treasure for the future generations. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the lovely things you are giving us. You must be one of the most generous people on this earth.
May God bless you and your dear ones so that you may enjoy life as you yourself wish.
Mona, Israel

Lani said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration.