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My mom died 10 years ago today. On the one hand, I can’t believe it’s been ten years. And on the other, wow, ten years? You know what I mean, I’m sure.


My mom made me this ceramic easter egg in 1979. Her attention to detail was incredible! She painted little squares to make it look like the bunnies are sleeping under a patchwork quilt and many of those squares are symbolic. A “C” for Carole, a teeny Siamese cat.


I treasure my memories of my mom and I treasure the mementos I have that spark those memories, too.

Have a great weekend and tell someone you love them, okay?

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  1. My mom’s been gone 19 years so I do know just what you mean. You have a lovely little treasure from her. My heart goes out to you today.

  2. What a lovely little treasure from your Mom! It’s these happy memories that we hold dear to our heart, isn’t it?

  3. I have tears in my eyes and I don’t know what to say. It’s been just over a year since my mom died. I think I’ll just send you a big hug.

  4. How sweet…I’m wiping tears from my eyes. BIG cyber-hug coming your way. I tell several people a day that I Love Them! Life’s too short to let a moment go by without letting them know…

  5. I’ve read your blog for awhile but never commented. Today is the anniversary of my mom’s death as well. She passed away in 1989. The easter egg is absolutely beautiful!

  6. I know that you don’t ever stop missing your mom, no matter how long she’s been gone. It’s wonderful that you have such a precious gift from her that helps keep her memory alive, and can be passed to the next generation as well. Big hugs to you, Carole, and Happy Easter.

  7. Kathryn is sitting with me this morning as I read my blogs. We both send you mother-daughter hugs today. Have a great weekend!

  8. Yes, I do know. It’s been 12 years since I lost my mom…They are with us everyday, tho’, you know?
    Happy Easter!

  9. I bet she enjoyed making it for you, knowing you would like the special touches she added to it. Hope today is filled with happy memories.

  10. The egg is so sweet. My mom passed away last week and your treasure and the love behind it made me smile. Happy Easter!

  11. That egg is beautiful. So glad you still have it to cherish. Hugggsss to you this day. My mom’s “10 year” date is coming up in May. It’s been like this big “X” on the horizon. I really can’t believe it’s been that long. How did I manage? I do know what you mean, I think.

  12. That is such special little treasure. Those little details are great. I’m sure that it’s a hard anniversary. Treat yourself well.((hugs))

  13. Hugs to you my friend! A beautiful treasure to have and hold and remember your mom by. Have a Happy Easter!

  14. I know exactly what you mean. I inherited my mother’s rings recently, and they are gorgeous, but it’s the ceramic canister on my kitchen counter that reminds me of her every day.

  15. It’s a lovely egg, Carole. Those are the kinds of things I treasure, too. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts today.

  16. With a lump in my throat, I send you a hug across the miles. My mom may wonder why she gets squeezed so tightly when I see her this Easter Sunday.

  17. Such a lovely little gift she gave you that continues to give. I knew I’ve been thinking about you for reason. Now I know why. I love you, Carole. Have a lovely weekend with your family. ♥

  18. I’m sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad this year. But I really lost him to Alzheimer’s several years ago.

    I’ve been whining to myself lately about all the time I’ve been spending doing my mom’s taxes (her taxes are usually difficult and I’m not a tax expert so it is slow -going every year). But I did say to myself this morning that someday I won’t have her anymore and I’ll probably wish I could work on her taxes ten times over if I could just pick up the phone and hear her voice on the other end. I do have a wonderful mother (it’s just her taxes that aren’t so wonderful). So I’m lucky.

  19. I see where your craft-y side comes from. 🙂 What an adorable little egg! The teeny kitty is the best part, of course. You’ve posted about your history with cats before, so I guess it represents one of your own pets? So sweet. 🙂

  20. What a beautiful egg!!!

    I know what you mean. My father’s been gone 11 years now.

    Hugs and lots of love to you!!!

  21. As soon as I stop crying, I’m calling my mom (and then she’ll call her mom). Thank you for the reminder of what is truly important. Your mom’s daughter is a gem.

  22. It’s a beautiful egg. She obviously worked hard on it–not least of which was the thought involved. And, ten years? I’m counting myself lucky that, while I know what you mean with my head, my heart hasn’t learned it yet…

  23. Carole, that’s beautiful. I never really thought about this before (strange, being a knitter), but I really do take comfort in having things that people made for me. In some ways it’s better than photos because of the love they put into it. (hugs)

  24. OMG, I’m sobbing like a baby over this. Especially since I am in Texas for the first anniversary of my mom’s death. One year tomorrow. We are having a memorial.

    There will be lot’s of love going around here tomorrow, but I will be thinking of you with great affection too, Carole! Thank you for helping me through this first year!

  25. Now your post made me cry. That’s a lovely memento Carole, thank you for sharing that sweet memory.

    Happy Easter to you and yours!

  26. Totally know what you mean with that time warp thing! I totally take comfort in knowing that our loved ones never truly leave us. I’m totally taking your advice to heart 🙂 Have a great weekend! Totally 🙂

    Just had to add that last bit – because I’m not sure I fully showed my love for the word totally this evening 🙂

  27. Yegads. I was just thinking exactly what you wrote in your thoughts about has it really been ten years. Yesterday, as a metrefact. My mom is 10 years gone on Monday.

  28. Even though it’s been a while, I’m sure the loss is still hard. I’m sending you my prayers Carole! Also, Happy Easter!

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