Apostrophy Designs: Penny For Some {Random} Thoughts

Penny For Some {Random} Thoughts

I had a lot of people ask me about the So You Think You're Crafty competition. I just wanted to let you know I had an absolute blast competing in the competition, but due to my family circumstances I decided to drop out as of last Monday morning.

I appreciate all the love and support of everyone voting and Missy was a sweetheart and said I was always welcome to come back and audition in the future... So who knows what will happen, I'm really excited for the ladies left in the competition and can't wait to see who will win! Go on over and cast your vote...

I was also lined up to participate as a guest crafter for the Color My Summer series over at the fabulous blog, Delia Creates. But unfortunately I also had to drop out, I have my supplies and if I can get around to it I will show you what I had cooked up... Can I just say how cute Delia is and that she has some fun crafts and crafters lined up. So go over to Delia Creates and give them some love...

I am barely making my way through funeral photos. It's hard to look at stuff, life just seems surreal. However I could make it through this section of pictures I tried to take of Bergen in this dress my Mom had made over 10 years ago for my niece, Brinlee. My Mom was one talented lady, remember how she made Bergen a gorgeous yellow dress for her Blessing Day?

I just happened upon the dress as I was going through clothes a few weeks ago. I am so thankful to have found it and that Bergen could show it off at the viewing on Wednesday night. She loved wearing the dress because it was purple and she thought she was a princess. 

 Here is a picture of all of the grandkids (minus cute Crew & Grady) as they practiced their song they sang at the funeral. They are such a sweet bunch, it's easy to see why their Grandma loved them so much!

Did I mention they had me in tears from the moment they stood up there? Oh sweet angels.

Tonight I quietly drove by my mom's grave or "Grandma's Place" as Bergen calls it. I thought she was sleeping but she woke up as I stopped and said "Give Grandma flowers and I tell her love you Grandma!"  I lost it.

I have been so used to seeing my Mom just about everyday when she was alive. We have visited the "her place" quite a bit since her funeral. I just had been thinking one of these days I would show up and the flowers might be gone...but my sister who had been on the same wave length went a picked up a flower windmill and let the kids put it in the ground. She would've loved it.

I am really sorry I am not good at responding to text messages, e-mails, or the like. But I really do appreciate all of the love and support we have received. I sure hope I can be the kind of friend to others, that have been there for me. Thanks more than words can say!


Adrienne Hansen said...

Tori Jo, do not feel bad about not responding to messages etc...we just want you to know that we are all here for you and love you. If you need ANY of us you can get back to us. That little Bergs is such a sweet girl. I can't believe how smart she is to know to say those sweet things to her grandma. She really is a little princess in that dress. I am always so amazed to see the incredible things your mom would make. Such talent!

I want to make you guys dinner when things slow down with all the other food. I'll coordinate with Adam. And I still want to watch Bergs anytime. I love you guys!!! Hang in there.

PS-I've got some good stuff I could tell you. Maybe I'll text ya tomorrow. ;)

Katie said...

Don't be hard on yourself. Take it one day at a time. Give yourself lots of time. I love the dresses. Amazing and priceless.

Heather Brady said...

This was a really sweet post.

I'm so sorry about your Mom, Tori. You are a beautiful and talented woman and so was your mom - although I didn't know her, that's easy to see. One day at a time.

Delia said...

What a beautiful dress. She really was such a talented lady. I love reading your thoughts. My prayers are with you always.

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