June 15th
Busy-ness and distraction



Marjorie Donovan

January 31, 1938 - June 23, 2014



The boys picked a vaseful of flowers from Mom's garden because they knew how much she'd love that. They loved their Nonni so much.


The cousins finally had an opportunity to spend some time together and, boy, would Mum have enjoyed that. They stuck like glue! It's going to be so fun to see their friendship develop and grow as they do.


Even though this morning's forecast said that it was supposed to rain all day... and for the next three or four... the sun came out! Blue sky and lovely clouds over the roof of her house. And guess what? The sun will be out, for the most part, all week. (Hi Mom.)




Oh, Vicki, I'm so very sorry. I wish I had adequate words of condolence. "There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart." -Mahatma Gandhi


Welk, Bonny, those words are awfully good. I've never read that quote before... committing to memory now. Thank you.

Amy Artisan

So sorry to hear the news, Vicki. I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts & prayers. What a wonderful vignette of pictures to capture the day & the sweet, sweet memories that will remain as y'all move through the coming days and beyond.


I'm so sorry to hear this. Hugs to you.


I'm very sorry, Vicki. I hope being with your family and getting all those signs from your mom will bring you some comfort.


Vicki, my heart goes out to you and your family; I'm so sorry. I know your mom is still with you just like Bonny said. Wishing you sunshine and little boy smiles...lots of them! and a big virtual hug! xo-Mary


Vicki - The strength of your family will get you through ... as it has already, clearly. May your memories bring you comfort. Hugs to you all. XOXOXOXO


So sorry for your loss. Enjoy the wee ones, as I'm sure your mom would have wanted you too!

Stephanie VW

I've often thought that my mom had been put in charge of sunsets as she loved them so very much. Perhaps your mom has been put in charge of beautiful blue skies and clouds.

I'm so very sorry for your loss.


Our Mothers never leave us. Your family has come together over and over again to support and love each other and you have each other to lean on. Take time to grieve, to give to yourself, to find peace. Much love to you, Vicki.


So sorry for your loss....I know her memory will live forever in your hearts...


I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.


I am so very sorry for your loss. love to you and your family.


I am so sorry for your loss, but I love that you celebrate your mom even as you mourn her. Peace.


I'm so sorry for your loss, Vicki. I'll be keeping you & your family in my prayers.


So sorry for your loss. I'm holding you and your whole family in the light.


oh Vicki i'm so terribly sorry for your loss. this was a lovely tribute to her and i hope you find peace in it when you look back and read it some day.


Oh Vicki, big, big loving hug.



You and your family are in my thoughts. Sending deepest condolences and hope that those sweet boys bring some small measure of comfort.


My deepest sympathy,Vicki. Your photo of the families' hands together captures how we hold each other close in love and comfort. A beautiful family will be her legacy.


The picture of the hands is so very touching. My own mother had a "thing" about hands, so it means something extra to me. You sounds as if you're doing alright. I hope your healing continues.

Barbara S

I'm sorry about your Mom's passing, Vicki. It looks like there were many of you there to send her off and I'm sure she appreciated that. Those are definitely angels in the cloud photo. Peaceful healing to you and your family.

Michelle B.

So sorry to hear of your loss. May you remember only the good times and forget the bad.

kelli ann

I am thinking of you & your family Vicki. So glad that you are surrounded by love and support. My mum was a Donovan too; when she died in 2011 I found much solace in knitting of course, making things for the people around me. Peace to you and yours...


I am so sorry for your loss. They say there is no loss like your mother. And yet, we all hope the best of us is transmitted to future generations, and I think of those next pictures of those boys. So much you and the older ones will have to share with the littlest about your mom. Blessings on you all.


so sorry for your loss Vicki, its been a tough couple of weeks. Glad your family was able to make your Moms passing graceful and peaceful.


So very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.


Oh Vicki,
I am sad to learn of your Mom's death. I'm late in catching up on reading blog posts. What lovely memories you have of her and she is obviously sending you signs to let you know that she very present in your life. I cannot help but believe that in some way she and your sister Sharon are together. Blessings and all good to you.


Vicki, I am so sorry. I just read this today. I hope you are doing OK. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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