sefwedding017I don’t normally blog about very private things here, but as I will be disappearing for a while and also as I won’t be opening the shops back up for a bit I thought I should explain.

After being diagnosed with lung cancer a few weeks ago, my Mum sadly passed away on Thursday after battling an infection over Christmas.  We were expecting to have a good few months with her quite healthy, maybe even longer so it has come as rather a shock and we will miss her terribly.
scotlandfamily77002 Luckily I have a wonderful family, extended family and friends that are helping and supporting us through this terrible time and I will be back blogging and sewing shortly as these things keep me sane and happy.

It’s very likely I’ll delete this post, in time, I just wanted to explain to those of you that I have  got to know well, and consider to be friends, why I am absent.  I know some readers may not understand how it’s possible to consider people you’ve never met in real life as friends, but it is, believe me.

On a very positive note, I like to think Mum is with Dad now, something that I know will make her very happy.


55 thoughts on “Mum…

  1. Dear Beth,
    thinking of you at this sad time.
    (I also consider you as a good friend.) I think this post is a beautiful tribute to your mum and I am sure it is right she is now happy with your dad. sending much love Lyn xxxxxxxx

  2. Dear Beth my deepest condolences to you. This is a perfect post in memory of your dear Mum …she would be so proud. Take your time and I look forward to welcoming you back here when you are ready. With much love Jane xxxx

  3. Dear Beth,
    I’m so sorry, I hope you are ok. I will be thinking of you and hope you and your family will be alright. One thing that stuck me so much is looking at your mums picture and of you, you look so alike. She will live on through you all and I’m sure your right she will be with your dad again. Take care of yourself, I’ll be thinking of you, all my love saffa xxx

  4. Oh Beth I am so sorry, that is very sudden and must be deeply painful for you right now. These are beautiful photos and I have to say your mum’s wedding dress was simply stunning!
    I am sure she lives on very much in you.
    – Jane x

  5. Beth, my mom died last April. We didn’t expect this horrible thing to happen to us…but it did. I am so, so sorry. It is very difficult for a daughter to lose her mom. Take care and take comfort in your family ….my thoughts are with you.

  6. Beth, I am so sorry to hear your news. I have been thinking of you in the last few weeks as I had a feeling things weren’t right (and strangely something had made me guess it was your mum). Take care of yourself, remember your beautiful mum and think of her with your dad. Much love, Juliex

  7. Beth, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Such lovely photos in memory of your mum, you look so much like her. Thinking of you. Julie x

  8. I am so sorry to hear your sad news Beth, please know that I’m thinking about you and your family at this awfully difficult time.
    Vivienne xxx

  9. Dear Beth,

    A big warm hug from here to you all, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We, all your blog-friends, are here for you, and you are in our thoughts. My deepest condolences.


  10. Oh Beth, I am so so sorry to read that 😦 I work on a respiratory unit at hospital and see how tough it can be to cope with lung cancer 😦 Take care of yourself and get lots of cuddles from your kiddies and keep all those lovely memories of your Mum and Dad in your heart and mind to help you through this time. Big huge virtual hugs to you xxxxxx

  11. Oh Beth what sad, sad news, I’m so sorry, it must have been such a shock fir you and your family. I’ll be thinking of you a lot over the coming weeks and sending you lots of love. xx

  12. Dear Beth, I am so sorry to read about the lost of your mum. I love the wedding picture. Waiting for you when ever you are ready. Lots of love

  13. HI Beth, just heard the sad news about your Mum today, and stumbled across your blog. The family photo reminds me of happy times spent with our cousins at the Riddings. Sending our love, Ali W x (and Kev, Kathryn, Janet & Verner)

  14. So sorry Beth to hear of your loss.
    Enjoy lot’s of hugs with your boys and take care of yourself.
    Sending lots of love, Jenny xxxxx

  15. Hi Beth – so sorry to hear about your Mum! This a truly lovely post! Your mum would be very proud! We are all thinking of you and appreciate that these are very tough times. Blogging can help – its helped me through some difficult times . We will wait for you to return. Love all your family and love to you too x

  16. Oh, Beth. I’m so, so sorry to hear it. I think of you as a friend, however distant. I lost my Mother too soon in my life. I was an adult, but wish most of all that my children could have known her much, much longer.
    You’ll need time to recover. It will get better and at times it’ll be as fresh as ever. I’ll miss you. Take your time, we will all be here when you get back. Much love to your family.

  17. Dear Beth, Please know I am thinking of you and your family. I am very sorry. Your mother looks like a wonderful woman.

  18. Beth, so sorry to hear your sad news.I lost my mum last Christmas with cancer after very little warning and I know just how you are feeling.

    .I have never met you but still feel I know you and I take comfort from thinking that my mum and Dad are now together and will be for ever.


  19. Beth, I am desperately sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful mother. Our thoughts are with you all. Much love, Jennifer x

  20. Very sorry to hear your sad news. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos of your mother and family – the one on the beach is particularly beautiful; the sort of moment rarely captured in a family snap. So fast from diagnosis – you must all be reeling.
    with best wishes from a usually-lurking blog reader

  21. hi Beth,
    truely sorry to hear your sad news. thank you for sharing something so personal.
    my thoughts are with you and your family.
    Nina (aka little blue elephant) xx

  22. Oh my, what devastating news. Such a sad sad loss to you and such a shock. My thoughts go out to you. I hope you find some peace and comfort in your family. We will miss you but your family is the most important thing we have. My thoughts are with you.

  23. Beth, I was so saddened to read this post. As someone who lost my own mum, I know how devastating it is to lose such a special person from your life. My thoughts go out to you and your family. Jill xx

  24. Hi Beth, So, so sorry to hear your sad news. My Mum died of lung cancer on 16 December, 9 months after the initial diagnosis. We were so glad she fought hard to stay with us for so long, but the fight took its toll on her emotionally (as well as physically, and there were days when we and she wished it was all over. She is at peace now and you will gain inner tranquillity in time.

  25. I have only just read this, having been away from the blogosphere for a while… I am very sorry to read this. I hope that things are getting easier for you. Best wishes to you and your family.

  26. Oh Beth! I’m so so sorry to read of your loss. I’ve been out of the blog reading habit & tweeting so missed this sad news. My heart goes out to you xxx

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