Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day....

To my beloved mother, who no longer has any idea of who I am, what a daughter or son is, and why my voice is coming through something that is held up to her ear.

I know in my heart of hearts that she still can feel my matter where either of us is, or what state of being we are in. Love you my dear little mama!

And your oldest son, my oldest of four younger brothers, is 'all better' now and heading home, again.  I could always, always feel your heart and your thoughts, mom.... and you told me when you still could 'take care of your father, take care of your brothers, and take care of me when I no longer can take care of myself."

I did it all, mom, and I always will. Love you SO, SO, much and someday, I will hold your hand once again, and maybe , just maybe you will know who I am. Until then, I know YOU and I remember it all for you...just like I promised.

hugs, hugs, hugs...

Praying for a Miracle: Blessings 2013
Alzheimer's Illustrated: My Own Heartbreak to Hope
 shown above:
my brother, Doug,( the 'praying for a miracle man' ) my mother Nell Grace Peltier (Pelletier) Savikko and one of the many starched pinafores she always dressed me in ;)

Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska, as she sews, quilts, and creates small format art quilts, prayer flags, and comfort  quilts for a variety of charitable programs. Sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in her Liberated Quilting Challenge and make or donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!


  1. Spoken like a true daughter and from the heart! Your words touched me deeply! I hope you have a lovely day surrounded by the love of your family! Big HUG!

  2. You are so right...she feels your love. You are a good and loving daughter. I'm sure she feels that.

  3. Sweet picture. I remember pinafores like that. Hope your day is good.

  4. Wishing you a fabulous Mother's Day. You are a terrific Mom to many -not just your children but to all those wonderful children that you have helped over the years to learn how to do what ever you were teaching them...
    Your mother may not be seem aware or connected to this world but she feels your love each time you find a way to interact with her- The world is truly richer for you...
    Sending you a big cyber hug,

  5. Oh Michele, I just want to give you and your Mum a huge hug. You are blessed to have each other, and I'm certain your Mum appreciates your tender care, even though she can't respond. xxx

  6. Michele qué entrada tan llena de amor y sentimiento. Un beso

  7. Oh, Michele, you made me cry -- what a beautiful post!