healed and whole ~ sketchbook

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thank you all ~ for your kind words, your prayers, encouragement, and love. i am thankful to each and every one of you.

my mom passed into heaven today.  sweetly embraced in the Father’s arms forevermore; “the wounds this world left on my soul, will all be healed and i’ll be whole.”

I thank Him for a mom who loved me and my brothers and sister with all her being.

these two pages from my journal are lyrics i illlustrated from a favorite song “all my tears” by the group, selah, which i created in my moleskine watercolor sketchbook a year ago in october 2012.  i know that every word of it is true, and it soothes my hurting heart for my mama.  

God Bless you mom. xoxo

Comments 19

  1. Leslie, I am so sorry to hear you've lost your mother and yet so glad to know she is with the Lord and her struggles are over.

    I will pray that your peace and joy in Him stays wrapped around you to comfort you during this time.

  2. oh Leslie, I am sorry I did not know as I was messaging you ealier, and trying to get a package out to you and Brian. Tears of sorrow and joy are streaming like a river for you and your mommy. How difficult it is to loose your bond, your friend, your sweet mom. And how hard it is to go through such a time as this,Christmas. My dear Leslie may the God of comfort, peace and grace fill you and your familiy with all of HIS LOVE and TENDER MERCY. I pray that your tears will turn into joy, and that HE HEALS YOUR BROKEN HEART.
    You are continously in my prayers Leslie, may God bless you my sweet friend.

  3. Ah, Leslie. My heart goes out to you. The bond between a mother and child, especially a mother and daughter is the stuff that defies all odds. You think you understand how you are tied to one another, but only after your Mom passes do you truly begin to know just how immense and all encompassing your love is for each other. My sweet Mom passed last October 15th and there is rarely a day that I don’t cry in her honour – whether it is tears of sorrow or joy, that I don’t thank her for so many lessons learned, and that I don’t recall memories – some wonderful, some more difficult to remember – that will be forever in my heart. When Mom passed, her smile was impossibly huge and brilliant and I take great comfort in knowing that she was welcomed with open arms and a love we cannot yet comprehend. I know my Mom’s spirit lives on and that your Mother’s will, too. Many blessings to you and your family at this most difficult time. Peace to you. xo

  4. Oh Leslie. Know you are in my prayers. So hard to see one's mom pass from this earth. A strange unfamiliar place to be. I know your grief as my mom died 13 years ago. Her 82nd birthday would have been yesterday. I'll bet you have some awesome memories of your mom that will show in your gift of art. I believe God uses all of our emotions/experiences to bring us closer to Him. Meanwhile, I will pray for you. Much love and appreciation
    Barb McG.

  5. My prayers are with you and your family. My mom passed last year in December and even though I know she is at peace, as I am, it does not stop the longing to want to hold her hand, touch her face and see the love shine through her eyes. May God be with you and embrace you with His comfort and love.

  6. Leslie, my heart goes out to you and your family. May your faith fill your heart with peace.
    With love and hugs,
    Christina in Cleveland

  7. Dear sweet Leslie, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My heart is with you, as I think so much still about my own mom, gone 5 years now. Your sketchbook pages are so beautiful. I encourage you to keep creating at this time when your heart is so cracked open. xoxox

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Leslie. I lost my own mom just before Thanksgiving many years ago. It is hard enough to lose Mom, but the holidays salt up the wound. I am thankful that your Mom knew Jesus, as that is our hope in Glory to see them once again. Blessings to you.


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