Thursday, September 17, 2009

IT A PARTY! HEIRLOOM TO BE EXACT! REMEMBERING TWILA!




This is my second Heirloom Party. I learned from the first one, in order to prevent complete hysteria, I need to do only one person, otherwise, my friends, it is not pretty. Marie at http://emmacallsmemama.com/ is hosting this party. Please visit her, she is a sweetheart!

I want you to meet Twila, my Mother-in-Love! That's what she would always call herself. She would introduce me as Martha, her Daughter-In-Love. Twila has gone home to be with Jesus, but her presence is all around me. She was the one who taught me to love the garden. She could grow anything from a seed. She loved to cook. We were always asked what we wanted her to cook for us. She would do it and do it great. There was always something on the table that was made for each individual. I don't know how she did. We would sit and talk after dinner for hours. She always had an ear to hear. If her son, did anything to upset me, he got it from her! She took care of me. Twila made you feel loved!

This little tea pot was given to me by her several years ago. I treasure it. Through the years, she gave me any things. This tea pot always speaks to me about her love for me. We shared the love of the garden, tea, food and the love of her son. I can only hope that I am half the Mother-In-Love that she was to me. I am missing her this week. I have a birthday on Wednesday, the week before, she would plan exactly what she was going to do. Every dish was always my favorite.

Well, I made it through with out crying, not bad. Don't forget about the give away at the end of the month. Noah has been checking those names! LOL!

12 comments:

Vicki said...

Martha,
Thank you for that loving tribute to your mother-in-love, Twila. She was a wonderful lady! You can tell just by looking at her sweet face that her heart was filled with love. Thanks for a beautiful post. Vicki

Sares said...

She sounds like a wonderful lady to have on your side. The tea pot is adorable. I love the hat on her head. I'm glad you made it through without any tears too!

Itch2stitch.com said...

Twila sounds like a wonderful soul. I am sure she will still be watching out for you. Suzie. xxx :)

GWENDOLYN said...

FROM WHAT YOU HAVE TOLD US ABOUT TWILA SHE WAS AN ECEPTIONALY KIND AND LOVING PERSON. EASY TO SEE WHY YOU MISS HER. I AM SURE SHE IS LOOKING OUT FOR YOU STILL FROM HEAVEN. DID I PICK UP THAT YOU ARE HAVING A BIRTHDAY NEXT WEDNESDAY?

T's Daily Treasures said...

How wonderful that she thought of you as her daugher-in-love. That is so sweet! The teapot is a great piece and rather than holding tea, it seems to be filled with many memories! Peace and blessings, Tammy

Leann said...

Martha

What a sweet Mother in Love. It sounds as if you were the best of friends too!

Enjoy your treasures and your memories!
Leann

Bunny Missbrenner said...

Thanks Martha....I needed a good cry. My sympathy to you and your husband. What a wonderful women and I'm sure you will carry on her legacy and creative talent well into the future. bunny

My Vintage Treasures said...

She sounds amazing. What a blessing to have a Mother in Love a true "Vintage Treasure".

Coastal Sisters said...

This was a lovely tribute to your Mother in Love. How precious!

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Carolyn said...

A loving tribute - and she will always be in your heart and thoughts.
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Enjoy your weekend !

Deb said...

I think Twila's generation will leave us with quite a legacy of loving old things and simpler times. It seems all but lost, and it's up to us to carry it on! Love that teapot, too! Your blog is so fun.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

What a lovely tribute to your dear Mother in Law, and she must have been a beautiful Lady.
Love the teapot and how neat that you can think of all the happy memories you had with her.

Hugs
Carolyn