Wednesday, April 20, 2011


My beautiful Mom, Carol Ann Olson, lost her battle with brain cancer and passed away on April 12, 2011. I have been away from home since the 8th and am now spending some quiet time at home. Thank you for your kind words and prayers throughout my Mother's illness, and for our family. See my mom's obituary here.

165 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. It is so difficult to lose a mom/best friend. My thoughts will be with you.

Patti said...

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your mom. I pray you and your family find comfort in the memories you've created over the years. God bless you all.

Marisa said...

Oh Nancy...so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Love the picture of her and the obit write up was lovely. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. (((hugs))

Butternutsage said...

Nancy, I am so sorry ...

Anonymous said...

So very very sorry to hear about your mom. I will continue to hold you and your family in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. KeePing you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Dawn O (dostamping) said...

Nancy - I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you'll find comfort in the sweet memories of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dawn B. said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.. I know all to well that losing a mom is such a difficult thing.. Hugs.

Sonia said...

Nancy my deepest sympathy to you and your family, your Mum will remain in your heart for ever. Take care hugs Sonia xx

Melissa said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Anthonette said...

Hi Nancy, I'm so sorry to read your beautiful mom passed away. Please know that I'm thinking about you and your family.

Jenn Nahrstadt said...

nancy, so sorry to hear this. i know she fought valiantly. thank you for sharing this. you are being held by the everlasting arms of God, dearheart.

-Susan- said...

Nancy, I lost my mom to ovarian cancer 14 years ago. Loosing your mother is so very difficult and I'm sorry you are having to go thru it. My prayers are with you. Take care.

KayBeHybrid said...

I'm so very sorry for the lost of your mom. I pray for you and your family.
Big hugs, Katrin

Renée said...

Nancy, I am so sorry ... May God bless you and your family with strength, courage, and peace as you grieve.

Nancy said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Although it seems difficult now, time will help you heal as you remember the many loving memories of her which will help you through this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Much sympathy for the loss of your dear mother. May you find that the Peace of Christ she has now received brings you comfort. I know you have your family and friends to support you. Know that as your blog follower, my thoughts and prayers are also with you. Hold tight to your treasured memories and tell her story to all who will listen..thru your family she lives on.
Trish B in KY.

Melissa said...

Oh sweet girl....I'm so sorry to hear this! I pray that you feel God's presence as you adjust to your new normal.

Many Blessings,
Melissa

DAWN Braun said...

Sending hugs your way Nancy, may peace be with you and your family at this time.

Laura said...

Nancy, know that there are so many fellow stampers sending love and condolences your way today. May God give you peace during this time of grief and joy in knowing that your mother is now pain free.

Nance said...

Oh Nancy, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Hugs for you, my friend.

Beth said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mother was beautiful - just like you.

Britiney @ Consider the Lilies said...

Nancy,
My deepest sympathies are with you and your family. I pray that God will comfort you in your loss.

AMY FLEMING said...

Nancy so sorry to hear, may you and your family be comforted by Gods peace and love.

Karen said...

Nancy I am soooooo sorry to hear this! I'm thinking of you from way over here in Australia!

Big Hugs my friend!

Luv Karen
x

Patty said...

Oh, I'm so very sorry to read about your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Maria Matonti said...

Like all the comments before mine, I too send my sympathy and prayers for you and your family. I never know the exact words to say, but I do hope that God helps you in handling this huge loss. I'm so sorry. Bless you, Maria

Gena said...

Nancy,

I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I pray God will bless you and your family. May your memories of her comfort you during these difficult times.

All my best,
Gena

Bronwyn Eastley said...

So very sorry to hear of your loss.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you. I am very sorry for your loss. May God, your memories, friends and family bring you comfort.
Shelley F.

Nikki Bond said...

I'm so sorry to hear this...my thought are with you and your family.

Joan V said...

Nancy, so sorry for the loss of your mother. Keeping you in my prayers.

Margie said...

Nancy,
I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Regina Cornelius regcorn@zoominternet.net said...

Nancy - i am so saddened to hear about your loss. i will keep you in my prayers as you go through these difficult times.

Nancy said...

Nancy, please know that you are in my thoughts. Losing your Mom is a very overwhelming event (I lost my mom to cancer in September)... please take the time you need to get your head above water again. Sending you a hug...

Jean McKenzie said...

Nancy I am so sorry to read of the loss of your mother. Our mothers are so very special to us - I hope my thoughts might help you through this most difficult time. May the precious memories be of great comfort.

STASIA SLOMA said...

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and my prayers. May your memories and times together bring you comfort today and the days to come.

Lori Burkitt said...

God bless you and your family, Nancy. I lost my mother four years ago tomorrow. My mother was very ill and I hated to let her go. I know neither of our mothers are suffering any longer. May God bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Staci said...

Nancy,
I love your blog and am very saddened for you at the death of your Mom. I read her obituary and she sounds like a great woman. She must be because she raised a great woman.

Jane Laffoon said...

Nancy, so sorry to hear about your Mom. The two of you look very much alike. I follow your blog regularly (when my computer crashed and lost everything-your blog was the 1st one I entered back into my favorites) but I will understand your absence.

Linda Callahan said...

Nancy - So sorry for the loss of your lovely mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Michelle said...

Nancy, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I also lost my Mother to brain cancer. It's so hard, and so sad. My thought are with you and your family.

Allison said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are wiht you and your family.

Connie Collins said...

Nancy,
My heart breaks for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sue from Oregon said...

I am so sorry. Hugs to you and yours.

Julie Marshall said...

Nancy,

I am so sorry for your loss. May her memories help you and your family get through this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jacynthe said...

Hi Nancy,
so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Hugs.

Laurie Zoellmer said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss Nancy. Sending prayers and hugs your way. xoxoxooox

Sue said...

Nancy, I lost my mum on Valentine's day. My heartfelt thoughts are with you. The pain eases, the loss is still hard..I reach for the phone so often. Remember the wonderful times...the laughs and memories are what will see you through. ((Hugs))

Julie Davison said...

I was beginning to worry when you hadn't posted...I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.

Hugs,
Julie

Beedubya said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Nancy. You look so much like her! From all your posts about her, she sounds like she was a lovely lady. My heart goes out to you. :(

Hugs,
Brandi

p.s. Take your time...we'll all be here when you get back.

Tandra said...

Nancy Im so sorry for your loss of your Mom. Prayers and good wishes being sent to you and your family.

Terry Molineux said...

Nancy I am soooooooo sorry for your loss of your Mom. I have been emailing you to find out how things were and it kept coming back to me and since you haven't posted, felt something was wrong. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Your Mom was a beautiful women may she rest in peace!!!!

Stamping Hugs,
Terry~~

Angie Brown said...

Dear Nancy,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time, my you find comfort in the knowledge that your Mom is now in a happier place where there are no tears nor pain only peace and everlasting happiness.

May our loving God comfort and strengthen you and give you happy memories until you see your Mom again. Sincerely sorry for your loss Nancy,

Big hugs & prayers
Angie xx

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh Nancy, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom. My heart goes out to you and your family.

tory said...

Dear Nancy: I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. You look so much like your mom...a beautiful woman. Memories are gifts that we will hold in our hearts forever and over time those memories will bring you peace and comfort. Surround yourself with the people you love and love you as you grieve your loss. My prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Will be remembering you and your family during this time.

Sam said...

Sorry to hear your very sad news Nancy. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Big Hugs for you.

Sam.

Jenny Hayward said...

Nancy, sorry for the loss of your Mum. Sending you and your family my love and prayers.
Love Jenny
(Australia)

Lisa Young said...

Hugs to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you as you face this loss in your lives.

Peggy said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. Hugs!

Silke Ledlow said...

Nancy, I'm so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Sending you big hugs, ~S~

Linda:) said...

Oh Nancy. I'm so sorry. Sounds like you were a blessed little girl.

Stamp With Linz said...

Sending you my love and prayers. xoxo

Evelyn said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers and sending a hug for comfort.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Mom that same way.....
You and your family are certainly in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbara V said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Nancy...what a beautiful lady!!

info said...

I'm so sorry to hear the sad news, Nancy. I look at your mom's beautiful photo and yours and see that her beauty and kindness live on. hugs, mary fish

Ann Schach said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Nancy. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers...

Lori A. said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Laura Teran said...

What a beautiful woman Nancy. I'm so sorry for loss. I'll be praying for you and your family.

Linda McClain said...

I'm so sorry, Nancy. Hugs to you and your family.

mindy gray said...

I"m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs for you and your family.

stampingsource said...

Nancy

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers and we pray for time to heall the loss youe are experiencing today. You have wonderful memories to last a life time and bring smiles to your face again.

Suz

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Nancy, so sorry about the loss of your mom. I pray that you gain strength through the celebration of her life and that you can take solace in knowing that this life here is only temporary. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

Cindi said...

So Sorry Nancy. Praying for you and your family.

Cindi in OK

Hope said...

Warmest hugs and lots of prayers for you and your family for the loss of your beautiful mom.

~Chris~ said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my Prayers.

Tammi said...

So very sorry for your loss... you and your family are in my thoughts!

Karen Hasheck said...

She was beautiful! I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

maryr917 said...

my condolences nancy-I am praying for you & your family

Dawn said...

so sorry for your loss...

Susan N. said...

I am really sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom. It is so hard when a beloved one leaves us so young. I lost my dad when he was in his 60's. May time accomplish what no words can. Deepest Sympathy to you and your family.

Patti MacLeith said...

Nancy, I have not followed you very long and I didn't know about your mom. She sounds like a lovely lady and I'm so sorry for your loss. {Hugs}

Julie Wiliams said...

So sorry for your loss.

Lu said...

Dearest Nancy,

I was so sorry to hear about your mother. You are your mother's daughter- absolutely beautiful. Mothers and daughters-what a bond we hold in our hearts for one another. I wish you peace and love always.
"I surrender all, I surrender all. All to thee, my blessed Savior,I surrender all". May the Lord bless you Nancy.

Rhonda said...

Nancy, I am so sorry.... it's very hard to lose your mom. I know that you have wonderful memories to cherish until you see one another again one day. I found this little quote after my mom passed away from breast cancer, and thought I'd pass it to you... it is sooo true!
"When someone you love becomes a memory,
that memory becomes a treasure."
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rhonda G.

beverlyreynolds1 said...

So very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family and give you much comfort in the days ahead.

Teepee said...

Nancy: My prayers for you and your family are for the peace that passes understanding and the comfort that only God can give during times of sorrow. Also sending hugs.

Happy Little Crafter said...

I'm sure your mom felt so fortunate to have a daughter like you!...and I bet she was your biggest fan when it came to your creative talents <3 Please know that your blog readers will always be your 2nd biggest fans! My heart goes out to you and your family.

Diana said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.

Donna said...

Dear Nancy, You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with this difficult time in your life. I know how hard it is to lose your parents and will hold you close to my heart in prayer.

Donna from Phoenix

Tanja said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your posting today is a beautiful tribute! It's easy to see that your mom is a beautiful soul.

Susan said...

I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ((((HUGS))))

Gloria said...

Nancy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Blessings my friend!

Phyllis Strickland said...

Nancy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen said...

Nancy, I am so sorry about your mom. My prayers were with her and now with you. May the God of all comfort bring you peace, rest and His sweet comfort!

Karen Clemons

Yvonne said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you and your family God Bless, Yvonne

Michele said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My mom passed away from a brain bleed 2 years ago.
Someone sent me a card that said, "You will always love her, she will always know!"
Best card I've ever received! You know your mom will always know you love her!

Anonymous said...

Keeping you and yours in my prayers

Ad K.

Dahlene Spencer said...

Dear Nancy, I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing and please know you and your family are on my thoughts and prayers. Your mother was very pretty and special and I can see where you get your sweetness from.

Blogs said...

What a shock to open your latest post and see a photo of your mom. This will be an odd comment, but your mother looks absolutely stunning in that photo when so many obituary photos are just awful. I think it captures what must have been a very fulfilling life.

Prayers to you and your family,
Donna

Gwen Hicks said...

Nancy, My sympathy goes out to you at this difficult time. I will be praying that the memories you have of your mother and your friends who are near will comfort you.

Dawn Easton said...

Nancy, I'm sorry for your loss. Please know I'm thinking of you all and sending hugs your way.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Nancy, I'm so sorry. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anna said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I will be praying for you and your family.

Lydia said...

I'm so sorry Nancy. She must have been a wonderful woman to have raised such a talented and gracious lady. You are in my prayers.

Lisa said...

Nancy - Thinking of you and your family. I'm sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you Nancy.

StinkerbellSteph said...

So sorry for your loss! Your mom obviously did an amazing parenting from what we've learned about you all these years on your blog.

Lorri said...

What a year and a half this has been Nancy. My heart aches for your loss, yet it is so comforting knowing she is at the feet of JESUS! You have been such a ROCK in your family, and for your mama. She will be missed so much! SO many fun memories, she had the best sense of humor! Love you dear friend, I'm here for you ALWAYS (and especially as it sinks in down the road that she is gone.)

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. She was clearly a beautiful lady inside and outside.

barb said...

Dear Nancy,
I pray you know the nearness of Christ as you mourn the loss of your mom. I am so very sad for your loss.

God Be With You,
barb

Mickey Roberts said...

Blessings to you and your family, Nancy, during this difficult time.

Murtuza said...

Hi Nancy,

I am extremely sorry for your loss. I will definitely pray for you and your family. God Bless!

katemeri said...

My heart hurts for you. You and your family are in my prayers.

Chuck said...

I am so sorry for your loss! My prayer are with you and your family!!!

stampinsue said...

I am so sorry, Nancy - your mom was very young. It must have been very hard for you to post this sad news. My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

Nancy - am sorry for your loss. This is a difficult time. Be good to yourself. Know there are many that care about you. You are in my prayers. With warm thoughts.
Maureen

Marian Garcia, Studio M said...

Dear sweet Nancy,

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother. She was much too young. My heart hurts for you & I know it’s hard to say good-bye to a parent.
My condolences to you and your family.

Your friend sending a big hug!
Marian Garcia

Gina Wrona said...

Nancy,

May you take comfort in knowing that evon though your mom's journey on earth has come to an end, she has gone home to Heaven and received Everything God promised her until one day you will be together again. As each day passes, it is just one day closer until you are together again.

Peace be with you and your family,
Gina

Jo said...

I'm so, so sorry to hear of your loss, Nancy. My thoughts are with you.

Anonymous said...

Sincere condolences to you and your family .

My thoughts are with you.

Kind regards
Maxie

Gail S. said...

Thinking of you and your family. My Mom has Alzheimers so we are slowing losing her also. You are in my prayers during the difficult time.

Sylvia said...

nancy. I am so sorry. No words that I could say would help. I will be praying for you.

Dale Marie Livingston said...

My deepest sympathy to You and your Family.
I pray God will comfort You and be your portion of strenght as you adjust to life without your Mom. Lean on Him who is your comfort in time of need.
Lean on your family and friends during this time to help you.

Debra said...

Just had to comment that I'm so sorry to hear about your mom and I'll be thinking of you and your family.

Stephanie said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My heart is with you and your family.

Marilyn said...

You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. She does live on in you and may that give you comfort.

Pam Speidel said...

Oh Nancy, I am so very sorry to hear this! Our hearts, our prayers, our love are with you and your family. God bless you, my friend. {{{Hugs}}} Pam ♥

Mary Hayes said...

Nancy,
I'm so sorry for your loss & I'm glad she's no longer suffering from cancer. May the Lord's arms embrace you during your time of sorrow.

In God's Love,
Mary Hayes

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear the sad news.
Thinking of you...x

Margaret Moody said...

Nancy,

I'm so sorry to learn about your mother's passing. Both you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Margaret

Cindy Beach said...

Dear Nancy,
Thanks for sharing the photo of your beautiful Mom. How my heart goes out to you at the sad news of her passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jacque said...

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. My heart goes out to you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kristin Moore said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family Nancy.

Bev said...

I was sorry to hear your sad news, your mum was beautiful
Bev Watt (Australia)

Joanne said...

So sorry to hear about your Mom. I lost my Dad at the age of 63 to brain cancer. That was 18 years ago. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Beautiful memories will always keep her spirit alive.

Rhonda Kelly said...

Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!

ScrappyKy said...

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how sad this time is for you and your family. A fellow papercrafter in Loganville, GA is thinking of you at this difficult time.

tai said...

Your are in my prayers. Memories can never be taken away or erased.

Love the picture your moms.

Tai

Susan said...

My sincerest sympathy. My prayer for you is that soon your memories will bring you joy and comfort instead of grief.

Jen Tapler said...

Nancy, I e-mailed you but wanted to tell you here as well that I'm thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Take comfort in happy memories, that is my only advice after going through the loss of my father almost 6 months ago. The heartache never goes away, but slowly you will start to remember more of the happy / healthy times and less of the sad / sick times. Much love to you.

connie d said...

Dearest Nancy--

I am so very sorry to hear that your mom passed away. May you be encouraged by the love of your friends and family but most of all by our heavenly Father.

Selene Kempton said...

Praying for you and your family during this difficult time Nancy.

Cindy Major said...

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Heartfelt condoleances to your and your whole family.

Take care,
Cindy
xox

Jo Ann Shive said...

Nancy, I am so very sorry. I couldn't imagine losing my mom. I read her obituary and she was only one day older than my mom is right now. My heart hurts for you and yours.

sherri said...

Nancy, I have been away from my computer for awhile and just now saw your post. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. While I cannot even imagine how you must be feeling I want you to know that I am praying for you and your family. Big Hugs to you!

Kathy Mc said...

Nancy, I'm behind in blog reading and just saw your sad posting about the loss of your dear mother (on my birthday no less). She was way. too. young. and looked so vivacious and beautiful in that picture. Hate to even mention the C-word as I lost both my parents that way and also my FIL. It certainly isn't easy losing a loved one but at least you know you did all possible and were there for her. Hang onto the memories and remember that time truly does heal, and support from friends and family helps too. Heartfelt condolences to you & your family!

gunnyscathy said...

Nancy - I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my mom 7 years ago to ovarian cancer and I miss her every day. The best thing I found was to take the time to grieve. I took me some time to realize that it is OK to grieve...and to mss your mom. Many blessings.

Anonymous said...

Dear Nancy, My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. May you find comfort in the support of family and friends...and peace in the wonderful memories of your mom.

Charlene
NC Stamper

lynne said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shirley said...

Please accept my condolences. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. She looks to be a very wonderful person and the look of caring for others radiates from her eyes. Hugs to you and yours.

corinnesomerville said...

Nancy....I'm so sorry. I know you took amazing care of your mom. Please know that I'm praying for you and your family.

Love you...

Anonymous said...

I know every day is difficult for you after the loss of one so dear. But more so I know you are feeling a deeper pain during this weekends celebration. I hope you take some time to mourn your profound lost but also take some time to celebrate the woman that you are because she was your mother. Know that she will never truly be lost as her spirit lives on in you.

God will continue to bless you and your family. Trish B in KY

Terry Molineux said...

Nancy....just wondering how you are doing. Miss your posts. I know it will take awhile to come back...please know that I am thinking and praying for you and your family at this difficult time.

Annette Elliott said...

Nancy, it breaks my heart to hear of your loss. I, too, lost my mom on April 9, 2003, when she was just 55 years old.
Your mom is beautiful, as mine is too. I am sad as I write this with true tears in my eyes. May you find piece and strength during this difficult time. Annette

Cute Cricut Corner said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a beautiful woman. I just happened upon your blog and had to write something. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I lost my father to lung cancer 3 years ago on Apri 3, 2008 then 3 months later my mother July 9, 2008 to Alzheimers. God Bless!! Phyllis

Leonie Schroder said...

Oh Nancy ... my heart and prayers are with you and your family. Especially after Mother's Day yesterday. Big Aussie hugs coming your way xx

Patty C said...

So Sorry to hear about your Mom. She's a pretty lady and you resemble her. Perhaps you can make a card in tribute to her and share it with us? ;)

Anne Eicher said...

Your mother is a beautiful person and you look just like her! Thinking of you and praying for you during this difficult time...

Mary Hayes said...

Nancy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mom is beautiful & I hope you're feeling better.

I just lost my mom too, on May 13th & the funeral was monday, May 16th.

I will be praying for you & hope you get your groove back into stamping, etc, as it's good clean healing therapy for us.


Hugs, Mary :)

Lori A. said...

I'm sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.