For those of you who are new to my blog, you may be curious about the title of this post.
Wanda is my mom’s name, and she was the greatest Mom a little girl could ever hope for.
She passed away this past September after a short 7 week battle with gastric cancer. My heart was so full of so many emotions, and I had a huge need to talk about and write about my precious mother on my blog.
The support I have received from my blog through the comments and emails of my readers has truly helped with the healing. You have BLESSED me beyond measure!
I began writing about my mom each Wednesday to help keep her memory alive for me and my young sons. I wanted them to be able to read stories of their “Nana” and remember what an amazing person she was.
All of my Wednesday with Wanda posts, and the posts I wrote while she was still living, can be found under “Mom” in my side bar labels.
I have shared with you how Mom loved to write. She wrote in her prayer journals, in her Bibles, in letters and note cards to others, for our local newspaper, and even a couple of magazines.
I treasure her writings!
I wrote about the note I “found” from Mom the night before her funeral that brought me such peace.
It was my first Wednesday with Wanda post and is very special to me. If you missed that post, I would love for you to click here to read it. I think you will enjoy it. :)
There is something indescribable about Mom’s handwriting. Even more than pictures, her handwriting touches my heart, and I feel so close to her when I read it. It always shows the beauty of who she was.
I found this little card that Mom sent my boys in the mail after babysitting them one day.
Mom always sent cards and letters “just because”. She didn’t need a special occasion to show and tell us how much she loved us.
This little card to my boys sums up the “essence” of who my mom was. Cute. Loving. Creative. Thoughtful. Precious.
I wanted to frame this and place it somewhere where my boys could see it often.
I took an old frame I had and spray painted it black. Then I hot glued the glass to the inside of the frame.
Since I wanted the card to look like it was floating, I hot glued the card to a second 8 x 10 piece of glass leftover from another frame.
***Be sure to hot glue the card to the 2nd (back) piece of glass so the card won’t “slip” in between the two pieces of glass. (I didn’t take a picture of that step.)
I just put a dot of hot glue in each corner to hold them together. It may not look pretty from the back, but it looks great from the front.
I also wanted to frame a picture of Mom with my two oldest boys that they took at Grandparent’s Day at school.
I had a frame, but not a mat, so I decided to use some material to create one.
I laid the cardboard backing on top of some off white material I had..
I folded the material over and hot glued it to the back.
Then I centered the photo on top of the material and popped it in the frame.
I think it turned out great!
The boys love seeing the picture and the card from Nana. Although my 8 year old, Luke, began crying this week when he saw the picture because he said he misses her so much. But then we read her precious writing on the card and it began to make him smile.
Mom’s love always had a way of making things better!
I miss Mom so badly I can hardly stand it, especially as we draw near to Mother’s Day.
She would have loved seeing my bl
og featured in the “Parade of Homes” this week. We would have talked about it for hours! Oh, how I miss her sweet voice!
I am so thankful that she took time to write me and my family her precious letters of love. I will treasure them always!
Thank you for stopping by, and have a blessed day!