Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Women In My Family

Me and Nel were talking recently, and she said to me, "all the women in our family have had really difficult times in life."  The only words I could respond back to her were, "you're right."  The women in my family have had to overcome tragedies, hardships, and personal trials.  The 90 year old woman you see here is my aunt, the matriarch of the family, and she lost her daughter and two of her grandchildren in a tragic automobile accident many years ago.  My niece, Katie, lost her father and brother in the course of a year, yet she still manages to crack a joke, and makes her aunt laugh from time to time.  She has been a light in my world.  The women in my family are pioneers, who received this gift of perseverance from their own mothers.  The women in my family are amazing.....and I'm glad to be a part of them.
 
 
 
 
"She loved too much,
and you could see it in her eyes:
where she kept all
the hearts she put ahead of hers."
~Ariana
 
 
Each of these women have had their own personal life struggles, and we may be different in the way we deal and handle each bitter moment that is thrown our way, but the one way we are alike, and far greater than all the ways we are different........is that we still smile.  : )
 
You saw the oldest woman in my family,
and this is the youngest.  ; )
 
 
~Sheri
 

41 comments:

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful.

Mildred said...

Such beautiful photos from the oldest to the youngest

Pam Jackson said...

Oh Sheri.....she is ADORABLE! Sweet and so beautiful. Oh...I ache to hold. Life is not easy for sure, it hands out struggles to each of us and then we show how strong we are in how we overcome it all. Been there, done that, had a bunch of struggles myself. Proud to say I am a survivor! That little one will be a survivor also, she has strong women in her life to follow!

Pam Jackson said...

Sorry....meant to say earlier, I am glad to know that part of Calif have color in the fall. Down in San Diego Calif. my son don't get to see a fall....hence the reason I sent fall leaves to him one yr. He misses the fall colors of TN. You see the cool temps and snows too don't you?

Susie said...

Sheri, That sweet soft baby...I want a snuggle. :) I love this tribute to the women of your family. My mother raised me to be strong and tough...to handle hard situations. I honestly just got a text from my oldest granddaughter , last night. She was thanking me for being strong and teaching her what matters in life, family and the love for each other. It truly touched my heart. Even though we are strong, we can weep. Our spirits are tough, our hearts are caring. I am so happy to know you are my soul sister. LOL Blessings to you and all your women, xoxo,love, Susie

DUTA said...

Well, women are considered to be the tough gender when it comes to overcome hardships. And yet, it's always a wonder how they manage to deal with their tragedies in life , especially the ones that involve losing a child or a sibling. It seems the struggles in your women's life make them better not bitter.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Life sure does hand out some hard things, and every woman's battle can be different but yet how wonderful to know it does make us stronger. I enjoyed your post today in the sharing of all your beautiful family and the most precious little granddaughter, she's beautiful!

Marcia Pilar said...

Welcome, beautiful! Love and blessings to you and to all the brave hearts that surround you.

Oh, I am so glad I came back today, my friend.
xoxoxo

NanaDiana said...

Right there with you, Sheri. What a beautiful family you have there and I know what it is like to stand strong against what life hands you.
That is a beautiful picture of you and your girls. You are just a lovely lady and it is fun to see a picture of you here and there on your blog.

Having a 'lay low' day here - meds and life catching up with me. xo Diana

Pilar said...

Love this post Sheri! I like to think that I get my strength from my mama. She is the strongest person that I know. I like to live by the example she set for me and one day I want to instill those values of courage, strength, and love with my own children. The baby is absoultely adorable! She has a lot of strong women to teach her strength etc! I hope you're feeling better!

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Susan said...

Oh Sheri, what a lovely post. And that little one is enough to fill anybody's heart with love. Such a beauty! How admirable that all of your family sticks together, through heart-breaking times and through happy times. Hearing of your auntie who lost her daughter and two grands in the accident touched my soul. How can anyone survive such tragedy, such sorrow? Bless each of you, dear Sheri. You and your sweet family are to be celebrated! Hugs. Susan

Pam Jackson said...

Hey Sheri.....I did some pics of part of my brothers house. Only the upstairs. Check it out here....
https://pam-lifethroughmyeyes.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-house.html

Tammie Lee said...

ahhhh, such a dear sweet cherub! She is lovely your newest woman in the family. You are all beautiful and it is wonderful to consider what you have all been through. Yet smiles and heartfelt lives continue on.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

There's lots to smile about right now with that precious baby. But it's good to remember what everyone has gone through, too. I know you are proud of your family...and have every right to be. And the women in your family are especially beautiful too! Hugs!

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh sweet youngest. She is going to have some special women in her life. What a lucky little one. Strong women are blessings to each of us. You are indeed blessed.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, you are surrounded by strong beautiful women! My family is full of wonderful strong women that taught me to be the same. I love this post and especially your sweet little granddaughter. I hope you are feeling better, dear one. ♥

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You certainly come from a long line of strong women. They are all beautiful and strong.

Hope your feeling better. That baby girl is so beautiful - give her kisses from me.

Hugs,
Mary

Debby said...

What a sweet baby! You have a lovely family of strong women.

Rose said...

You guys are beautiful...specially your spirit. Ad oh, Francesca! Be still my heart.

TARYTERRE said...

What a lovely family you have. Strength becomes you. The baby is precious.

janice15 said...

It is funny we the woman of my family have all been the stronger ones.. but have also endured much to much. But by the Grace of the Lord are still standing.. your are all very lovely and such a sweet precious little one, blessings to you all. With Love Janice

baili said...

What a precious post dear Sheri!

thank you for sharing these elegant faces and strong spirits with us! i loved to look at theses amazing women for long to absorb the self confidence and strength that is shining through their personalities!

tough times come to all of us my dear dear friend ,who know the "ART OF LIFE" they modify these time into their support for being more strong and they stunning ladies look like they know the art so beautifully !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW.

You are inspiring me....all the women in my family are gone, with the exception of a few first and second cousins. I need to ponder on this. Beautifully presented, Sheri!

Weekend-Windup said...

Women's are gift to this world to overcome all sorrows and happiness...

Jeanie said...

I love this post -- it speaks of survival and strength, love and determination. And it means that your sweet new star has powerful examples in her past who will be wonderful guides to a strong future. I am so happy for you all, Sheri.

Stephanie said...

My sweet friend, your post brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful family and oh, how inspiring all of you are!

Much, much love to you!

handmade by amalia said...

A beautiful post, Sheri, and what a beautiful family you have. There is such strength in the company of women.
Amalia
xo

Mary Smither said...

Sheri, your family is beautiful.

So glad to see that all is well with you!

nieneke nia said...

OOOOO what a beautiful family !!!

Carla from The River said...

A lovely post my friend.
Carla

Patricia said...

Oh your dear little granddaughter Sheri, how beautiful she is. I loved all your photos, a family of strong women. My family is quite similar, very strong women in all the generations. We keep the world going round :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So beautiful, Sheri. Your darling little grand-daughter has strong and resilient genes. Having a loving family to lean on gives her a wonderful head start in life. Such lovely family photos. Love and hugs xo Karen

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

What a little beauty Sheri is! I'm sure she'll bring much joy to your lovely family.

Jill said...

Beautiful photos! What a blessing of generations! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Jill

roughterrain crane said...

Your smiles make me feel a close bond of affection having overcome hardships.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Beautiful pictures.. Beautiful family! Nice to meet you! Leticia

Lowcarb team member said...

All of these photographs are just beautiful, from the oldest to the youngest.
Thanks for sharing them with your blogging friends.

All the best Jan

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Such a sweet and heartfelt post Sheri... You all look so beautiful and happy in spite of the tragedy that unfortunately happens. The baby is precious... sweet Francesca :)
XOXO

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh Sheri,
You have an abundance of beauty, honor, joy, love and grace. Beautiful family, beautiful you and just look at your new grandbaby!
Thank you for sharing these inspiring goodness with us.
Love,
Jemma

claire said...

Such a gorgeous post, Sheri! Francesca is so sweet :-))
Women are very strong in some spiritual sense. My Grandma escaped from the train during WWII in Warsaw. It was during Warsaw Uprising - Germans nazi soldiers kidnapped her and managed she has to join the train to some German concentration camp. And she escaped from the window while the train was in the slower motion... She survived German gunfire, because they saw she is running!