Inspire Me Monday – Week 113

Inspire Me Monday

Welcome to Inspire Me Monday
A place to share your creative inspirations
Sharpen your creative vision and
Showcase your creative talents!

I invite you to inspire others and
Nurture your creative spirit by
Joining our Creative Blog Hop!

To participate, simply join my creative community and
Follow the guidelines at the end of this post!

What’s Inspiring You This Week?
Here’s What’s Inspiring Me…

Thank You

Thank You Card

Thanks to all of you who extended
Love and prayers to my family last week.
My sister-in-law remains in the hospital.

However, we suffered a great loss in my family this week.

My beloved mother passed away.
It came as a great shock.
Your continued prayers are greatly appreciated.

Song Of The Week –
The Way We Were

In Loving Memory Of My Mother

If you have a song in your heart that you’d like to share,
Join Marie and her band of merry music-makers at Music Moves Me!

Highlights From Inspire Me Monday – Week 110

Following are a few highlights from last week’s party:

John – El Matador Beach, Malibu

El Matador Beach - Malibu

Shey – Eggless Chocolate Crepes

Eggless Chocolate Crepes

Julia – Good Times Card

Good Times Card

Tanusree – Linzer Heart Cookies

LInzer Heart Cookies

Talent is timeless.
For more fabulous features,
Visit my creative friends at
Inspire Me Monday – Week 112!

Inspire Me Monday #113 – Week Of March 3, 2014

Inspire Me Monday

I like the idea of Inspiration Monday.
Monday’s often get the short end of the stick
But they are fraught with potential!
Judy Palmer

Now it’s time to share your inspirations! You can participate in Inspire Me Monday in the following ways:

1) Share “What’s Inspiring You” by creating your own Inspire Me Monday post! You can include any creative challenges you’ve discovered – any books or quotes you love – any bloggers who have inspired you – anything that has inspired you and will inspire us too!

2) Share your creative projects with us! You’re welcome to link up your Arts & Crafts projects – your Recipes – your DIY, Home Décor and Organizational Ideas – your original Writing, Music & Photography – you get the idea!

3) Visit the participants – share some comment love – let them know what’s inspired you!

When you link up, be sure to include the Inspire Me Monday button and a link back to this post on all of your entries so that your readers can join the fun! The blog code is on the side bar if you need it!

Be sure to link directly to your Inspire Me Monday Posts and Creations using the permalink to the individual posts – not your blog’s home page URL – so that participants can easily find and comment on your creations!

The party will remain open all week so have fun sharing – inspire me with your comments – and please, use the social media buttons below the post to spread the word!

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  1. Poppy says:

    Dear Ramona,

    I’m so very sorry to hear about your beloved mother’s passing. Please accept my condolences and prayers to you and your family at this time. Take care.


  2. Natasha in Oz
    Twitter: natashainoz

    Oh I’m so so sorry to read this very sad news. What a heartbreaking and terrible time for you all. Please know I will be thinking of you and praying for you.

    Natasha in Oz

  3. Sharon @ Faith Hope Cherrytea
    Twitter: _eHope

    Praying for you in your loss – still so recent for me as well. God is with you…

    Would love to have you add your song link added to #SONGSonSUNDAYS my new meme,
    [if you’re up and about] . It’s all about Inspiring faith & gratitude…

  4. So sorry for your loss. On Valentine’s Day, my husband’s mother went home to be with the Lord. Thanks for hosting & God bless.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Dear Laurie,

      I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m glad we are in each other’s lives to be a source of joy and comfort during times of sorrow and grief.

  5. Tanusree says:

    I am so glad that you liked the Linzer Cookies. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Have a lovely week. Tanusree

  6. jeanetteann says:

    Oh I do hope your sister will recover quickly. My prayers are with you and your family at this sad time of losing your dear mum. xxx

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you Jeanette! We spent the day with my SIL yesterday and were thrilled to see that she is able to move more than she was during our last visit.

      Mind you, the progress is incremental – but, we are thrilled that she is with us and there is progress!

      So – sorry and joy – sorry and joy – sometimes, that is what it means to experience life.

  7. Donna says:

    You are hard pressed on every side. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. May God whisper words of encouragement to your heart. Hugs.

  8. NancyC says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mother–you and your family are in my prayers.

  9. Tina says:

    Thank you for hosting. Have a great week. Tina

  10. Julia says:

    I’m so sorry for your pain at loosing your mother, I am praying for you. God Bless <3

  11. Paula J says:

    Hi Ramona!! Thanks for hosting ~ hope you have a great week 🙂

  12. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Hi Ramona, I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers go out to you and your family, and that your sister will get well soon. It is not easy to lose parents no matter the time or circumstance.

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland
    PS I would like to dedicate my first greeting card I have added to the linky to you!!

  13. Thanks so much for the party and have a nice week.

  14. Julia @ It's Always Ruetten says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my Let the Good Times Roll card! Hope you have a great week!

  15. FABBY says:

    Thank you so much for hosting the party, I so appreciate it!
    Have a great week ahead.

  16. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Thanks for hosting!

  17. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Totally love Babs! Did you know she has stage fright, and also when she sings her ears hurt her real bad. I dunno read it somewhere, but I forget why. Sorry! Awww and I so loved that you put in memory of your Mother! That is too too sweet! Wow, that would make a wonderful theme some week. Songs in memory of a loved one. That’s a real good one. Well, if ever you’re our “Spotlight Dancer” you can pick that theme if you like. Your Mom really liked that song or is it just the words between you and her I bet. That’s straight from the heart. sigh Well, bless you my friend.

    • XmasDolly
      Twitter: Xmasdolly

      OH I’M SUCH A BOOB AND I’M SO SORRY! I have to stop skimming and start reading I am so very very sorry! I AM SUCH AN IDIOT! OMG I couldn’t find a way to edit my comment. I am such a ga-boob and my grandson would say! My deepest deepest sympathy and condolences with regards to your mother. My prayers are with you and your family, and your mother. I shall light a candle for her tonight! I am so sorry to hear about your loss, and prayers for your SIL also. Ah geez, I feel terrible. Delete my comment. Oh my gosh, I meant no disrespect really. My deepest and sincerest condolences. HUGS xxooxx Dolly

      • Create With Joy
        Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

        Marie – to be honest – in the midst of everything – your two comments made me smile!
        I know you meant no disrespect – I know you just skimmed first, read later – I know we all are guilty of doing that at times!
        I appreciate your prayers and your unbridled enthusiasm in all you say and do.
        You are a true original.
        Hugs 🙂

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      You’re right Marie – Songs In Memory Of A Loved One would make a great theme!
      Have a great week.

  18. Thank you so much for hosting us. Have a blessed week!

  19. Cathy Kennedy says:

    Oh, dear! I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing. I can’t imagine such a loss! My prayers are definitely with you and your family. Your song choice The Way We Were is a lovely choice. May God’s arms wrapped around you feel you with serenity. {{{hugs}}}

  20. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    The Way We Were an absolute classic 😉

    Have a great day see ya for WW!

  21. Thanks for hosting! I love those Linzer cookies! I was planning on making gluten-free ones today.

  22. Joanne Viola says:

    So sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayed for you & your family for God to bring the comfort you all need. Blessings!

  23. Michael @ Diabetes Done Right! says:

    Ramona… I’m so sorry for your loss. We don’t know each other, but I admire the work you do here, especially keeping the link party in place in your time of sorrow. Please accept these words of wisdom with my deepest sympathy:

    “…For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind
    And to melt into the sun?
    And what is it to cease breathing but to free
    The breath from its restless tides,
    That it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
    And when the earth shall claim your limbs,
    Then shall you truly dance.”

    …from Khahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet”

    Blessed be,

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much, Michael, for taking the time to leave words of comfort for me during this time of great loss.
      There is no better time than to meet a caring and sensitive soul!

      I’m glad I was able to keep the party going this week. My husband contributed greatly by helping me pick our awesome features!

  24. Laura says:

    So sorry for your loss, you really are going through it at the moment, I will keep you in my thoughts x

  25. Diane says:

    So very sorry about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. xo

  26. shey says:

    Happy Hosting ..
    Thank you for the feature .
    Have a great week .

  27. Sorry for your loss. Thank you for hosting.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you Wendy for taking the time to comment and to contribute.

      I always go through the posts, but I thought you all might like to know that my husband has also been reading many of the inspirational posts and finding great joy in everyone’s delicious recipes and creative projects at this time!

  28. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Im sending prayers for you and your Family.

    Sending prayers to your Sister-in-law.

  29. Uwe says:

    Great Monday……

  30. Mystery Case
    Twitter: msmysterycase

    Hoping to inspire more than a few people with some of the challenges I’ve taken on at the moment.

  31. BeBetsy says:

    Hello! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We love your blog and want to thank you for hosting a totally fun party!!

    Have a fantastic day,
    Sharon, Denise & Aubrie

  32. Mary Hill
    Twitter: MaryHill16

    I am so sorry for you loss. I am praying for you and your family. Thank you for sharing this opportunity in the aftermath. I cannot imagine what you are going through.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you Mary. I want you to know how much your prayers, support and comments mean to me at this time.
      God is with us, even in the midst of the storm.

  33. Naila Moon says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. This is a perfect song for her.

  34. Crystelle says:

    Thanks for inspiring us again this Monday!!!
    Hoping you have a terrific week…. 🙂
    xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  35. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I’ll be praying for you, and for your sister-in-law. Thank you for being part of my blog tour last week and for hosting Wishing on Buttercups. I truly appreciate you!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thank you so much Miralee for taking the time to stop by Inspire Me Monday and comment!
      It was my pleasure to host you at Create With Joy!
      Wishing On Buttercups was a wonderful book and I loved how your story transported me to another world during a very difficult time! 🙂

  36. Alexa T says:

    So sorry to read about the loss of your mom! Hope that you and your sister to find strenght and be well! Thanks for sharing with us!

  37. I need to watch the movie for this song.
    Thanks for sharing your inspirational post with us.

    Have a blessed week!

  38. Nina
    Twitter: mamastreasures

    Ramona – I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother. I will be praying for you over the coming weeks as I know this will be a long journey. I am thinking of you this evening and trusting that God will give you His peace and comfort. Thank you for your continued hosting of this fun blog hop and for all the inspiration you bring to your friends. Blessings and BIG Hugs, Nina

  39. What a wonderful community you have attracted….May the Holy Spirit be a guide to you and yours. Losing a mom is a difficult time whether expected or not.

  40. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    So very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Thanks for sharing with my Small Victories Sunday linky.


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