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Come Sit By Me A While : Each Tender Memory Glistens.

Updated on June 30, 2013
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A collage of the Rock Rose today.
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Good morning once again from my little corner of Wales.

These next few days are going to be filled with bittersweet moments and memories.

On Monday July 1st my sweet baby Erin would have been 22yrs old; this in turn brings varied memories and tumultuous feelings to overflow.

However July 1st from now on is also a day of happiness as we celebrate our grandson Kayden's first birthday ; such a precious gift for us all !!!

He is one of the most placid babies ever and is always smiling !!Who does he take after ?????That question doesn't need to be answered !!!!

I will be spending Monday with my son and daughter in law where we will enjoy little Kayden's 1st birthday and also leave birthday balloons off for Erin. This is why I wanted to publish this hub today.

As many of you know I have been spending the past couple of weeks creating collages ,cards and so many other creative projects and will share some with you today .I am practicing and finding different themes daily and love trying them all out.

I so enjoyed making Kayden's birthday card too ;fun and colourful !!!

Today I was to spend with a friend but last minute cancellations see me at home and now as I am back with you I am not disappointed as I can spend the day reading all your wonderful hubs also my precious friends. I have to apologise for neglecting you all lately. However I just want you all to know that even on the days when my days are taken up with other projects you are all always in my thoughts.

Today's hub has of course to honour my beautiful Erin ,sweet Kayden and also I would like to share some more collages etc. with you. I hope you enjoy my precious friends.

Right let's settle down right here by Erin and Val's garden which is covered in Rock Rose buds which are due to blossom any moment .

Do you all have your refreshments and before you say anything yes we are having another naughty day ; jam tarts , custard tarts and apple custard tarts !!!

Oh so naughty but also so very nice !!!!!Ha ha ha!!!

A Collage of love.


Every cloud has a silver lining

Each raindrop a glistening gift;

Each treasured precious memory

Encourages broken spirits to lift.


Chorus :

Erin these words for you

Tender memories glisten;

To the music in your garden

I eternally sit and listen.


Songbirds sing of your beauty

Your face in the morning dew;

My baby my heart so true

Forever my love for you.


Chorus :

Erin these words for you

Tender memories glisten;

To the music in your garden

I eternally sit and listen.


Sunshine warms each moment

Blue skies fill each soul;

Green grass so mesmerising

Breezes keep the magic whole.


Chorus :

Erin these words for you

Tender memories glisten;

To the music in your garden

I eternally sit and listen.

Kayden's 'Clifford the Red Dog' birthday card . I had great fun creating this one !!!.


A gift so truly precious

Abundant our love for you;

An innocence to protect

Our love for you so true.


Little Kayden's sweet smile

Lights up the whole world so;

Each day a brand new wonder

We marvel and watch you grow.

Our sweet Kian at one month old. These sweet pics were taken yesterday and I had to add them !!!


Kian so sweet a treasure

A character oh so young;

On this ladder of your life

Your foot on that first rung.


Your climb as you ascend

Much to learn along the way;

To be guided through with love

Unconditional come what may.

Wow !!!! Days so alive ;emotions ignited !!!


A sparkling wham and bam

A life so full and so true;

My days today and forever

I'll gladly share with you !!!!!!

A creation of love.


As I lay my head

Down to sleep;

Sweet memories precious

Are mine to keep.


Colours so bright

Sunshine rays golden;

My days oh so true

My heart so beholden.


I thank all my friends

From either far or near;

I owe you all so much

Each one oh so dear.


Blessed our todays

And our tomorrows;

Allow each golden hue

To caress our sorrows.


I expect varied emotions

And accept my chosen road;

My eternal appreciation

Is what lightens my load.

Rock Rose.


A thought I'd like to leave today is that time does heal and a broken heart can heal !!

Obviously my life will never get back to what it was before Erin passed over but I am now in another era and all around me there are the wonders of new lives ; of little ones growing up and bringing with them so much love, joy and true beauty.

Amongst the sad tears there is also a deep pride of all the love that surrounds me and we will all make sure that each little one knows all about their Aunty Erin ; a sweet angel from above who looks after them all.


My smiling Krystal Ball.


Thank you to all my friends too numerous to mention and I look forward to sharing many more colleges and creations with you for a very long time to come.

Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.



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    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Wales

      Thank you shanmarie.


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      Shannon Henry 

      5 years ago from Texas

      This is obviously an older hub, but the memories you share here are precious and I'm glad I stopped for a visit.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh Phyllis what can I say ???Your words have touched me deeply and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

      You are welcome to visit anytime you want but if at times you cannot make it I understand completely as life has a habit of getting in he way as I know only too well. Thank you again my dear friend and here's lots of love al for you from my little corner of Wales.


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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      6 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Eddy, you truly touch my heart and soul with your beauty -- beauty in all you do and all you are. I love to come to your little corner of Wales and rest a spell, read your hubs and enjoy looking at your lovely collages. I should try and get over here more often, for I feel so peaceful here. You have a great heart that embraces life with profound love that spreads out to all and you have a beautiful soul. To read this hub of yours makes me realize that love is everywhere and never fades. Thank you.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      It is always so nice to see you've called by janetwrites and your comments are always so supportive, kind and caring. Lots of love to you rom my little corner of Wales.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to















      for each and every wonderful comment today and for the past three years.

      Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything and I know that my Erin has one of her biggest smiles ever for you all.

      lots of love from my little corner of Wales.


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      Janet Giessl 

      6 years ago from Georgia country

      This hub really brought tears to my eyes. You lost your beloved daughter Erin and I know that your pain will always be there but the new little wonders, your grandchildren, will give you lots of love and a new sense of life. Belated happy birthday to your grandson Kayden and happy one month for Kian and I send prayers and good thoughts for your daughter Erin who is an angel watching you and your family. I know she is happy seeing you and your family with all the little new ones from above.

      I love this hub, the wonderful tributes, words, collages, just everything. You are such a wonderful person. May God bless you and your family!

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      Genna East 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Your poetry, collages and creations of love are so beautiful. Monday was a bittersweet day, Eddy; as it celebrates both Erin and Kayden. But your world is definitely filled with and surrounded by love and inspiration. Hugs. :-)

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      you have brought tears to my eyes this day, Eddy. both of happiness and sorrow. Happy birthday to your beautiful grandson, and i don't believe for a second that he wasn't born on that particular day for a reason!

      i found out i was pregnant with my daughter just after my mol died of cancer in a 6 week span at the age of 51. It blows my mind to think that i'm older than her...sigh..

      Also, i found out i was pregnant with my son just after my grandmother passed..

      I BELIEVE in the circle of life...or lives..

      love and hugs, dear friend..


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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal


      it is always a pleasure to sit by you and listen to your songs.

      Very ethereal!

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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Happy birthday Erin and Kayden. I'll bet the garden looks great today. Thanks for sharing everything, Eddy, and today I am with you all in spirit at the party!

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      6 years ago from North Carolina


      So beautiful in so many ways. Many blessings to you and your family.

      Voted up and Beautiful!

      Best Always,


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Voted up and awesome. Great pics. Wonderful sentiments of love. I'm sure that Erin is smiling at her mom from above. Little Kian is just an adorable bundle of joy. Hugs.

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      6 years ago

      So much beauty and love...wishing you every blessing as you celebrate two very special children!! ~Lurana

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      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed words of love, great thoughts and a wonderful write. Thank you for letting me into your world.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I run out of comments to say about your amazing work. The poetry is touching as always and the way you have put the pictures amongst your words is spendid. You are a master at your gifts and I greatly appreciate being able to enjoy your work. Awesome and beautiful

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Beautiful as ever but so much more special because of the memory of Erin and the happiness the Kayden brings to you all.

      Voted up, beautiful and sharing.

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      6 years ago from New York

      Eddy, you are such a beautiful person and an inspiration to us all. I am sitting here, conflicted, warm tears have filled my eyes from your touching tribute to your angel Erin and yet my heart smiles from the beautiful sentiments weaved throughout. What a gift you've been given and I am so happy that you have found a way to be strong and live fully! I know you appreciate all the love you have and are equally appreciated!

      You're collages are wonderful... keep it up!

      Voted so many and definitely passing along!


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      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from North Central Florida

      O, Eddy, I do think this is one of my favorites.

      Blessed our todays

      And our tomorrows;

      Allow each golden hue

      To caress our sorrows.

      Love those lines. You captured so much with so few words. Thanks for sharing your precious photographs too

      Angels are on their way to you ps

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      Anna Haven 

      6 years ago from Scotland

      Your words and collages are very beautiful. Anna

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      6 years ago from Spain

      Dear Eddy.

      For some reason I was drawn once again to read your work, and now I know why. Today would have been my dear Hearty´s birthday.

      Monday will be a day of mixed emotions for you all I know, but that little grandson was sent along on the day he was for a very good reason, Erin made sure of it.

      Your collages are wonderful as are the birthday cards and your poetry of course as always filled with love and hope. I really enjoyed the song too.

      Take care my dear and know that with time, lots of time, things will get easier to bear.

      Sending a great big hug to you and yours in your little corner of Wales :)

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much also cclitgirl and your comment so appreciated.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Jackie your words are so kind and caring. Here's wishing you a wonderful weekend too and lots of love. Eddy.

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      6 years ago from Western NC

      Beautiful writing. Happy memories for Kayden and Kian and happy thoughts for Erin.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Sorry you missed your day out but we are glad to have you with us. Beautiful tribute to your daughter. I know the pain of losing my parents has not left me so I can only imagine the pain of losing a child and hope that I never know it. I lost a young granddaughter though and that was pretty bad. Your work is beautiful and it is such a therapy to have something we so love to do; doesn't it? Have a great weekend and fun with your grandson.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      As always Billy your words mean so very much and I know you understand !!!

      Yes despite all I do love my world and will continue eternally to see the beauty behind the bleakness!!

      Here's a whole load of love to you and Bev all the way from Wales.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Your words have brought a lump to my throat Ruby and I send you so much love and great hugs for you all the way from Wales. Take care my dear precious friend and enjoy your weekend.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much DJ your words full if sincerity mean the world and I keep them with me !!!Here's to so many more poems and so on for us both to share on here for a long time to come.

      Lots of love from my little corner of Wales for you.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Please don't feel guilty Joe as we can all relate to getting caught up in life and this is the way it should be !!! I appreciate your words so much and here's wishing you a wonderful weekend too Joe..


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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Every day is a chance to create new blessed memories. Every day is a new memory for Bev and I as we construct a new life of togetherness. I love my life, Eddy, as I know you love yours.

      Thank you my dear friend, for opening your heart and allowing others to share your love through your words.



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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Typed words can not possibly relate to you how much this touched my heart. Your poetry is beautiful. Your art work is spectacular. The video, i've watched an overweight boy sing when everyone at first snickered, then he opened his mouth and his voice was soo beautiful, then Michael singing to Sammy, i could feel the love. I hope you do offer cards for sale, they are precious and on my want list. I know the death of Erin and the hurt will be with you always, your tributes to her helps those of us who have lost a loved one. Thank you Eddy. Have a wonderful day with Kayden....

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      DJ Anderson 

      6 years ago

      Eddy, you share from the depth of your loving heart and your beautiful mind. Your words give hope of healing to others who have lost loved ones, or others who maybe be in the grip of heart break.

      I love this style of poetry. My mind is geared to rhythm and rhymes, like in a song. This may be my favorite Hub that you have given to us.

      Blessing to you from Kentucky!


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      Hawaiian Odysseus 

      6 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      What a beautiful potpourri garden of celebration! Forgive me for not having been more present and attentive. I have been in a distant land called the 30 Hubs in 30 Days Hub Challenge and hope to be back from that Crusadesin a couple of days. Thank you for sharing your lovely work, Eddy! Aloha!


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh thank you so much Janine ;your kind and caring words as always so greatly appreciated.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Jeff and enjoy your weekend.


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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Absolutely beautiful. Happy 1st Birthday to Kayden and Happy 1 month to Kian. And sending prayers and good thoughts to you for your sweet Erin. Thank you as always for sharing with us and hoping you are having a great day!! Voted and shared, too!!

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      6 years ago

      Truly beautiful as always Eddy. Wishing you a wonderful weekend from my little spot in Tennessee. :)

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      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Shauna and your comment as always so kind and caring. Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy, this is such a sweet way to start my day. It's a gift from God that Kayden was born on Erin's birthday. New life. So beautiful. Enjoy your time with family - you are surrounded by love.

      Sending you love from Florida...




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