Posted by frailin on Sunday, December 28, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @11:30:44 AM
Craig, You are truly blessed with family and friends close-by! The music stand is beautiful and will be a lasting memorial honoring your Mother. Ken
Jane C Says:
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @11:42:58 AM
That is so beautiful Craig, truly a loving work of art.
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @12:33:45 PM
That's a great stand makin a stand for your mom Craig. Raleigh surely has put his heart and soul into this tribute ...Thanks for sharing the story and pictures...truly a real Christmas present! The heart in action.
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @1:27:53 PM
Beautiful, and fabulous workmanship!
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @2:02:47 PM
So few craftsmen left in the world. And knowing the provenance of the piece makes it priceless.
bob gregory Says:
Sunday, December 28, 2008 @9:13:09 PM
Wow what a craftsmen he did your mum proud,something to keep for ever..
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 @9:53:38 AM
you can see the love and devotion he put into making that beautiful music stand
Thursday, January 1, 2009 @11:07:24 AM
Thanks for sharing the story of your mother. Being new to BHO, I had no idea about her. The craftmanship of your cousin Raleigh is outstanding. The stand is quite a fitting tribute and something to be proud of.
the tattooed man Says:
Thursday, January 1, 2009 @12:23:32 PM
The most valuable gifts by far are those which are given from the heart with love. That pretty, cleverly crafted little music stand seems to me to be just as full of love as it is of cherry wood and speaks volumes of the maker / giver and his respect and feelings for your mum. ( We spell mum with a "u" in Australia) You are right to feel both grateful and proud.
Friday, January 2, 2009 @7:35:55 AM
Craig, thanks for sharing the story and photos. What a beautiful work of art in honor of a beautiful person. The way your mother lived her life reminds me of the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. It would take a lot of courage to say that prayer and really mean it. It's not a recipe for an easy life and requires an unselfishness few people have. Obviously your mother is that kind of person.(Here is a link: http://www.prayerguide.org.uk/stfrancis.htm)
Saturday, January 3, 2009 @1:35:45 PM
Thanks for sharing both the story and the absolutely beautiful music stand - the stand reflects the beauty and honor of holding music close to our hearts!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @6:51:24 PM
What a wonderful memorial to someone that obviously touched many people through music. Thanks for sharing the images and story.
Thursday, February 5, 2009 @1:52:55 PM
What a precious, thoughtful memorial, Craig! I can 'feel' the love coming from that wonderful music stand. You are a blessed man. Reading your blog was truly heart-warming.
Thursday, February 5, 2009 @2:27:26 PM
From one who's heart has walked through the exact same circumstances, that work of art is truly a befitting shrine to Mom. Just placing a sheet of music on it will have special connotations for generations to come.
Sunday, February 8, 2009 @3:18:28 PM
that stand is sooo gorgeous! I wish that guy could make all my furniture, but I'm only 22 and I don't want to be in debt...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 @4:50:30 AM
A great peice from a great person for a great person.
Things like this are soo good in the midst of all the negative issues facing us daily. Love it!
BTW, make sure you dont nap during service, your pastor can give you a lickin'! Fr. Driscoll has nothing on her! She looks like a good soul.
Thursday, February 12, 2009 @4:20:47 PM
That is truly cool. Everything about that peice is pure heart...just as you described your Mom!
Sunday, February 15, 2009 @7:05:41 AM
what an awesome tribute to your mum, I can relate to your feelings, my mum passed away a month ago, a mother is very special! I miss mine very much, made a song for her, that was my tribute to her
I must say that stand is absolutely stunning, I love the wood it is made from, a job well done!
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