Monday, February 4, 2008

Remembering Mom

Tomorrow marks the 4th anniversary since my mom passed away from lung cancer. She was only 59 years old. She was the best mom in the whole world.

My mom married my Dad when she was only 18 years old. She stayed home with us kids as we were growing up. She kept an immaculate house, sewed us clothes, cut our hair, was a fantastic cook, planted flowers, got us where we needed to go. HOW she managed to get all this done is beyond me. I couldn't do it in a million years. Of course, I didn't realize how amazing this was until I got married and became a mother of two myself. I've failed miserably at trying to accomplish all she did. She went back to work when we were older, and worked her way up from secretary to site planning for the Corps of Engineers. Soon, on top of being amazing mother, she was also an amazing grandmother. She was there for all of us as our babies were being born. She was always with us as we trekked through the pumpkin patch, hunted for Easter eggs, or just went shopping. She sewed clothes for the grandkids, and she had big family meals. She was the most honest and trusting person I have ever known. I loved her so much and I miss her terribly.

p.s. I think I've aged a little since my wedding picture!


Laurie said...

What a beautiful tribute! You and your mother look very much alike. She was beautiful (i.e. so are you :)

weavermom said...

She sounds like a wonderful mom. I can see why you miss her so much! ((HUGS))

Toni said...

What a special post! Your mom was beautiful. In fact, y'all are. ;)
My dh also lost his mom to cancer at a young age (52). She never got to see him become a dad and I know that deeply saddens him. Thank you for sharing her (and your heart) with us here.

Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet said...

What a beautiful post. I think you really look like your mom. She's very pretty and sounds like a wonderful person. I understand why you miss her.

Wheelchair Mama said...

Hi! I saw your blog from lifedreamed. This post caught my eye as I lost my mother by cancer 4 yrs ago in April. It is difficult to think that my youngest will never know his grandma Pam. Only through pictures. But time does heal a little, doesn't it? BTW, I saw your son's wheelchair in your pics...I think I have the same kind. Does it tilt/recline? I'll be praying for his health.

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