My dear Mom (and best friend), passed away August 9th, 1994, very unexpectly, at the early age of 59!
Since that time, we have made a tradition of taking our summer vacation at that time. I've never been one to be depressed at these times, but to celebrate and remember the fun times we had together! I never want my Mom to worry that I'm sad! Yes..I do miss her so much! But, thinking of all the fun and crazy times we had together, makes me laugh!
I moved back to Ohio (from Denver, CO), in 1989, after a bad divorce (I always love that, is there actually a good divorce?). My Dad traveled so far to pick up me, and my darling little daughter, Lindsey (only 5 at the time), to make the journey to our new life!
I don't know what I would have done without my Mom. I started back to work soon after arriving in Ohio, but did not have to worry about Lindsey. She was with the best Mom/Grandma ever, my Mom!
In 1991, I was married, and soon after, had a darling little boy, Mark (who I always called "little Bob" (after my new hubby), even before I knew I was having a boy! Shortly after that, in 1993, I had a darling daughter, we named Katherine.
My Mom came over everyday! Okay, so it wasn't until 2:30 (she was a night owl)! But that was perfect! Time enough for me to go to get Lindsey at her elementary school~!
Now, when I think about it, my Mom would be 76 now! I wonder what she would be like!
I've never liked excuses! I have to remind myself that sometimes when I hit bad times and want to have excuses! But then I thnk about about people like my Mom. She group up the oldest of 7 children, in not the greatest of situtations!
My Mom was the ultimate Mom! She raised 5 children (awesome children, I might add).
I miss her everyday! This picture is the one I have on my bed table. It reminds me of how loved I really am. Even in the crummiest of times. I hope you have someone like this. If not, I can be that person for you.
If you need me, let me know-