Sunday, November 4, 2012
I Miss You Mom
This was a common sight around our house every Sunday morning while my Mom was with us. Sipping her coffee and clipping coupons from the Sunday paper. The 2nd anniversary of her death just passed and I think of her daily, miss her enormously, and so want her still with me. What a blessing it was to have her with me the last 2 1/2 years of her life. After leaving home back in the 60's (college, then marriage) I never spent more than a week at a time with her, never really knowing my Mother as I became an adult, until she came to live with us. She became more than my Mom, she became my friend, my supporter, my helpmate, my confidante. I miss her "good nights" and her "good mornings", I miss our conversations and revealing more and more of her childhood, I miss watching "Dancing With The Stars" every Monday & Tuesday nights, I miss playing Gin and Scrabble, I miss our 5:00 PM glass of wine together, I miss our shopping trips. I miss her.
In so many ways I miss her, but in other ways I am glad she was not around to see and worry, she was a number 1 worrier, the sad events that have occurred since her passing. Our family, both mine and my brother's have gone through heartbreaks and illnesses that I am grateful our Mother did not have to endure. Eventho I miss her terribly, I know it was God's plan to take her when He did and that she has re-joined my Dad. I miss you, Mom.
"It doesn't matter how old I get, whenever I see anything new or spendid, I want to call "Mom, come and take a look." ~ Helen Exley
Until next time.....