Photobucket About Mom: My early memories: January 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

5 Years Today

5 Years Today

Today is the 5th anniversary of Mom's leaving us. The date had not hit me until my sister reminded me tonight!

I never would have thought this day could slip by without me remembering but I know Mom would understand and forgive me with all this sorrow that's in my heart with the recent events in our community.

Mom would be so hurt to know of the loss of these young men's lives....It wouldn't matter that she had not known them- just as it doesn't matter that I didn't know them!

The picture is Mom and me in 1977...31 years ago!

...This puts Mom's age here just about a year older than I am now!

Folks say I look like my mom ~ and I say, "Thanks!" :)



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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Remembering Mom on her birthday

 pictures are Ma-Ma and my 4 grandkids.
The one of her alone was her birthday celebration in 1995.

Happy Birthday to my mom

Tomorrow (Today-Jan 6 ) would be my Mom's birthday...but later this month marks the 5th. anniversary of her leaving us. She had just had her 94th. birthday.

This time of year is always especially sad for me...remembering Mom and how we finally had to let her go. Sad memories but happy ones too- throughout all the years we had her in our lives.

I never have known anyone whose heart was so full of love as my Mom's! Her love for her family had no beginning and no end!

It was a big impact on everyone when our Ma-Ma passed away, and something that is still very hard for me- even after almost 5 years now!

Since her passing, our family has experienced some other devastating happenings ... the death of 2 of her grandsons and a great-granddaughter! I have been thankful that Mom didn't have to endure that pain.


We would have this big birthday gathering/ reunion for her every year. Most years almost every one of the family would come to be with her...sometimes even the ones in California and Oregon. She loved it and I'm so glad we were able to give her that in her later years!

This picture I found was from one of her last birthday parties.

Mom would have been 99 years old.

Thinking of you, Ma-Ma!

Always with love,


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