Remembering Mom

This Memorial Day happens to coincide with what would have been my mom’s 71st birthday. She passed away in December of 2005. I wrote more about her here, so I won’t repeat all of that. But I just wanted to pause and pay tribute to her memory.

My mom and me:

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Before my wedding:

My mom and step-dad:

Mom, I miss our phone calls and your love and thoughtfulness. I’m looking forward to seeing you again.

9 thoughts on “Remembering Mom

  1. Wow, I can’t believe how much you look like your mom when she was young! I think it’s sweet of you to honor her memory. And I’m catching up here (as everywhere else) and I’m so glad your speaking engagement went well. The content looks great!

  2. Your mom was very pretty – and you look like her! And look at what a HAPPY baby you were – that moment anyway!!! Darling! I’m sure your Mom is smiling at your memorial for her!

  3. My first thought was “She looks like her mom!” Having lost my mom too, I know a bit of the looking back and the bittersweet pain that is in your heart. I’ll be praying for you today. After almost 27 years, I can tell you that you will never stop missing your mom, but the Lord does help heal the pain and get you over the rough spots when they come. Here’s a hug – (((Barbara)))

  4. Loved that weddding dress!
    I lost both of my parents in their 70’s also. I sometimes wonder why their life had to be so short with others living to their 90’s. I’ll think, I could have had them 15 more years. Often, it comes into my mind how early my Mother lost her own. My maternal grandmother was 54 when she died. She gave birth to 7 children, had epilepsy and high blood pressure, two strokes before her death. My Mother was 33 when her Mother died, she had filled the Mother role for her siblings for many years before that. I had two uncles who were near my age. They were just boys when their parents died. I am thankful, though, as I said in my last comment that my parents lived in their own home and were of sound mind until they died. Mother had Parkinson’s and it didn’t really get bad until the year she died. Daddy died of heart failure but really from a broken heart. He lived 16 months without her after being married 60 years.
    Sometimes I think about our reunion. I believe we will know each other. I believe that they’ll meet me when I arrive. It will be a wonderful reunion.
    Blessings Barbara as you remember your Mom.
    Mama Bear

  5. You DO look so much like your mother, Barbara. Well….duh. *smile* She IS your mother, hm? LOL I still miss my mother, too, especially when I am not feeling well. Oh, but I still remember her warmth and sweet smell when I would hug her and she would wrap her one good arm around me. *sigh* Both of my parents were 70 when they passed away and they both passed away in the month of April AND they passed away 20 years apart….dad in 1979 and mom in 1999.

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