Today is 10 years since my Mom passed. I remember it like it was yesterday. But, I hate remembering my Mom in that way – though sometimes it’s the strongest memories I have because of how painful it was watching her pass.
I want to remember all the wonderful things about my Mom – the hugs & prayers when I was sick – one of my favorite memories was when I was little & so very sick she’d rock me in her arms in the rocking chair. Or better yet the Saturday nights we’d play “hairdresser”. I would pull out my drawer of hair bows & ribbons, get out the brushes & comes & start styling her hair away. She always loved what I did no matter what it was.
I think of how sick my Mom was my whole life, but how she didn’t let it stop her from giving us the memories of a wonderful childhood filled with vacations and just every day good times.
I wish that she was around to enjoy, hug & love my Son like I know she would.
I pray that I’ll be half the Mom she was to me.