Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy Birthday...

Today would have been my mom's 68th birthday. Sadly she passed away almost three years ago. That anniversary is coming up in March. I miss my mom every single day. I spend time thinking about "what ifs" in regards to her medical care. I just wish she was here supporting me, nagging me, being proud of me. I just miss her.

Last week I traveled back to my childhood home to retrieve some boxes of my things my Dad had found. It's been a long memory filled week for me.

On Monday my hubby and FIL and my boys and I all traveled back to my Dad's house for the last time to retrieve the wood cook stove. I knew it would most likely be my last trip "home." I walked around and took photos of those things I wanted to remember - including the bright red upright piano I learned to play on. Trust me, this is a much better color than the teal anything that stood still was painted one year - my Dad had a lot of extra paint in that color.

I spent most of yesterday going through my boxes. I found all kinds of school treasures, but the biggest treasure was an autograph book I found from 1982. I would have been about ten years old given the date on one note.  Not only did a lot of my school friends sign the book, but I had my family sign it as well - including my grandparents (now deceased), my great-uncle (recently deceased), my mom, my dad and various aunts and cousins. I'm not sure why I had them all sign it, but I'm certainly glad now that I did.

Then finally today is my Mom's birthday. Needless to say it's been a long week of memories. I'm just thankful I know where my Mom is today and that someday soon we'll be reunited.

Romans 8:1-2 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for
those who are in Christ Jesus, 
because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life 
set me free from the law of sin and death.


  1. And now I'm crying too. Beautiful post.

  2. Your mom would be proud of you for writing such a heartfelt post. (((Hugs))) Sorry for your loss.

  3. ((hugs)). I'm glad you were able to find some memories and bring them back home.


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