I think my Mom would have liked for us to wax on about how wonderful a mother, wife, daughter, sister, grandmother and great grandmother she was.
Which she was.
I think my Mom would like to remind everyone that she had the smallest waist in Brooklyn.
Which she did.
I think she’d like to say one more time that her wrinkles were caused by steroid medication and not age.
We know that, Mom.
While dementia may have stolen her memory, it didn’t diminish her sense of humor. When shown a picture and asked if she knew which one she was, Mom said, “Yes, the pretty one.”
But here is what I’d like to say to my mother.
It brings us great joy to know that right now you are dancing with Dad in heaven.
It brings us great joy to know that you don’t have a single wrinkle on your face.
It brings us great joy to know you can now see your parents and hear Dad sing.
It brings us great joy to remember your delicious cooking.
It brings us great joy to remember the clothes you sewed with the label “Made with love by Mom.”
It brings us great joy to remember our lives on the road camping across this country.
It brings us great joy to know that you did your best for us at the beginning of our lives and we did our best for you at the end of yours.
It brings us great sorrow to know that this is the end of your time with us.
Take with you our unending love.
Eileen… So sorry for your mom’s passing, she was a kind, vibrant, wrinkle free beautiful lady! Heaven just got a little brighter! May mom’s memory hugg you every day. My prayers and sympathy are with you! 🙏🏻❤️😘
Thank you, Francine. She will be missed. But she gave so much.
I overslept this morning, trying to rush to get ready for my shit job but I’m overwhelmed with sadness and keep reading the FB posts on your profile and your post below and I can hear your tears falling and still I shovel Raisin Bran down around the lump in my throat. I’m so sad….
Why did this come to me as such a big surprise? I guess I didn’t know your mom was sick.
Love and hope and peace are coming your way, Anna