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Main / Mother's Day
« on: May 10, 2007, 07:48:52 PM »

   I have read some of the postings about Mother's Day coming up. It's almost humorous in a weird sort of way, but ever since my mother passed away two and a half years ago, I seem to be oblivious to the fact that the day is approaching, and when someone says something about Mother's Day, I stare at them until I remind myself that."Oh yes, Mother's Day is coming up," and as soon as I say it, I've forgotten again.
   I know that at one point in time, this was such a special day for me to let my mother know how important she was to me, but for the most part, the day has lost it's meaning to me, even though I too, am a mom.
  For those of you, that no longer have your moms with you, I hope that you have loving memories to shine on you that day and for the rest of you, please let your moms know how special they are.

Main / New Year's
« on: December 31, 2006, 09:03:54 PM »

   It is just over 2 years, that my mother passed away, and even though my life is now as normal as it could be, I still have those moments that take me back and really make me realize how much I still miss my mom.
   We were out to dinner tonight and the waves came over me, and when we returned home, I was making a traditional New Year's treat, that my mother had taught me to make when I was a little girl. I remembered my mother slaving over the stove, and perspiring with the stress of trying to make dinner and cook this treat over hot oil, at the same time. I would be helping her and running back to catch a minute or two of Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour. I don't think my mother ever enjoyed cooking, and because she was so busy, I ended up learning how to cook at a very young age, so that I could make all of the things, that my mother didn't have time to do.
  Anyway, I don't know if I call these memories bitter- sweet, as much as pain filled, as even though time has gone on, there are still times when the wounds feel like they are gaping.
  I know now, that I can get through these times(and that's a relief to know that),
but even after all this time, these moments do occur. Thanks so very much for listenning, and I hope that everyone has a good year in 2007.

Main / another Christmas
« on: December 23, 2006, 07:44:06 PM »
    Today, was the third Christmas celebration without my mother. It has only been two years since she passed away, but the first Christmas was only a month after she died.
   I must admit, that it still seems awkward, that my mother is rarely mentionned, if at all in conversations with my brothers and sisters. I don't really understand this, but we were always a family, not to bring up conflict, anything controversial etc. .
  Yesterday, I was looking through an old drawer, for an item that I hadn't seen in a while. When I openned the drawer, I saw a brightly coloured card. I openned it up, and inside was a Christmas verse, as well as a message from my mom, wishing my family and I a wonderful Christmas. I have mentionned on this board before, that my mother always took extreme care in picking out cards. The message always had to be worded exactly with the words that she would have liked to use, and she always wrote in her own thoughts afterwards. I used to be impatient when I was younger, and try to speed things up, by picking out any card, that I would think would get us out of the store quicker, but it had to be the exact card and I was never able to get her to  search any faster.
  I like to think that these "finds" are more than coincidence. I know that my mother was always giving more of herself than she took, and the love that she had for me and I for her, has not died. Thankyou for listenning.

Main / made it to new board
« on: December 05, 2006, 11:15:09 AM »

   I am just signing in for the first time on this board. Hopefully, soon there will be others trying this out as well.

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