a tribute . . .


March 15, 2020

Today is my moms birthday…she would be 76. She passed away on Thanksgiving Day, 2007. It was a hard time and she is greatly missed by many, but she is with my dad – who passed away March 17, 2017, her parents and many others. Although there are tears sometimes, there is no more pain…

She was the love of my dad’s life, a great mother who inspired us to be ourselves and do our best, and a wonderful grandmother to her only grandson, who, by the way called her no-no-nana for many years! She was always chasing after him, saying…”No, no..”

So, this is a tribute to her…

on her wedding day
April 26, 1969

She was 25 years old, my dad was 32 when they got married…
these wedding photos haven’t been touched up

her favorite color…

Leaning on and learning from each other. Learn more at www.GriefDiaries.com. #grief #healing #hope
(pinterest image)
Your memory is a treasure I hold in my heart
“The death of any loved parent is an incalculable blow.
Because no one ever loves you again like that.”
~ Brenda Ueland
Immortality: I want this as my epitaph.
IMMORTALITY
Do not stand by my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am a diamond glint on the snow.
I am sunlight on the ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circling flight
I am the soft starshine at night.
Do not stand by my grave and cry,
I am not there. I did not die.
~ Native American Farewell
in the navy
my maternal grandparents, mom, and me coming home from the hospital
mom, me, dad
(I have a feeling that my mom was pregnant with my sister)
~♡~                                                                                                                                                                                 More
Sometimes
I just look up,
smile,
and say
“I know that was you”

sometimes
I open my mouth
and my mother comes out!

Hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!!

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