Saturday, February 9, 2013

My Mom

I've been away from my blog awhile

It's taken me some time to sit down and write this post-

The past year has brought many changes in my family's life-
My dear mom was diagnosed with cancer at the end of May 2012-

She fought the fight with everything she had-

She showed my siblings and her grandchildren,
through her life that the
  love of family was always first and foremost
She showed us how to live with dignity in the face of adversity-

 She was my best friend - for 54 years-
We lived on the same street -
My girls saw her everyday of their first 18 years of life
until they went off to college-

Their closeness is a tribute to the way she lived her life-
She loved them unconditionally-
she loved
she listened
she advised when asked

She will always be a huge part of their memories

There is a hole in our hearts
that can't be ignored
Our love filled memories continue
to fill the hole

 but the empty feeling still remains-

We are living and loving as she would want
We are sharing with one another
We continue to grieve
we are a close knit family
and we will survive this, too

I can't imagine what each holiday will be like without her

Every momentous occasion-

she will be missed-

weddings, graduations, sporting events,
birthday parties, shopping trips,

the daily phone calls-
I will miss her voice

She was a huge part of who I am
and it didn't feel right not sharing about my lovely mom-
my rock-
my best friend

You will be missed mom, more than you can imagine
but your legacy is shining brightly through
 the hopeful eyes
of your
12 grandchildren 

Love you mom,


  1. Oh what a precious and loving post. I do so understand, my mom was my best friend too and I miss her terribly. God Bless. Hugs, marty

  2. What a wonderful tribute and I'm so sorry for your loss.

  3. I didn't stop shedding tears while I read your lovely and heart felt post, as I still have my mom, and yeah, she too is my best friend and support. My two dear daughters don't live close by me, so she's always there wnen I feel sad, lonely, happy, I know how distressed and sad you must be, with an empty space in your life that will never get filled up anymore, but just maybe when you become HER for your family. My heart goes out to you for the loss of your "beautiful mother and best friend."

  4. Bless your heart.. This is a very sweet post and tribute to your mom. God bless you and your entire family. I'm glad you shared. It's nice to see whole, happy families these days.

  5. Thanks for all your kind words- warms my heart :)

  6. You mom would be very proud of this post. My parents lived across the road from me and I lost them both in the last few years. No, the void has not been filled but the ache did fade and the happy memories replaced it. This was a lovely tribute to a wonderful woman.

  7. So sorry for your loss...what a lovely tribute.

  8. God bless you and your family. Your mom left you with a beautiful legacy of love and life well lived.

  9. What a wonderful tribute, I am sure your mother would be honored to hear such loving words. What a beautiful family and legacy she has left. Praying for comfort for you and your family in this hard time.

  10. Great tribute, Claire. How wonderful that you had the privilege of living on the same street as your wonderful Mom! Sorry for your loss.

  11. So sorry you lost your Mom. She sounds like a wonderful lady. I know in many ways she is still with you. This post is a lovely tribute.

  12. So sorry to hear about your mother. She certainly did sound like a wonderful woman. Love the last picture of her and her granddaughters, to me she just looks like she would have been a nice person. How fortunate you were to have the great relationship with her that you did. I would hope that my daughters will feel the way about me that you do about her.

    Your post was a wonderful tribute to her.


  13. What a lovely tribute to a loving Mother.....You will miss her terribly, as I miss my Mother every single day, but remember her love to you all , and think of her every day with a smile....We never get over losing our Mothers, and Fathers, do we ?

  14. This is so beautiful. I didn't see it earlier. Mom would be so proud of what you have written and every word is true. You were her rock, too.

    Love you.


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