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My Mom Passed Away One Year Ago Today

Friday, April 19, 2013

Dear Friends,

I am very teary eyed and sorrowful today. As I write this it is a year to the hour that my dear Mom passed away to the Lord.

She was such a wonderful Mom. She would never complain even though we had little in earthly goods. She made do with what we did have. I can remember her baking in the kitchen and giving me words of wisdom over a meal or after school.

She had been legally blind for her last ten years and used hearing aids to help her hear. In the last few years she contracted dementia and was in a wonderful special care home. Oh, such wonderful people there to care for her. She passed away there with me at her side.

I remember with melancholy all the wonderful days as a youth fishing with my late Dad, the family trips we made, going as far as our money would take us (which wasn't far). I remember playing cards with Mom and Dad and my grampy and grandma as a small boy and teenager and running through the grass in their yard.

All are now passed. But they will always be remembered. My Mom was so wonderful. My Dad was too. I hope they think I was the best I could have been for them. I tried my best.

My friends, hug your Dad and Mom today if you can, call them and talk to them if you can. Say a prayer for them if you can't. But always remember them.

God Bless you My wonderful Mom, on this first anniversary of your passing to the Lord.

Your Son, Bob.


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LOISJOHN14VS6 7/24/2013 4:06PM

    I feel your loss for I my mother went to be with the Lord as well.
We can rejoice in knowing that they are there waiting for us. She now can see her Savior and the nailprints in his hands that made it possible for her to be there and for us to one day be. God bless you in your grief.

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KEKEIKO 6/27/2013 12:05PM

    Your blog is a wonderful tribute to your mother on the anniversary of her passing.

Money does not make a family. You were rich with a loving family. You're so very blessed to have had an amazingly loving & supportive family with wonderful memories to look back on.

The fact that you have written a beautiful blog such as this shows how much love you continue to have for your parents. As a mother I can honestly say "You most definitely made your parents proud!"

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LIVELYGIRL2 4/20/2013 4:56PM

  I'm sorry that you lost your beloved mom. I know birthdays, holidays, and significant days are difficult . I am however glad, you had such a special and loving relationship with her. Thanks wonderful, because for many they don't have this sort of two way appreciation like they should.

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STEVEN2GO2 4/20/2013 12:40PM

    I too remember playing cards with my Dad, Penny Poker. I think I surprised him or he let me win, more often than not. My past birthday, as I wrote to you before was awesome except that I did not hear Happy Birthday, from my Mom. Because of my illness my sister, my Mom's POA, thinks it best that I do not see my Mom. I will be comforted knowing my last words to her were 'I love you' and she was able to say 'Me too', what she almost always said.

My heart goes out to you dear friend. Sorry for the belated condolence but I have been very busy, no excuse. But once I saw your Blog I wrote this note to you. I hope my words show you that you are not the only one grieving now, but that is OK! It is just a part of life.

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Your friend,

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MJ7DM33 4/19/2013 10:10PM


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1CRAZYDOG 4/19/2013 8:15PM

    I am confident your parents are both looking down and very proud of you. HUGS and so sorry for your loss. You were a good son to your Mom.

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GRACEISENUF 4/19/2013 1:58PM

    What a heart touching tribute to your Mom and your Dad too. I am going to pray right now Bob for God to comfort you as you mourn her passing.

Try to remember you will have all of eternity with your parents. As believers, they are "waiting for you". The bible says the "saints" that have passed are cheering us on.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/19/2013 12:03PM

    I'm sure your mom and dad have been amply blessed in Heaven. They are not forgotten. They left behind a precious gift - a compassionate and caring son. I'm very sure they are proud of the man that you are. I hope memories of your family comfort you until you are reunited again.

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/19/2013 11:40AM

    Having lost many dear ones recently, I understand all-too-well. But we are so lucky to have had such special people in our lives.

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SUGARSMOM2 4/19/2013 10:53AM

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PRAIRIEMIMI 4/19/2013 10:49AM

  My prayers are with you this difficult day. Something I did to honor my Mom's memory was to plant a pink rose bush on Mother's Day. I have a Madonna statute next to it. This is a quiet place in my yard where I can go and reflect on all the wonderful memories I have of her. At times when I am struggling with circumstances or a decision sitting near the rose bush gives me comfort. Blessings to you. I am sure your Mother was proud of the wonderful person you are.

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