I came across a picture of...

Friday, March 26, 2010

my Mom. She wasn't supposed to die on Friday January 21, 2005...but she did.
It was the day before Johnny Carson died. They both died from emphysema.
Tonight I was looking for a picture of someone else but I found a picture of my Mom as a teen wearing her uniform and her H. M. C. S Discovery hat during WWII
I have always been told I have the "........." nose and how much I look like "so and so" in the family but I couldn't see it. I see it now.
I never wanted to be "like" my Mom...sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. That's my main memory of her.
I'm glad (I have hopefully) changed some of our historical traits but I also now know I WISH I'D HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO GET TO KNOW HER BETTER!
I'm sorry I couldn't re-write history. I miss you.
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    My mom died in 2007.
    I retired at the first possible time (after 28 years of teaching) from a job I loved to care for her during her last year.
    I will be forever grateful that we had so much time together during those last few years of her life.
    There are still things I wished we had talked about but I did learn a lot.
    3547 days ago
    Your mother is always with you and you can always talk to her. The choices and actions you are taking in your life I am sure are making your mother very proud!

    My mom was a heavy smoker too (as much as a pack or two a day), and was very much a soap opera watcher and didn't get out much. I look at my life and how I am living it differently by providing a different role model for my girls and I know she's smiling and very proud too!

    I lost my mom in 2002, my sister in 2008 and father in 1994... leaving me with one living sibling (my older sister). Life is short, and we can get back what we didn't have, but what we CAN do is make the most of each day!

    Wishing you a fabulous day LOLLYJEAN!! emoticon
    3547 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/26/2010 4:59:39 AM
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