This is my first Mother's Day without my mom. She passed away last July from cancer.
I realized during her lengthy illness that I would really miss her when she was gone. That is an understatement. My mom was my 'life's sounding board'. I catch myself in times of difficulty wanting to call her up and just talk. She could always turn a sour experience into one that I could glean 'goodness' from,
to make me a better person.
One of her favorite reminders - although not always in these exact words -
"It could be worse."
She was a giver. Together with my dad, she always wanted the best for me and my brother. She sacrificed material things and being a part of great happenings for herself, so we could have more, always giving, always being considerate of everyone else. As time goes by, I realize more and more what an incredible woman she was. Even in her last days, she never complained, never showed weakness in her spirit.
I only hope that I am as strong a woman in my coming years. I would have welcomed her caring and concern during this period of injury and healing. However, deep in my heart, I still hear those words..."It could be worse."
Miss you MOM, love you forever.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY.
A BIG ~ P.S. - Since Friday I have been walking most of the time without assistance from crutches, wheelchairs, or walkers. 92 days after this incredibly life changing accident, I am walking again.
It is a little painful and awkward and
I still have a brace on my leg and ankle, but all the same -
WELCOMED and wonderful!!!