Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

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.

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!!!


Victoria on Okinawa said...

What a wonderful tribute to your precious mother!!! So happy to hear you are recovering more and more! Things can always get better. Joy in Jesus and Happy Mother's Day from Okinawa

Leann said...

This is a beautiful post about your mom, a wonderful tribute. Very glad to hear of your progress, no crutches!!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Leann and Vic - hope your weekend was wonderful!