Sunday, May 10, 2009
I miss you Mom
This is one of those days that I really miss my Mom. All the commercials, cards, dinner specials, etc. I just wish she was here so I could treat her special. But instead, I'll place another wreath on her grave. My mother died at the age of 44 from side effects of an arthritis medication she was given. I was just 22 and a young mom myself and felt lost. She loved to doodle and taught me to sketch a doggie face and horse face and I continued to draw them over and over as a child. haha I just know she'd have loved to learn to paint with me and we could have explored this wonderful cyber world of arts together had we been given the chance.
I just read a speech that she had written for a convention she was to speak at. One line in there has stuck with me for years. She wrote:
"I once heard that the best exercise for the heart is reaching down to pick someone else up"
I love that.
Anyway, to all you mothers out there, enjoy the day! I hope you are surrounded by those that love and adore you!!
And on a lighter note, I attended the Fargo Marathon yesterday (as a spectator!)
I had 2 sons, a daughter in law and a granddaughter participate! I'm so proud of them!
Ryan (my middle child) and Jeni (married to Derek), Cailee (9 yr. granddaughter) & Derek (oldest child)
They were awesome!!!
I'm so proud!