I have been absent from blogging for sometime now. I didn't have the time to devote to blogging. The decision to take care of my mother was an easy one. Plain and simple, she would have done it for me or any one of my brothers or sisters. My mother started to feel tired in June and it continued all summer. She just never got better. My beloved mother passed away the Saturday before Thanksgiving. I take comfort in knowing she is with my dad in Heaven and they are together again. Smiling and loving each other as they did their whole lives.
I always had a good time with my mom and we shared so many laughs, so much of our precious lives together as mother and daughter. It seems that my mother is a part of my very being. My mother taught me so much and I really never knew I was learning a life lesson. I learned how to cook my family's favorite foods, learned my love for Christmas, and learned not to talk about anyone's children. She use to say, "Never say my child would never do that because as soon as you say it, your child will." I have followed that advice my whole life. She also taught me that it is more important to be kind than right. I like to think I do that too. My mother had a wonderful life. She loved her family, the beach, raking, gardening, knitting, sewing and dessert. She had good health, good kids and a great husband. She was blessed and so are we.