Thursday, October 28, 2010

Today Would Have Been....

Mom's 80th Birthday!

As some of you may know, I lost my Mom on April 25th of this year.
So here we are with another first!
And it would have been a huge celebration in our family.
A birthday, in my heart, I know we would have celebrated as we did Dad's, the weekend Mom passed away. With everyone gathering and sharing a meal with cake and ice cream.
But, sadly that sort of celebration will not take place for Mom!

Instead, my "celebration" for her will be in my thoughts thru-out the day.
My plan was to go to the cemetery today and take a nice bouquet of flowers
and just spend some time tending her grave and talking to her.
But, the weather is not cooperating with me today with the wind, rain and cold.

Mom would understand I'm sure!

Living almost 2 hrs away makes it difficult to also join my sister's and my father
in an evening meal to celebrate as a family. So on Saturday when the weather is a bit nicer,
or supposed to be anyway, my husband and I will make a trip down and visit the cemetery then.

So here we are at 6 months already!
It still doesn't seem real
that she is not with us anymore,
except of course and always will be
in our hearts!

I'd like to share the poem that was in the funeral announcement:

God saw you getting tired,
and a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around you
and whispered, "Come to Me."
With tearful eyes we watched you,
and saw you pass away,
And though we loved you dearly,
we could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best!

Happy 80th Birthday Mom!
I know you are smiling and laughing today,
with your friends and family members
who also passed before you.
I miss you and love you dearly!


  1. sending love and prayers your way dear one, I have no doubt that your beautiful Mom is spending her special birthday in the presence of Jesus and celebrating.

  2. Thinking of you and your family today and saying a prayer for special comfort. Perhaps you could send your dad some flowers or have a pizza delivered or something as simple as a phonecall. Sorry that the weather isn't cooperating and I'm glad for Plan B.

  3. Of course your mom would understand. As you know, she is in your heart...which is never 2 hours away.

  4. I know exactly how you feel. My Daddy passed away on June 18th of this year and Tuesday October 26th would have been his birthday. It was just the first in a series of important dates without him. Your Mom and my Daddy will live in our hearts forever.

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Lisa {{{Hugs}}} Your dear Mom is always in your heart!

  6. I want you to know that your Mother would understand. I too lost my Mother in March and my Dad in August so I am experiencing the firsts also and although each one tugs at my heart, I know they are happier together and with God then if they were here with us. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this coming season and today.

  7. Though I am a little late in reading your post, I just want to tell you that I am sorry for your loss. Your mother was a gorgeous woman - so pretty in her dress and sweater - but I am sure that her angel wings are even prettier. She is with you....always in spirit. I have an angel son.....and I know he comes around to check on us...he came home for Christmas.

    much love,


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