Friday, June 19, 2009

June 19th 1969

I know you may think I'm going back in time, but this is a day that I'll never forget. Forty years ago today, my mother died in an automobile crash.

She was 42(my brother and I disagree on her year of birth), but it doesn't matter. She was way too young to be taken from us. She had three children. A 22 year old son, a 20 year old daughter, and a 12 year old son. She also had a 2 year old granddaughter and a 1 month old grandson.

They were never given the opportunity to know this wonderful lady. I often say, 'if I could be 1/3 the person she was, that would be enough'. If you've read my blog, you've seen a picture of her as a young woman.

There's not a day that goes by that I don't miss her and grieve for the time I should have had with her.

I know this is a time to reflect on Fathers(mine has been gone 15 years) and I miss him dearly. It was as if I didn't really know him until we lost mother. I think he expected her to be the liason between us and him. He wasn't home much, and I saw or talked to her every day.

I miss them both, but I miss her most. I love you mom, and I shall never forget what you meant to me then and what you still mean to me now. I wish all children had a good mother just like you.

Have a great Friday. Pray for our country. Love one another.


Laura ~Peach~ said...


Flea said...

What a wonderful tribute to both your parents.

Marge said...

How horrible to have your mom die in such a way at such a young age. You certainly weren't ready to have her leave you. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I think we both were blessed with wonderful moms! I always say if I could be half the mom she was, I would be a successful mom. We can both thank God for our moms. And I thank Him for my blogging friends too! Hugs.

Debra said...

Indeed, a wonderful tribute. So difficult when we lose our parents, but especially so when they are taken from us so soon.
Blessings, Shirley, may our Lord comfort you especially on this day.

Lena . . . said...

What a beautiful entry. Thanks for sharing.

Tipper said...

I'm so sorry-time doesn't really make it hurt less does it.

Leslie said...

Nothing can describe what it feels like to lose a parent. I was blessed to have both of parents well into my adult years. Even then when they did pass away, it was a feeling I'll never forget. I am so sorry that you had to experience this so early in your life.

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