This is my 5th Mother's Day without my Mom, and my 2nd without my Grandma Gay.
When I was thinking about what photo I wanted share, this one immediately came to my mind. I had to really dig to find this photo. I knew what box it was in (my college memorabilia box) so that helped! While digging through the box, I found A LOT of letters written to me by my Mom and Grandma! They were faithful pen pals during my college days! I shed quite a few tears going through these priceless memories. Sometimes I get tired of grieving the loss of my Mom and Grandma. But, if grieving equals remembering, then I'll choose to keep on grieving!
This Mother's Day, I'm going to take the advice of my sweet friend, Angie, and share a fun story about my Mom with my children. I actually think this would make a WONDERFUL Mother's Day tradition! I'm thankful for the memories, even when they cause me sadness. I only cry because I love them and miss them so much! I'm thankful for the hope, peace, joy, and excitement I have because one day I will see these two precious ladies again in Heaven.
If you are blessed to still have your Mother around this Mother's Day, please love on her and let her know how thankful you are for her! If you are facing this day with sadness because your Mother has passed away, I encourage you to share a special story about her with someone in your life! Remember her and celebrate her life.
Happy Mother's Day 2009!
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