When someone you love passes away -
it's easy to forget the bad and remember only the good.
My Mom took good care of us and she was creative.
My Mom had a beautiful smile and a hilarious laugh.
My Mom was also a yeller, screamer, and a really bad housekeeper.
My Mom had a lot of bulky baggage.
Her daddy abused her - her husband cheated on her
She died three months after the doctor said, "You have cancer."
I remember the bad, and I remember the good.
She's walking - living - experiencing everything
wonderful - eternal - perfect and beautiful now.
No more pain.
No more tears.
No more sickness.
No more depression.
The moment she left me - she joined her Heavenly family.
Her Heavenly Father and her faithful Savior.
This truly is ALL good.
**Seven years ago today I watched my Mom slip from this painful, abusive, sinful temporary home to her perfect, lovely, forever Heavenly Home. I miss her - all of her. All of her good and all of her bad, because that's how God takes us. He takes all of our good and all of our bad. **
This is one of my all time favorite pictures of my Mom and I. I had just had my very first child, and we were both laughing and screaming about all the beautiful black hair he had. This picture always makes me smile, and on a day like this when I feel really sad - it's good for me to look at it.