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Memories of Mom

Updated on March 18, 2018

Honor your Mother...

May 14th was Mother's Day. Don't wait until Mother's Day to celebrate your Mother. Simply be grateful that you still have one. Especially if you are ago 50 or over.

It was May 29, 2008 at 2:47am when my loving Mother passed away from Lung Cancer. My life has never been the same since. It's a date and time I will never forget. Violet was her name. Mom was as beautiful and delicate as the flower for which she was appropriately named after.

I was very fortunate to have such a wonderful Mother. Mom did everything we asked and rarely complained. When I was 20 and came home late from a concert, she would ask; are you hungry? Of course I was, and she would proceed to cook me a meal post midnight. She made her grandson homemade French fries on almost a daily basis. She lived her life for her husband, three children and grandchildren.

Many of us take Mom for granted. I did when I was a teenager and a young full of myself business professional in my twenties. However, my life forever changed the day my Mother passed. Part of me died inside and suddenly so many things that were important in the past, became completely unimportant.

I'm happy to say our relationship was very good. Mom and I we were close. Now, I don't fear my own mortality as much since I believe I will see my Mother again when I'm no longer here.

My mother was very genuine, so sincere as Dad would often say, yet simple. The simple things in life made her happy. And in the end, she was so much stronger than the delicate flower she was named for.

When she heard the news from the Doctor on her birthday that she had Cancer, she simply responded " I had a good life." At age 78 she passed after a four month struggle battling this dreaded disease. Not a day goes by since May 29th, 2008 that I don't think about her on a daily basis, nor feel the huge void that will never be filled.

Appreciate and honor your Mother each day she's here. Since my beloved Mother's passing, I hear the words often in my head that someone told my sister, "No one loves you like your Mother." How true that is.


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      Cecilia 11 months ago

      James ,I sent you an email

      Thank you so much for the article!

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      Stacey 3 years ago

      I don't think anyone or anything can replace the love of a mother. Sometimes they may not show it in the best way, but I know my Mom doesn't go a day in her life without thinking of all of her children.

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      James 3 years ago

      What a beautiful tribute to the most wonderful aunt anyone could ever wish to have. I commend you for your respect James my cousin, she truly is looking down and being proud,

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      Tom Folan 3 years ago

      Beautifully Written ! Awesome writing.

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      gail hollingsworth 3 years ago

      i love and miss my mother more than words can says .all i can say is if you still have your mom be with her all you can i would give anything to have my mom backlog only have one.