In some ways, it doesn’t feel like a whole year has gone by. In other ways, it feels like forever. Today, March 3rd is the first anniversary of my mom’s passing. I think it would be accurate for me to say, this has been the hardest year of my life. I think that’s true for a number of my family members as well. People tell me that the grieving will get easier but at the same time never be completely gone. I think I understand what they mean.
Some of my most used words I’ve started statements with this year are, “One thing my parents always said, is…..” and “My mother taught me…….” I’m so happy to be able to start phrases like this. You know what that tells me and reassures me of? I was parented well. We don’t always see or realize that fully as we are in the process of being parented. I remember saying frequently, “Oh, ok mom.” 🙄Sigh….mothers!! But age, time and life’s experiences show us the wisdom in the words and advice given to us. My mom said it would be that way. She said it’s just the way it always seems to go. She was wise like that.😉
Some people say you don’t appreciate what you have until you lose it. But, my mother taught me to look for the value and worth of WHO you have, for THERE is your true treasure. This is the value system set by God. He’s wise like that.😉 Knowing that we are God’s treasure enables us to show value, worth and respect to others. My mom did that well and has left that as part of her legacy. I, too, want to pass that legacy down to my children and grandchildren coming along behind me. In that way, we can see the love of God grow stronger and brighter through each of the generations of our family. My parents showed us how to do that. They were wise like that.😉
Today I’m missing my mom so much. But I’m going to rejoice in the fact that who mom was and the God she served lives on strong within all of us who choose to follow. I want to. I will. Let’s do it together.
Thank you, Mom. I love you.

2 thoughts on “One Whole Year!

  1. If all of the children of parents who raised them oh so wisely, or hoped they did, could have a testimony as well said as yours. The world indeed would benefit from such high praise, and be a better place for sure!

    1. That’s very true, Fran! I may not be on the list of the wealthiest people in this world but in many ways, I am rich! Having the mom I did seals that truth within me! Aw, I sure miss her but I think often about what it’s going to be like to see her again. I’m so thankful to have that sure hope! Thanks for your kind words, Fran!😊

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