Thursday, February 01, 2007

Love Thursday #22

Love is...





My mom's birthday was this Monday. Almost 4 years ago she fought a valiant battle against cancer and lost. On Monday, she would have been 69 years old. I would have sent her a little something. I would have called her. I can imagine the conversation. We would have talked and laughed and teased a bit. Our family would have sung "Happy Birthday" to her over the phone.

My mom was a good mom, a good person, a good friend. She was kind and compassionate, generous and melancholy. She was just the right size to hug. There was no one in my life that cared about me the way she did, about the mudane things and the essential things and everything in between. She loved my kids and she was both tickled and comforted by the way that Pastormac loves me.

She would have enjoyed Love Thursday & Love Is All Around.

12 comments:

Susanne said...

Oh Ann, your mom was a beautiful lady and she sounds like she was just as beautiful inside as out. You must miss her terribly.

shaz said...

she was beautiful, ann. sounds like a wonderful mother and grandmother. You are such a wonderful person because of her, I bet ;)

Damsel said...

What a beautiful post. It's a lovely tribute to your mother. I'm sure she is very proud of you. The very best part is that we know you'll see her again at the most glorious birthday party in the universe!

aanix said...

Ahhh, nice post.I'm sorry she was not with you for her birhtday. I still miss my dad, he was the wonderful one in my family, and it has been 10 years now. I can't believe he has been gone 10 years.

O_Scientist said...

{{{ Ann }}}

So sorry you have to miss your mom.

Beautiful post, showing the love you feel for her, and the love she felt for you,

Karen

Beck said...

What a poignant and lovely post, Ann. I'm so sorry about your mom - she sounds like a wonderful, irreplacable person.

shiri said...

"My mom was a good mom, a good person, a good friend".

How simple. How touching. How beautiful.

pastormac said...

We all miss your mom. Woman of great strength indeed.

meredith said...

It sounds like your mom was a truly lovely woman. Happy Love Thursday.

Tonya said...

She may have lost agains cancer but hopefully she won the best fight of them all and is with our Lord rejoicing for an eternity!

In His Love!
~tonya

Cmommy said...

Our moms do love us like no one else...this is a lovely tribute

{hugs} to you~~C

Michelle said...

I'm sorry your mom isn't here to celebrate her birthday with, but her legacy lives on in you!