Missing my mom

    I apologize for my long absence. I knew it had been awhile since I had written my blog, but didn’t realize it had been more than a month until I checked the date of my last posting.

       The past month has been a difficult one for me and my family.  My mom, age 87, died Sept. 7. I missed several days of work during the two weeks before my mom passed away and several more after.  Now, I’m trying to figure out the “new normal” of life without her.

     Because my mom was so much a part of our lives, her death has left a big void in my life and the lives of my husband and children. We  lived only a few miles from her, both when she still lived on the farm and when she moved to the nursing home a little over a year ago, and my three children, husband and I spent a lot of time with her . She was an intregral part of our family and our children counted her as its sixth member. 

     My mom was  a kind, gentle woman with a a quiet strength, strong faith in God and a great sense of humor, and I know from experience that, in time, the memories we have of her, together with our belief that she is watching us from heaven, will give us comfort.

    For now, though, I just really miss her.

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