Monday, August 31, 2009

August 29, 1941 - August 28, 2009

Excerpt from Celebration of Life service:
August 29, 2009

Today is my mother’s birthday. My heart is breaking, but I have many blessings today. Family. Friends. Devotion. And love.

What I am most grateful for today is that I am my mother’s daughter. Because of her and Daddy, I didn’t need this loss or any other to appreciate what I have. To enjoy life every day.

Because of her, I have my precious family. She is the reason I am tough, determined and fearless. Why I say what I think even if it gets me in trouble. Why I only use real plates and silverware no matter what. Because of her, I know what is important and always have.

My mother danced on stage with me at my wedding (and my brother’s)! She held three of my boys within minutes of their birth. She held my hand before my cancer surgery and was there when I woke up.

Because of her, I have everything I have. Because of her, I am who I am. Today, I am most grateful that I am my mother’s daughter.

Another day, another story,
Em

5 comments:

Em and Lib said...

IT's perfect. So glad you posted it...but would love it if you posted that sweet pic of y'all at your wedding...

April said...

I am so sorry for you loss!

Tracy said...

Thank you for sharing. I love your thoughts and know exactly what you mean! You are special~

Kathy said...

Loved your comments about your Mother, my Mom is almost 90 and she too is the reason I have always used real plates and silverware. I know exactly what you are saying.......
Kathy

erica said...

Beautiful post. It's easy to forget we are someone's daughter, but it is never easy to forget we are loved.

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