Saturday, November 14, 2009

8 years....

Eight years ago today my mom passed away after a two year battle with cancer. It's hard for me to believe it's been that long. It's been a busy 8 years: house, married, two kids. All big events she never got to witness. For anyone who has lost a parent or someone very close you know it never seems to get easier, you just miss them more. It's possible I think about my mom more now than when she was alive and that makes me sad. It's true we often don't appreciate what we have until it's gone and it's never more truthful than when someone you love is taken from you. My mom would have been 62 now and I see so many people that age and wonder 'why her, why then?'. I suppose it's a selfish question because lots of people pass away younger than she was.



Give your mom a hug and just for a moment, no matter how much she can drive you crazy, be grateful for her in your life.

5 comments:

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Shelby. I can't even imagine how difficult it is.

Veronica said...

Shelby, I'm sorry for your loss... it's true, it doesn't really seem to get easier. I'm sure she's watching over you and your boys ;)

Laura said...

Sorry for your loss Shelby. Boy, do you and your Mom ever look a lot alike.

Karan said...

hey friend, there is nothing better then having such loving and fond memories of a loved one, have peace in knowing she is with you each and every day!! ((hugs))

Bev said...

Sorry for your loss.. such a loving memory of her.. you are right we think of them more after... when they were here i lives were too busy... i am sure she is watching with love.. hugs