Three Months

It is amazing how fast and how slow three months can pass.  It has been just over three months since my mom died.  Some days it feels like yesterday, and other days it seems as if she has been gone for years.  I continue to have this urge to call her to get some advice or share some information.  One cannot prepare for the loss of a dear loved one.  The date the loved one passed takes on new meaning, February 25, 2017.  You also begin to hit significant dates in the year such as Mother’s Day without your mom:(

My last blog post was 2/23/17.  I remember blogging that day about the evils of added sugar and less than 48 hours later I was back in the Midwest surrounded by my siblings as I held mom’s hand and told her I loved her for the very last time.  I never thought it would take me so long to feel the desire to return to all of my daily routines.  I attempted to write a  blog post on Mother’s Day, but I had no words, just waves of emotions.

Yesterday was my brother Lee’s birthday.  Lee, my mom and I spent quite a bit of time together through the years.  The three of us took a road trip to Maine to visit my sister and her husband who was stationed there while he was in the Navy.   Yes Lee, you certainly loved to  “bug” your older sisters.  Love those seventies outfits!

More recently the three of us spent time on Vashon Island picking blackberries and whipping up a delicious cobbler (or two) to devour after a meal we would plan and cook together.

Your text message “apparently none of us are getting birthday cards from mom this year” made me laugh and cry at the same time. I wish I could have cooked you a special birthday dinner…maybe next year. We are not getting any younger!

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