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There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss my mother! Although it has been several years since she made her transition to Heaven, I still feel the void of her loss. Truth be told, I don't think that I will ever be able to get over her loss but only that as time passes, it gets easier to face each day without her presence in my life. But then again, there are those times that I wish I could just pick up the phone and hear her voice once again on the other end of the line. I especially miss her during those times when I need the type of advice that only a mother can give.

The month of July is always difficult for me and my family because it brings to mind my mother's birthday which we celebrate on the 29th. No so much that we have an actual "celebration" but more that my siblings and I along with my dad reminisce about the good times that we had as a family and about how much she added to all of our lives. I especially take time t o share stories with my two children who did not get the opportunity to personally know their "Grandma Mary" and have to settle for the stories that I share with them.


I don't have many regrets in my life because I believe that everything happens for a reason and that God uses the decisions that we make (the good and the bad) as teaching tools in our lives. But in this case, I regret that my children will never know their maternal  grandmother and the feel the love that she shared so freely. The best that I can do is to share the same type of love with them that she gave to me and to make sure that I keep her spirit  alive in me as I continue to strive towards being the best mother that I can be.

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Happy Birthday to the best mother a girl could ever have! I love you and miss you with all my heart. I strive to live my life so that one day we will meet once again in Heaven. RIP from your baby girl.