Sunday, March 4, 2012
My Mom passed away last Sunday. It wasn’t unexpected…she’d been ill for a while, However, are we ever really prepared to lose our mothers?
Mom was beautiful, strong and full of life. She was a loving friend, wife, and mother. She was intelligent, funny, honest, punctual, and thoughtful. She was a great cook and an excellent housekeeper. She could be stubborn and opinionated, and she wasn’t afraid to tell you what she thought…about anything. She was generous, kind, patient, and compassionate, but never a doormat. She believed in God, and she believed in her children.
Mom was protective of us, and defended us with the fierceness of a mother lioness. She didn’t always approve of our actions, but she always loved us unconditionally. We knew that, no matter how badly we messed up, we would always be welcomed home with open arms. We were the accomplishment she was most proud of.
Mom lived with integrity and died with dignity, and I will miss her every day for the rest of my life.
Mom, you were the best. You might be gone from this world, but you will live on forever in my thoughts and in my heart. I love you Mom. You brought me into this world, and I am a better person because of you…
Posted by Carol Stafford McNeill at 6:11 PM