Today is the anniversary of my Mom going home to be with the Lord. It has been a year of processing lots of things. I decided to do a layout to contain some of my reflections...most are hidden in the envelope -- but the tag reads...I miss you, Mom. I do. We struggled most of the time with our relationship. Probably for reasons on both sides. Still -- when all is said and done -- I miss her. She poured a lot into my life that I am grateful for:
3. Love of literature and the English language
5. Adopting me and giving me a home and a heritage.
6. A sense of right and wrong
7. Love for my sister
8. Appreciation of nature.
9. Imagination -- she is the one that showed me that a refrigerator box could become a personal clubhouse.
10. Sense of humor.
I know she is at home with the Lord -- and I am so grateful that she is no longer sick -- nor hurting. Honestly, I wish we had been able to get everything worked out so we could have been friends -- isn't that what every daughter wishes for? Regardless, there were so many things I admired about her -- and yes, I miss you, Mom.