Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thirty Years Ago Today....

This is a post I did one year ago today. Due to time constraints, I will just link to this post instead of creating a new one.

Thirty years ago today, my mom passed away. This was one of my biggest life-altering events. On one hand, I feel that, as tragic as it was to all of us, it also helped define who we all are today. On the other hand, I just wish she was here...even if that would mean I would be a weaker or less determined or less strong person. Her passing and then the continuation of life without her truly did make us all closer and stronger, that is without a doubt in my mind. However, sometimes strength, determination, and closeness is a tad overrated! I miss her!

6 comments:

Joni said...

So well said! I miss her, too.

Kristin said...

Darla,

I completely understand where you're coming from. No matter how wonderful my life is, I will never stop wishing that my Mom were still here to enjoy it with me.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Kristin

Candy said...

feel blessed to have had her!!!

(((i know you do)))

Shellie said...

I remember that post. I was so impressed with your older sister getting you all organized. I wish there was an easier way. I wish you could have her back now.

One Fine Lady said...

I have but vague memories of your mom, but I remember very well the morning that we got the phone call (and I would have been four). That was a sad day up north. And I clearly remember how everyone always had such nice things to say about your mom. She really has some wonderful daughters.

Darla said...

Thank you so much, all of you, for your nice comments!!! :)