Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sister's Weekend

 We took a sister's crafting trip to Bear Lake.  It was so much fun and we took an amazing amount of ridiculous pictures.  We did a lot of crafting too but I don't have pictures of that.

I caught up on Knox's baby book and made an apron and some birthday cards. We really missed my mom but I'm glad that we went.  I think that it's important we carry on my mom's memory with the traditions that she loved and started.

our creepy picture.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A month ago

My mom

A month ago

A month ago my mom died.  It feels like it's been forever.  It was so unexpected and fast that no one had time to say goodbye. There are a lot of unanswered questions still connected to her death and that makes it even harder to come to terms with her being gone.  I still think about calling her and telling her something everyday. I think of all the plans that we had with her. She is still needed on earth and I hate not having her.

I know that she is happy and fine.  I know that the "test" for her is over and that she did the best she could. I know she is in a better place now, but that doesn't help with missing her and the anger that comes with losing her. 

My mom was an amazing woman and with her passing I have really had to look at my life and decide what things need to change. I need to be more kind, understanding, accepting and loving.  So many people had wonderful things to say about my mom and I want to take those things they said about her and do them.  She made people feel welcome and loved.

Man I miss her.  Words can't even describe the pain or the feeling of loss. I never could have imagined that it felt like this. I hope that her spirit will always be around me and my kids. I hope that Eli will always remember her. And I hope that everyone with a mother who loves them really appreciate what they have.