Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Time Flies

It has been four years since my mom passed. Iguess it is true that time heals all wounds. I damn near forgot. Shit. Now the waterworks start.

4 comments:

Harper said...

I don't think it is that you forgot, it is that the everyday memories become the norm, versus the marking of the day you lost her. I think about my dad all the time, but have to stop and think about the actual date that he died. I think it is a moving on to the true celebration and memory of a life, not marking the anniversaries of a death.

CharlieDelta said...

Over the years I've lost some close friends and relatives, but my folks are both still around. I don't even like to think about it because I'm going to be a total mess and a recluse when that day comes. I guarantee it.

Although I am unable to relate to the loss of a mother or father and the emotional tornado that sticks around long after, I'm pretty sure Harper nailed it with her last sentence above!

Claude said...

I was 26 when I lost my parents, one after the other. It was a shock. I had two young children. The everyday life and struggles took over. And I didn't think of them often except at certain holidays. Then I reached 55, and I woke up one morning sobbing my heart out. I missed my mother dreadfully, as I had never missed her before. I wanted her so much to be with me and to say, "You've done a good job, Claude. You raised your boys well. I'm proud of you." That's when we truly miss our parents. We need the praise and the appreciation they gave us when we were growing up and doing the right things.

You remember your mother, Kerrcarto, every time you teach your children what she taught you. It's the best way to honor her. Warm regards to you and family!

Anonymous said...

Kerrcarto....Tuesday is my Mothers birthday ....she would be 100 if she were still here.She used to call me several time a week at work just to say hello.It has been 23 years & I still look at the phone from time to time ......regretting it does not ring from her anymore.
Harper is right but I just cannot forget how fortunate I was to have had the mother I was blessed with, she sure put up with a lot from my antics as I grew up, just remember,you are not ever to old to say ..........Mom, I love & miss you .
Take care my friend..dudley1