A to Z Theme 2016
For my 2016 A to Z theme I used a meme that I ran across on the blog of Bridget Straub who first saw it on the blog of Paula Acton. This meme is a natural for me to use on my memoir blog. It's an A to Z concept and it's about me. No research and nothing complicated. I'm given twenty six questions or topics to discuss that are about me.In April I kept my posts short and uncomplicated. In the midst of it all you might learn a few things about me that you didn't previously know.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Mom, I Miss You
It has been one year since you left us, Mom. In some moments I forget that you're not there for me to call. I think of something I need to ask you or want to tell you and reach for the phone, but then suddenly realize that you won't be there to answer.
Life sometimes seems long while we're living it, but looking back it all went by too quickly. Our family had some great times and so often it was you coordinating it all. We never lacked for anything. Food was always on the table at mealtimes. Our house was a home where all my friends were made to feel welcome. You were like a second mother to many of my friends as well as the friends of all of your children.
Now the living room of your old house is still and silent. There is rarely activity in your kitchen. The furniture was all taken out last weekend with few traces of a home that once was bustling with people coming and going. You reigned like a queen and indeed you were the queen of that house.
That house will soon be sold and only be another part of my memory and the memories of your children. Happy times and sad times in the shadowed corridors of our personal histories. We will remember and pass the memories to our children who also remember from their own experiences.
Mother, you shaped lives and created a home that may no longer exist in a physical tangible place where we can be, but will continue to exist nevertheless as a place of comfort, warmth, and safety in our memories.
I love you, Mom, and I miss you.
In Memory of Lois K Jackson
April 11, 1929 -- November 21, 2014