Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Missing Mom

Two years ago today I lost my mother. It was not unexpected but never easy. My mom had lived with us for 13 years in a little apartment in our house. So to say I miss her is an understatement. My daughter is expecting her first great grandchild she would have been so excited.                                                    
 So for this morning Sadie and I will watch the birds, my mother's favorite past time.
 And have a nice hardy breakfast before work. If you still have your mom give her a big hug trust me you will be glad you did.
 Tonight I am off to a cookie swap. I have been promised a mimosa mmmm and I get to see my women's group they are so fun. A great way to celebrate the Christmas season.
How are you celebrating the Christmas season?

14 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

You have my sympathies, Cathy! 28 years ago yesterday, I lost my mom and it's always a day that sticks out in your mind! But life goes on ~ a new baby is waiting to come into your life ~ and mimosa's await! Now, that's a fun way to spend your day!

Doris said...

We only get one mom! I hope all bloggers hug their mom's daily - wish I had the opportunity as do you. Enjoy this holiday season.
(Moments in Time)

Jacqueline said...

I lost my Mom on New Years Day, 8 years ago and I still miss her terribly. I still go to the phone to share news and then realize I don't need a phone anymore.

Kim said...

It is hard enough to deal with the loss of a parent but even more so this close to the holidays. Thinking of you today and hope that you spend it wrapped in happy memories.
Kim

Brenda Kula said...

I'm spending a good bit of time at home, which is where I normally am and am the most comfortable. Too much traffic out there! I never knew my mother or father. I'm sorry for your loss. But glad you have your memories. Enjoy the birds. I enjoy them immensely too.
Brenda

Larkrise garden girl said...

My thoughts go out to you,I lost my brother a couple years at Christmas time. It's hard this time of year.I went to rug hooking party that was nice last night and I am off to see the Chistmas Lights on Jingle bell Hill with my husband and Maulie tonight.The cookies look great.I like watching birds too. There is something so simple and profound about birds. Gods little creatures.Hugs Cheri

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine how it must be. I just spent 2 days with my elderly parents, as we were putting my younger into a nursing home for rehab from an accident. It was a trying time, but we were happy to all be together. I know how much I love my parents and I know I will suffer greatly when they leave this earthly plain. My heart goes out to you and I am adding you to my prayer list. Try to remember the best of times......
★Linda★

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

The ache never goes away. These anniversaries are difficult, especially this time of year. While I still have mom, I lost dad 23 years ago (he was young) and I was thinking of him this morning, his birthday is December 28th. So tonight have fun at the cookie swap, your mom is with you in spirit!

Donna said...

One more thing we have in common...I lost my mother 5 years ago and i thought it would get easier. Mostly so...but some days, just for a while, I am so sad. Again like you, every time I have a new grandchild (4) I think of how my mother would have loved to have been there!
What I have to remember is that her wonderful legacy of love is what I have to give this next generation!!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

My husband's mother is quite ill. So we are on a roller coaster with holiday plans. We will most likely have Christmas Dinner at home this year without our usual crowd of guests. Cookies look delicious. Enjoy your mimosa!

One Cheap B*tch said...

=( My husband lost his mom in February so this season will be especially tough.
I feel your pain!
Jeanine

saltbox treasures said...

I understand your loss, even though my parents are still with us; we lost my husband's mom to cancer about 7 years ago; our daughters were then in high school. Now our daughters are both married and we have our first granddaughter. We do miss her much and wish she could share our daughters' families.
Congrats on your new upcoming grandbaby! Keep us informed. Can't wait to meet him or her!
~ Julie

lace & arsenic said...

...i was eating my 'hearty' raisin oatmeal, as i read ur post..it stuck in my throat, and tears dotted my bowl, instead of brown sugar.....as on my last comment, i needed a cathy fix, and thought i needed a hug from you, to make myself feel better..but, now, i wish i had seen u, to give YOU a hug...love and miss u!

Linda Gilliam said...

I SOOOO can relate, I lost my Mom six years ago the day after Thanksgiving, she and I had lived together for the last 25 years, partly from my divorce and then again when her health and eyesight declined, we helped each other. I'm an only child and now I'm an orphan, lost my Dad when he was only 57 to lung cancer. I so cried reading your post, I cried for BOTH of us!
HUGSSSSSSSSSSSS