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Remembering My Mom 6 Years After She Passed Away

Remembering My Mom 6 Years After She Passed Away

Sad 6-Year Anniversary   This is a day of reflection for me, because my Mom passed away six years ago after a brief battle with lung cancer, and other cancerous cells throughout her body, as a result of not overcoming breast cancer two years earlier (October 2009).                                        Final Memories of my Mom (made this collage 2 years ago)   Mom attended my youngest daughter’s wedding on June 4, 2011, and met her first great-grandchild for the first time…

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Reflecting on Memories of a Life Well Lived – July 12 Inspiration

Reflecting on Memories of a Life Well Lived – July 12 Inspiration

Reflecting on memories of a life well lived. This is what we all–family and friends–did 5 years ago today at my Mom’s memorial service at the Evangelical Baptist Church in Laconia, New Hampshire. I am thankful for the outpouring of love and support my siblings and I, along with our families, received during this difficult time. Family members and friends gathered to honor the life of my Mom and share precious memories. It was a beautiful ceremony, as family, friends,…

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Reflections on Life and Death – July 11 Inspiration

Reflections on Life and Death – July 11 Inspiration

Reflections on life and death. As I mentioned in my July 7th post, this month marks the 5-year anniversary of my Mom’s departure from this life into her eternal reward in heaven, where she joined my Dad who passed away in 2002. July 11, 2011, was the day we laid her earthly body to rest next to my Dad’s at the Veterans Cemetery in New Hampshire.     An Air Force Honor Guard was present and performed a beautiful flag-folding…

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Taking Things for Granted vs. Counting Your Blessings – June 8 Inspiration

Taking Things for Granted vs. Counting Your Blessings – June 8 Inspiration

Taking things for granted vs. counting your blessings. Concepts worth pondering! Today’s post is a little different than my usual format, because I’m in a reflective, slightly melancholic mood. It tends to happen this month of Father’s Day, ever since losing my Dad in 2002. Additionally, I lost my Mom almost 5 years ago; June 2011 was her last month before being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and passing away on July 7, 2011.   It’s strange, sometimes, the people…

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