Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Mom, the Sunbeam

Mom with her only son on her 82nd birthday, just a little more than 3 years ago. This was just a few months before her devastating stroke.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

for another peaceful day yesterday; Mom would be proud of me

for the nearly overwhelming number of messages of support I've received the past 3 days from friends and acquaintenances

that we're off soon to the church for Mom's Memorial Service

for Hayden's immense help these past few days preparing for the service

that I don't need to say any more today

The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.


Mary LA said...

Thinking of you at the Memorial service.

All love and a big hug Dave


Bill said...

That is a picture to treasure! Thanks for sharing it with us.

I'll be thinking of you today. I told Scott to give you a hug from me, so be sure you snag one from him. I'll be celebrating your mom's life from afar.

Princess Powerless said...

Hi dAAve - I love the way you have chosen to memorialize your mother the past few days. It makes me want to see more photos, to know more about her.

And dAAve, you look happy, healthy, and serene in this photo. What a wonderful gift your sobriety is for your mother.

Big hugs from Minnesota - PP

Mary Christine said...

God Bless You Daave.

That's all I have to say. God Bless You.

indistinct said...

If I was there, I would just give you a big hug.

Pam said...

I will be with you today in spirit.
I belive your Mom will be as well.

Scott W said...

Lovely picture.

Lovely relationship.

Anonymous said...

daave, i'll be thinking of you today. you are a dear friend.

Zane-nawwaa said...

You my friend are a living memorial to your Mom.

Scott W said...

Your comments today at the memorial service were touching. I don't know how you did that without your voice cracking. I was tearing up even though the little girl in front of me was acting up and making lots of noise. But I was good and did not pinch her behind the arm to quit it.

molly said...

thinking bout ya

recoveryroad said...


I'm so sorry. I missed your post.

I'm sorry to read of your loss, Dave. I'll remember you and your mum in my prayers.

Take it easy, friend.

Kenny .x.

recoveryroad said...

Thinking of you, matey.


AlkySeltzer said...

My night prayers this Wednesday will be for your peace, dAAve.

Syd said...

I'm sure that the memorial service was a great tribute to your mother. I have enjoyed the photos of her and you. She must have been a lovely lady.

Gwen R said...

What a gift~ You look great by the way :)

Luv luv,