February 17, 1923 - August 10, 2008
She taught me the importance of being true to myself.
She taught me to respect others.
And she taught me to respect myself.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
for the lifetime of memories of all the good times and not-so-good times spent with my mother.
that I was sober and had made my amends to my mother in 2004. She had a major stroke in 2005 and died on this date in 2008.
for the concept of living amends. I was there for her, with gratitude. Had I still been drinking, I would have been extremely resentful that I had to give my bar time to assisting my mother in her time of need.
We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson