Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hey Mom!

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


Pammie said...

Gods perfect timing in our sobriety is amazing.

Syd said...

I like to see old photos. She looks like a happy soul. I am glad that you were there for her near the end. She knew.

Mary Christine said...


Linda said...

I the love post and the Marianne Williamson quote fits my blog post today. I'm happy you weren't hampered by bar time and could be there for her. I know she appreciated having a wonderfully loving son!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

What a beautiful woman, what a beautiful spirit!!! :)

Scott W said...

Seems like I just met her not too long ago. Sweet lady.