It hardly seems possible that it has been a year since Chris’ beloved mom passed from this life into the arms of our loving Lord. She was so happy in this picture when we celebrated her 70th birthday with all her family and friends surrounding her. The last few years of her life were not always comfortable but she still was there for all of us whenever we needed her. I was very fortunate and blessed to have had her as a mother in law and loved her very much. It is so difficult to let go of those that we love—there is not a day that goes by when our thoughts do not turn to those who played important roles in our lives who are no longer with us physically but it helps to know that their roles in our lives have changed us and shaped us into who we are today. Today make sure you tell someone that you love them and if your parents are still alive make sure that they know how much they mean to you. Life is too short to not appreciate those who make a difference in our lives.
September 27, 2008