Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My dear sweet Mother

Two years ago today my momma passed away. 

My Mom was born and raised in Millwood, GA.  She was the baby of 14 children.  Her father was what my mother called a “faith healer” some others called him a “witch doctor” and her mother was of course busy taking care of her children and home.

My mother was always a God fearing woman that was raised in a Pentecostal church. When she was in elementary school she would stand on the step of the school and preach to all the other children during recess.    She was a good daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, wife, mother and grandmother. 

I spoke to momma at least once a day all of my life.  On Thursday, October 21 we talked on the phone for about an hour.  My brother called an hour and a half later to tell me that an ambulance had been called to momma and it was bad, it was bad.  My momma’s heart had stopped.  It just stopped.  She was on life support from the moment she arrived at the hospital until Saturday, October 23 when her children decided it was enough.  I miss my momma.

I am sitting here trying to think of the words to explain how much my momma means to me and no words come to mind. 

*Big Sigh*

Still to this day it is hard to believe she is gone forever.  When she left it shook my family to the core, we were all broken.  I think we are all coming back into our normal now but I still have days and sometimes weeks were I wonder constantly if we made the right decision.  Even though we were told that she had no brain activity and was having one seizure after another I think…what if. 

It’s a strange feeling when you realize you have NO parents.  As everyone says “Life goes on” and it does. 


Until next time…



Monday, October 22, 2012

Southern Autumn Air

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Oh how I love Anne of Green Gables.  If you have never seen it, it is a must!  It is a PBS special that comes on once a year.  Make sure you watch J
There is Autumn in the air.  It feels amazing.  The sun is shining, there is a cool breeze and the birds are chirping.  It’s time to start making chili and maybe squeeze in one more camping trip before it gets too cold.   We love to drink latte’s (decaf of course) in the evenings and breath in the crisp air while sitting on the front porch.  I will open my bedroom window and just stare out at the pecan tree as I drift into a nice nap. 

I have mentioned that I live in the South where Northerners say it is summer all year long.  I love summer, spring and fall … winter, not so much. It doesn’t really get -0 cold here but I still hate it.  I hate 20o mornings.  It depresses me so. 

Ok, Ok…I won’t go into any sad thoughts of winter. 

Do you have any seasonal rituals that you and your family enjoy?  Please share!