There is so much I could write about in here but I do not think they have the room :) I will start out with I miss my Mom very much..and ,.I know she is with me all the time...I also have this disease
My Mom was born in Chicago, Went to Grade school- and High school here also was Married at St. Stephen's church...She was a member of Many activities from the Church ...Loved playing BINGO..Taking the trip's once in a while with the lady's from the area...going to the Casino :) lol but that was a bit later as us 3 children grew up and got married and left home---
Mom was alway's there for us 3 kid's ..Home for breakfeast. Lunch and dinner yummy -- We alway's had a Good Home..No talking back or ya got the back of Dad's hand :) R.I.P
She was a Loving Grandma to My 4 son's Christopher ,Daniel, Steven and Michael and to my Brother's 3 Daughter's --They were her life her Pride and Joy's- as were us children as well...
She saved all my children's drawing's or baby shoe's, christening outfit's etc....when we would come to visit or if the kid's gave her something to take home...
As time went on Mom/Grandma Got older and became sick...she dealt with Doctor's after Doctor then Dialysis which had taken a toll on her ...in the End We all Family and Friend's surrounded her for the last week of her life with Prayer and love and thought's of hoping she would pull thru..But that was not the Plan God Had
.I remember the Last Night into the wee hour's of the am too well..My Brother's had sat with her all evening and asked me to go to her --I couldn't I felt it was not time and If I did she would go...sure enough -they left to sit in the kitchen I held her hand ,I talked for a lil bit and got a tear drop 1 last smile then the last breath....She was taken by the Lord...But that was our Deal ...
When Her Mother passed away she was there to be with her and I was little at the time but do remember I told my Mom when she passes I will be there to hold her hand too and I was...
This Disease takes a toll on a person and Now I am going thru it myself....I think of how she felt and pulled thru so many thing's in life and also this disease and think kid if Mom did it You can too....We are a strong breed of Woman ....
I often contemplate my childhood, Mom.
I am a mother now, and so I know
Hard work is mixed together with the fun;
You learned that when you raised me long ago. I think of all the things you gave to me:
Sacrifice, devotion, love and tears,
Your heart, your mind, your energy and soul--
All these you spent on me throughout the years. You loved me with a never-failing love
You gave me strength and sweet security,
And then you did the hardest thing of all:
You let me separate and set me free. Every day, I try my best to be
A mother like the mom you were to me
LOVE AND MISS YOU DEARLY