Sunday, May 11, 2008

On Not-So-Happy Holidays...

The perfect little post-War family.  All gone now.  All with days in May that bring the memories.  Some sad, some wistful, some bright...

This will be my first motherless Mother's Day.  As well, Mom and Dad's anniversary is (was?) May 12.  This year would have been their 63rd. 

Our gift to them this year will be their headstone...

5 comments:

frankandmary said...

I can very much relate to this having lost one parent 22 years ago & another weeks ago.  I am sorry.  How to become not quite so habituated to parental presence?  I don't know, but if I ever find out, I'll tell all.  Peace to you. ~Mary

mutualaide said...

Lisa, I feel your .... emptiness?  sadness?  grief?  I wonder, do we ever get over the loss of either parent?

Today is special to me because of my children, but the day will still be missing Mum's presence and no matter how I honor her in my own quiet way, I will always miss her.  


oceanmrc said...

Your mother was just beautiful, Lisa.

sunflowerkat321 said...

I know these dates are difficult.  The best way to get through them is to focus on the positive memories and warm thoughts.  I hope that it's turned out to be a little easier than you expected.

(((((((LISA)))))))

thesheatons said...

Were your folks married in '45 too? it would have been 63 years for mom and dad too as of April 6. It will be your parent's anniversary. And I truly believe the are together looking out for you.

Take care,

Jackie