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Lunchlady 2

Lunchlady 2
March 05
I am now a widow, having laid my last kiss on my husbands brow after he died to say goodbye. Since then I have found an old note he wrote me apologizing for his meanness laying on my floor and two gold coins under my blankets, his way of saying he was sorry and goodbye. I have buried my ex husband, my baby son, my grown son, my mom and now my husband and I wish to bury no more, but life does not work that way. I have birthed 3 children and have 3 more wonderful children from my last marriage. I have 4 living children and a granddaughter I adore and I am in the process of finding me. I have no idea who I am but I have discovered I am loved and I never knew that before and it makes me smile...


SEPTEMBER 25, 2009 7:47PM

The Impossible Dream and my Mom

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Tomorrow would have been my mom's 82 birthday. Her death was slow and painful and took a toll on her children. This is my first of her birthday's without her and I miss her terribly. Tomorrow morning I will get up and drive up to her grave to sing Happy Birthday. I think I will take some 4 0'clock seeds and a small cactus with me to  plant in her ground. We shared a love for cactus.

I am happy she isn't suffering anymore but wish I had spent more time with her while she was able to still talk, laugh and buy groceries. Oh yes and eat ice cream she loved her ice cream.

I posted this last year and thought it fitting to post again. For you mom...

Today is my moms birthday she is 81 years old, this is also her last birthday we know this and we grieve.

I was fine at work but when I got home I checked my facebook and all my siblings and the grandkids had been there and wished mom a happy birthday. My middle brother called my sister back east and let her sing happy birthday to mom as that is what our mother always did for us. No matter where she was she would call and sing and laugh about how she sang and it was always good. We have all passed this down to our children and our brothers even call us, three sisters, and sing for us on our birthdays.

My niece found this song this song that was everything our mother is and everything she stands for and everything she taught us and I listened and it made me cry. I remember playing it in band and doing my best because this is my moms song and dream for her children and I played my heart out.

Happy Birthday mom I am going to miss you so much but your pain will be gone and you will be among family and I will see you again I know it.

So friends for your enjoyment and for my mom one more time

Jack Jones and the Impossible Dream

My mom, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far

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I have always loved this song. Happy birthday to your mom. And to you. Peace.
That song always brings tears. Your mother is darling, and I am so sorry for what you and your family are going through. You'll always remember the love though. Remembering can be wonderful.
my psyche, thank you it is a song you can't forget isn't it? It is so my mom every word, I am going to miss her so much.................
latethink she was quite the stunner in her youth and she has never looked her age. Hopefully something inherited! We are a strong family because of her and we will always remember who made us this way.
Such a touching post, especially when juxtaposed with that beautiful baby at the top. I have been worried about my own mom these days, it's hard being the grown-up to our parents. I am sorry for what you are going through but it sounds like you and your family are at peace with it.
mamoore I guess as at peace as we can be. Her dementia I think in a strange way has made this somewhat easier as she has been "gone" for some time and it was so hard to see her that way and not the lively, feisty lady she always had been. I wish you the best with your mom. Almost forgot the baby is my first grandbaby and she is wonderful and the light of my life.
What a wonderful legacy your mother is leaving - she must have been a great mom to all of you. Happy birthday to your mom.
You are my all time favorite lunch lady!
unbreakable she is human and wasn't perfect but she tried so hard to raise us right. S he taught us how important family is and that we will carry forever through our kids and our kids, kids.Thank you for her birthday wish!
mamoore THANKS!
Happy Birthday to your mom!!!

Great post.

Happy Birthday to your mother, and do Dream the Impossible Dream...that was my High School Class Song..and I did and it did.

(((HUGS))) Great tradition.
Happy Birthday, Mom!! Beautiful tribute!
Tink, thank you for the hug and the kind words.
Buffy it is a wonderful song and would have been a great theme for graduation and the birthday singing was always a special treat you waited for and mom would never let you down.
middleagedwomanblogging thank you for moms birthday wishes
I would also like to thank all of you that are coming along with me on this journey. I don' have anyone to really talk to at home to cry with and this really helps me to put my feelings in a place where I can deal with them and get through this. Thank you
Oh, sweetheart. I'm so sorry.

Gosh, that photo is beyond lovely.
It's a beautiful song for a beautiful woman. Of course I do not know her but your testimony assures me that she was beautiful inside and out. I wish you peace in your loving memories XO
Mindi thank you love the hug, need the hug after spending the day sitting with mom so my sister could have a few family minutes
waking she was abeauty in her youth after she passes, for her sake I hope she is ready soon, I know my sister Suzie will be along to show you more of her through the years and I willl let everyone know who reads me when she posts it as I would love you to read my moms story.
Kellylark thank you for your kind comments and yes for all the hardship she was, is, still a beutiful women who loves her family