Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Spent a lot of time today, thinking about you guys and our parents (especially mom) on this day. She really was an amazing woman. I am dumbfounded as to how she managed to do it all. Today, my house is a wreck--there's laundry to be done, dishes to be done, cleaning to be done, and bills to pay and I don't want to do any of it! It just seemed to "happen" with mom. I know we all did our parts, but it didn't feel "heavy," like it does now. Maybe that's the blissful ignorance of childhood (or lack of memory brought on by aging), but I don't think so. Something about the way mom handled it all appeared seamless--moving in and out of multiple activities. I get tired just thinking about my day, but mom survived her days and made many of them special for me and I know for all of you too. On days like today, I miss them both VERY much. I know we said we would think on the epitaph again. Here's another phrase that I wrote as I was thinking about mom today, "...she lived simply, but loved extravagently..."


Chrissi said...

I know I'm just a grandkid and that the epitaph needs to be agreed upon by her boys but I would like to put my vote in for Doug's suggestion. For whatever it's worth, I love it and think it is a beautiful statement describing Grandma perfectly.

Dang I need to stop checking the blog at work...too emotional.
Love you guys.

kay said...

I think you've got it Doug!! Says it all beautifully, just like her.