Tagged with death

Changes

It’s been just over three years since my mom died. Three years of growth and change. Three years of SO many lessons that I’m not sure I can capture or convey all of them here. But, obviously, I’m about to give that a try. Shortly after she died I got a promotion at work to … Continue reading »

Lessons From Mom

You taught me so many things over the years Bits of trivia, odd and disconnected From those rare moments When we connected And many lessons In what not to do When I swore to anyone who would listen That I would not grow up to be you I knew so little of grief While you … Continue reading »

Happy Birthday, Mom

I tried to not think about you today I know it’s your birthday And that kinda goes against the grain But I miss you so much Even when I’m trying not to If I push you away from my thoughts I can sometimes Almost Make it through a day Without crying I’ve had so many … Continue reading »

Mothers and Daughters

Somehow it seems That far too often Mothers and daughters Are oil and water. Gasoline and sparks. This was us. Different perspectives. Different opinions. But the same tempers, The same frustrations, The same bruised toes, And the same love You ruffled feathers When you thought You were helping. We all cursed your name; And loved … Continue reading »

Roses

Long ago memories Of a full bouquet of yellow Long stems graceful Ballerinas twirling Baby’s breath Mine held Gift of thankfulness Of friendship Pink petals gradually falling To the tabletop below Beauty fading Soft scent lingering In the air Sweet memory Of an unexpected gift On a Tuesday Playful combinations Pink and peach Orange and … Continue reading »