Monday, October 14, 2013

Reflections of Mom

As life does I've endured the loss of my Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles I adored, my younger brother, my Dad, but none hurt as much as loosing my Mom. As abusive men often do my Dad isolated her from her parents, her siblings, friends and her children. God blessed me with 15 months to really know my Mom after my Dad passed. She was a totally different person, one I came to cherish! She was a beautiful 5' tiny woman with good looks and a feisty, determined, and courageous personality. I wish we'd had more time, but I know we will have it in Heaven. She passed 17 years ago on September 1, 1997 and my heart aches just as much today as it did that day. This picture is the way I try to remember her in my mind...before life had left scars! I miss you, Mom! ༺♥༻

    My Mom "Jewell Arlene" at age 36...34 years before she passed. She was gorgeous!