To coin the words of Craig Morgan… this is the way I feel about you Mom:
I've had big dreams come true and I believe in Angels although I can't see them,
They're watching over everything I do.
Ain't no easy street around the bend on my road, no pot of gold at the end of my rainbow, but I don't mind 'cause Mother I got you.
The rain, keeps the flowers from dying, the sun lights the world when it shines and the midnight sky has a blanket of stars and the moon, and Mother, I got you.
I can't imagine one day without you in it, life alone just wouldn't be worth living; love would be a wish that never came true.
Lord knows I got more than I deserve but I don't question the prayers I've been answered,
I did something right 'cause Mother I got you.
I Love you Mom! You saw all of this beauty of the trees and the clouds as we used to drive around on our visitation days together. Even with your Alzheimer's, you always managed to find beauty in the trees and the clouds and everything up to your last and final days. I saw your love, your heart, and your understanding in your beautiful blue eyes, even while you were in physical pain last Sunday when you opened them blue eyes and said to me said “I Love You” and so much more to me. And you seen in my eyes that I love you too! Non-verbal communication. Many times things are left unsaid.
Sure it hurts me and I'm deeply saddened by your departure, but you now get the complete the genealogy trail I have been chasing for the past ten years. You now have the first hand information reuniting with grandma and grandpa with one-on-one information that I have to go to the library and find out for myself. Give me a call and fill me in on the family details so I can check the information out and that will keep me occupied till Jesus comes back and I see you again. I retire next month so I need something to keep me occupied.
I love you Mom and I'm going to miss you and I have no regrets what-so-ever and I've had the pleasure of sharing with you for the past 59 years of my life. For every good characteristic about me that I have… I owe to you for the way you raised me and brought me up. Every fault of mine is my own and I accept personal responsibility for that. I own up to that.
You're going to be missed. Not only by your kids and grandchildren…. But also by your friends, family and aids at the manor. So many condolences came into us 4 kids this afternoon from the individuals and residents at the manor. It was overwhelming.
As you would ask… “How are the kids doing”? Mick & Boots miss you too!
Love you Mom!