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One Year Later…..

I can’t help but think that I was driving home a year ago.  That at about 11:00, Jessica called me, telling me Mom sounded funny.

That 10 minutes later, as I entered her apartment, I knew she was gone.

So many firsts, and the hardest ones were Christmas and her birthday, just 2 weeks ago.  We never know, do we, how short our time might be?

Many people ask me what I’m doing for Mother’s Day.   My beautiful daughters will make me a wonderful, yummy lunch and lemon meringue pie….which my mom also loved.

And I will remember her, and try to write down what I remember that isn’t written down already, and try to live by a quote I read by Crystal Paine:

“Don’t let another priceless moment slip through your fingers because
you are ‘too busy’. While you have the time, take the time.”

I miss her….her messages are still on my answering machine.  And I wear her ring nearly every time I leave the house.

God has been so good, to encourage my heart (like sending cards from Heaven!) , giving me a Scripture or quote to comfort me, and to hold me when I cry.

And the greatest Mother’s Day gift I could receive, is if you would read this post from a year ago, and make time for your mom.

Please do.

You’ll be so very glad you did.

HUGS to you and your mom, from me.

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5 Responses to “One Year Later…..”

  1. Holly says:

    This put tears in my eyes…hugs to you for the loss of your mom. I live on the opposite coast from my mom…I think I will call her today. Thanks for the post, and the quote. I noticed the quote in your signature on the T-tapp forum and it struck me. Your mom must have been a wonderful woman to have raised a person like you and although she is gone, her spirit continues to touch the world with all the people you touch too. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

    p.s. I wish I would have found your blog when I was homeschooling!

  2. Alison says:

    I really enjoyed this post and the one you wrote last year. I’ve been keeping up on your daughters’ blog for a while now – and marveling at their pleasant demeanors and lighthearted personalities. I found your blog through them, and wished for you to write more about mothering and life (though it seems you have found a niche through exercise). And also, I can infer a lot about how you raise them by what they are like. Happy Mothers day.



    • Trisch says:

      Thank you, Alison!

      Thank you for your kind words about my daughters! My girls are pretty special! (And I’m not one bit prejudiced! ;) )

      I do plan to get back to more posts on mothering and life….there’s of course never a “good” time and it seems my thoughts are going every which way these days, but after this next week I’m hoping to get back into a regular blog routine. Three mother/daughter banquets within a week of each other plus starting a new way of eating for our family is kind of consuming me right now! :)

      Blessings and hugs to you!


  3. Sis :) says:

    Sending as many hugs as I can across the miles.

    Trying to let go of things with my own mom.

    Love, your ‘sister’!

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