Saturday, January 3, 2009

My mom

Here is the last picture taken of my mom. WOW!

I made her and the whole family(my side) get pictures taken right after Christmas. She HATED having her picture taken. We never had "professional" ones taken with her. That changed that year! I was still mad at her from earlier in the year(a whole other post) and even though I knew she hated to have pictures taken-I made the appointment and told her I paid for them(lie) so she was going. I am so happy that I did lie-I had never really done that to her before but I knew it was the only way it would happen. I did end up telling her the truth but only after. :) Who would have thought it would be the only ones taken. She passed away a week later.

We got the call on January 3, 2005-we were in Mississippi getting ready to fly out the next day to PCS to Hawai'i. Change of plans! We drove 12/14 hours to go back to Ohio! It sucked! It still sucks! I would love to say it is easier but I can't! I just deal with it in a whole other way since other people are so far from it. The people who I thought would be there-AREN'T! And so dealing with that on top of everything else makes it hard.

Anywho, today I got through it! It was hard and I would catch myself thinking about is so I kept busy! I know that today was hard but I know for sure tomorrow it will be better and for that I am grateful!

I miss my Mom!


Conny said...

BJ...those anniversaries of deaths are hard, and well, some "normal" days are hard too when you miss someone so much. I'm glad you lied to your mom too :) PRaying for you. Conny

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

Bobbie Jo, this made me cry. I'm so sorry for your loss.

The right way to get through it is the way that works for you.

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