Mom

Yesterday marked the seventh anniversary of my mom's death. I wasn't sure if I was going to write anything about it here, but then thought it would be a nice to put into writing some of the wonderful memories I have of her from before she got sick and passed away. 

I think one of my favorite memories of her is one that shows just how cool my mom was. Almost as far back as I can remember my mom would bake orange bread every October and cut the slices into jack-o-lanters to use in our school lunches. And because I always had pb&j she would make it so the red jelly would kind of ooze out of it's smile. That might be creepy to some people but I was a weird kid and just loved stuff like that. It was one of the coolest things ever. If I ever have kids I know this is going to be a tradition I carry on. 

I miss her terribly, but I am so happy to have a memory like this one because just thinking about it makes me feel just how much she loved me. 

x's and o's

17 comments:

  1. this is such a beautiful post. there really just aren't words for this.

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  2. Oh i don't know what to say, except your post was so beautiful and moving.

    Lots and lots of love and kind thoughts to you xxxxx

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  3. I agree with the previous posts. It's lovely. Remembering and sharing these things is what keeps us human. I love the oozy smile.
    Ang

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  4. It's the little memories like that that really keep us moving forward, I think. They seem so insignificant but they impact us so deeply.

    Thoughts are with you today. :) It sounds like your mom was an incredible woman.

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. My fiance lost his father to cancer 12 years ago, and he still has difficulty with it... I imagine it's something that never goes away, but is easier to accept with time.

    Wishing you the best, especially on a day like this.

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine.

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  7. Your mom sounds awesome. I'm sorry she isn't around to see you make jack o' lantern sandwiches for your kids (the at this point imaginary ones, but in the future real ones).

    This was a lovely post. I hope that remembering her brings you comfort.

    I'm sending you much love today and all days!

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  8. You're mom was prrrrretty awesome :-)

    She really is inspiring. It's astounding how she was able to take extra time in the morning to make you a creative and silly sandwich, and then go to the office and kick butt all day. Amazing.

    Love you Manda!

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  9. looks like a sweet lady and a wonderful mama. sorry for your loss. xoxo!

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  10. Sorry for your loss. Stay encouraged & keep positive.

    Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

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  11. She sounds like a seriously wonderful person! Sorry she's gone, but I'm glad you still have these lovely memories!

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  12. My thoughts and prayers are with you.... but it's a wonderful thing that you have such special memories to hold on to. :')
    <3, m.

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  13. your mom sounds pretty awesome and love that she made a creepy sandwich :) how fun. hope you have a great day remembering all the wonderful things about your mom.

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  14. I'm so sorry about your Mom's passing, but that was a beautiful post that I'm sure she would love reading! She sounds wonderful :)

    ~Jacy

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  15. I think it is really brave that you shared something so personal for the whole world to see. I love that little pb&j story. It's moments like that, that really stick with you. My dad passed away almost 6 years ago now. It's tough, but it's those kind of memories that help them live on. I know that sounds cheesy but it's true. Much love to you girl.

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  16. My mom died when I was 18, so I definitely understand how you feel. You are so brave to put yourself out there...maybe I'll get up the courage to do something similar this year. Thank you so much for sharing. xo

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  17. Your mom sounds really awesome. I'm sorry you lost her far too soon but so great that you have such amazing memories of her.

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