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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Motherless Mom's Day

I am not liking holidays anymore.  Yesterday was just too painful for me as I was missing my Mom terribly!  I was seeing messages and photos of Moms everywhere.  I am having trouble with my scanner, so can't even post a decent photo of myself with my Mom.
I do love this one:
This is Mom's last Christmas.  She was 94.  She looked so pretty.  We are practically holding her up.
I like how the star on the tree ended up above her head!
I also have this one:
I look fat! (I was overweight), but Mom and I in happier days at the health care center.
I don't have pictures of us when I was a child.  We didn't have a camera.  We couldn't afford professional portraits.  I have some pictures of us when I was a baby, and then on my wedding day, but I can't get my scanner to work properly!
Such a comfort!
My husband doesn't do Mother's Day.  (I'm not his mother).  No flowers, no card, nothing from him.
He has to work out of town this week and left yesterday at 1pm.  He said we would take me out next weekend and gave me a big kiss.  I know he didn't like to leave me when I was feeling so sad.
My son did give me a card.  He also decided that I should get this necklace so we ordered it.  He said it is "me."  We got it with a "MOM" charm.   I was determined not to cook on Mother's day so Jim left some money, but then  Dan paid for our dinner.  We then went to my bff's house and had a nice visit with her and her husband.


Linda said...

Pretty necklace. Of course you see all the happy holiday photos on facebook. People are excited to show far away friends and relatives happy photos of their family. It's a way to keep in touch. There are many others who are sad like you.....thankfully everyone doesn't share their sadness....can you imagine how depressing that would be? Remember the good times and I love that quote you shared. Your mom will always be in your heart!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Your mom was a beautiful lady. I loved seeing happy times with you and your mom. A great big hug to you! Such a sweet gesture from your son helping you order the necklace. I hope you have a good week.


Very sweet necklace from your son.

Linda said...

Lovely necklace, Deb, and your photos are beautiful. Great and beautiful memories.

Gill - That British Woman said...

lovely necklace and lovely photos and memories, that no one can take away.

Gert said...

The first year after loosing your Mom is always so difficult.
I still miss my Mom...but am so thankful for all the years I had her.

Sounds like your've got a very nice son!