Monday, August 30, 2010

My Mother, My Friend

I've been putting off writing this because it would mean that this horrible tragedy was real and I was really trying to avoid it. Here's it goes.

Those who were close to me knew that my Mother was undergoing her third round of Chemotherapy. She had been fighting Cancer bravely for 8 years and lost her battle earlier this month on August 18th, 2010.
My mother was the most amazing woman to ever live on this planet. She was the perfect example of Christ-like love and service. She never put her needs first and always took care of others. My close friends also know that my Mother was my best friend in the world. We loved to be together and laugh together. She was there for me at the major points in my life. She would hold me and let me cry about boys who broke my heart in high school, she was there after I got engaged and when I got married. She was there when Hayden died and helped me mourn him. She was in the room with me holding my hands when both Sage & Aurora were born.

She was also Sage & Aurora's second bed. She loved to take naps with them and hold them in her chair. They knew they could always come and sit with her and most times talk her into letting them sleep there at night with her

Her favorite place to be was with her children and especially her grandchildren. They all loved her more than anything. She will me missed by our entire family and many friends.

This is the only picture I have of her with me and Aurora. She was not one who liked having her picture taken. She taught me many things and unfortunately for me I never learned to sew. I want to be just like her and hopefully one day I will be able to make her proud of me.

I miss her everyday and think of her every second of the day. In fact, she is what keeps me going.


Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing that Cula. I never met your mom - she sounds like she was amazing. How lucky you are to have such a wonderful mom.

Unknown said...

Cula- I have been meaning to write you a card after Jenn told me about your Mother's passing. I'm so sorry to hear about her passing. I'm sure that you have made your Mother proud already. Your Mom does sound amazing & I'm sure you are a lot like her!

donandbecky said...

Your mom was amazing and she would definitely be proud of you! She's taking care of Hayden for you!

Kathy said...

Your mother was indeed one of the most amazing women to walk the planet. She taught me more about Christ-like love and service than I think anyone else I've ever known. I feel incredibly blessed to have know her and called her a friend. I am certain that she is very proud of you, and taking very good care of your son until you get there.