Sunday, September 23, 2012

Real Talk II

I want to give a big thank you to everyone who posted a comment or said a little prayer for me and my mom after Tuesday's post. That was a hard one to write, but it felt good getting it out there. On Wednesday morning, I received a phone call telling me that my mom had passed away. No one was expecting it that soon. The day before she was up making her morning coffee. This last week has been one of the hardest ones I will ever have to go through. While I have been busy with everything that has needed to get done, I was able to turn to my Google reader or Instagram to give myself a little break in all the chaos. So thank you for blogging and picture taking. I can't explain how important those breaks were to me. I also have never felt so much love and support from everyone around me. Thank you friends for the food, the cleaning, and the love. (And the clean and folded underpants!)

I want to keep this space as a way to remember the positive little things. So I thought I would share some of the little things about my mom that I love.
1983 ish?
I loved holidays at her house. Thanksgiving will never be the same. I loved every single thing on the dinner table,

Speaking of holidays, a few years ago we decided to forgo presents at Christmas and just be with each other. Every year she went to the dollar store and bought Christmas mugs and used them as place markers at the dinner table. I love those dumb mugs.
Graduation

She could fold a fitted sheet. Like seriously fold it perfectly.

Her pie crust was amazing.
Wedding
She spoke her mind.

She loved her kids and grand kids.
2010
My mom was a hottie back in the day. And she had some nice legs. In the last week, I have found so many old pictures that I have never seen before.

She had a great laugh.
I sure do miss you Mom.

6 comments:

Jen said...

I love this post, HUGS!!!!!!!

Angi said...

I am so sorry about your mom, Casey.

This is a beautiful post, what a great way to remember her!

XOXO

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry! Praying for you and your family!

Rachel said...

So sorry to hear about your loss.

Alison said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, Casey.
Thanks for sharing some happy things about her.

Praying for you and your family, for strength and comfort.

Courtney*Cakes said...

I am so sorry for your loss... This post was a beautiful tribute to her...My father passed away about a month ago. It was sudden and completely unexpected. I am here for you if you need to talk. We can get through this together :)