I hope you are not going to tire of hearing about my mother because she seems to be consuming me lately. She passed away on May 19, 2011 in her home state of Washington. Yesterday we returned home to California after a week there to celebrate her life and help Dad with the house a bit.
My heart is full. Good memories, bad ones and sweet ones. I have always wondered why people seem to go on and on about their deceased loved ones good traits as if they never did anything wrong. Now I know. As much as my Mom drove me crazy and made me frustrated, all of that just suddenly shrunk in comparison to her good qualities when I no longer had her. It just did not seem important anymore.
I have much to share with you and I'll be back soon, but I just wanted to say thank you for your kind and understanding comments during this time in my family. Your words mean so much, especially for a word lover like me and coming from my great circle of word-o-philes out there!