in memory of my Mom

Not how did she die, but how did she live?

Not what did she gain, but what did she give?

These are the units to measure the worth of a woman as a woman, regardless of birth.

Not what was her church, nor what was her creed?

But had she befriended those really in need?

Was she ever ready, with word of good cheer, to bring back a smile, to banish a tear?

Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say,

But how many were sorry

when she passed away.


  1. So beautiful - your mom, her life and her love for her family. You can see it in these pictures and I know these memories will always be with you.

  2. You are amazing. You are stronger than you realize and you got that from your mom. Your blog brought me to tears but these memories that are so painful now will be valuable treasures to you in the future. Your mother taught you well and she will keep teaching you. Memories before the tumor will no doubt flood back in due time and each one will bring you comfort when you need it most. Just like you comforted her when she needed it most. What a gift you are and thank you for reminding us how important it is to take the time to tell those around us how much we love them. I'm so proud to have you as my friend.

  3. I am so so sorry for your loss. You mom sounds like a wonderful woman. I hope you have peace. I am certain that it will be difficult...there will be days down the road that we be difficult, and some that will pass more easily. We are all here for you...we are all thinking of you. Take care!

  4. :*( I don't even know what to say... I am so sorry you are going through this.


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