Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sweet Memories

It's interesting that I would have today as my day to post and share some thoughts about life, for today is the anniversary of my mom's passing. Four years ago she moved quietly from the here to the hereafter.

I'm in Lake Tahoe where our family lived for many years, where me and my sisters grew up, and where my mom is buried. I'm here with my one sister and we've been reminiscing about our sweet mom and her good life. It's a day filled with bright blue skies and the pungent smell of pine, and not one bit of sorrow. Oh, we miss her and her cheery optimism, but we know without a doubt that she's busy in a glorious place.

I learned many good things from my mom: why it's important to be kind, couteous, and dependable; that it's important to have fun, to be kind to animals, and to brush and floss your teeth; and that there is a God in heaven who knows and shares our joys and sorrows. Good lessons.

All morning I've been singing the hymn, Scatter Sunshine. It was her favorite. Once in a while I think I hear her humming harmony to my soprano.


Cheri J. Crane said...

Gale, your mother sounds like a wonderful woman. How blessed we are to have mothers who set such a wonderful example for us. I will always treasure mine.

Michele Ashman Bell said...

Such a touching and loving post. This is a lovely tribute to your mother.