Wednesday, February 28, 2007

For Mama, with Love

I haven't had the heart to create much recently. I received word last week that, after a long and bitter struggle, my dear mother is losing her fight against cancer. I will be flying home to Iowa on Friday to be with her for a few days. I don't know what to think or how to feel... my world is upside down right now.

I was flipping through some old photos on the computer this morning, and I pulled these up to look at, just because she is so beautiful and alive in them. Just look at that center photo -- it was taken only 5 months after I was born. I never ever looked that good after the babies came. She is fabulous!
This is how I want to remember her. She is a wonderful mother.


Linda said...

Oh Judi! I am so sorry your mom is failing. I don't think we are ever ready to lose our mothers. I know I wasn't, even thought my mom had been very sick for a long time. It was still hard to let her go.

I hope you don't run into bad weather on your trip.
Linda F from FL

Anonymous said...

Judy, Dan and I are praying that God will give you strength during this really difficult time. I'm so, so sorry. What a gorgeous photo page--she is fabulous, indeed!



Kai said...

I read this at a VERY early hour and just fell apart. Couldn't even comment. Your mother is a STUNNINGLY beautiful woman. You already know my thoughts - my heart - are with you! Safe trip, my friend! I'm here .. you know.

Kerry said...

So sorry to hear this Judi, you know my heart is with you, so many close calls with my own mother. I'll pray for God to give you and your family the strength during this sad time. She is a truly beautiful women and what lovely pictures you have for memories.

Jan D said...

"Beautiful" is the word.."Sad" is the thot --that time seems so short now when we look back-------"Wonderful" is the fact that we have a garden of memories to walk thru when we opt..MY heart goes out to you Judi Hugs JanD