Goodbye Mom

October 8, 2010
Thank you so much Darcy, for your card and beautiful words. I know how much our moms' friendship meant to you......as well as to all of us......and it hurts me when I think of your mom right now. Even though she knew it was coming.......it leaves such a hole in her life and heart. They shared so much.......I know they talked about us kids and shared complaints and vented and cussed us out at times (but not you or me, of course :)
I know God was with us that afternoon (September 23).......you were scheduled to give me a break......support for my long stays in her room; slouching in her comfy gold chair..... but instead of a shower and snack.......your support came in a different way....and God sent the best person in the world for me at that moment. Isn't that something!?!? You were the strength and guidance I needed....even as the tears flowed from both of us. I tell the 'story' now......not even remembering to mention the Hospice lady. "My cousin was there and held my hand and gave me hugs and laughed and cried with me." You helped me wait for B&K and kids.....our poor Chelsea.
I just had to put it into words how much it meant to me, kiddo. We've talked and drank and shared the days that followed......but I have not been able to say until now how much it meant you being there....until reading your card! Thank you.
Hug your mom for me......you were her strength as well. And without Frazier there all weekend......I know how much I missed Jim. (Luckily, we had all Brian and Kim's friends and neighbors always flowing through the kitchen!!)
Karen and I went to dinner on Mom's b'day the other night and laughed and told funny stories. I wore Mom's red plaid scarf and we joked and cracked ourselves up by holding it across our faces like she did! Too funny! :)
It feels good to laugh and remember those special moments and "Donna" stories as Bri calls them! Love you!