One year ago, my sweet Mom was killed in a tragic car accident. My life changed in a way I never thought it would. It’s not a good change or a bad change, it’s just different. Every single day, she manages to make her way into my thoughts. Some days I cry, some days I smile, some days I get mad and some days I’m just sad. I grieve for what she has missed and will continue to miss. I also rejoice that she is in Heaven with Jesus. I know she is where she needs to be. She is in a far better place than here on Earth. Mom taught me a lot about being a wife, a woman of God, a teacher, a friend and a mom. She was much smarter and much wiser than I ever gave her credit. She was a wonderful wife, mom, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, etc. to those around her. Yes, she knew how to push people’s buttons but she also loved with her entire being. I know things have happened over the course of the year that would make her so happy and so proud (cousins getting married and friends having babies). I also know she has the best seat in the house for watching all these life events take place and unfold. There’s more that I could say, but I’ll leave it at this for now.
Mom, you will always be missed and never forgotten. I love you dearly. I’m so thankful and grateful for the time I had with you.