Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful Mom.
Man, she was so awesome. That was her favorite word. She was fun. Her laugh was loud and comforting. She was so proud. She was proud of me, my brother, my Uncles, her nephew Benjamin and Dad. She was in love with her grand babies Shep and Beau. All of her boys (all boys). She loved Lindsey and Julie and that is comforting for my brother and I. She was also proud of all my friends/teammates and their successes. My teammates used to joke she was our #1 Fan. Not only was she proud, she was so loyal. She made friends with all walks of life. Her friend, Sister Anthony, a poor St. Clare nun, told us mom was her best friend. She loved her job at the Village Toymaker because of the family she had there and because of the people she met. She befriended a Jewish Rabbi and his wife and children, they would come to the store and just sit and hang out with my mom. She befriended the nicest Muslim family and their little boy who I got to know in HappyFeet. A little Indian boy who she read to in story time would always bring back a gift from India to mom. Mom absolutely loved kids. She gravitated towards them, she talked about them everyday. Reflecting on it all, I know I am involved in HappyFeet because of my mom. Through all of her suffering these past few months, her biggest concern was little Caleb, one of her best friend's grand child who is fighting brain cancer. I truly believe Denise's last words to my mom - mom's going to look after Caleb. That is her job.
Mom was tough on us growing up. Her famous quote to us was "suffer in silence". A lot of the soft soccer parents today could learn from her. Whether I got scored on a lot, sat the bench, or just wanted to quit, mom would say "suffer in silence", get on with it. Glad I did.
Perhaps she lived by her own words too. She certainly suffered in silence. She was so strong, tough, and stubborn. I believe she no longer has to do that. She's at peace, no pain, she's free. And she is most certainly loved and appreciated.
Happy Mother's Day
#Repost@berttbrom 'All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.' - Abe Lincoln
Now you can rest in peace Mom @diana0557
May 30, 1957 - May 7, 2016
Best birthday celebration yet! #BabyBeau is overwhelmed with excitement and Shep just wants "Mo Cake". xoxo @jwborm