Mothers Day 2022: Memories of Mom

Mom and Me. This was taken at my oldest son’s adoption in 2013.

This is a tough post to write.

Mother’s Day, starting this year, is going to be different from now on, as my mom is no longer with us here on earth.

Mom stepped into eternity just over 6 months ago (as of this writing) and although I know her pain and sickness are gone, and she’s resting in the presence of God, this past week and especially today have been pretty rough for me. I miss her so much.

That being said, I have enjoyed looking back on some of my favorite memories of mom this past week. I think her creativity and her love of art and music are just a little of what I inherited from her.

Most anybody who knows me is familiar with my love for collecting vinyl records. Several years ago, my mom gave me a box of some of her old records, and she singled out one in particular: Moussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”.

Mom’s copy of Moussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”. This record is now over 60 years old and it still plays great!

She told me about how, back when she was in college (circa: 1960), this was her favorite record. She would finish up her last class for the day, go back to her dorm room, drop the needle on this very record, lie down on her bed and just listen. This was her way of just decompressing before carrying on with the rest of her day.

She found comfort in music. Hmm… so that’s where I get it from!

Today, as we celebrate Mother’s Day, maybe you’re in the same situation, having to rely on memories because she’s gone. If so, cherish those memories. Mom may be gone, but she’s not forgotten, and I know I’ll see her again someday.

If your mom is still here, honor her today. Create new memories with her that will last a lifetime. Show her the love that she deserves.

If you are reading this and you ARE a mom, may God bless you and your family today. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

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