Topic: Thanks Mom
Wow, what a morning...
As I do every weekday morning, I get the kids ready for school and off to the bus stop. Then I sit at the island in my kitchen, doing work on my laptop. This morning is no different, here I sit working. Breaking the silence, I hear my mother's voice. Not inside my head, I HEAR HER SPEAKING. For a second I can't breathe. Then I realize what it is: my daughter's "The Night Before Christmas" recordable book that my mother gave each of the grandchildren last year. If you've never seen it, it's made by Hallmark and you record your voice reading each page of the timeless story. It was laying on the bookshelf behind me. It didn't start from the beginning either, it was just the very last page where Mom says, "...and to all a good night! Merry Christmas to my darling Rebecca. Love, Grammy."
I don't know if I should feel comforted or freaked out. I'm feeling both at the moment, amidst my sobs. My poor dog doesn't know what's going on with me, she hasn't left my side.
So - thanks Mom!
my mother lost her 16 month battle with CC 9/26/10
"Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations as all other earthly causes combined."