This past week has been a hard one. My mom passed away last Saturday.
There are a lot of good memories I have of her, but one quality about her that stands out right now was her quiet strength. She never complained about any aches or pains she was going through, even if she had valid reasons to do so. I think as a child she had some very hard times, and she did not want that carried on to her children or anyone else she knew. She encouraged me to pursue my interests without being overbearing, she comforted me when I was scared without smothering - in short, she helped me when I needed it, and stepped back and let me live my life (and make mistakes along the way). I feel very fortunate to have the parents that I did.
RIP Mom - I love you.
* Posted at 01.20.2013 02:06:49 PM CST | Link *