Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


I made it through the day

It was a hard day. I saw my friend for the first time in a couple of years and it was hard to only get a few minutes to give her a hug. But, the gang was there and I think she appreciated knowing that we were there for her. Funny, I thought a lot during the funeral about my own mortality and my own life. I wondered how people would remember me. Betty was remembered as a woman who lived for her children and grandchildren. She was meticuluous in all she did and was a good friend. I loved Betty like a mother. My friend even mentioned to the group that while we were growing up, our moms were interchangeable. They are all like moms to us. They treated us as they would their own children when we were with them. That may mean that they chewed our asses or it might mean that they hugged us and kissed our boo-boos. But, they were moms to us. Betty was, too. I can't imagine what it is going to be like for KS from here on out. Her dad died in a car wreck when we were in the sixth grade. So, now KS has lost both of her parents. This was sudden, too. Heart attack. But, KS got to say goodbye to her mom. I'm sure that meant the world to her.

I looked at my friends and felt so good to know that while we don't see each other all the time, these women are the people I could and can turn to for support through anything. We are good enough friends that we don't have to see each other all the time, but we still love each other and would drop the world in the blink of an eye for each other. I'm so blessed to have so many wonderful friends. I truly am. I hope that when my time comes, I have standing room only at my memorial, too. I hope that people laugh more than they cry and I want someone who knows me to talk about me.

I made time tonight to play a game with Hot Rod and I gave him a few extra kisses for him to wipe off at bedtime. I know KS and her daughter are going to miss those special times with Betty.

After the service, the girls went to eat lunch. We wished KS could have been with us and shared the giggles. I also learned that two boys I dated were in legal troubles. One is in prison and one is a registered sex offender. Oops. At least I'm better at picking men now. The girls also want to take a cruise this summer. I laughed at the thought of AoD letting me off duty for that long. They didn't get the humor in it. Silly girls.
Here we are outside Macaroni Grill.

We were the popular girls in high school, I think it is fair to say. The girl on the fornt left was the homecoming queen and a cheerleader. The girl on the right was the mascot. The girl beside me was the FFA sweetheart at her school and Miss Teen Arlington or something like that. I was the basketball sweetheart. KS was a cheerleader, too. I miss these girls. We had a good time before and after the tears.


  • At 12:56 PM, April 26, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sorry you had to go through that, girl. *hugs* Extra ice cream tomorrow.

  • At 9:27 AM, April 28, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Thank you babe. Ice cream was good. ;)

  • At 5:44 PM, April 29, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I enjoyed the lunch too and yes it is scary to realize one of us is going through this. Did I blink and we all grew up? I want to be 16 again. What am I saying - NO I don't!!

    You can still make me laugh til my stomach hurts.


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