Army of Mom

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


I'm Going to Miss You, Cuz

Hugging my dad in this picture is my cousin, by marriage, B. She died today after suffering a stroke early this morning. The man on the left is my cousin, L, B's husband. They are probably some of the closest relations I have on that side of the family. We kept in touch exchanging emails from time to time. Her family often came to visit when I was a kid. Their children (my second cousins) were all around my age. When I was in high school, my BFF and I went to visit my cousins in Utah and spent a few days with their family then.
This is my aunt and her kids at my parents' 50th wedding anniversary in 2007. B is on the far right in the black with white blouse. The tall guy on the left is another cousin by marriage. He died last year of cancer. Another cousin's wife died a year or two ago. Lots of losses on this side of my family. So sad, too. I'm distraught to say the least. I've been blessed not to lose too many people that I've loved, so it is hard to handle. I've been thinking I needed a good cry lately, but this was not how I hoped to achieve it.
RIP B. The world suffers the loss of a fabulous woman.


  • At 12:31 AM, September 20, 2009, Blogger Banana Republican said…

    Just remember that as long as we have memories, they are not really gone. Share those memories so that they may touch other peoples' lives that they never met.

    I believe that there comes a time in our lives where God begins to take away as much as he gives. And sometimes it seems he is taking more than he is giving. Now is a good time to hug your children and remember that they are your future. Make time to give them good memories of you and AoD because they will need them to sustain them when that long away day comes.

    My dad has been gone 9 years. There is not a day gone by that I do not miss him. I try to mention him to my friends as often as I can. Sometimes doing this it is like he is still with me.

    Lots of big giant hugs heading your way from Costa Rica(with your husband's permission of course). Keep your chin up, lot's of people are praying for you. And go hug your kids.


  • At 9:40 PM, September 21, 2009, Blogger Mo K said…

    I'm so sorry for your loss, AoM.
    It's so hard to deal with the loss of those we were close to. My favorite aunt passed away a few months ago, and I always think of her when I'm emailing a political joke. It took me awhile to re-train myself not to start typing her name in distro.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you, hon.


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