Oct 14 2016
This is far from an exhaustive list, but these are moments that I smile and think of Mom. I tried to write them in her voice.
For you Sunshine-K.
Always write thank you notes. A well written, well-meaning note can go a long way. If someone took the time to get you a gift, bring food, you take the time to express thanks. Give gratitude.
This too shall pass.
Cliche but utterly true. Even if it is at its worst right now, it won’t always be this way.
When you are young, this can be hard to see, simply because you haven’t experienced this wisdom in its deep form. So I will tell you it’s true. Know that it will pass, and I will be here for you.
If I could take away pain for you I would do so. But I can’t. And I hate that. Yet, I also trust in God and you should too.
Dinner together as a family, time together, forges incredibly strong ties.
Tv is overrated. Grab a book.
Mary Higgins Clark books can only be read two in a row before you get frustrated at the obvious patterns. But I still love them.
Friends and family are incredibly important.
Make new traditions and hold on to the old ones that you can. Our family traditions were my parents could probably not appreciate- like Chinese takeout every Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Without fail! Strange, but they were our traditions.
There is always room for ice cream. And don’t ever remind me if I’ve had it twice in a day.
I love and miss you, Mom. Keep sending wisdom my way.