Monday, November 3, 2008

My Mom....

I've had a very difficult time bringing myself to create this post! How do you post pictures of your mother after she suddenly passes away? I have gone back and forth with whether of not I truly had the inner strength to put something together that would appropriately show my love for her. Since I'm currently living in "2" places, I don't have access to all my pictures! I was able to find these and I hope that by looking at the few I've posted, you will see how beautiful and wonderful she really was. I'm so thankful that I was able to talk to my mom just a few days before she died. Since moving to Las Vegas, my parents became very concerned about me and on Thursday evening, she called me just to "check" in, making sure I was doing okay! Over the years, I learned not to lie to my mom because she always saw right through me, so I shared with her the "truth" of how I was doing. As you probably guessed, it had been a really hard day. That night she said several things to me(that she had said 100 times before)but one thing stood out to me. She said "Chris, remember what the Lord said; "I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it". That night I related this to our move, my job, etc. Now, I relate it to loosing her so suddenly! I miss you mom very much! It's not easy, it's the hardest thing I've ever dealt with, but I know it will be worth it because you are now in paradise and we will be together again.

6 comments:

Stephens Family said...

oh chris, that is a great post and slide show. i love you and i am thinking of you always. hang in there and know mom is there to help you along the way.

candi lyn said...

i am so happy that your mom gave you such wonderful insight that has helped you through these difficult times. know we are thinking of you and we love you!
candi

Thibodeau fam, Aug.2007 said...

That was a really good post and slideshow Chris~ Those pictures really made me smile.
I hope things are going good and Jeff and the kids will be there soon! Are you still going to Em's for Thanksgiving?
Hugs!!!
Nat

Flynn Fam 6 said...

That is such a nice post and such a nice tribute to your mom. She is wonderful! I loved seeing the slide show of her :)

The Flynn's said...

Those are all really good pictures of mom. I wish I had talked to mom that week. I talked to her the Friday before when she was in Boise. I miss her so much I can't stand it! It still hurts so much. Love you!

tim and andrea said...

Christie... Reading this post brought tears and gave me chills. I am so sorry that you had to go through this. I am glad you were able to have a good conversation with her before she passed... keep your chin up my friend. love ya!