Veterans Day as it is know.
I don't think most people know that it is to celebrate
the end of WWI.
I honor my Grandfather
My Dad in front of 1515
And all the men in my family
who fought to keep us safe.
But this day........
Is a day my life changed 10yrs ago.
My Mom, my best friend
died very unexpectedly.
Circumstances are strange.
It was a Monday morning and my car would not start.
So while I waited for Mr. to come get me, I called her.
We had a typical conversation, but it always ended with
"I love you"
About 2 hrs later her best friend called me
and life changed.........
My life would never be the same.
For no one loves you like your Mother.
How I miss her sweet smile, the hug, the kiss on the cheek.
the silly things we would do
here our dog Kelly is curled up like a
human in bed with her!
I still at times find myself for a very split second
think...."oh I am going to call Mom and...."
well you know the rest.
Saturday mornings at 1000, I still can see her pulling up
in my driveway, to spend the occasional weekend with us.
The last time I saw her we went to a estate auction
down the street from her house. She wanted me to stay and go to the
church's steak supper with, but I wanted to get home to Mr.
I guess I wished I would of stayed.
If I had just one wish it would be for one more night in the house that I grew
up in, to wake up and see my Mom in the kitchen.
I don't like being an orphan.
I lost my Dad at 18 and my Mom at 43.
But I think, even though I had them for a shorter time,
it is ok since they were the best parents in the world.
So on November 11th
I honor more than most....