Sunday, March 30, 2008

This morning

I awake this morning knowing that the most constant presence in my life is gone. There's a part of me that desperately wants to fix my mom a cup of coffee that she said I made better than anyone and just sit and talk to her, but my heart knows that she is at rest and better off than any of us that are left here. For those of you that maybe didn't know her, I'm truly sorry for you, because everyone she came in contact with developed an affection for her. Here are just a few things that you might not have known about her.
She was the type that pretty much everyone called Mom or Grandma.

She loved to read (James Patterson was a favorite) and loved to talk and learn about Jesus. I was not unusual to find her studying that bible at 3 or 4 am.

She spoke her mind, whether it was appropriate or not. I used to tease her that she had an opinion and everyone was entitled to it.

She loved lottery scratch off tickets.

She loved her kids and her grandkids and would do anything for them.

In the past 6 months she battled several falls, a separated shoulder, MRSA, e-coli and staph infections, a partial foot amputation, c-diff bacteria, arthritis, some depression.

She loved to do search a word puzzles, watch game shows, Law & Order, CSI, Without a Trace and John Hagee.

She was a dynamite cook (her carrot cake was legendary).

Mom, I miss you and will always love you.

5 comments:

"What is in a name?", said Juliet. I wonder? Shasta said...

She was full of spunk and taught me so much. I love you and her and will carry a part of her with me to pass on to those around.

jblieu said...

She was a prayer warrior too and an example of a life lived with faith.
She had a great sense of humor. She will be missed greatly.

jewlsntexas said...

You will never be alone in that -

Jamison C. Jennings said...

She was well loved and will be missed, especially her carrot cake and the boston creme cake.

She's free from the pain from the last few months and having 3am studies with Jesus now.

I look forward to celebrating her life with you and everyone else that loved her this week.

Lane said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Shasta and your family now. May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace with the Father.