Monday, May 10, 2010
In loving memory
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
I have so much I could say about the joys of motherhood and how much I cherish my role as mother to my wonderful daughters.
But today, my heart is full of sadness over the loss of a dear woman who I had the pleasure to know and work with. She was a beautiful lady, who consistently showed grace, integrity and strength in all she did, as well as during her long battle with cancer.
Today, my heart aches for her husband and three children who are left behind to mourn the loss of someone who can never be replaced. I can't even imagine, it's too painful to even try.
The best I can do to honor her is to let it remind me to cherish each and every day I have here on earth with my wonderful family and friends. Life is fragile, and can be taken away at any moment. Sometimes it takes a tragic event to put things in perspective.
I count myself extremely lucky that I was blessed with a lovely Mother's Day spent with my youngest daughter and parents. My daughter cooked us a delicious meal and it was a day spent reflecting the blessings I have. I missed my oldest daughter, but can take comfort in knowing she will be home soon.
In loving memory of Nancy... teacher, friend, wife, mother.