First Birthday without Mom

If you were still alive on your 89th birthday, you would be having long phone conversations with your children and grandchildren. At least with those who were too far away to drop by for your special day. It’s not the same as being there to give you a hug and a gift.

Now you are even further away or is it closer? Anyway, I’m sure you are enjoying your birthday in heaven with Dad, wherever heaven is. Probably you can have all your favorite things there as well. There would be a baseball game going on your celestial television and a box of chocolate covered cherries at hand for you to sample.

We all miss you, but don’t know how to share those feelings. I’ll browse through your photos on my computer and go read once again some of your stories posted on Our Echo. I’ll remember how you liked to point out that your birthday fell on Friday the 13th and how you were a week older than Dad.

I love You Chocolate Covered Cherries Greeting Card
I love You Chocolate Covered Cherries Greeting Card by Samanthacat

Wishing I could hug you, but for now, this posting will have to serve. I know you wouldn’t want us to continue being sad, so I will try to think happy thoughts of you on your birthday.

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2 thoughts on “First Birthday without Mom

  1. Mom’s latest favorite thing was Bugles snacks–I couldn’t buy them fast enough for her last summer and fall! Thinking of her today on her special day and remembering a lifetime of special moments with her.

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  2. Hopefully this will reach someone related to Gail…I have a photo of my Mom with another woman walking along the exact same spot in Wichita that Gail was photographed. After much research, I know where the photograph was taken. It is interesting that both photographs appear to be taken from the exact same spot. We suspect that our Mom was also a riveter during this time but are having difficulty proving it. Thanks for your time!

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