Vivid memories held dear

Young mummy
MOM: 12 Oct 1939 – 19 Apr 2009


I have very vivid memories of my mom, some better than others.

I remember the sacrifices she made to raise my sister and I, as she bent over the kitchen sink for example washing her hair instead of going to a professional stylist.

I remember the masses we went attended together, singing and praying and singing some more.

I remember the horror of bad news thrown upon us: what? Pancreatic cancer? When, why, how much longer? Why her?

I remember the bravery in the midst of immense pain and at the end, peace … finally.

I have very vivid memories of my mom, many seared deep into my mind and heart, some better than others.

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Memory Quotes

“The life given us by nature is short, but the memory of a life well spent is eternal.” – Cicero

“We do not remember days; we remember moments.” – Cesare Pavese

“As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now are a part of us; as we remember them.” – Jewish Prayer 

“Death leaves a heartache no-one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Irish Tombstone

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Author Unknown

♥   ♥   ♥   ♥   ♥

This is my second submission for the WordPress Photo Challenge: vivid; here’s my first interpretation 🙂



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Barbadian mother and lover of laughter; story teller and best-selling author; happy to follow God's lead and to live my mantra: "you've gotta be a rainbow in the lives of others when it rains."

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