Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Remembering Mom

Today,we remember my mother who passed away in 1993. I know I have already written about my Mom back in 2008. I was then touched how Kim responded to my entry.

It is strange how I have been thinking of my mother alot these days and often reminisce with Jules about her and her habits. Funny, now that I have been off work for just about a month, I have noticed myself repeating some of the routines and habits from my Mom.

Jules comes home from work with the newspaper under his arm...funny my dad would do the same and once he arrived home, my Mom would take the paper, make herself comfortable in her favorite chair and read a bit before supper was to be put on the table. Well, I notice that I am doing the same thing when Jules arrives home.

Mom use to knit and crochet. I never could get the hang of it, but last summer I started to learn how to knit and have made quite a few washcloths for the kitchen. Funny how I now get comfortable in the evening and knit,just like Mom did.

Last spring I decided to go through old family pictures and frame some of them to place on my mother's piano in our living room. One in particular is of my Mom when she was 16 years old. I can't get over how in that picture she and Kelly-Anne looked so much alike.

I find also that I am cooking differently these days...more salads are on the table. Mom always had a salad prepared as part of the supper meal.

When I think about how energetic she was when the girls were small, I can only hope that I will have the same energy when I become a grandmother. It was nothing for her to be playing on the floor with them and never grow bored or tired.

Rest in peace Mom. I know you, Dad and Kell are together.

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