Today would have been my mom's 63rd birthday.
I said would have been, as my mom passed away 5 yrs ago.
Isn't she beautiful. I love this picture of her, she looks so happy.
This is my mom on her wedding day. This is my dad (step, Oh I hate that word). She is so beautiful and he so handsome.
My mom was the "fun" mom. All my friends thought she was cool. And you know what she was. My daughters thought of her as the "fun" grandma. And you know what she was. My mom was fun and we were close. We would stay up until 3:00 in the morning playing cards and Yahtzee, even on a school night. When we were young, she would drop my older brother and I off at the movies to spend our allowance while she did errands.
I loved when she would just drop by for a visit because she was in town.
But I am not one of those people that when someone passes away they become a saint.
My mom had a prescription drug problem. And because of this I had to separate myself from her. I didn't want my kids to see the things I did growing up. I won't go into the details as everyone has a story and I am sure mine isn't much different.
Addiction sucks I tell you. I never knew how she would be when we went to visit. And because of this my children were robbed of their grandma and me of my mom.
Because of this addiction she was taken too early from us.
I was thankful that I did get to talk to my mom before she passed. We said that we loved each other, and she understood why I didn't visit.
My family thinks that she took too many pills before she went to bed one night and never woke up.
Hope you are at peace mom.
I love you.