Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Sorrow

I hope you all are enjoying time with family or friends this Easter. I am thankful to be spending it with my amazing husband but I miss my family in Vegas but in particular I am missing my Mom. 2 years ago today she lost her courageous battle with cancer 10 months to the day after she was diagnosed. She was cheated out of the chance to live a long life and I find that completely unfair.

There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her and miss her terribly. I know how my sister and I feel as daughters losing our Mom but I can't begin to imagine how my Dad feels after losing his wife of over 30 years. I pray everyday that she is looking down on us and that she is proud. It is still hard some days knowing that I can't pick up the phone and call her. I miss her voice, her laughter and everything about her. 

I am thankful that I was chosen to be her daughter, she helped shape me into who I am today. I will NEVER ever forget her and everything she taught me.

Since Kyle and I can't be there to celebrate Easter and her memory we had these flowers sent to my family:


They plan on taking them down to Mom's tree.

I love you, Mom! Always and forever.
Me and Mom a few days after I was born

Hawaii 2005

NYE 2010

Her Tree

I will never forget you! <3 br="">

38 comments:

  1. Awwwwwwww! Thinking about you today, sweet friend! I'm spending the day alone, sulking for my own reasons (not nearly as meaningful as yours) so if you need to talk - I'm here! *hugs*

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  2. Holidays are always the time when we miss our family most. I'm far away from my family this Easter, and I lost my Dad six years ago. I still miss him like it was yesterday. I wish you much strength and joy this weekend! X

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  3. It's wonderful that you sent flowers, and they're just beautiful. It's wonderful too that your family will be taking them to your mom's tree.

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  4. what a sweet and thoughtful post! you mom sure is looking down on you and could not be any prouder. i know she is your guardian angel who is protecting your always! those flowers are precious and are just right! in my thoughts even more today dear friend!

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    1. :) Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day!

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  5. I really love the idea of a tree dedicated in her honor - what a celebration of life! I'm sorry for your loss but glad that you have a great network around you and family to share in the wonderful memories of your mother!

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  6. Thinking of you today! I miss celebrating Easter with my family too, but it's not like what you're going through. I hope you and Kyle have a good Easter Sunday..despite the sadness.

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  7. Thinking of you today, I hope you and Kyle have a great day.

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    1. :) Thank you! Have a wonderful day friend!

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  8. That is a very thoughtful gift you gave your family. I'm sure that your mom is with you in spirit today and every day.

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  9. Thinking about you, Jen! Your mom sounds like such a wonderful person. But no matter what, she will always live on in your thoughts, hearts, and memory. The flowers you sent are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie, she was an amazing person. :)

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  10. I am very sorry to hear that you are feeling down today. The flowers you sent are so pretty, and the tree is such a beautiful way to celebrate her life. My prayers go out to you today, will be thinking of you Jen. Wishing you tons of happiness.

    From a little N.C. town
    Love: Ashton Belle

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  11. So sorry about your mom. Just concentrate on the happy memories. Prayers to you and yours. Hugs.

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  12. Thoughts of you and your family today :)

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  13. Jen the flowers are so beautiful and thank you for sharing such wonderful pictures. I am tearing up reading this…There is not a doubt in my mind that she is looking down on you and your family. She will be there until you meet again. Life is so unfair at times but if anything it just makes you appreciate each and every day here on Earth that much more. I'm just so glad she was there to raise you and help shape who you are today. I can't imagine how proud she must be of you.

    Happy Easter!

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  14. Thinking about you! Those flowers looked gorgeous. :) And what a wonderful way to honor your mother with her tree. <3

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  15. I think good thoughts for you and your father today. My prayers are with you.

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  16. You are so lucky to have had such a wonderful mom who is revered and still lives deeply in your heart. Many blessings upon your family.

    I hope you had a wonderful Easter, Jen!

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    1. Thank you so much Rachael! :) I was so lucky to have her even for the short time I did. Hope your Easter was wonderful as well!

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  17. What a wonderful tribute to a truly wonderful person. Your mom helped mold you into who you are today, and she is looking down very proudly on you.

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  18. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers today and sending many hugs your way<3

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  19. Oh Jen, I can't imagine how you feel. I am thinking of you and keeping your family in my prayers. And I'm sure that she's looking down at you and is so very, very proud!

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  20. Those flowers are beautiful! You are in my thoughts.

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  21. I know I'm late posting on this, but thinking about you!

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  22. I got chills reading this, thoughts and prayers coming your way! xoxo

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  23. big hugs to you and your family!

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  24. I am so sorry for your loss. xoxo

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  25. Very sweet to send flowers to your family for your mom's tree. Sorry that she died so young.

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  26. I'm a little delayed on reading this, but it gave me chills. Thinking of you!
    Those flowers are beautiful!

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  27. I'm so sorry for your loss. You have a beautiful family. Thinking of you friend. xo

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  28. {{HUGS}} She was a beautiful woman, and obviously a great mom because she raised you!! xoxo

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  29. I am so sorry, it must be so though for you! Hope you had a good easter despite the sadness! xx

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  30. I'm glad you have good memories with her, and I'm so sorry for your loss. <3 Big hugs.

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