Wednesday, November 2, 2011
memories, light the corners of my mind
I am missing Mom so much these past few days. I have memories coming to me a lot (happy ones though, not sad). I just miss the little lady so much. I am thankful though, that I have the good memories to think about and not bad memories to think about. It is kind of funny, but I don't remember the bad times as much now that she is in Heaven. I only really remember the good times with her like when we saw Amy Grant and she pretended that she forgot to go and get the tickets. I had given her the money for the tickets the night before and she was supposed to go the next day while I was teaching. When I came home, she said she forgot to go and we would go the next day. I was really disappointed but I tried not to show it. I figured she probably got caught up in a project and time slipped away. That night she came in my room and asked me to help her get this paper out of her pockets. I thought it was a really strange request (this was years and years before Alzheimer's) but I did it anyway. I reached into her pocket and pulled out the paper. It was Amy Grant tickets for her Christmas show. Mom had gotten us 5th row main floor. I asked her how because I had given her enough money for balcony. She smiled and said she knew how much I love Amy Grant and pitched in the rest of the money for a Christmas Treat. (Oh, and she was 2nd in line at the store. She waited about 45 minutes before it opened so we would get good tickets) We had a great time at the concert. Michael W. Smith was there too. This was very typical of my mother.