Mom passed away on the afternoon of July 2nd.
I drove to SC the day before, she opened her eyes, acknowledged my presence and never woke again.
I had in my mind that her last day would be July 4th.
My father died on the 4th, 37 years ago, from a
car accident. My brother Oral, 39, passed
away just last September from a heart-attack. My
sister and I remain, miles apart but linked in spirit.
We have planned a Memorial for my Mom and brother together, July 17th - 3 pm at Florence Baptist Church
in Lexington, SC.
I was so happy that I had the opportunity to be with
Mom every weekend this past month.
There were funny moments, and sad ones, but mostly
uplifting ones when we talked, and difficult ones when she struggled to be wholely capable.
I love you Mom, I will miss you, and I thank you for
making me the person that I am.