Sunday, October 23, 2011

My Mom

I have been torn about today. It's one of those do I share or not moments but I feel compelled to. Ten years ago today my Mom passed away. She was my best friend. She had moved to Portland to be closer to us and her future Grandchildren. She was here when my son was born and then she moved to a little area of town just starting to grow called the Pearl District. Every month when I go to our PMQG meeting it's a block away from where she lived and I feel sad because she would have loved it. She was a quilter when I wasn't but I started sewing with her when I was a child and she was always artistic. A little more about her she always looked young for her age, she loved to dance, she had a potty mouth, she was a cowgirl, she loved fashion, she was very smart, and did I mention she had a potty mouth. My son was 8 months old when she died and it was so unfair. My sister has moved here since and started a family, my Dad has moved here, and my Sister in law lives here we are lucky to have them all so close but I still miss my Mom everyday. 


In 2001

When I was 19, oh the days of the perm.

8 comments:

Heather Joy said...

Thanks for sharing! Love hearing real feelings and thoughts...always! I'm encouraged to enjoy all the moments I have with my mom as I know it won't last forever.

Jacey said...

I adore the picture of the three of you. I'm sorry you lost her so early. She sounds like she was an amazing woman!

Tracey said...

She was very beautiful and you seem to favor her. Thanks for such a special post. It reminds those of us that still have our moms to appreciate it.

sacha said...

petra she is so beautiful! i wish i could have met her, i love hearing the stories about her and your family. true oklahoma cowboy royalty! love you!

miamihoney said...

Such a special post. Thank you for sharing your story.

machen und tun said...

your mom looks fab: so bright and friendly, love her smile! so sad for you that you lost her too early.. thanks for sharing this.
Claudia

Valerie said...

Thanks for sharing, Petra. Your mom sounds like a special person who would have been fun to hang out with! And I love the perm... that's a great picture of the 3 of you!

**nicke... said...

i am so so sorry for your loss. i can't imagine how hard it is for you. some days i bet it feels like everything is ok and others like it just happened yesterday. grief is an amazingly difficult thing. you have to get through it but it is the way that you make it through that makes your loss unique and special to you. you are in my thoughts and prayers.