Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hello, Goodbye

We joined Brandon's family today in welcoming home his parents. They spent the last 18 months serving an LDS mission in Western Massachusetts. This was their 2nd mission. The first was to Cambodia. I felt abundantly blessed both time they were away on their missions and I will miss that special spirit that comes from having a missionary in your life. It was beautiful to hear them share their experiences during Church services and feel their love for the people there.

Last Friday my mom passed away in her apartment overlooking the beach just like she wanted. I am comforted to know that she is happy and free from the physical pain that plagued her life and celebrating with my dad and Jesus and her parents and I'm sure a host of other good souls. There was no one quite like my mom. Brandon called her a "force of nature." She was funny, eccentric, brilliant, wild, dynamic, and stubborn all rolled into one person. She was my mom and she made life beautiful and fun. I will surely miss her!


Megz said...

I am so sad for you. Your mom definitely fit a special mold that no other can fill.
It will be a happy day when you can meet her again and do crazy, eccentric things together.
Thinking of you!

Sheree said...

I am sad for you too! Your mom was really one-of-a-kind, and I loved that about her. I am glad she got her wish to live her last days by the beach, and it sounds like your family had a lot of good visits with her before she passed.

Megan said...

Thinking of you, Laura. Your mom was terrific. I'm so glad she is no longer in pain. What a blessing to have such a wonderfully unique mom.

Sher said...

The was a nice tribute to your Mom and to the C. parents. Your Mom for sure will be enjoying feeling well and visiting people!

Juls Jems said...

So sorry about your Mom, Laura.
Glad you were able to spend some time with her at the beach and she was at the place she loves.
I'm glad we have chosen the name for our group that your Mom liked and thought of!
Take Care!

stephanie said...

I am so sorry. I wish I was good at saying comforting thoughts to make you feel better. Just know I am thinking of you at this time and think you are an incredible person.