Today is Memorial Day, set aside for remembering our loved ones who have passed away. It’s always nice to have a time where we focus on our family and friends who are no longer here to share our day-to-day activities, events, and memories.
My Parents, Betty and Gordon
I lost both parents within a four-year span of time—my dad, Gordon, first in 2004, then my mom, Betty, in 2008. I still want to pick up the phone and celebrate good news with her or cry on her shoulder when bad news invades my life. Who do I call now? Even though my husband and I share those happy or distressful moments, and my kids do as well, there’s just something missing when I can’t call Mom. I miss her very much.
My dad used to bring my kids all kinds of treasures he’d picked up at garage and estate sales or at resale shops. I still have the metal chain 1920s Flapper Purse he gave me years ago. He was an avid collector and I have kept a number of cherished items from his collections. I miss him very much.
My In-Laws, Adeline and Paul
I also think about my in-laws, Paul and Adeline, who passed away many years ago. Although my mother-in-law never saw her grandkids, my father-in-law knew Ian up to age 3, and was able to hold Ashley at two months. Both grandparents would have been so pleased with and proud of their grandchildren.
Memories of fun times and hilarious incidents still play in my brain when it comes to my own sets of grandparents. I pass those stories down to my kids. But the best news is knowing we’ll see them all again when we’re with the Lord someday.
Aren’t you glad to have this day to
remember special people?
Aloha, and Mahalo for visiting!
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