I wish I had the words to express what I feel right now, but I don't. Mom passed away yesterday (9/1/2011) quite suddenly. I had seen her that morning and she was sleeping but seemed stable. She went between the time they called my husband and my husband woke me up. Its hard to believe she is actually gone, but on the other hand I'm so glad she's not in pain any more.
(1993)My Mom, Claudia, was one of those truly good and wonderful people. She was talented, quick witted, funny, thoughtful, and loving. I can't think of any friend I had that didn't call her mom. Even some of my exes stayed in touch with her. She taught me how to sew, can, play music,garden, cook, clean, use my imagination and so many more little things its hard to tell them all. She loved Edgar Allen Poe and Simon and Garfunkel. She loved poetry and books and movies. She loved to sew and embroider. She taught me you are never too old for stuffed animals, playgrounds, playing dress-up, and new adventures.
(1975)I love you so much, Momma. Dad and I are going to miss you. I don't think we'll ever stop missing you. I hope you are on some other newer, greater adventure.