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Honoring My Mother

Mother left us for a better place on June 6, 2007. I was fine for a while, and the not fine, and then fine. I rode the roller coaster of life and found joy in daily routine, family and friends, my garden and my genealogical research. A year ago today we buried her ashes at the Great Lakes National Cemetery.

In cases where a graveside service is included after a funeral, the death, services and some closure follow each other closely. In this case, more than a year after her death, I had no desire to add another “sad about Mom day” to my calendar. So when S-Dad decided it was time to bury her, I suggested her birthday. It is fitting, Mother loved birthdays and all the fuss that she supposed needed to be included.

I made my first trip up to the cemetery in the spring, and took photos as I have with all the graves I visit. I was later suspired to find a memorial for her on Find-a-Grave, and asked that it be transferred to me.

Today, Papa and I will place a memento on her grave, and pause to remember all Mom was, and did for us.

About The Author

Granny lives in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. I like genealogical research, gardening, cool weather, spending time with my family, and bluegrass music.


2 Responses to “Honoring My Mother”

  1. tipper says:

    Sounds like she was a very special person. I’m sorry you lost her-but I’m glad you had her too : )

  2. Apple says:

    It’s nice that you were able to bury her on her birthday and I hope your visit today wasn’t painful. I don’t remember much about my father’s burial – there was so much to be done all at once that everything seemed just a blur.
    .-= AppleĀ“s last blog ..Readability =-.

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