Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Mother holds her childs hand for awhile and her heart forever

She looked ever so peaceful when God took her on this day, January 24, 2016. 
This is certainly going to be a new way of living to adjust to. I called her every day, and she text me 500 times a day, always persistent if I did not respond immediately. It drove me absolutely nuts and now what I wouldn't give for her to text me a million times a day. This certainly puts life into perspective for me. Life is too short to do anything but live life to it's fullest - appreciate what you have and don't sweat the small stuff. Capture more memories. Bad things do happen to good people.

This woman touched my brother and I in a way beyond measure and has touched our community, and because of this our community has touched us. We were beyond lucky to have this support leading up to her last breath. I had a moment with her last night before I drifted off to sleep. Again, I thanked her for all she had done for me, for what a wonderful Mother she was to Torrin and I. Mostly, I told her it was okay to leave us and that we would be okay but we would miss her and I told her that I was so blessed to have been chosen to be her daughter. She opened her eyes and looked at me - she hadn't opened her eyes all day. Thank you for giving me that moment, thank you for that closure. I love you my angel.

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my Angel, MOTHER.


  1. God bless you sweet Ashley. You sharing your thought and love has made a big impact on me, thank you.

  2. Your mother was such and sweet and caring person! So sorry for your lost