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Monday, June 14, 2010

I Want My Mommy - Part 2

So …there you are with all of that gushing grief. A day to remember when you lost someone wonderful. My mom had been gone for exactly one year. Ugh- hard to believe. What do you do? Some choices: 1) hide under the covers until the day passes. This option doesn’t work when there are little people under 18 in the house who still expect to eat breakfast and go to church and do normal life stuff. 2) Sit around and ‘remember’. Nope – this one doesn’t’ work either (see #1) Kids are kids and they are wired to LIVE! 3) Acknowledge the day in some real way but not wallow in the sadness of it all.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I want my mommy!

I want my mommy! This is the cry of heart today. One year ago today, we got the hospice phone call that my momma was gone. Hard to believe it’s been a year since I saw that smile and heard her sweet ‘hey baby’ or felt her hugs. Feeling like a disgruntled two year old I want to stamp my foot, with tears running down my cheeks and swollen eyes cry out – “I want my mom. I want my girls to have more time with their amazing Mimi. I want. I want. I want. More.