How do you say goodbye to a mother so dear, the most beautiful person I loved upon entering this world? I don't think you do say goodbye. Now that she's in heaven, life has become before Mom passed away and after.
A treasure I brought home after her funeral in Florida is a box of slides, photos my father took, documenting their courtship and the early years of our family. In the coming days and weeks, I'll be sharing memories of Mom and some of these precious images.
This photo of Mom (above) was taken on a visit to FL in 2003, and has sat on my piano since then. It's one of my favorites.