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Old 12-11-2010, 12:17 AM   #1
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10 Years

It is so hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the worst thing and one of the best things have happened to me.

I'm thinking a lot about my mom tonight. It will be 10 years ago tomorrow morning that she went to live in Heaven. I have a lot of good memories of her, and now and then I have a dream where she and I are doing something together. Just ordinary things, like shopping or having lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant, but when I wake up I feel at peace because I got to spend time with my mom. She was the most amazing woman, and she never even knew it. I loved her, and I miss her. But I will see her again some day, and that brings me joy.

It was 10 years ago next weekend that I met James in person for the first time. For almost 9 months we had only talked via computer, phone, and letters. I was there for a couple weeks and then didn't see him again for another year, when he moved down to South Carolina.

I know that James and Mama would have loved each other.



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Old 12-11-2010, 12:22 AM   #2
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Many Hugs, Barbara!

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Old 12-11-2010, 12:50 AM   #3
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i remember you posting a pic of your mom many years ago, barbara.

it's a beautiful thing how god brought you james when your mom's time had ended, and he took her home.

Spring is finally here! I got so excited that I wet my plants...
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:46 AM   #4
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Thank you.

I'm glad you reminded me BT. Here is that picture again. This was taken February 2000, a couple months before her 60th birthday.
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Old 12-11-2010, 04:06 AM   #5
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I certainly relate to your Mom dreams. I treasure mine and feel comforted when I've spent time with Mom that way. It's been 11 years for me and I miss her every day.

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"Bittersweet" is a word that comes to mind, Barbara. How grateful we are for our partners who help us carry on.
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
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Nice story, Barbara. Thanks for sharing.
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my mom and i were not the best of friends, to much alike , i think. but i do miss her. my true love is gone as well. however i have so many good memories of him that when i do dream of him, it is usually a happy dream. you are blessed, barb.
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