"The death of a mother
is the first sorrow wept without her." ~ Unknown
I lost my mother in 1984, six years after losing my father.
I miss her.
She loved me unconditionally.
She didn't have it easy ... but she didn't complain.
She lost her father when she was 5 years old.
She lost her mother when she was 12.
Her uncle and his wife took her to live with them.
Her 3 brothers were separated from her ... each living with different relatives.
I can't imagine the pain that must have caused her.
My heart aches now when I think about the rebellious things I did that hurt her.
But she never let on that I disappointed her or hurt her.
She just loved me.
Happy Mother's Day!
My mom, Rita Leblanc Auger, at the age of 16.
My mom and yours truly .... circa 1971.
Look at the way she's looking at me.
Can you feel the love??????
My mom, circa 1980 .... visiting her brother (and flying to Florida....ALONE....which
was a really big deal for her) and
cuttin' loose with Minnie!
I would gladly give up a day of my life
just to see her one more time.