Friday, May 9, 2014

A Tribute to My Mom for Mother's Day

My life has been a whirlwind of change over the last couple of months.  Some of the changes are grievously sad.  In the midst of sadness God gave us a Blessing.  My daughter became a mom for the first time and I became a grandmother to a beautiful little girl...Belle.

In March my mother passed away unexpectedly.  This has been the saddest experience of my life.
I miss her everyday.  We had a thing where she would call to check in and let me know she was okay....and still among the living.   
I miss those calls...the sound of her voice and her humor.  She was one of the funniest people I've ever known.  I only lived with my mom until I was nine years old and because of this we had a unique relationship.  We became friends.  I could tell her anything and she would do the same.  My mother had a very difficult childhood and it continued throughout most of her life, but she was a survivor and would plow through.  Perseverance is one of the greatest things that my mom taught me and I hope to pass on to my children.
Her greatest love in her life was her children...I am the oldest, then Ed, Joe and Esther (Esther passed away at 5 yrs. old)..and her grandchildren. She loved us more than anyone in the world and we knew it.
Whatever was going on in our life, she would be there and do whatever she could do to help or assist us, no matter the cost to herself.
This Mother's Day I am aching for my many things I want to tell her and do with her.
For now, I will look at her picture and remember her life and the love she gave and trust that I will see her again thanks to my God and Savior for the Mother that he blessed me with.
Linda L. Bonta
January 21, 1943
March 14, 2014

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