I am just so mad at myself. I was sitting here looking through all the graphics I have now thanks to so many of you wonderful artists, and friends, and I came across this tag by Roxy made in memory of my mother. December 26th was my mother's birthday and I totally forgot to pay her tribute. How can I of forgotten such a thing as this. I am usually the one in the family who remembers everything, dates, times, etc, and now I go and forget my mother's birthday. I know she is gone from this earth, and it shouldn't matter that much that I forgot, but it does matter to me. My mother was born December 26, 1937 and she went to be with our lord in heaven on August 27, 1970. She left behind 6 children and a husband. I remember the night she died, I was 9yrs old, the oldest of her kids. My Dad had carried all our mattresses from our beds upstairs and put them downstairs on the diningroom floor. I put on the linens, got all of us tucked in, Paul was a baby so he was in his crib near me. As I lay on that mattress, I watched my father sit quietly with just the light of the television lighting up the livingroom. I fell asleep finally. It was 1:10am when I heard a knock on the window next to the chair my Dad was sitting in. He walked to the front door and opened it. Our neighbor next door, had received the call from the hospital. We had no phone, so my Dad gave her number as an emergency contact number. The words that came from her mouth I can still hear as plain as day. I remember them word for word. Those words were, The hospital called, I'm sorry Norman, she's gone. My Dad closed the door and went back to his chair, where he sat and cried and cried. I knew my Mom had died. I quietly cried myself back to sleep that night. For a long time I was mad at the neighbor for bringing such bad news to my Dad. I was only 9 so I didn't know better. In my eyes I thought she was just a mean hurtful woman who made us all sad. I know better then that now. So, even though it is late, I dedicate this entry to the most loving caring beautiful woman I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, my mother Emma Marie Williams Smith.
I love you Mom!!!
I want to thank Debbie for adding my mothers name to this tag for me.