We celebrated Mom’s life this past Thursday the 29th. It was a beautiful service and there were lots of people there. Mom touched a lot of lives and left her imprint on many hearts. I learned a lot about my mom that day. My mom was known for her love of people and how she was always helping those in need. She didn’t have money to give but what she have was far more previous than wealth. She loved and shared her wisdom. My mom and I had our differences and were never as close as I desired to be but Thursday for the first time in my life I was proud to be her daughter and proud every time someone told me I looked like my mom. I realized that I am who I am because of her. She is where I got my love for people and the desire to help others. I miss my mom so much and have wanted to call her many times this week. It’s hard when those feelings come over me. I wish I would have appreciated her more and told her I loved her more. I wish I would have spent more time with her. I could wish myself to death with all the things I wish I would have done. I can’t allow myself to sit in that place for long. I know she is with The Lord and life here must move forward. Mom left behind an awesome legacy of love and wisdom. I vow to carry it on and pass it to the next generation.