I've wept many times since we all came to realize your time with us was evaporating. It's impossible to separate the sadness I feel as your daughter from the inchoate yearning for the mother I'd longed for.
You were always eager to babysit my beautiful baby girls, providing brief respites for me, a single mom despite attempts at marriage (until Michael, it must be noted). I still had much to learn, although adult responsibility had been foisted upon me at far too young an age.
Clumsily and awkwardly I found my way to emotional stability, wishing with all my heart I could've been magically infused with maturity prior to motherhood.
Now I can see how hard you worked toward family unity, once your daughters had children of their own. Their love, united with mine and many others, form a unique mosaic, a tribute to an inimitable lady: wife, career woman, mother, and her favorite role, Mom-Mom. May you rest in peace, Maman. You will long be remembered.
Monday May 21, 2018 at 7:02 pm