Four years ago, on April 19th, my Mom passed away after an 8 year battle with Stage IV ovarian cancer.
Not a day has gone by that I have not thought of her and missed her.
Sometimes I'm able to smile and recall happy times and laughs.
Other times all I can see in my mind is her sick and suffering and being taken far too soon.
My sister went through some things with my Grandmother, who is now 92, and "paring down" some of her belongings.
I was lucky enough to be given these photos of my Mom!
I think she was about 12 years old as a flower girl in this photo
My Grandma has often said "oh, you look like your Mom!" ...
Here we are side by side..except she was only 18 in her graduation photo and I am 48 in this one!
My Mom and Dad made it for 49 years of marriage before she passed away.
Gosh, life really does fly by...
Rest In Peace, Mom