...................... on this day five years ago.
My husbands mother - "Momma" as I called her - departed this world and went to the next.
I had met her only weeks before her passing - thankfully - and I wouldn't trade the trip for anything.
Momma is intelligent, well read, and had an amazing life. She served in the Navy as the Top Secret Communications Officer (Lieutenant j.g.) to the Chief of Naval Operations during the Kennedy Administration. She had three sons, adopted a daughter, worked in the school system and ultimately - gave me her blessing and gratitude for making her son happy.
I don't want this post to be a sad one so I will share a story about my 2nd day with Momma.
Husband and I went to Denver to visit her. At this time Momma was frail and rather than drinking water, she was fond of eating ice chips. During the first day there my husband was making the ice chips for her, but at one point he was doing something else so I offered to do it.
The next day he asked Momma if she wanted some ice chips and she replied "Yes, please. But I want Damien to do it coz his are better than yours." - I already loved the woman, but this is when she "had" me. I was Ice Boy. So for the rest of the trip *I* was the one responsible for the ice chips. I loved it. And I love her and I am so grateful for the opportunity to meet her and to receive, in person, her blessing.
Momma is no longer with us here, but we feel her presence often. Sometimes when we remember a funny story about her, sometimes when a song comes on, sometimes its just a feeling of her in the room.
I love Momma. And I miss her. I would have loved to have listened to stories of her military service and all the funny things my husband did as he was growing up.
HaShem is taking good care of her now.
This song is for Momma, and my husband whom I am so proud to share my life with.
Thank you me letting me have him Momma :)
It's Your Song- Garth Brooks
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