It was 2 years ago today that my Mom passed away from breast cancer. The saddest day of my entire life. I’d been through the death of my aunts and uncles and my grandma’s and grandpas, but nothing hits you like the death of your Mom. It doesn’t seem like two years. I miss her terribly.
This picture was taken the day of my Uncle Jim’s memorial in May of 2009. My Aunt Molly (left) lost her husband of 50 years, my Mom in the middle and Aunt June on the right. Believe it or not, this day was not as sad as it could have been. The smiles on their faces are not fake or forced. I know, I was there and I took the picture. Just minutes before they were laughing and acting silly.
To most of you, you would say how can that be? Well, it’s because we all share a wonderful hope of a Biblical promise of a resurrection to life on a peaceful new earth, free of sorrow, sickness and death. So, yes, while we shed tears of sorrow that day, our faith in this hope made it bearable and as if it will be a short time till we will be re-united. This hope my Mom and family share, and this hope is especially meaningful today as I remember my Mom.
But instead of getting all sad and teary eyed (like I am now….) let me switch gears and celebrate a fun time that happened when I was in 10th grade and what lead me down the path of being a creative person and brought me where I am today…
See this ring?…it’s beautiful…it’s a yellow diamond. Priceless? no, it’s valued at $600,000 – that’s six hundred THOUSAND dollars. I had it on for a brief few minutes to admire….but …it has a price….
This jewelry? valueless by monetary standards. In fact at a flea market it might only bring a couple of dollars, but it is in fact priceless to me and worth much more than the sparkly ring above…
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