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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Remembering Mom on her Birthday

Dear Family and Friends,

Today is mom's birthday....she would be 91 years old.

The day after Christmas I had several Skype messages on the computer from my brother and sister.  After returning the call I learned that my mother had passed away in her sleep during the night.

I flew back to Columbus, Georgia for her funeral, which was held this past Monday.

It was difficult to lose my dear sweet mother.

However, my mother has returned to her original state of being...bathed in light and unconditional love.

Today, on her birthday, I am celebrating her life. 

Here is the earliest picture I have of my mother and me. 

Here is the last picture I have of mother and me.  It was made this past Mother's Day.

I have so many wonderful memories tucked into my heart.  I am spending this day celebrating her birthday and being close to her.



  1. That is wonderful mom that your remembering all the parts of Grandma life on her birth date that is simply as you say the best way of placing her in your heart.
    Love your son, Matt Byrd

  2. So sorry for your loss. Just like you to always be so loving and positive. Sending hugs!

  3. Linda, Thanks for the hugs...always welcomed!

  4. I, too, am sorry for your loss. Each year on my mother's birthday - September 30th - I celebrate "My Mom's Day" and do only things that she and I would do if we had her day to spend together. It always includes a movie, a Blizzard (Hawaiian for her, Tropical for me) and some time for writing. It's just my way of honoring her. I hope your celebration of your mom's life will bring many wonderful memories to your mind and heart...until you meet again.

  5. You are a very special person. Thanks for sharing.


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