I am the Mom

  1. ESTHER says:

    Jen – I am crying while reading your blog. My mom’s birthday is December 1, 1936 so close to your mom. Your blog is beautiful and would make your mom so proud of you! She has taught you so much because you are one amazing mom to your girls! God must have known that you are ready to be THE MOM. You have all of your mom’s strength and wisdom in you, Jennifer!
    Take it day at a time. Cherish the memories and share it with your girls. You are also encouraging all of us on how to be a great mom too, Jen! I love you tons!!! Hugs and more hugs to you!

    Love, Esther

  2. mark fassett says:

    You nailed it with this one, I think the wisdom you draw from this terrible situation is beautiful.

    What a great ride it was while we had her with us… it wasn’t long enough, but we were blessed to have the time we had.

  3. Kristin Purdon says:

    Beautiful Jennifer!! So eloquently written! I am so sorry for your loss…your daughters are blessed to have you as their MOM! Take care…

  4. margaret choe says:

    Jen, your words say it all…you ARE ready to be THE MOM. My heart goes out to you and your family in this profound time of grief. May the sweet memories of your mother continue to be an inspiration to you and your girls as the years pass. She was obviously a remarkable woman, as you are!

  5. Ed Collins says:

    Jenny, OK, admittedly, I posted the link on Facebook to have my friends vote for your blog without having read it (take it as a compliment – I’d like to see you win EVERYTHING). But after hitting the “vote” button, I came here and just read your tribute to your mom and girls. I’ve been through both – losing not my mom, but Beth’s (who to this day is the nicest woman I’ve ever known) and raising daughters. I have to say, without reservation and with no doubt in my mind, your Mom knows your words, thoughts, and prayers and she is and will always be with you. Marlene passed three years ago, and I still talk to her regularly. God’s version of Skype.

    You’re buddy, Eddie

  6. Meghan says:

    Jennifer – I am so very sad for you. I can’t imagine the void and confusion that you are feeling right now. Again, tears are streaming down my face. I think there is a special bond that women have with each other when speaking and sharing of their mothers. I don’t know you personally, but I do wish there was something I could do for you to lessen the pain. I can’t even bare the thought of enduring what you are having to endure. You are a great person. A great Mother. Your Mom knows it and your daughters know it. Try and be strong for them and know your Mom loves you and will be guiding you for the rest of your life – just in a different way. She will still hear you when you talk to her and love you with all her heart. She will see you honoring her with your great choices in life and loving your family as she loves you. You and your family are in my prayers.

  7. Dave and Kathe Sanborn says:

    Please accept our deepest sympathy and prayers on this occasion. We loved your Mother very much as she was such a wonderful woman in every way. She is now free from that dreaded disease and in a better world.
    Dave Sanborn Piano Touch-Up Service.

  8. ellen haf says:

    Dear Jennifer,

    I’m Tim Hoy’s sister. I met your mother many times through the years and always enjoyed talking with her. She was a lady in every sense of the word and always seemed to have an inner peace with which she faced the world. I so admired her.
    Your thoughts above are so well expressed and so profound…we become the mother…to our children and ourselves. It’s the circle of life.
    Blessings to you…you are already seeing your mother’s love at work in you as you receive these insights and share them.

    Ellen Haf

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