A Year to Remember

Looking Back Now
Mother at Doorway Mother on Christmas 1994 Mother's Birthday 1995
"Yesterday Once More"

The first year after her death was a rough one for me, second was a little better, and in the third I was able to go back and finish graduate school. Then then in the fourth year, I began a successful career, and in the fifth one I published my book Waiting for the Morning: a Mother and Daughter's Journey through Alzheimer's Disease. I'm in the eighth year now, and I've gone on with my life, though I still miss my mother, especially around holidays (especially in the Spring--with her birthday, the anniversary of her death, Easter, and Mother's Day) and wish I could sit down with her and tell her all that has happened since. I've been keeping these thoughts, poems and pictures here for seven years now, and it has helped to think of the good times we shared.

The dates below are when I wrote the text on the following pages, not the dates of events or pictures found there; Sorry for any confusion.

Reminded by a Dream (January 5, 1997)
Mother Touching Rose

Snow and Old Movies (January 10, 1997)

My Mother's Birthday (April 6, 1997)

One Year Later (April 23, 1997)

Mother's Day (May 11, 1997)

At the Beach (June 18, 1997)

What I Wish (July 19, 1997)

Paradise (October 29, 1997)

Christmas Past (December 6, 1997)

I'll Remember (March 2, 1998)

Sing to Me, Mama (April 23, 1998--Two Years after her death)

Singing Trees (May 9, 1998--Mother's Day)

Mama's Quilts (October 1998)

Out that Door (December 27, 1998--Happy New Year)

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