Friday, December 23, 2011

And life goes on

On December 5, 2011 my mother, Betty Ann died.  She had been battling to breathe for awhile now, hooked to an oxygen tube trailing around behind her.  It was difficult to listen to her attempt to breathe and walk across a room.  She was a smoker, had been from her teen years, you see the cigarette industry made it so "cool" and "glamorous" to smoke in her early years.  I for one am glad there aren't cigarette comercials on tv, on billboards, or in magazines any longer.  I have a grandson, Steve, a niece, Emily, and some family members who still smoke and I dearly wish they would stop.  There were days when my mom drove me crazy when I was a teenager and too when I was an adult, but I loved my mom and I will miss her.  I found this Winnie the Pooh saying a few days ago on Pinterest and it made me think of my mom.  Maybe you can attribute this to someone in your life too.  "If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there for forever." Winnie the Pooh