Immediately, my mom came to mind. I hesitated to talk about her because 1) I feel like I've mentioned her a lot and 2) earlier this week I did kind of a tribute post about my older sister for her birthday. I thought reminiscing about my mom might be redundant.
But then I figured, it's the most honest answer. Plus, I've gotten some new readers recently.
The last time I saw my mom was December 13, 1994. I gave her a hug and a kiss good-bye before heading out to school. I had no idea that would be the last time I would see her. Late that afternoon, she was killed in a car accident.
It was devastating. I was a senior in high school, and my whole life suddenly changed.
She was the best mom. Okay, okay. She pretty much spoiled me. There I said it. :-P
She was kind and caring and so full of love. Now, nearly 18 years later, I still miss her and think of her often.
The pain of losing her has lessened over the years, but she will always be in my heart.
Of course I miss her the most when I am experiencing the best of times of my life. It fills me with sadness that she has missed...
Seeing me walk in three graduation ceremonies...
Watching me cross the finish line...
|This is me finishing my 2nd marathon (2003). |
In many ways, it was much more difficult than my first
(same marathon the previous year).
These two marathons are definitely among my proudest health/fitness accomplishments.
And attending my wedding.
I wish I could see her again.
I wish I could give her a hug and hear her laugh.
I wish I could sing silly songs with her. Off-key, of course.
I wish I could tell her how much I love her.
Who is someone you wish you could see again?
What is your proudest health/fitness accomplishment?