Best of Intentions

I had four days of work come up for the week of December 31st and intended to use New Year’s Day to get my blog ready for the New Year and post something humorous. Alas, my mother, who has been ill for two years, passed into God’s Kingdom New Year’s Eve at 7 p.m. and I just haven’t been in a frame of mind to blog. Give me a few days for my sense of humor to return.


Thanks to all who sent me public and private messages of condolence here at the Southern Rural Route.

Momma’s memorial was held on January 9, 2013, at 11:00 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. My sister gave a wonderful, humorous eulogy and Rev. Dr. Timothy Roberts was equally upbeat.

Evie and her employer sent me two Meyer Lemon trees for Momma’s Memorial Citrus Grove.

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23 thoughts on “Best of Intentions”

  1. My heart goes out to you over your loss. I am glad I had the chance of meeting your Mom the one time. She was such an attractive lady and seemed like a sweet gentle soul. May our precious Saviour give you peace, understanding and lasting good memories.
    Take as long a break as you need, we readers will wait for you.

  2. Sending hugs and prayers to you! I know how hard this is. Writing was a great therapy for me–most of it never seen–it was just good to express all thoughts. I’m here if you need to talk.

    1. My happy pills seem to be working today and I don’t feel like I’ve been beaten like I did yesterday. Love those hugs and you! Dad and I were eating your meat with mushrooms and onions when she must have crossed over. We are going to cook the linguine tonight.

  3. Hey sista, you know I am here for you and the family. Thanks for sharing Mom with me. I’m going to miss our talks that usually had us laughing at you. Mom had a quiet grace that made her a joy to be around. I’m so glad I came out to the house a couple of weeks ago to visit with her (she had me rolling about those salt and pepper shakers). I’ll be looking for a Meyer lemon tree for you to plant on the property in memory of Mom. I’m sure Mom and you will like that. You know she loved those lemons. I love you and I will always be here.

    1. Momma did love those Meyer lemons. She could eat them, just like me, or make them into delicious lemonade. Gave a few lemons to my sister-in-law after she was wowed by the taste of the lemonade. Kudos to Howard for sharing! Am always grateful for your love.

      1. Keep your eyes open because you have two meyer lemon trees coming your way to be planted in Mom’s memory. Everytime you pick one you will remember Mom. Love you and will see you soon.

    1. Emailbecki — you are really messing with me, girl. First, you change your name from emailbecki to Ms. Tree. Then your website didn’t look the same. I finally had to go to Blotanical and look you up as emailbecki to make sure this was you. New website look is great! Thanks for your condolances.

    1. Charlotte – My Mom had dementia in the last year or two of her life. As it got worse, I had the doctor put her on Aricept and I think it helped. She knew all of us until the very end. We just had to answer her questions over and over.

  4. Linda, I am so sorry I had missed this post completely as I got excited about your recent book review and growing white onions. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. ~Gina

  5. I’m so very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It’s so difficult to lose our mothers, no matter how old they are or we are. I will remember you in my prayers during this precious time of your grieving. Take good care.

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