When I committed to doing my “Blog Year In Review” I knew this post/day was coming. I wondered how I should handle it. I thought about just skipping right to April (which is full of great memories by the way), or just reposting something not related to that dark day or time in March. Yet how could I possibly avoid a post which should be a celebration? Selfishly, I wish that call never came. I wish Friday, March 5th never happened.

My Mom went home to be with the Lord.

Through the tears, through the pain, through the memories, there is such joy. Throughout this year, I have journaled some of the thoughts and moments of healing. Below are links to not only posts from March, but the entire year. March 5th happened and for my Mom it is the moment she lived her life for. She is where she fought so hard to have all that came in contact with her know about as well. She is home.

Thank You All – March 4th

To My Mom, I.O.U – March 5th

My Beloved – March 6th

My Front Porch Lookin’ In – March 8th

Where Do We Go From Here? – March 9th

Save A Place For Me – April 13th

I Was “Fixable” – May 20th

A Message From Heaven – July 28th

A Boy and His Mom – July 1st

A Place For Me – October 12th

She’s Home For Christmas – December 1st

Below are some lyrics from a song my Mom used to sing to me when I was little. It was “our song”. Who knew the words would be a reminder, a healing and an anchor for me. The memories will get us through.

“You and me against the world
sometimes it feels like you and me against the world
and for all the times we’ve cried
I always thought that God was on our side
and when one of us is gone
and one of us is left to carry on
Then remembering will have to do
Our memories alone will get us through
Think about the days of me and you
You and me against the world….

-Helen Reddy