Wednesday, March 28, 2012


It's hard to believe that you went home 7 years ago today.  If only I knew how strong you really were, how deeply you really loved, and how driven you were to stay with us.  If only I had known to ask you all of those questions that have come up since then.  If only.

You are the reason I am who I am today.  You are my example of strength and passion.  You loved life so much and you have passed that joy and commitment to live each day I am given as if it were my last.

I miss you so much and I look forward to the day we can be together again.  Until that time, I will be honoring your memory by making you proud of who I have become in spite of my earlier efforts to mess things up in a big way.  I will raise your grandchildren and great-grandchildren to remember you as a woman of dignity and honor.  And I will run.  For you.

September 29, 1942 - March 28, 2005


  1. A wonderful tribute to your mother, K. So much to learn every day ... all my best to you.

  2. This is a beautiful tribute. It also says as much about you as it does about your mother.

    As to the 3.33 mile run, you will be back on track in no time. It is always amazing to me how short the body's short term memory is... and how long the long term memory. If you have been there before, you will get there again... quickly. Your positive, humble outlook is an inspiration!

  3. Wonderful tribute to your Mother, Karen. Treasure the memories.