Memory Good , Bad, and Indifferent

@Hatley (164670)
Garden Grove, California
March 29, 2016 8:11pm CST
Mom, you have been gone a long time but I want you to kow that I appreciate all that you taught me. I often worried about you and my dad often made fu n of of you yet you never would say anything mean about him,You were my center,my inspiration and often after marriage if I felt down you had words to encourage me I never really knew why you loved him but admired y ou for not buying into it when he picked on you. You seemed to know your self worth always. This is just to say thanks f or being my mom, for being a role model, for showing me how to have kindness and compassion for all others.Thank you for beng my Mom.
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@PainsOnSlate (20243)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
My mother was my hero too. She was awesome. I believe your mother listens to you even now after she has been gone a long time.
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@vandana7 (63806)
• India
30 Mar 16
I think of my mom, every time I serve rice on my plate in the afternoons. It has become quite a ritual in my thinking. lol.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
yes I do get that feel ing that she knows what goes on in my life ev en now.
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@RasmaSandra (16998)
• Riga, Latvia
31 Mar 16
@Hatley I too miss my mom. I do believe that our moms never leave our side and become our Guardian Angels. i have seen my mom a couple of times when she has come to me when things have been quite rough.
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@vandana7 (63806)
• India
30 Mar 16
Aw...that is so sweet tribute to mom. I felt it for my mom too though I did not know her so well. Hugs Hatley.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
thanks vandy I was very close to m y m om. My dad was well I bel ieve now he was emotionally ill thats all I can figure
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@Dena91 (4196)
• United States
30 Mar 16
Thankful you had a great Mom who inspired you through out her life.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
yes Im very grateful to have a lo vin g kind mom who I was very close to and who taught me so much
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@jstory07 (66131)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Mar 16
That was good that you loved and cared about your mother so much. I bet she was a strong person.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
yes she was as she lived with a man who verbally abused her and I guessin his own warped way he loved her. he was as old as her own father too big a n age gap a bad marriage really
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Mar 16
@Hatley That is sad.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
@ramapo17 yes it was bt she seemed to really lovehim .too in that era divorce was a no no sadly.
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@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 16
This is a lovely remembrance of your mom. She sounds as if she was a lovely lady.
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@vandana7 (63806)
• India
30 Mar 16
I felt she must have been like that. I have seen others fight. lol.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
yes she was lovely in so many ways,kind , compassionate amd she insisted I use the Golden rule all mylife. I owe her muc
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Mar 16
@Hatley I believe our deceased love ones are with us everyday even though we might not feel them all the time.
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@Morleyhunt (19720)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
What a lovely tribute to your mother.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
thanks she was always my i nspiration
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@pgiblett (6595)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
Kind, yet powerful, words.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
thank Peter I just felt I should remember my mom for she was always ther for e
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@pgiblett (6595)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
@Hatley It is good to remember.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Mar 16
@pgiblett es its only right to remember the mom who was always there for me she was my best fr iend
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@nanette64 (17479)
• Fairfield, Texas
30 Mar 16
That is perfect @Hatley .
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
thanks just wass thinking so much about her and had to write soething
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@fishtiger58 (30344)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Mar 16
My parents were great also and I miss them everyday.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
we were bth lucky then I miss my mom a lot.
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@jaboUK (53540)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 16
What a sweet post, it's good that you appreciate your mother even after all this time.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
thanks Jabo she was my inspiration and my go to person always she and her dad my dear grandpa
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@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
30 Mar 16
sounds like your strength and attitude came from her, I got my temper from my mom, and my patience and kindness from my dad
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
she was the person who held that marriage to gether otherwise it was doomed he was much too o ld f or her. She was my inspiration and my guide always
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@ramapo17 (23364)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Mar 16
That was such a nice message to your mom. She might not be here with you on this physical earth but she knows everything you wrote to her. She is there with you always.
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@vandana7 (63806)
• India
30 Mar 16
Yes...we love our mothers, don't we?
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@ptrikha_2 (7959)
• India
30 Mar 16
@vandana7 True indeed, there is nothing like love of a mother and kids are most comfortable with mothers, even when the mothers are in bad mood!
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
yes she is always with me and I can almost her her say something when I stood up to some one giving me a hard time.
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@mommaj (22728)
• United States
30 Mar 16
This is beautiful. It touched a few heart strings. It was almost as if you knew my mom. I know your mom knew and knows how you feel. I often wondered why my parents got married. What did she see in him? I may never know, but they made me who I am so I thank them for that.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
I wo ndered the same thig as my dad was 36yeas older than my momb ut she was he glie tha helddthat marriage together I believe. thegoufht bwold never get divorced.She was strong and she inspired me to try my best
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@mommaj (22728)
• United States
30 Mar 16
@Hatley My mom had once told me she chose my dad over someone else. They were all friends so I even knew who it was. When she told me that, I just couldn't believe it! The other man was so funny and loving towards his wife. I didn't understand. I still don't. I guess some things are best left to chance.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
@mommaj yom ust have seem somethinginm,y dad Inever did bless her heart
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@garymarsh6 (13610)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 16
Mothers are irreplaceable!
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
ye yu ar so right and my mom was alwas my heor
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@garymarsh6 (13610)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 16
@Hatley We buried my mother 25 years ago Patsie on Easter Sunday!
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@vandana7 (63806)
• India
31 Mar 16
@garymarsh6 ..Ouch!
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@Daljinder (21199)
• India
30 Mar 16
We often tend to take them for granted. But it's when we lose them is when we truly appreciate them. I hope everyone realize that. A lovely and heart felt message you wrote for your mother. I am sure she got the message and she is smiling at you from wherever she is now.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
I hope so I have oftenthought I felt her presence when I needed guidance lol
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@Daljinder (21199)
• India
30 Mar 16
@Hatley It can be possible. They do remain in our hearts and memories.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
@Daljind yes they do and I often think of her when I do certain things or go somplace she would l ver loved.r
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@ptrikha_2 (7959)
• India
30 Mar 16
Indeed a good tribute to your mother. I also remember my mother who always supported me in times, good or bad and taught me good values in life, values which I do not see many parents teaching to their kids these days.
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@vandana7 (63806)
• India
30 Mar 16
My neighbor may be modern in many ways, but when it comes to her kids, she is ancient. So they are picking up good things. :) Problem is, they have to survive among others who may not have similar scruples.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
yes mymom also taught me values I do not always seew among people now God bless our moma.s
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@marlina (72758)
• Canada
30 Mar 16
It looks like your Mom was a lovely person and raised you well.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Mar 16
thanks so much she was a de ar person w ho was warm hearted and loving but did no s uffer fools gladly lol.
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• United States
31 Mar 16
A beautiful post on memories and the love you and mom shared
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Apr 16
thanks I was always so close to my mom and she was an inspirationalways to mme
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• United States
5 Apr 16
@Hatley I felt that about you somehow as a gentle soul relates to another gentle soul . . .
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Apr 16
@enlightenedpsych2 aw thats so s weet thanks so much
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@artemeis (4017)
• China
31 Mar 16
A great tribute and I cannot help remembering my mother as well. As she is aging, I could not help feeling her physical presence especially after I have married my husband and had to move out of my humble abode. I will make a surprise visit with the family this weekend thank you for your motivating reminder here.
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@vandana7 (63806)
• India
31 Mar 16
I knew it would strike a chord with you. We need to love them when they are alive - capture all those moments that we can. Hope you have great time with her. Give her some hugs on my behalf as well. :)
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Mar 16
good for y ou Artemis tell her y ou loved her now while she is here im glad I did wth my mom
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@artemeis (4017)
• China
31 Mar 16
@vandana7 Thank you for remembering me and suggesting me to her post here. I was lost for a while - disoriented with the access problem here. I am indebted and moved by your support here.
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@Micmac (8081)
6 Apr 16
Your Mom has a heart of gold! A very inspiring and touching words about your dear mother.
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Apr 16
yes she did indeed have a heart of gold she has been gone for a long time now
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