(Image Courtesy of My Daughter, and the Washington Monument)
A few years ago I wrote about lessons I learned from my mom.
They were simple lessons:
Be Tough. Work Hard. Celebrate Events.
Last week, I was able to share these lessons with the crowd of family and friends that gathered for her memorial service.
More than just the words, or the lessons. We decided to put one of her lessons into practice: Celebrate Events.
We decided to make this 3,138 mile journey memorable and celebrated events along the way.
Visits with great friends.
Sushi. (Arguably the best I have had.)
Long days in the car.
Food. Food. Food.
Hugs from those who are close.
Tears, memories, and more hugs.
Connection with those you love.
A round of frozen drinks to toast the one we lost.
The meal at the Bull.
Gluten Free Grilled Cheese!!!
Memorials that move you.
Remembering great people and great events.
Walking. Walking. Walking.
More road time.
Despite the loss, despite the sadness, we celebrated.
Great new memories.
Mom, we will miss you.
Thanks again for the lessons.