Sunday, August 2, 2009

And another thing!

As I sit here this evening getting ready for bed I starting thinking about my mom. Now my mom passed in 2005 and I am so grateful that her and I got to talk a lot prior to her last breath. I believe the thing that I was thinking about is my mom and my dad both passed with all their thoughts. They did not have dementia or any other debilitating disease that kept them from talking. I really enjoyed them even though in my mind I knew she would not be there for long. We talked about when I was a little girl and how much trouble I was in for running away one time. (I went to the chicken coop and stayed all night) I never knew until my mom was sick that she was outside that chicken coop all night just in case I got scared. That brought a tear to my eye. As you can tell I was much closer to her than my dad. My dad left us when I was 16 and that was an awful thing. He told me prior to his death that he was sorry and I forgave him. So at least I had time to talk to both of them for hours and hours prior to them passing. As I look at my hands now I see my mom.
The picture is of my grandmother ( my mom's mom) my brother James which just passed from alcoholism my sister Betty is the smaller child and me the oldest child. We also have a brother Chuck which is not in that picture. He is a year younger than me and he is mentally challenged. He lives in a group home near me. Gosh what a wonderful life I have! I am blessed!


KentuckyFarmGirl said...

What a great post Oakie. I'm so glad you had that time with both your mom and your dad. Love ya gal!

Arlene said...

Thanks!!! See you in a couple days!!! Wooo hooooo!!!!! A couple country gals with them city gals!!

Deb said...

Hi Arlene,
I loved your post about your Mom & Dad. You were so fortunate to have had that time with them.
I spend alot of time with my Mom everyday as she lives with us on the farm. I cherish that so much.
Pheobe is a beauty. There is nothing like the companionship of a dog - I recently lost my dog of 9 years. We were as close as the two of you. It's tough without him!

I look forward to visiting here often. I hope your vacation was great.

Thanks very much for visiting our Tylerfarm blog. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and I hope you stop in often.


Arlene said...

Why thank you Deb!!! I tell everyone that has mom and dad to make sure you hug them every day if you can!! Well off to bed rather earlier tonight!! Will be up and out for vacation by 5am!! Headed to St Louise then Kentucky!!! Catch you gals and guys later!!

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