Saturday, September 20, 2008

A year ago today




A year ago today I wrote a post for Angie ~ to wish her a happy birthday. Little did I know it would be her last. She would have been 29 today ~ still so very young. Most days I do alright, go about my business as usual but somedays, like today, my heart still breaks ... especially when I think about the things she will miss out on with Nathaniel and all the things we will miss about her.
I came across a few more photos of her the other day that had gotten packed away. I especially like the one with the two of us on the couch and how comfortable we always were with each other. We talked about so many things and even before her death I always appreciated those long talks. She always respected my role as Nathaniel's mother and I always respected hers and we were always very honest with each other. It was a relationship of much love and respect. I will always cherish the time we had together ~ just wish it could have been more.
Nathaniel is handling this all as well as can be expected. He still misses her and she is still a part of our every day life. I never want him to forget her or the joy she brought into all our lives.

7 comments:

Sandra said...

Awwwwwwwwww Happy Birthday Angie ... she's watching from heaven, and I'm certain she'd want to be remembered with a big smile and a happy or funny story. Helping Nathaniel remember her and keep her in his heart is a gift you're giving both of them that will be cherished forever.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of your Angie. What a lovely young woman. She looked to be a wonderfully caring mom. I am sure your remembering will be appreciated by all of your loved ones.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

So sad that she was taken so young :O(

Miss Healthypants said...

Very nice tribute... :)

jillytacy said...

Happy birthday Angie! I'm sure knowing that you are cherishing and preserving her memory while you take care of Nathaniel would make Angie happy! I think it's wonderful that you have always been so open and loving with Angie. I'm sure she appreciated it too!

Julz said...

Mommie I love Mama Angie a lot and I want her to come back. I love you!
LOVE YOUR BABY GIRL!

Monnik said...

You are so sweet, what a nice tribute to Angie.