FERN C. KELLY MARCH 9, 1933 TO SEPTEMBER 5, 2000

 

Hi Mom,

It’s Labor Day weekend Tuesday you have been gone from our lives 17 years but you are not forgotten.  You are still well-loved as well.  I don’t believe there is day that goes by that I still don’t wish that you are still here with us and still telling us what we have missed or what we all need to be doing to make things better somehow.  You will probably laugh when I tell you this but I honestly think that Mark is never going to retire from the paper because they still need him even now.  Or maybe it’s that he needs them more then they need him who knows the reason.

I wonder each time I write something to you what I can say or do that might be a little different than the time before.  I don’t find any trouble writing things to you but I find myself wondering what type of answers I might receive from you.  It is so interesting when I stop to think about you I sometimes come away with a kind of abstract kind of picture of my life with you and now without you I suppose much like I do when I picture myself with and without Carl.  I want you to know Mom that I am happy and that all is good.  Mark and I are fine.  I’m not sure about Chris I haven’t seen him in for number of years not because I don’t want to see him but because he doesn’t come around.   I wonder about him a lot but until he makes himself known I can only continue has I am and continue to wonder.

Mom I just want to have a small chat to let you know I was thinking about you but I am sure you know I always am.  I wish with all my heart that I had more time with you than I did but then you would have suffered more than you already had I couldn’t have stood that so I would rather miss you like I do than watch you suffer more than you did.

Give my love to all who have gone before me.  Find JJ Mom and give him a big hug for me and tell him that I miss him lots and that I am so sorry I missed telling him goodbye but he is still in my thoughts a lot and he was the best friend a girl could have.

Mom remember that you are loved and missed.  I will be seeing you someday and then I will put my arms around you and give you the best hug and tell you that somewhere along the way all those things you told me have come to past and you were right.  Yes, I am saying you were right but don’t hold that against me.  Take care of yourself and thank you for all you did in the end it was the right thing to do.

Love your daughter,

Kat

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Mother’s Day May 2017

With Mother’s Day coming and Mom’s birthday passing a couple of months back she has been on my mind a lot lately.   I’m not sure it is because she will be gone for 17 years come this September or if she would have been celebrating her 84 birthday this past March or then it again it could be that it is just another Mother’s Day without her.  But either way she is indeed on my mind.  I suppose here lately she has been there a lot.

But anyone who has a Mom whether she still be here with us or has gone to live in heaven this time of year our Mom’s are in our thoughts because of May and us celebrating Mother’s Day all over the world.  It was started in the early 20th century when Anna Jarvis wanted to honor all Mothers and motherhood.  While not all countries celebrate Mother’s Day it is hosted in about forty countries around the world.

In retrospect you really only have one Mother and it is nice to let her know how special she is to you and to thank her for all the things she has taught, her unconditional love and most of life she as given you.  She is the light at the end of your tunnel when you just want that much needed hug or a kiss on the forehead when you’re not feeling your best.  Sometimes we get lucky and we have a Mom would is always there through thick and thin.

Motherhood is an honorable job and for those of have it is a wonderful and sometimes trying occupation but it is also a very loving one.  At times it can be routine but never boring,  it can even be thankless at times when you are at your wits end but there is always love and you often wonder if your children are on the same page as you but you know beyond a doubt in your mind that you would NEVER change a thing because changing one thing would change it all.

So Mom I want to thank you for all you did my brothers and sisters I know that you loved us.  I also want to say that there a day doesn’t pass by that I don’t want to pick up the phone to call you to tell you something or ask you a question about something but most importantly just to say I love you, I miss you but most of all thank you for all the years you were there to raise me and care for me.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL YOU MOMS OUT THERE IN CYBERSPACE  May you all have a wonderful day and I hope that your children remembers to tell you!!!!