There's two things I judge harshly on. The inability for one to admit when they are wrong, and lack of courage to say I'm sorry. That tells me all I need to know. Because we are all wrong at some point. But not all of us are sorry.
I carry memories of you with thankfulness, because of our love; and painfully, because you're gone. (JWC), I wouldn't miss you this much if you weren't such a big part of my life, forever thankful for you.
SUCH a great and encouraging post! Being a mother doesn't mean you lose yourself as a person. I've learned more being a mother that any other season of my life and am so thankful God trusted me with these beautiful little people.
She stayed too long and that goes back to what she's always done. When there was a mess, she would clean it up. And I think that's one reason why she stayed as long as she did. It was so hard to admit that some things were too soiled to ever come clean.