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MEMORY OF LOVE – PART 3

The feelings brought up by this were familiar ones. I was never religious the way my mother wanted me to be and I felt badly that I disappointed her. The fact that she was gone didn’t change that.
Miriam held my hands and looked into my teary eyes and told me, “Judy, you were there for your mom while she was alive. Everyone at the nursing home was amazed by your love and devotion. Did you know they still remember you and always ask me how you are doing?” Continue reading

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DON’T KNOW HOW I LIVED WITHOUT YOU – PART 2

I smiled remembering how I had argued with my father about hiring a companion for my mother. He was absolutely against it. Despite that, I found my strength to move forward to hire someone and that was when I found Miriam. Continue reading

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MEMORY OF LOVE – PART 2

It took a lot of bravery to experience watching my mother decline. I have so many lovely memories. They are the ones that help me overcome my grief and sadness. Continue reading

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I CAN’T TELL YOU

At my last hypnotherapy session, I opened up to talk about the guilt I’ve carried for many years over disappointing my mother because I wasn’t an observant Jew like she was. Continue reading

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YOU COMFORT ME

My mother might have died, but for a short while she came back to life again in my memories and heart. I have a lot of pictures to share here, old ones and new ones. I love how pictures can tell a story just like words can. Continue reading

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SUSAN’S MEMORIAL – PART 2

As I prepared myself to sing at the memorial, I hoped Susan could hear me. Continue reading

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SUSAN’S MEMORIAL – PART 1

I realize how blessed I was to know such an incredible woman. But sadly, I wish I had appreciated her more while she was still alive. I might be smiling on the outside, but inside I was crying. Continue reading

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REMEMBERING SUSAN – PART 4

When my good friend Susan died in late December, I was shocked. After her death, I went back to read all the messages she wrote me over the last five years. Continue reading

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YOU WERE THERE – PART 5

When I listen to my song I can feel my mother hugging me. Continue reading

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REMEMBERING SUSAN – PART 3

In two days it will be the 4th anniversary of my blog. I celebrate four amazing years where my life completely turned around! Continue reading

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