Thursday, January 12, 2012

A New Year!

It has been a while.
The holidays were not as bad as last year. We managed to get together as a family on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve/ Christmas. Everyone got along. Like walking on ice with my family.

Today would have been my mother's 90 birthday. Yesterday my husband and I went out to a fancy dinner at Salty's with my son, daughter-in-law (who has the same birthday as my mother) and grand-daughter. It was very nice and we had a great time.

As we were driving home I was looking at the river and the moonlight. (I think it is almost a full moon.) I was over powered with thoughts of my mother. There is a song by Carley Simon from the album Letters Never Sent, Like A River. After my mother died my ex son in law told my sister about the song, he had heard it on a PBS show featuring Carley. It captures it so clearly. Carley lost her mother and wrote the song for her, and all of us. If I knew how to link it here I would.

It has been 16 years and I still miss her so much. So much I want to share with her. Now I get to do it with my daughters. (Well, one of them)


  1. Hey Julie,
    Happy New Year to you and yours! Glad you got through the holidays ok.

    I'll have to look that song up. I know what you mean about missing your mom. I miss my original mom, who died when I was young, and I still miss my step-mom (who was my mom for 35 years). She's been gone almost 16 years too. I think I remember us having a conversation about this once.

    But, with my crazy memory, sometimes I just think I've done something. Memory loss is such a pain.

    Miss you!

  2. It sounds like that birthday dinner was a lovely way to honor your mom, even though it wasn't specifically for her. I don't know if we ever get over missing our moms - no matter who they were for us in real life. I miss you, too! So glad you're here again.