I've read that death is not the end of a relationship...that the relationship continues as long as there is love, memories, and an enduring legacy that lives on long after the person is gone. I've learned that it's true...my mom, Delores, lives on in my memories daily. There is not a day that I don't think of her- her spirit, how much she loved me, the things she told me, the things she sacrificed for me, and how hard she fought for her children and for her own life. I now walk out her legacy in the way that I live and the way that I love and treat others. Mother's Day is less than four days away and while I wish that I could hand my mom flowers and balloons this year...while I wish that I could hug her again... I find peace and joy in knowing that she is at peace and walking out her eternity with her Creator. I find peace in knowing that she is smiling down on me and even living on within me in some ways. I find great joy in knowing that my mom and I have a forever kind of love. Not many are blessed with the kind of mother that I had/have. Not many get to experience that kind of sacrificial, unconditional and boundless love. A mother's love is truly forever and I am so grateful that God saw fit to bless me with Ms. Delores as my mom. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and daughters out there. Know that DD's Place will always continue in the fight to end cancer and ensure moms and their children get to spend more Mother's Days together. Just as important, please know that if your mom has transitioned, her love for you lives on and is walked out in all that you do.
Delores' Daughter, Danielle.