On My Mind
A couple of days ago, I was reading one of the blogs written by a student in my Seton Hall class and she took the time to write a post honoring her mom who had died suddenly the week before.
<blockquote>As I was reading the recent blogs by Cohort IX I was thinking how blogging allows one to live on in cyberspace past their years on earth. As you are aware, I lost my mother to a massive stroke last weekend. One minute my mother was a healthy 79 year old the next she was not the person I knew. I am choosing to blog about her and perhaps be silent for a time while I get through my sorrow. I just wanted to immortalize a woman I am very proud of, my mother. I wanted all to know she made me the person who I am today. I grew up in a one parent home since I was 12. She has given me her gifts of strength, appreciation of education, perserverence and selfishness. I am who I am because of my mother.</blockquote>
Today is the 25th anniversary of my own mom’s death, and I hope you’ll indulge me for just a bit to carve out a bit of my own blog in her memory. I’m sure I would of had I been blogging back then.
My mother was a Swedish immigrant with a pioneer spirit. She left her family in Stockholm and set out for America with the same dreams that many in the late 40s and early 50s had.