A Little Reflection
Friday, November 22, 2013
Today would have been my Mom's 91st birthday. After JFK was assassinated, we always celebrated her birthday on Thanksgiving. She hated being reminded that her birthday was the day of that tragic event, and Thanksgiving was always such a joyous time for her.
She was not only a fantastic Mom, she was a lifelong educator. Because of her there are many people in this world that had successful careers as lawyers, scientists, teacher, etc. I say because of her, because many of her students have named her as their favorite and most inspiring teacher in their life.
In our family she was the spirit that kept our family together. Since she passed away a huge void opened up and has never been filled. While my Dad was still alive, we all rallied around him to keep him from being too lonely or sad. But now that he has passed away, I really notice that our family has drifted apart from each other.
I suppose that this is natural for a lot of families these days. That "Great Generation" that went through the depression and World Was II - were just a different breed of human beings. They held tightly to their family ties and traditions and kept their family and friends together with communication, even if it was only a card once a year.
For any of you Spark people who are blessed to still have someone still alive from this generation, stop today and give them a huge hug or telephone call. Take a minute to go visit them, or send them a card. You will never understand how much you will miss them until after they are gone.