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23 December 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Mama On Christmas Day

This is my first Christmas without my mother. I miss my mom more than word can ever express, but I have promised myself that I will not be sad and weepy, and that I will enjoy Christmas as I know she would want me to.  My brother Bernard and I will be spending the day at my cousin's house.  All of the Middlebrooks family here in Atlanta will be there, and I know my mama's spirit will be there with us.

My mother did not like to have her picture taken.  It was extremely difficult to get her in front of a camera so I have very few photos of her.  This is one I have of her from a Christmas long, long ago. It did not have a date on it, but look at that tree... my "go go" boots there on the floor...and where in the world did she get those eyeglasses!! There are tears in my eyes, but a big smile on my face and a warm feeling of love in my heart. Merry Christmas mama.  I miss you.


  1. Sandra, I wish I could comfort you in some way. It must be difficult to lose somebody so close, and not have them around. I haven't had that experience yet. Maybe you and your brother could come up with a holiday tradition, in your mother's memory. Maybe a memory ornament, with a photo of her on it, and each year, you put a new handmade ornament on the tree. God Bless.

  2. Chin up Sister... I know it's challenging but just think about how free your Mom is -- no pain, no suffering. She's looking out for you & Bernard... she's still right here.


  3. What a treasure!

    Your Moms and the 'Go-Go Boots'. LOL
    Now, what year was that?

    Just having that photograph should lighten up your Holiday!
    Happy Holidays!

    "Guided by the Ancestors"

  4. Sandra,

    Seems the holidays are the toughest. Wishing there was some way that I could ease the pain. Just know that even though she's no longer here physically, she's always with you be it in a thought, a memory of a treasured time, or an old photograph.

    Hang in there and Happy Holidays!

  5. Barbara, Luckie, George, and Mavis,

    Thank you for your kind thoughts. I appreciate your concern and support. I am really feeling pretty good about the holiday, and I know being with family will help.

    *A special thanks to George; your sense of humor is priceless. (You know what I'm takling about.)

    Happy Holidays!