73 Months: Jul 8, 2020

By July 8, 2020 Journey

Ein mama dergreykht mer vi a hundert lerers. “One mother achieves more than a hundred teachers.”

— YIDDISH SAYING

Ethel (Edna) Moore.  September 29, 1930 to July 4, 2020.

I have had the gift of having 63 years with you as my mother. You raised me to be strong.  You raised me to never be satisfied with “good enough”. You held me accountable for my actions. You were tough and had high expectations but there was never any question of how much you loved me.  As an adult, when I became the master of my own fate and finally fell off what turned out to be my own pedestal, you never judged my mistakes and were there to support me with unconditional love.  You were the grandma that every child deserves. But of all the lessons you taught me, the ones I am most inspired by are the ones you have shown me these last years of your life. They have been difficult for you but you have never complained, nor been bitter or resentful. You got old and you died with grace, gratitude, humility and an open heart. You are my role model not just in life but also in death. Thank you for marrying my father, giving me my brother and sister and for being the best mother a woman could have.  I will do my best to honor you by striving to age with the grace that you taught me. Rest in peace with Daddy and Sophie and hold some spots for us.

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  • Diane says:

    Dear Lisa, I’m so sorry to read this message and know you are mourning another loss. My heart goes out to you at this sad time. I hope you had time with your mother in her last months and that the pandemic didn’t keep you apart. Please take care of yourself and stay safe as you continue on your path of healing. Love to you, Michael, Max, and the rest of your family. Diane

  • Jani says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful mother. I lost my own mother 1 year and 8 months ago today as the result of a terrible accident (at age 86) , and then my only brother just 20 weeks later (at age 52) of cancer. I’m still devastated. My only comfort is knowing that my beloved mother and brother are together now. I hope you are comforted by knowing your mother and Sophie are together. Take care of yourself. Grief is such a painful road to walk. ❤

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