Monday, August 9, 2010

August 9, 2010

remembering mom

today is my mom's birthday,
even though she died 5 years ago
i still remember her,
miss her,
wish she was here

so today when i went to martinique beach
with my friend karen,
i brought this photo along to the sea
 i took this photo  of her back in 1980
and chose to make her my 365 photo for today.

for those of you who have lost parents,
or a spouse,
or a child,
or a friend
you know that days like today are difficult
to navigate
but yet it seemed normal for me to
honour her in this way

i am sure that the ladies on the beach who were watching me
put a photograph on a pile of stones
(in an attempt to keep the photo dry from the rushing waves)
and then squat down,
adjust it,
try again,
and again 
til i got the one i wanted.

i don't care.
it says
you matter to me
even when you are gone you can still
so beautifully and so easily capture my thoughts
 and i don't care if people think
i am nuts.
i am not

i am remembering
and i always will.
missing you still mom.


  1. Very touching! Thank you for bringing our parents lives into perspective! Deb Lees

  2. What a sweet tribute to your mom. Blessings!

  3. A very beautiful tribute.


  4. Louise MacGillivrayAugust 23, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Hi Debi,
    Yesterday was my Mom's birthday (she passed away last October 1st). Your tribute to your Mom just fit my feelings today. Bless you.