Monday, April 9, 2012


Today is a sad day for me. It is the one year anniversary that my mom passed away. It feels strange not to have a parent. But I miss her the most for the things she's missing out on from the boys. When they have milestones that I wish she could have seen. Nothing huge like winning the Nobel Prize but the little everyday things like Sun Kissed Boy #2 turning an Easter egg into an Angry Bird.

Or the way Sun Kissed Boy #3 tries to make up for his "short-comings".

I like to think that she's somehow watching over them, thinking of them, praying for them, as she did when she was alive. 

My mom had a twin sister, my Aunt Tita. If you know anything about twins you probably know that they have a special connection, an exceptional bond. I know today is even harder for her. She misses my mom incredibly and everyday is a struggle to be without her. Today is particularly tough. When you say your prayers today, won't you keep Aunt Tita in them? Thank you all.   
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Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I know how much you must miss your Mom. I miss my father every time I go out to my garden. It reminds me of his garden and when I was little I'd pick fresh carrots, wash them off with the hose and eat them right there! I hope your wonderful memories of your mom help you get through today. I will keep Aunt Tita in my thoughts today too. xo

Renegades said...

I lost my Aunt who was like a second mother to me almost two years ago. My heart goes out to you today as you get through it.

On Friday we went to my Aunt's grave to leave something for Easter and the tears just flow.

Renee said...

I promise I will say a prayer for her (and you) today. I know that you have great memories of her and just keep her spirit alive by sharing all those great memories with your boys.

Cassie Bustamante said...

aw, yanet- i am thinking of you today. i have a best friend who has an identical twin and they are so bonded. i always think of how special that relationship is-- i can't imagine what your aunt tita is feeling, too.
i have lost people who have been very close to me, and i think of them often and i wish they were here on earth with me, but i know their spirit is with me, and always watching out for me. i know your mom is, too, even if it's not the same as having the tangible her here.

Cindi said...

Thinking about you today, Yanet!! Honestly one of my greatest fears is losing a parent. And I totally get that one of the things you miss most is what she's missing out on with your sons. I lost my grandmother about thirteen years ago, and I was so close to her. Now that I have children of my own, I find myself thinking, "Oh, I wish she could see what they're doing them grow up...and watch me be a mom." Love and Encouragement, ~Cindi

michelle said...

Thinking of you and your family today. I am very sure that she is watching over all of you and enjoying every moment. :)
Hugs to you!!

Unknown said...

Your pain is felt by so many of us who have losses their parents. It was 4 years ago yesterday that my dad died. My mom died 2 years before him. So many, many milestones are missed ---- watching my sons grow into fine young men. My youngest played college soccer & graduates this May - my dad would have loved to watch him play. My oldest son is newly engaged & will be married in Sept. 2013 - my mom would have loved to sit at his wedding.
I pray for you & Aunt Tita.........I know your pain.

Teachinfourth said...

I know exactly what you're talking about, Yanet. My thoughts are with you today.