1. Margarita Ibbott says

    I am sobbing if only because I had a moment with my mom this weekend about the summer vacations with my dad. I said to her, “dad would have loved this….” And he would have.

    Lovely post. That is why you are an award winning writer.

    Hugs GF

  2. Brandi Yee says

    I feel for you Paula and can’t begin to imagine the waves of grief that come through, in big waves and small ones. I’m thinking of you! This is a beautiful post and I’m so happy you have this sacred getaway that you can treasure and hold close to your heart in memory of your mom. xo

  3. Angie@Echoes of Laughter says

    Such a beautiful piece of writing Paula, and a lovely tribute to your mom and the many special memories created with her. I am sure that you feel her all around you this week. I hope you have a lovely week with your girls and create new memories for them, just like your mom did for you! Angie xo

  4. Journeys of The Zoo says

    Your Mother lives on in your memories the memories of your daughters and their children and the cycles continues. Gone but not forgotten.

    I found the second year of anniversaries really difficult, almost more difficult that the previous year. I realized that I felt the same way that I did a year ago and I had been hoping that things would get “better”. Four years on, I’ve accepted that they won’t for me. While things are different, there are certain dates and experiences that are triggers. It’s a process.

    Thanks for sharing another piece of your Mother with us.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo