And I’m missing her.

(Mom with Grandpa, her Dad) (And again, a little later.)
(Caroline, Mom, Me, Kendall, and Pace)
And wishing we could share another piece of red velvet cake with cream cheese icing…even though I never could understand why it was her favorite 🙂

14 Responses to “Today Is Mom’s Birthday”

  1. Lauren S. Hauge says:

    We miss her to! She was such a beautiful women inside and out! Praying for you and your family today. Love, Lauren

  2. Kellie says:

    Oh Sweetie! I'm praying for you! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Darby says:

    I hope and pray she's eating the BIGGEST piece of Red Velvet Cake right now and watching you, smiling down as you tend to Pace & Mary Aplin today! I love you and I'm praying for you and the entire family.

    I caught wind that we may have an "adventure" planned this weekend… don't forget your camera! 🙂

  4. ~mott says:

    Abby, I know you don't know me but I feel compelled to say that we are dealt some almost impossible blows in life that can almost defeat us! My husband died when he was 32 years old with a brain tumor. He was sick for 2 1/2 years. I was left with two little boys, ages 10 and 4.

    I have tried for 23 years now to see any good that has come from it and have not to this date. I understand your grief and I've learned it's okay to feel that for as long as you live. You will always miss her!

    We just have to celebrate what we DO HAVE and not what we've lost but I'm not saying it is easy. For some reason, I just felt led to tell you this. Just know that one day you will see her again, just as I will my late husband and they will be healthy and whole! God bless you and I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Ashly says:

    You look just like your mom! Happy Birthday to her! I know she's having a huge party with Jesus.

    I'll be praying for you today:)

  6. andi says:

    Hey friend. I am sure it is a day full of different emotions. Praying for you today.

  7. Susannah says:

    Thinking about you today! What a wonderful life she had!

  8. Melissa says:

    Sending prayers your way today, Abby. I can relate to what you're feeling. Today is 24 years ago that my daddy died. The weather this morning was just like it was that morning when I found out. I was only 10 years old…but in some ways I think I probably dealt with it better then than I would have as an adult. Try to take a small bit of comfort in the fact that the pain won't always be as raw is it is today. It will always hurt, and you will always miss her, but time is truly a healing balm. I know you probably hear that a lot, but I know from experience that is really is true.

  9. Lori says:

    Abby, I'm praying that God will give you comfort as you sort through the grief of missing Becky on her birthday and the coming holidays. I miss her too. We celebrated her birthday and my anniversary (both on Nov. 25th!) every year with a Mexican feast. My mom passed away in March of this year and I'm finding that grief can be very subconscious and show up in the most unexpected ways. One minute I'm fine…next minute not so fine. I am recalling lots of sweet "Becky" memories today. The words to this hymn are so comforting to me, "When we ALL get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be. When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory!" love, Ms. Lori

  10. Ivy says:

    Happy birthday to your Mama!! She was absolutely beautiful and I think it's so special that you look just like her:)

  11. Konie says:

    Dear Abby,
    I've so loved reading all the comments from your friends and blog friends : )) I thought like Darby earlier this morning…..Becky AND Bill are enjoying the BEST red velvet cake EVER and since FAMOUS Darby mentioned it…I felt I could too : ))!!!!! And I ALWAYS think like Lori….When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be!!!!!! AMEN!!! I know you girls and your sweet sweet : ) dad will have such a blessed time together this weekend : )) With the Clark's AND the Sollie's. Have fun fun fun and thank's for sharing such touching emotions in your last blogs : ))
    Ms. Konie

  12. erika says:

    lots of love to you today abby! praying for you. you look just like your momma. and i'm with darby, your mommma is having her cake and eating it too! 😉

  13. Gail says:

    Dear Abby, As always…YOU touch my heart. Happy Birthday to your Sweet, precious Mom. My heart hurts for you. I know how you miss her. I, too, still miss my Dad. He,too, is watching from heaven. It has to be the best place ever. All the best are there!

  14. Kendall Boggs says:

    I am so missing your mom right now Abby. The pain of 2 years ago is just getting to me so badly right now. I just can't stop thinking about her. I just want you to know that I think about her every single day.
    I love you sweetie!

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