Time Out for Mom…


Remembering Mom...

Sunday was the anniversary of my mom’s passing 14 years ago. We weren’t able to go up to the cemetery, so I decided we would go out on Saturday to buy some incense and a small container to hold them in. I remember paying respects to my grandfather when I was a kid, and I thought it would be nice for Malachy to remember and pay respects to my mother. I never met my grandpa and Malachy never met my mom. Sometimes, I feel my mom is teaching me through Malachy. I appreciated her growing up, but even more so now than ever. She really showed me what it means to live for others, and it’s what I hope Malachy learns from me. Not through words, but through my actions. Rest in Peace, Mom. We all miss you so much.

2 thoughts on “Time Out for Mom…”

  1. Hi Ren
    I just read your post. I didn’t know your mother had passed like my mom. I always have dreams about my mom. As a matter of fact I had a dream about her and my step dad this week. I know a lot of what I do with my students is my mom’s tough love. She wanted me to be able to stand on my own two feet one day. She used to always tell me that one day she wasn’t going to be here. I would have to carry on with life. Of course I didn’t want to hear that at the time. Now I know what she meant. However I am constantly comforted by her last words to me before she passed. In my culture African-Americans play the numbers to win extra money. It’s like the poor person’s Lotto. My mom was great at it. She told me to find out what number came out the day before she passed. She told me to ask her buddy Mr. Earl. So whenever I think of that I smile all the time. Believe me your mom’s spirit is in you.

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