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Half a lifetime goes so quickly...

Half a lifetime goes so quickly....

Judy Southard

Half a lifetime goes so quickly.  Aug 2, 1985 was the day my mom lost her battle with colon cancer.  I was 26 at the time but even then I didn't realize how young 48 is .  As I approached 48 myself  that became immensly apparent.  Now at 52 it has been half my lifetime.  I am not complaining by any means.  I am the oldest of 8 kids.  One brother died at age 2 from spinal meningitis, so there are 7 of  us.  I am the oldest, so for each of my siblings it has already been more than half a lifetime.  When ever Aug 2 rolls around I try not to be sad but thankful for all the things I have in this life and all that mom gave me.  Of course she is still always in my thoughts but even more than that she is in me, in my actions, in my personality.

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen






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Comment balloon 3 commentsBob Southard • August 02 2011 08:50AM


Sweet.  Love our moms..

Posted by Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN, I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN! (HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578) over 8 years ago

What an absolutely beautfiful tribute, Bob! Your Mom truly lives on... What a source of strength & good you are for your siblings!

Posted by Brenda Mayette, Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how! (Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Bob, it's true where does the time go? Half a life does go by fast. It's great that you cherish your mother's memories and I'm sure particularly at this time of year. It allows you to really value the important things in life

Posted by Lynn Pineda, Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida (eXp Realty) over 8 years ago

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